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.

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Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

Clean Water 50 Stories: Senator Jeff Irwin quote. "We absolutely need groups like Clean Water..."
May 23, 2022

To celebrate Clean Water Action's 50th anniversary, we’re sharing our history and journey with the people who have joined us along the way as we worked to protect clean water through #CleanWater50Stories. Michigan Senator Jeff Irwin has long been a champion on the issues that affect water resources in Michigan and the Great Lakes. In his time in the Michigan State House Senator Irwin received Clean Water Action’s Lawmaker of the Year Award and has continued to be a strong environmental advocate in the state Senate.

2017 Annapolis in Spring
April 13, 2022

Another year, another legislative session complete for us in Maryland! Maryland’s legislative session runs for just 90 days each year, between January and April, and ended this year on Monday 4/11. It was a busy legislative session full of lots of action on clean water, clean air, and environmental justice - and Clean Water Action members like you sent 3,000 emails to your delegates and senators in support of our priority legislation. Thank you for everything you do!

Here’s how our top clean water priorities fared:

Woman looking out over flooded street. 2014 Highland Park. Credit: Joe Gall / Camera Jesus
March 7, 2022

Last week, the gerrymandered majority in the Michigan Legislature passed a massive giveaway of our tax dollars to billionaires and huge corporations. In an era when the wealthy are consistently getting wealthier while the rest of us get poorer and our government can’t even cover basic needs, an action like this is unconscionable. However, the legislative majority is convinced that this will help them score points in an election year. We are calling on Governor Whitmer to once again be the responsible adult in the room and veto this bill.