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My Summer Canvass Experience at Clean Water Action

My name is Erin Dracup and I’ve spent the summer as a field canvasser for Clean Water Action working on the campaigns to ban toxic PFAS in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

I grew up in Ithaca, NY and currently live in Boston where I attend Boston University and study Health Sciences with the intent of pursuing a Masters in Public Health. I’m most passionate about plastic pollution as well as how low-income communities and communities of color are disproportionately impacted by water quality issues.

When looking for a summer internship, Clean Water Action caught my eye as I knew I could advance my Public Health education while also working with an organization that shares similar goals as I do. This summer I have learned a lot about not only PFAS, but many other bills that Clean Water has worked on in the past and is planning for the future.

As a canvasser, I have met hundreds of members throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts that have been willing and excited to support the work that Clean Water Action is doing. The experience I have gotten this summer has helped shape my career goals for the future, and I’m excited to see what comes next!

To learn more about Clean Water Action's jobs and internships, visit our website here.