Civic Engagement in Virginia

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

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Be a Clean Water Voter - Virginia Endorsements for 2018

Clean Water Action has endorsed Representatives Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly for re-election, and also endorsed Jennifer Wexton, who is challenging anti-environment incumbent Barbara Comstock.

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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2018 Elections: A Fight for Clean Water

Clean Water Action offices will engage on key state and local races in all our states, seeking to protect pro-environmental majorities where they exist and flip control of chambers currently with anti-environmental majorities. Below are our priority federal races. We'll work on dozens of other state, local, and federal races in the fall of 2018.

Clean Water Action Endorses Jennifer Wexton for Congress

“Jennifer Wexton is the best choice for people of Northern Virginia -- we are excited to endorse her," said Michael Bochynski, Clean Water Action Chesapeake Program Manager. "In the Virginia State Senate, Jennifer sponsored legislation to increase consumers’ access to community solar energy, mandate quicker reporting on hazardous spills in Virginia waterways, and broaden the powers of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to go after polluters and stop construction of natural gas pipelines.”

From We All Live Downstream

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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.