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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Tell the Senate: Vote NO on Andrew Wheeler for EPA

Andrew Wheeler is the last person who should run EPA.

Recent Actions

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!

Thank Governor Whitmer for standing up for our water!

Join us in thanking Governor Whitmer for taking strong and immediate steps to protect our Great Lakes and address climate change by re-organizing the Department of Environmental Quality into the Department of Environment,

Protect the Upper Harbor Termnal Site

We live here because of water – the rivers and lakes draw us and add to our quality of life.  Minneapolis is recognized internationally for our parks and access to our lakes and rivers.  We now have the opportunity to add

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Press Releases

January 14, 2019

Trenton, NJ – On the eve of Governor Murphy's State of the State, a broad coalition coalition of advocates, faith leaders, and concerned New Jersey residents held their own People's State of the State outside the State House Annex to urge the state Legislature to move on key progressive legislative priorities.

January 10, 2019

Leaders and impacted individuals will speak to the urgent need to pass progressive policies that benefit all New Jerseyans, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

January 10, 2019

Leaders and impacted individuals will speak to the urgent need to pass progressive policies that benefit all New Jerseyans, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

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January 22, 2019

Start by Taking Charge of Your Change – a new way you can support the fight to Protect Clean Water.

We’ve all had this experience.

You make it to the end of the check-out line. Then, in front of everybody, the cashier looks you in the eye and says “Will you be adding a donation today for [name that worthy cause]?’

Capitol Building - Washington DC
January 21, 2019

At Clean Water Action we believe deeply in harnessing people power to make effective change. Our grassroots organizers are in the field year round connecting people to issues that impact their environment, their health, and their communities. When elected officials hear from the people they represent, our democracy works.

Or least, our democracy used to work that way. Over the last decade we’ve seen the public grow increasingly frustrated with elected officials because voters can’t shake the feeling that their representatives aren’t listening to them.

EPA office building
January 9, 2019

Today’s business –as-usual announcement is jarring given the federal government budget impasse and partial shutdown. “Partial” hardly applies to the current situation as it pertains to EPA. Nearly 95% of EPA staff in the Washington, D.C. area and around the country are considered “non-essential” and are not working