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Join us in celebrating Clean Water Action's 50th Birthday!

50 years ago, our founder David Zwick helped write and pass the Clean Water Act which recognizes that access to clean, safe water is a critical human right. That same year, Clean Water Action was founded. Join us in celebrating 50 years of #PeopleActionJustice!

The Clean Water Act ended the culture of dumping raw sewage and untreated industrial waste into our waters and led to a dramatic improvement in the health and safety of waterways across the country. 2022 marks a monument year in which we can celebrate the power and promise of this revolutionary law to protect communities around the country and in our region and demand equal justice and access to clean water. We have a lot of work to do to ensure our goal of swimmable, fishable, and drinkable water for all.

Your support is essential to helping Clean Water Action protect our water and health, tackle the climate crisis, and make our democracy work.

A Lot Happens in 50 Years

You’ve probably seen the photos or heard the stories about rivers that caught on fire, smog that was thick enough to choke on, “dead” lakes like Lake Erie, and polluters able to do whatever they wanted to with no accountability. It all seemed so “normal”. And it was, until some people decided to speak up and do something.
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#CleanWater50Stories ➡️

In honor of Clean Water Action's 50th birthday, we are lifting up voices and stories in the Clean Water movement through #CleanWater50Stories. Our story is the story of everyday people who have used their power to make a difference to create a healthier and greener future for all.

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