Civic Engagement in Virginia

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

Capitol Building - Washington DC

Clean Water Action Endorses Don Beyer for Congress

“We need elected officials who care about our water and our health. Don won’t just be a positive vote on these issues but he will lead and advocate for getting things done. We are proud to endorse Don’s campaign for the 8th congressional district, and look forward to working with him again as a legislator. The choice is clear – Don Beyer for Congress.”

Chesapeake Currents - Fall 2016

Chesapeake Currents - Virginia - Fall 2016

Sewage Dumping Puts Public Health and the Potomac River at Risk

When it rains, polluted stormwater rushes into storm drains and Alexandria’s combined sewer system (CSS), dumping untreated sewage directly into the Potomac River.

US Capitol Building at sunrise. Photo credit: trekandshoot/Shutterstock

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.

Kathleen Murphy for Virginia Delegate District 34

Clean Water Action Endorses Kathleen Murphy for Virginia House of Delegates District 34

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.

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.