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.

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75% of Minnesotans Get Their Drinking Water From Groundwater—Let’s Protect It!

At Clean Water Action we believe that everyone has a right to safe and affordable drinking water.

Recent Actions

Who deserves clean air and water?

Everyone deserves clean energy and a healthy environment, but many Massachusetts communities bear a greater health burden from fossil fuel pollution.

Reject Climate Denier Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

The climate crisis is too integral to our national security to allow a denier of established climate science and Koch Brothers puppet to serve as Secretary of State. Ask your Senators to reject Mike Pompeo.

Enough is enough. Scott Pruitt needs to go.

Scott Pruitt has repeatedly shown himself to be unfit to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. He has acted in opposition to EPA’s mission to protect our air, our water, and our health; he has sidelined and silenced scientists, and he has given polluting industries unprecedented access.

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

April 26, 2018

Westfield, NJ – Constituents of U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ Congressional District 7) and organizers from environmental, community and labor groups representing tens of thousands of voters in his district rallied outside the Congressman’s office today to demand that Lance cease supporting the Trump Administration’s attack on the environment, science and facts. The action comes on the heels of Earth Day.

Today, Clean Water Action announced their opposition to Rick Saccone’s candidacy in the March 13th special election to fill the vacancy in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.

February 19, 2018

PROVIDENCE - Clean Water Action is pleased to announce their endorsement of Sandra Cano’s candidacy in the special election for the District 8 state senate seat.

Civic Engagement and Democracy Blog Posts

Minnesota State Capitol-Drew Geraets
April 24, 2018

We are halfway through the Minnesota 2018 legislative session and it’s been made clear that some of our lawmakers are not willing to put our environment and public health first. They are placing policies that ignore science and weaken protections for our land, air, and water before people.

April 20, 2018

We're getting so excited for our 32nd Annual Conference, Rise Up, Persist & Win, happening next weekend, Saturday, April 28th, 2018, from 9 am to 5 at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, NJ. Don't miss our Keynote Speaker First Lady Tammy Murphy, who also serves as Secretary and charter member of The Climate Reality Action Fund, an organization founded by former Vice-President Al Gore.

April 19, 2018

If you open up your social media feed you’ll probably notice a lot of news about incredible young people doing powerful things to influence policy, make the world a better place, or just being awesome. The youth are our future, which is why Clean Water Action decided to start a Youth Advisory Board (YAB). We’ve had a great time meeting with folks of different ages and backgrounds to work on and discuss many of the issues Clean Water works to address on a daily basis.