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.

Stop Pendley and Bernhardt

Stop the Sell Off of Our Public Lands

Secretary Bernhardt officially renominated William Perry Pendley, an ardent advocate for the disposal and sell-off of public lands, to be acting director of the Bureau of Land Manage

Recent Actions

Call Governor Wolf Today!

Pennsylvanians are calling Governor Wolf today and letting him know that cutting methane pollution from existing oil and gas operations must be a central action to addressing the threat of climate change.

Take Action: NJ's Green Amendment

We are working with Delaware Riverkeeper Network to pass New Jersey's Green Amendment and we need your help!

Hell us hold David Bernhardt accountable!

David Bernhardt is the most conflicted Interior Secretary ever, as well as the mos

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Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

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September 19, 2019

The 2019 elections present a huge opportunity to flip the Virginia House of Delegates to pro-environment leaders who will help advance clean water priorities during the Virginia General Assembly legislative session in 2020. More than ever we need pro-environment candidates elected to office to stand up to the Trump administration and EPA administrator Wheeler’s attacks on key water protections. Every vote for the environment matters.

September 16, 2019

On September 16, the Baltimore City Council's Judiciary Committee has its hearing on the Baltimore Fair Elections Fund, important legislation to level the playing field for candidates hoping to win local offices in Baltimore. Clean Water Action supports initiatives like this that make our democracy work and help people speak out against developers and polluting industries. Read our testimony below!

 

September 16, 2019

 

Dear Baltimore City Council Judiciary Committee,

 

Overturn Citizen's United
August 30, 2019

The Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision unleashed a flood. It opened the door to unlimited dark money into our politics. We’ve been dealing with the impacts ever since.

But there is hope for change.

800 cities and towns, and 20 states are calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. That represents 141 million Americans, 46% of the U.S. population. Popular support is overwhleming -- the debate over the idea of overturning Citizens United should be over.

Now it’s time to win, period.