Civic Engagement and Democracy

Clean Water Action harnesses grassroots power by engaging and mobilizing our members and endorsing clean water leaders in elections from the local to national level.

2018 Michigan Clean Water Action Vote Environment Endorsement Questionnaire

Thank you for your interest in receiving Clean Water Action’s endorsement. Clean Water Action is Michigan’s largest environmental organization with over 250,000 members located in communities across the Great Lakes State.

Recent Actions

We can't sacrifice our environment for a severance tax!

Email your legislators and the governor today and tell them oppose amendments to any severance tax bill that sacrifice clean air, water and public health.

Tell Legislators What You Think About Their Scores!

Your legislators won't change their bad voting records or continue to bravely vote with the environment unless they know you're paying attention. Contact your legislators and let them know what you think of their grades!

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Press Releases

February 19, 2018

PROVIDENCE - Clean Water Action is pleased to announce their endorsement of Sandra Cano’s candidacy in the special election for the District 8 state senate seat.

February 14, 2018 – Pittsburgh – Today Clean Water Action endorsed Erika Strassburger in her campaign for City Council District 8. Clean Water Action is non-profit environmental organization that has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. They have roughly 80,000 members across Pennsylvania, and 1,500 members in District 8.

December 4, 2017

"This bill is a lump of coal for everyone except for the most well-off and most well connected.  Senate leaders have mortgaged our future on a tax scam that will line the pockets of billionaires and corporations while leaving low and middle income Americans,  and our climate, footing the bill. It's appalling."

Civic Engagement and Democracy Blog Posts

February 22, 2018

Worcester, MA is a gritty little outpost in Central Massachusetts, with the quaint feel of bygone glory days.

A stream in Howard County during a rain storm.
February 14, 2018

The Maryland Forest Conservation Act was designed to protect Maryland's forests; it implemented replanting requirements and minimum forested thresholds, and required more county oversight to protect our forests from over-development. While the law slowed forest clearance in some places, the law is falling short of protecting priority forests, especially where development pressure is intense and there are large, contiguous forests.

It is time to update the Forest Conservation Act!

December 14, 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, I want to take this time to thank you for supporting our work through donations and calls-to-action. The letters and emails your give us online or at the door give grassroots credibility when we talk to your representatives about the issues that matter to you - whether it’s forests in Frederick or antibiotics in Annapolis.