Civic Engagement and Democracy

Clean Water Action harnesses grassroots power by engaging and mobilizing our members and endorsing clean water leaders in elections from the local to national level.

U.S. Capitol Building / photo: shutterstock, Cvandyke

Tracking Attacks from Congress on Public Health, Clean Water, and Action on Climate Change

Big polluters have stacked Congress and the Trump Administration with their friends, and they have already started handing out favors. The polluter friendly agenda calls for rolling back our most vital protections for our water, air, climate and health.

Recent Actions

Pledge to go Beyond Voting

Pledge to go Beyond Voting this year- when regular people make the effort to get involved, we have government that works for all- not just corporations and special interests.

Stop Trump and his Polluter Friends’ Dirty Budget!

Tell your U.S. Senators and Representative to protect funding for clean air and water. Don’t gut vital protections!

We can't sacrifice our environment for a severance tax!

Email your legislators and the governor today and tell them oppose amendments to any severance tax bill that sacrifice clean air, water and public health.

Tell Legislators What You Think About Their Scores!

Your legislators won't change their bad voting records or continue to bravely vote with the environment unless they know you're paying attention. Contact your legislators and let them know what you think of their grades!

Press Releases

November 14, 2017

PROVIDENCE - Clean Water Action is pleased to announce their endorsement of Aaron Regunberg's candidacy in the 2018 Democratic primary election for Lieutenant Governor.

October 31, 2017

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.

October 31, 2017

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

Civic Engagement and Democracy Blog Posts

Watering a plant
November 21, 2017

Some of this weekend’s "bargains" will end up in a landfill or incinerator when they break or become obsolete, maybe as soon as a few months from now. Many of our purchases can have other big environmental and social impacts, too. They can be over-packaged and non-recyclable, and offshore or irresponsible manufacturing can pollute air, land and water and endanger workers’ health and the communities where they operate.

Thank you for all you do for clean water
November 21, 2017

Clean Water members and activists were one of the bright spots of 2017. Throughout the year member and activists like you sent messages, mailed letters, signed postcards, and made phone calls. You attended rallies and town hall events. You got involved and you spoke loud and clear. 

Vote pins. Credit: luismmolina / iStockPhoto
November 8, 2017

We had some great victories and much needed wins last night.

Here in New Jersey, Clean Water candidate Phil Murphy won as the next governor with a double digit mandate!