Civic Engagement and Elections

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.

2018 Annual Member Call recap and recording

On November 28, 2018 Clean Water Action held our Annual member call.

Members were joined by Bob Wendelgass, our CEO, Lynn Thorp, our Campaigns Director, and Michael Kelly, our Communications Director.

Press Releases

November 7, 2018

Statewide, the organization's robust field operations brought dozens of professional canvassers into neighborhoods throughout four targeted districts - knocking on more than 220,000 doors across New Jersey and mobilizing tens of thousands of voters to the polls.

November 2, 2018

Pittsburgh -- Campaign finance reports filed last week with the Pennsylvania Department of State show oil and gas companies making substantial campaign donations to prop up three Republican State House and State Senate candidates running in hotly contested races in the North Hills.

October 24, 2018

We're thrilled Barbara Helmick is the first recipient of the David Zwick Award.  It's fitting -- Barbara changed the way that advocates organize communities.

Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

Help us stop Donald Trump’s Dirty Water agenda.
November 29, 2018

Protecting clean water has always kept us busy. We’re rooted in our groundbreaking campaign to pass the Clean Water Act in 1972, and from the moment the Act was signed into law there have been corporate polluters and anti-government ideologues attempting to weaken or subvert the law.

Women leaders elected in Massachusetts
November 18, 2018

As a woman, environmentalist, and intern at Clean Water Action, waking up in Massachusetts on November 7th felt pretty good. All 17 candidates that Clean Water endorsed in Massachusetts won their races, meaning that strong advocates for the environment will be taking office all around the state.

Thank you for all you do for clean water
November 18, 2018

As I look back on 2018, one thing becomes apparent -- Clean Water members and supporters matter.