Civic Engagement and Elections

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.

Upper Harbor Terminal -- credit Mississippi Watershed Management Organization

Protect the Upper Harbor Termnal Site

We live here because of water – the rivers and lakes draw us and add to our quality of life.  Minneapolis is recognized internationally for our parks and access to our lakes and rivers.  We now have the opportunity to add

Recent Actions

Take Action: NJ's Green Amendment

We are working with Delaware Riverkeeper Network to pass New Jersey's Green Amendment and we need your help!

Massachusetts - Urge your state legislators to take a stand for health, justice and environment

Massachusetts state legislators have until Friday, February 1st to stand up for health, justice and climate stability by co-sponsoring bills that will be considered during the 2019-2020 legislative session.  When it comes

Help take our democracy back! Support H.R. 1

Our democracy has been under assault for years by powerful special interests who want to buy their way into our government.

Thank Governor Whitmer for standing up for our water!

Join us in thanking Governor Whitmer for taking strong and immediate steps to protect our Great Lakes and address climate change by re-organizing the Department of Environmental Quality into the Department of Environment,

Press Releases

March 11, 2019

"We don’t get to a better America by gutting funds for the agencies charged with protecting our water, air, and health. Reducing EPA’s budget by nearly $3 billion will stymie the agency, leaving communities to fend for themselves."

February 27, 2019

(Kansas City, Kansas)-- Today, stakeholders held a press conference to call on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect clean water and abandon its proposed Dirty Water Rule, the latest

February 14, 2019

"Andrew Wheeler and the other special interest lobbyists President Trump has placed at EPA don’t want to hear from the public because they know Americans will oppose the Dirty Water Rule"

Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

Madison Park student on field trip to MLK shoreline
March 8, 2019

Imagine growing up in a low-income immigrant of color neighborhood that has been subject to disinvestment and neglect. Imagine your neighborhood is also near neighborhoods with extensive wealth and resources and demographics that are nothing like yours. If you grow up in this type of neighborhood you may start thinking that you are not worth being invested in,  and that your circumstances say something about your value as a person.

Stop the dirty water rule!
February 28, 2019

This week advocates and activists are in Kansas City, Kansas for the one and only public hearing the Environmental Protection Agency scheduled for it's scheme to strip protections from millions of miles of streams and more than half the wetlands across the nation. Clean Water Action was there as well. This is my testimony to EPA about the Dirty Water Rule. You can watch my testimony here (video courtesy of our friends NWF Water)

Speak out for clean water
February 27, 2019

I’m in Kansas City this week, and it’s not just for BBQ and jazz and the Negro League Baseball Museum (though those are nice perks). I’m here because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)is holding the only public hearing on its scheme to strip Clean Water Act protections from millions of miles of streams and more than half of the nation’s wetlands.