Civic Engagement and Elections in New Jersey

Working to educate and empower the public, hold elected officials accountable, and build grassroots strength to change politics and environmental policy in New Jersey and across the country. Grassroots organizing (canvassing or door-to-door organizing) is the heart and soul of our organization, giving our members the tools to act to protect what they care about and it is their actions that gives us the power to make a difference. Campaigns include:

Your Vote. Your Voice.

Be a Clean Water Voter This Midterm Election

We are just days away from the 2022 midterm elections, and with the House and the Senate hanging in the balance, every race matters.

Clean Water Action Endorses Tom Malinowski for Re-Election to Congress

Clean Water Action announced today their endorsement of Congressman Tom Malinowski for re-election in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.

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Making Democracy Work: Voter Rights & Redistricting

Clean Water Action is working in coalition with NJ League of Women Voters and Fair Districts NJ to demand a fair redistricting process and fair maps for New Jersey.

NJ Legislative Scorecard 2017

Clean Water Action presents the PDF icon NJ Legislative Scorecard 2017. The scorecard represents a permanent record that scores every NJ state legislator on votes, action and leadership on significant environmental bills in August 2015 - August 2017. Tell legislators what you think about their scores.

From We All Live Downstream

Eric Benson speaking to seated crowd at Rally to Save Democracy, 9-17-21
October 17, 2022

I’m Eric Benson, Clean Water Action’s NJ Campaigns Director. I’ve been in the advocacy business for a long time, but I have a confession to make. When I was in college I was a bad voter, I just didn’t show up. Knowing what I know now though, every election feels more important than the last. And right now, I’m feeling like the soul of a country and the fate of our planet are on the ballot this November.

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November 7, 2018

Last night, New Jersey led the clean water wave that helped ensure a pro-environment majority will set the agenda in the US House of Representatives. Garden State voters sent people to Washington who will defend clean water and take the urgent action we need to address the climate crisis. We sent a clear message that we expect our elected officials to prioritize our health and water, instead of corporate special interests.

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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!