Civic Engagement and Democracy

Clean Water Action harnesses the grassroots power of our membership by endorsing in elections from the local to national level to elect progressive environmental champions who will work to protect clean water and fight climate change

US Capitol Building at sunrise. Photo credit: trekandshoot/Shutterstock

2016 Scorecard - 114th Congress

Commonsense public health and environmental protections have been under attack by anti-environment, anti-regulation Congresses since 2011.

US Capitol Building at sunrise. Photo credit: trekandshoot/Shutterstock

Winning Elections for Our Water

Since 2006, Clean Water Action has endorsed 1,715 candidates, helping 1,208 (70%) win their races.

Supreme Court / photo: flickr.com/geoliv CC

Environmental Groups Oppose the Supreme Court Nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

We need a Supreme Court Justice that will combat environmental racism and fight for environmental justice for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, or income – not someone who will bar the courthouse doors on them.

From We All Live Downstream

Don't get complacent
November 10, 2020

In the weeks and months leading up to Election Day, Clean Water Action didn’t just work to turn out as many votes as possible for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, along with other clean water leaders from mayors’ offices to state houses to Congress. We were also planning for what would happen on Election Day and once the polls closed. There was a genuine concern that we might face a constitutional crisis, that millions of voters would be wrongly disenfranchised, that our elections systems could have broken down.

Every Vote Counts
November 4, 2020

Breathe.

Election Day has come and gone and we are pretty much where we expected to be -- in the waiting room. We may be here for a couple days, maybe even longer.

This is OK, this is how it should be.

Because every vote counts.

Vote for Biden/Harris
October 22, 2020

In early 2016 I was out with some colleagues and one of them said, “We elected Reagan twice, Trump could win.” I chuckled and said “OK, boomer” to myself.

Welp...

As my friend, Neil, recently wrote, everything we thought could happen under a Trump administration has. And then some.