Civic Engagement and Elections in Michigan

Clean Water Action builds grassroots strength in Michigan to impact environmental policy in Washington, D.C., in Lansing, and at home in our communities.

"vote" in graffiti / photo: flickr.com/25400323@N06 cc

Be a Clean Water Voter - Michigan Endorsements for 2018

Below is a list of Clean Water Action endorsements for 2018. We'll be adding to this list as we announce more endorsements.

Clean Water Action Endorses Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan.

Clean Water Action Endorses Debbie Stabenow for US Senate

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Debbie Stabenow for the United States Senate.

Clean Water Action Endorses the Voters Not Politicians Ballot Initiative

Clean Water Action Michigan Director Mary Brady-Enerson released the following statement: “A big part of our mission at Clean Water Action is making democracy work for the people of Michigan and our environment."

From We All Live Downstream

Michigan Capitol building / photo: Denny Green, Clean Water
January 28, 2019

Lame Duck Heroes and Zeros

The end of 2018 was record-breaking. After passing 351 bills over the course of the first 22 months of Michigan’s 99th legislative session, lawmakers passed a whopping 408 bills in a frenzied four-week long lame duck session. This was the busiest and the most environmentally destructive lame duck session in state history. Many of the bills passed were so widely unpopular that sponsors neglected to introduce them until after things died down post general election.

Lake Michigan, photo: flickr.com/elviskennedy  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
December 3, 2018

The Michigan lame duck legislature is racing to pass attacks on our water before the new legislature and Governor are seated in January. We need all Michigan clean water activists to help fight back by making two quick phone calls, one to your State House Representative and one to your State Senator, asking them to oppose the multiple anti-environment and anti-democratic initiatives that corporate lobbyists have pushed lawmakers to pursue during this backward and unaccountable session.

Lake Michigan, photo: flickr.com/elviskennedy  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
October 22, 2018

In our history as an organization, Clean Water Action has never endorsed a candidate for Michigan’s Attorney General. This year, we proudly endorse Dana Nessel, the lawyer our Great Lakes desperately need.