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.

Recent Actions

Support Michigan Clean Water and Green Energy Budget Investments

Governor Whitmer has proposed several important investments to rebuild our water infrastructure, protecting children from lead poisoning, and investing in clean energy and energy efficiency.

Don't Let Texas Make Voting Even Harder

The ability to participate in free and open elections is a cornerstone of democratic government. States should focus on protecting the freedom to vote, not placing additional barriers to voting.

Take Action: NJ's Green Amendment

New Jersey legislators have proposed a constitutional Green Amendment that will recognize and protect the rights of all the people of the state, including future generations, to pure water, clean air, a stable climate and healthy environments.

Tell the Senate: Pass the For the People Act!

Reforming our democracy is essential to protecting our water, taking bold action to address the climate crisis, and protecting our communities.

Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

corroded pipe with lead service fittings
April 14, 2021

President Biden proposed a lot of money for funding of lead pipe replacement in the American Jobs Plan.  This could be a game changer. Removing the largest source of lead in drinking water is an enormous and expensive task. The cost of lead service line replacement has been the biggest barrier to both decisive federal regulation and proactive water system and community action. In addition to the President’s plan, significant funding has been included in several bills introduced or in the works in both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House this year.

Minnesota State Capitol
April 6, 2021

The Minnesota Legislature has been in session since January 6th, without many final actions to show for the time spent. In the past 12 weeks there has been a flurry of activity in the House and Senate, although from the perspective of clean water there are stark contrasts between the directions that they are headed in the remaining weeks until they adjourn on May 16th.

Senate

2020 Photo of Great Lakes Day attendees in front of the US Capitol
March 22, 2021

For decades, Clean Water Action has led the fight to protect and restore Lake Superior and the Great Lakes. Why? Because the Great Lakes contain 21% of the Earth’s available fresh surface water. They are the drinking water source for more than 40 million people. Tourism to the Lakes brings in more than 16 billion dollars each year to local economies.  And a less quantifiable reason: they are fun and enjoyable!