Civic Engagement and Democracy

Clean Water Action harnesses grassroots power by engaging and mobilizing our members and endorsing clean water leaders in elections from the local to national level.

U.S. Capitol Building / photo: shutterstock, Cvandyke

Tracking Attacks from Congress on Public Health, Clean Water, and Action on Climate Change

Big polluters have stacked Congress and the Trump Administration with their friends, and they have already started handing out favors. The polluter friendly agenda calls for rolling back our most vital protections for our water, air, climate and health.

Recent Actions

Create a Fair Elections Fund for Baltimore

Encourage candidates to spend their time fundraising from small donors, not courting big dollars.

Tell Legislators What You Think About Their Scores!

Your legislators won't change their bad voting records or continue to bravely vote with the environment unless they know you're paying attention. Contact your legislators and let them know what you think of their grades!

Press Releases

Clean Water Action Michigan Director Mary Brady-Enerson released the following statement: “A big part of our mission at Clean Water Action is making democracy work for the people of Michigan and our environment."

July 17, 2018

Clean Water Action Michigan Director Mary Brady-Enerson released the following statement: “Ensuring that all qualified voters are able to cast a ballot is an essential part of our American values, and is of paramount importance to Clean Water Action’s mission of making democracy work for the environment."

July 16, 2018

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Rachel Hood for the Michigan House of Representatives.

Civic Engagement and Democracy Blog Posts

July 20, 2018

An online presentation is open for you to learn about Governor Hogan's proposed expansion of 270 and 495, two highways in the Washington Metropolitan area. The planned expansion is intended to reduce congestion by adding toll lanes, like what has been done on parts of 95 north of Baltimore and in Northern Virginia. The Maryland Department is hailing this as a "state-of-the-art" transportation solution that will return your quality life. It's not. Building more roads is not state-of-the-art and will not return quality of life.

Connected Giving Round-up Donations Solution
July 16, 2018

Has this ever happened to you?

You’re finished shopping. You’re ready to head home with your groceries, or that special gift you just bought, or that last item you needed to finish the project you’ve been working on.

Then comes The Ask: “Would you like to donate your change to [name that worthy cause]?”

Mississippi River in Minnesota, photo: istock
July 11, 2018

They call it the Magna Carta of environmental laws; the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is the foundation for landmark health and environmental protections like the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act. NEPA is what gives any person or community group a voice on projects that can impact our health and well-being. It's what requires governments and developers to slow down and consider public concerns.