Civic Engagement and Democracy

Clean Water Action harnesses the grassroots power of our membership by endorsing in elections from the local to national level to elect progressive environmental champions who will work to protect clean water and fight climate change

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2016 Scorecard - 114th Congress

Commonsense public health and environmental protections have been under attack by anti-environment, anti-regulation Congresses since 2011.

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Donald Trump Will Not Have the Last Word on Our Water

Donald Trump is doing exactly what he said he would do when it comes to clean water and public health.

Clean Water Action Statement on President-Elect Donald Trump

This is frustrating but it's not a time to retreat. This is a moment for anyone who wants to protect clean water, act on climate, and improve public health to come together and take action.

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Winning Elections for Our Water

Since 2006, Clean Water Action has endorsed 1,715 candidates, helping 1,208 (70%) win their races.

From We All Live Downstream

David Zwick Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act
February 8, 2018

David knew that an organizer's job is never really done and he made sure everyone knew that. We can’t get comfortable just because you won one fight, or two or ten. We have to keep organizing and educating and engaging. We have to stay involved. It's the only way to protect our water, our health, our families. 

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December 21, 2017

2017 has been full of challenges. Because of Clean Water members and activists, we've been able to face up to them.  Here are just a few highlights.

Protect Clean Water on Giving Tuesday.
November 28, 2017

Giving Tuesday – the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving – is a day to remember and celebrate what we love, and the things for which we’re truly thankful. It is in part in tended as an antidote to all the shopping and crass commercialism.