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.

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Be a Clean Water Voter - Virginia Endorsements for 2018

Clean Water Action has endorsed Representatives Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly for re-election, and also endorsed Jennifer Wexton, who is challenging anti-environment incumbent Barbara Comstock.

Press Releases

As part of a $2.5 million national election effort, Clean Water Action helped create a green wave in Pennsylvania that elected a slate of candidates who’ll chart new paths for the environment in Washington D.C. and Harrisburg.

November 6, 2018

"Person to person conversations are the best way to move the needle and motivate people to be clean water voters -- canvassing wins elections," said Bob Wendelgass, President and CEO of Clean Water Action. "We have relied on door to door canvassing to elect clean water leaders and win important policies for more than 30 years. We knew the only way to respond to the 2016 elections was to redouble our efforts, identify districts we could flip and candidates we could support, and build the people power to win elections through our field teams."

 

November 7, 2018

Statewide, the organization's robust field operations brought dozens of professional canvassers into neighborhoods throughout four targeted districts - knocking on more than 220,000 doors across New Jersey and mobilizing tens of thousands of voters to the polls.

Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

Lake Michigan, photo: flickr.com/elviskennedy  (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
December 3, 2018

The Michigan lame duck legislature is racing to pass attacks on our water before the new legislature and Governor are seated in January. We need all Michigan clean water activists to help fight back by making two quick phone calls, one to your State House Representative and one to your State Senator, asking them to oppose the multiple anti-environment and anti-democratic initiatives that corporate lobbyists have pushed lawmakers to pursue during this backward and unaccountable session.

Help us stop Donald Trump’s Dirty Water agenda.
November 29, 2018

Protecting clean water has always kept us busy. We’re rooted in our groundbreaking campaign to pass the Clean Water Act in 1972, and from the moment the Act was signed into law there have been corporate polluters and anti-government ideologues attempting to weaken or subvert the law.

Women leaders elected in Massachusetts
November 18, 2018

As a woman, environmentalist, and intern at Clean Water Action, waking up in Massachusetts on November 7th felt pretty good. All 17 candidates that Clean Water endorsed in Massachusetts won their races, meaning that strong advocates for the environment will be taking office all around the state.