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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New England for Offshore Wind

Clean Water Action is a leading partner in a new coalition dedicated to building out offshore wind power to meet our growing clean energy needs.

Recent Actions

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.

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.

Tell Congress: We Must Invest In Our Future NOW

We need the U.S. Congress to act now to fund programs to tackle the climate crisis, build the clean energy future, protect our water, and address environmental injustice.

Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

2017 Annapolis in Spring
April 13, 2022

Another year, another legislative session complete for us in Maryland! Maryland’s legislative session runs for just 90 days each year, between January and April, and ended this year on Monday 4/11. It was a busy legislative session full of lots of action on clean water, clean air, and environmental justice - and Clean Water Action members like you sent 3,000 emails to your delegates and senators in support of our priority legislation. Thank you for everything you do!

Here’s how our top clean water priorities fared:

Woman looking out over flooded street. 2014 Highland Park. Credit: Joe Gall / Camera Jesus
March 7, 2022

Last week, the gerrymandered majority in the Michigan Legislature passed a massive giveaway of our tax dollars to billionaires and huge corporations. In an era when the wealthy are consistently getting wealthier while the rest of us get poorer and our government can’t even cover basic needs, an action like this is unconscionable. However, the legislative majority is convinced that this will help them score points in an election year. We are calling on Governor Whitmer to once again be the responsible adult in the room and veto this bill.

Child looking out of a window, drinking water from a glass.
January 28, 2022

The Minnesota Legislature is gathering now for their 2022 session. Last year Clean Water Action helped to pass a ban on PFAS (The Forever Chemicals) in Food Packaging and successfully worked to protect more Minnesota children from lead, but our work to protect you and your family from toxics doesn’t stop there!

This session, Clean Water Action will be working hard to