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More people than ever voted this year. There was a lot of interest in the elections and a number of states expanded access to mail-in voting and expanded opportunities for early voting. There was also lots and lots of education and outreach to voters and potential voters, making sure they were registered and ready to vote.

But despite these efforts, we have a lot further to go to restore and strengthen our democracy, and to make it truly representative and responsive.

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Trump’s EPA wants to make it easier for polluters to poison our nation’s water.

Help us stop the latest assault on our water and health!

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It’s time to hold brands, manufacturers, and the plastics industry accountable for their role in the plastic pollution crisis! Please urge your representatives in the U.S. Congress to reintroduce the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act. 

This bill, originally introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) last year, would hold the plastic industry and other companies responsible for the waste they produce - also known as  Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). 

Everyone deserves access to clean water, and that’s why it’s so important that leaders in the U.S. House are fighting back against the Trump administration’s rollback of clean water safeguards. The Clean Water For All Act would block the administration’s reckless Dirty Water Rule, which jeopardizes the rivers, lakes, streams, and other vital water bodies our families, communities, and economies depend on. 

Take the Pledge!

Pledge to reduce your reliance on single-use disposable products and packaging.

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It is time for the state to stop providing public subsidies for clean, renewable energy to an industry that pollutes our neighborhoods. It is time to take trash incineration out of Maryland's Renewable Portfolio Standard. Tell your representatives to support HB0332.

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The livelihood of millions of Californians has been drastically impacted by the pandemic, with many struggling to pay for basic needs such as housing and water. Unable to pay for water utility bills, many families are now drowning in water debt. When the current statewide moratorium on water shutoffs ends, communities could experience mass water shutoffs. A State Water Board report today shows that more than 5 million California residents live in households that are behind in paying their water bills.

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Despite Governor Lamont’s commitment to a clean energy grid by 2040, the proposal to build a large, 650 megawatt fracked gas power plant in Killingly CT is moving forward.  This proposal, started under the previous Governor, was touted as a necessary bridge fuel to assure that New England residents would have enough electricity even in times of peak demand.