Civic Engagement in Virginia

Clean Water Action builds grassroots strength in local Northern Virginia communities to change state and national politics and environmental policy.

Kathleen Murphy for Virginia Delegate District 34

Clean Water Action Endorses Kathleen Murphy for Virginia House of Delegates District 34

Since winning the January 2015 special election, 34th District Del. Murphy has been a strong voice in the General Assembly on environmental issues, as protecting the Chesapeake Bay, defending the existing ban on uranium mining, and promoting renewable energy technology development.

Chesapeake Currents - Fall 2016

Chesapeake Currents - Virginia - Fall 2016

Sewage Dumping Puts Public Health and the Potomac River at Risk

When it rains, polluted stormwater rushes into storm drains and Alexandria’s combined sewer system (CSS), dumping untreated sewage directly into the Potomac River.

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2016 Federal Scorecard - Virginia

While Virginians can count on Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and Representatives Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly, too many members of the congressional delegation have voted to put polluters first and undermine protections for clean water, clean air, and the climate.

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Ralph Northam for Virginia Governor

Clean Water Action Endorses Ralph Northam for Virginia Governor

Ralph Northam is a leader who will defend vital safeguards for clean water and public health while taking action to fight climate.

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November 8, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7, the people of Virginia led the way and voted for clean water, climate action and the environment, and voted against the Trump Administration’s anti-science agenda.

Through the support of clean water voters like you, Ralph Northam won the race for governor and Kathleen Murphy won her reelection to the House of Delegates. This is a huge victory for our environment, our water and our communities.

Last night showed that Americans are rejecting leaders who won't join us to protect our rights, our environment, and our health.

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November 7, 2017

Voters across Virginia today will be choosing a new governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, along with all 100 seats in the House of Delegates.

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August 26, 2016

This is why elections matter. Clean Water Action engages a voters throughout Northern Virginia to turn out and vote. And then hold their elected official accountable.