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.

Ed Markey

Massachusetts’ Climate Champion Wins Primary Race. Clean Water Action Congratulates Ed Markey

“Massachusetts voters have spoken: this moment in human history is the time to back and support our climate champions, not to sideline them."

Clean Water Action scorecard shows Congress is failing on the environment

"The Clean Water Scorecard is further proof that we need a change in priorities in Congress. This Congress took every opportunity it had to put the profits of corporate polluters before the well-being of the public and the health of the environment. They may as well have put lobbyists in charge of writing bills."

From We All Live Downstream

Capitol Building - Washington DC
September 9, 2020

The Clean Water Scorecard for the 116th CongressProtecting our water, health, and environment shouldn’t be a partisan issue -- but it has been, in the US Congress. For the fifth time since 2010, support for common sense legislation to safeguard our water, address the climate crisis, fix our democracy, and put people first broke down along party lines.

Summer Sunset
September 3, 2020

As part of the team that helps put together the letters and emails we send to our members, I’m also fortunate to get the occasional phone call from someone with a question, concern or compliment.

Vote pins. Credit: luismmolina / iStockPhoto
July 30, 2020

Today we endorsed Joe Biden for President. Why? Because he has bold plans to address the climate crisis and environmental racism, to protect our water, and to reverse the damage done by President Trump.