Civic Engagement in Virginia

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

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.

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Virginia’s 2019 Legislative Session

Check out Virginia's Clean Water Priorities for Virginia's 2019 Legislative Session

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.

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Clean Water Action Endorses Gerry Connolly for Congress

“Gerry’s advocacy on behalf of his constituents and the Chesapeake Bay means he knows how to fight and fiercely protect the natural resources and environmental protections that the Trump administration is intent on destroying,” concluded Michael Bochynski. “We are proud to endorse Gerry’s campaign for the 11th congressional district, and look forward to continue working with him as a legislator. The choice is clear – Gerry Connolly for Congress.”

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.