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.

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Helping Elect Pro-Environmental Candidates to Congress

With Scott Pruitt and Donald Trump dismantling key environmental protections the U.S.

Recent Actions

Create a Fair Elections Fund for Baltimore

Encourage candidates to spend their time fundraising from small donors, not courting big dollars.

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!

Press Releases

June 12, 2018

Summer Campaign Aims to Protect New Jersey's Critical Waters

­­Knock! Knock! Knock!

It’s Clean Water Action at your door!

“Congress chose dirty water -- again. Members of the House sent a clear message that they care more about polluters’ bottom lines that the needs of their constituents or basic protections for public health and clean water."

May 16, 2018

Pittsburgh – Clean Water Action issued a short statement following yesterday’s Primary Election in Pennsylvania, congratulating environmental champions Sara Innamorato (Allegheny Co.), Joe Hohenstein (Phila.), and Chris Rabb (Phila.) who succeeded in winning races that will likely send them to Harrisburg next year.

Civic Engagement and Democracy Blog Posts

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June 18, 2018

It takes a lot to build momentum and political will against big utilities and corporate interests but that’s what happened this legislative session thanks to the power of Clean Water Action. Our coordinated campaign, together with other allies, helped pass policies for bold climate action and expanded renewable energy.

Rhode Island_CleanWaterAction_CWA interns Nicole, Alex, and Erin visit the RI State House for a bill hearing earlier this session
June 8, 2018

I’ve spent my entire life living in Rhode Island. I’ve grown up here, gone to school here, spent most of my time here, and ultimately been influenced by this place. Remaining in the state or leaving indefinitely both seem like equally plausible scenarios, considering my age and the line of thought that encourages young people to go out and find opportunities. However, this decision has been made more difficult for me because of experiences that have shifted my perspective on what it means to stay within the state.

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May 21, 2018

We are proud to announce our first round of endorsements in the 2018 Maryland election. Clean Water Action endorses candidates based on legislative track record as well as questionnaires and interviews. 

Primary Election: June 26, 2018

General Election: November 6, 2018

Clean Water Action is pleased to announce our endorsements in for districts 3 (Frederick County) and 9 (Howard and Carroll Counties):