A Clean Water Celebration Forty Years in the Making.
Thursday, September 20th, 2012 - 6pm
We've been taking action for clean water for forty years, with you at our side. Celebrate that legacy with food, drinks, and great memories!
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Making Democracy Work: Chesapeake Bay & the Clean Water Act
By Andy Fellows, Chesapeake Regional Director
This October the Clean Water Act turns 40. Clean Water Action will also celebrate its 40th.
The 1972 law was passed to clean up our lakes, rivers, streams, oceans
and bays and to make all other of our nation’s waters swimmable and
fishable — including, of course, the Chesapeake Bay.
Our organization got its start as the “Fisherman’s Clean Water Action Project.” We were central to building the national movement that won the Clean Water Act’s passage. From the beginning, we used grassroots organizing to mobilize the public and build the power to persuade public
officials to vote for clean water on behalf of their constituents.
Clean Water Action’s programs expanded in the 1980s to include campaigning to elect — or defeat — candidates for local, state and federal office based on their records and positions. We needed more champions who would support the Clean Water Act other laws that make our water safer to drink, reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals, and otherwise improve our health and quality of life.
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