Clean Water Action joins the January 23 Letter to McConnell & Senate Republicans - End the Shutdown

The Honorable Mitch McConnell

Senate Majority Leader
U.S. Senate
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510


Jan. 23, 2019

Dear Majority Leader McConnell,

We, the undersigned organizations, ask that you bring to the U.S. Senate floor legislation that immediately reopens the federal government, extends funding for all agencies closed or partially closed during the government shutdown and excludes any of the extraneous requests demanded by President Donald Trump on immigration or funding for his proposed southern border wall.

We also urge you and members of your caucus to vote in favor of such legislation to end the partial shutdown that has disrupted the lives and livelihoods of 800,000 federal workers and contract workers around the country, their families and their communities – and inflicted tens of billions of dollars of damage on our environment and economy.

Furthermore, we urge you, your Republican colleagues and President Trump to abandon the strategy of taking legislative hostages that harm ordinary people in our country to achieve policy goals opposed by a large majority of voters. This is extortion, plain and simple. It is outrageously undemocratic and a betrayal of the American people.


Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation

Alaska Wilderness League

Allied Progress

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

American Federation of Teachers

Center for American Progress

Center for Popular Democracy

Center for Progressive Reform

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Clean Water Action

Coalition of Labor Union Women

Communications Workers of America

Consumer Federation of America

Defenders of Wildlife




Economic Policy Institute

Endangered Species Coalition

Environmental Working Group

First Person Politics

Food & Water Watch

Friends of the Earth


Health Justice Innovations

Healthy Babies Healthy Families

Herd on the Hill

Hispanic Federation

Interfaith Worker Justice

Labor of Love Safety Training and Consulting

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

League of Conservation Voters

Los Padres ForestWatch

Main Street Alliance


NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.

NARAL Pro-Choice America

National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd

National Association of Consumer Advocates

National Consumer Law Center (on behalf of its low income clients)

National Consumers League

National Council of Jewish Women

National Employment Law Project

National Fair Housing Alliance

National Immigration Law Center

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

National Partnership for Women & Families

National Women's Law Center

NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

New Jersey Association on Correction

New Progressive Alliance

Oxfam America


Partnership for Policy Integrity

Partnership for the Public Good

People For the American Way

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Pride Center of Staten Island, Inc.

Public Citizen

Public Justice Center

Rachel Carson Council

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United

Rhode Island Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

SafeWork Washington


Service Employees International Union

Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

Sierra Club

Southern Border Communities Coalition

Truman National Security Project

UndocuBlack Network

United Steelworkers

United We Dream

Voices for Progress

The Wilderness Society

The Worker Institute at Cornell University’s ILR School

Workplace Fairness