Civic Engagement in Virginia

Clean Water Action builds grassroots strength in local Northern Virginia communities to change state and national politics and environmental policy.

Clean Water Action Endorses Jennifer Wexton for Congress

“Jennifer Wexton is the best choice for people of Northern Virginia -- we are excited to endorse her," said Michael Bochynski, Clean Water Action Chesapeake Program Manager. "In the Virginia State Senate, Jennifer sponsored legislation to increase consumers’ access to community solar energy, mandate quicker reporting on hazardous spills in Virginia waterways, and broaden the powers of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to go after polluters and stop construction of natural gas pipelines.”

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Clean Water Action Endorses Don Beyer for Congress

“We need elected officials who care about our water and our health. Don won’t just be a positive vote on these issues but he will lead and advocate for getting things done. We are proud to endorse Don’s campaign for the 8th congressional district, and look forward to working with him again as a legislator. The choice is clear – Don Beyer for Congress.”

Chesapeake Currents - Fall 2016

Chesapeake Currents - Virginia - Fall 2016

Sewage Dumping Puts Public Health and the Potomac River at Risk

When it rains, polluted stormwater rushes into storm drains and Alexandria’s combined sewer system (CSS), dumping untreated sewage directly into the Potomac River.

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Virginia’s 2019 Legislative Session

Check out Virginia's Clean Water Priorities for Virginia's 2019 Legislative Session

From We All Live Downstream

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November 8, 2017

On Tuesday, November 7, the people of Virginia led the way and voted for clean water, climate action and the environment, and voted against the Trump Administration’s anti-science agenda.

Through the support of clean water voters like you, Ralph Northam won the race for governor and Kathleen Murphy won her reelection to the House of Delegates. This is a huge victory for our environment, our water and our communities.

Last night showed that Americans are rejecting leaders who won't join us to protect our rights, our environment, and our health.

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November 7, 2017

Voters across Virginia today will be choosing a new governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, along with all 100 seats in the House of Delegates.

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August 26, 2016

This is why elections matter. Clean Water Action engages a voters throughout Northern Virginia to turn out and vote. And then hold their elected official accountable.