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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2018 Elections: A Fight for Clean Water

Clean Water Action offices will engage on key state and local races in all our states, seeking to protect pro-environmental majorities where they exist and flip control of chambers currently with anti-environmental majorities. Below are our priority federal races. We'll work on dozens of other state, local, and federal races in the fall of 2018.

Recent Actions

Who deserves clean air and water?

Everyone deserves clean energy and a healthy environment, but many Massachusetts communities bear a greater health burden from fossil fuel pollution.

Yes, I am a clean water voter! Pledge to vote in the 2018 elections.

This year's election is the most important in years. Control of Congress is up for grabs and people like you, people who care about protecting our water and health, could make the difference.

Press Releases

October 18, 2018

Today is a day to celebrate David Zwick and the Clean Water Act, and recommit to cleaner water and healthy communities.


October 16, 2018

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Joanne Galloway for the Michigan House of Representatives.

October 16, 2018

LANSING- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Lora Greene for the Michigan House of Representatives.

Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

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October 3, 2018

Election Day is just around the corner on Tuesday, November 6th. Now is the time to double check your plan to make sure that you are ready to vote!

Are you yet registered to vote? The close of voter registration is October 16th. You can register to vote by submitting a paper voter registration application to your local board of elections, or you can use Maryland's Online Voter Registration System.

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September 18, 2018

Despite the fact that I knew, in real time, how many members of Congress were voting to wipe out protections for our water, supporting an agenda to walk back action on climate, and putting the short-term profits of campaign donors before the needs of the public, I was a little shocked at the terrible scores.

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August 6, 2018

Tomorrow across Michigan, voters will be head to the polls to cast ballots for candidates that represent their values and priorities.