Civic Engagement and Democracy

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.

Lake Winnebago - EPA Documerica Series

Tell President Trump - Hands off EPA and Clean Water!

President Trump’s proposed budget would lead to more water and air pollution by slashing funding to programs that protect our waterways, clean up toxic sites and promote clean energy

Recent Actions

Get Money Out of Politics Today!

The oil and gas industry, aided by the erosion of campaign finance laws and nearly boundless lobbying budgets, asserts enormous influence over legislative processes in real time while also enjoying legacy influence in regulatory frame- works. The results can be devastating to the health of the environment and the public.

Pledge to go Beyond Voting

Pledge to go Beyond Voting this year- when regular people make the effort to get involved, we have government that works for all- not just corporations and special interests.

Stop Trump's Dirty Budget!

Stop Trump from rolling back health and environmental protections.

Press Releases

June 23, 2017

"We stand with the vast majority of Americans who are opposed to this mean and destructive bill."

May 15, 2017

Newark, NJ -- Expanding on what Clean Water Action has called "the strongest clean energy agenda by far," Democratic candidate for Governor Phil Murphy advanced new policy initiatives today to improve the quality of life in environmental justice communities. Watch live footage from the press conference on Facebook.

May 3, 2017

Trenton, NJ - Clean Water Action, New Jersey's largest environmental group, announced today its endorsement of Phil Murphy in the 2017 NJ Democratic primary for governor.

Civic Engagement and Democracy Blog Posts

June 25, 2017

Photo caption: Clean Water Action staff and volunteers—from left, Lisa Bjerke, Kadineyse Ramize Peña, Joel Wool, Cee Byrd, Jennie Stephens, Terina Keller, Danny Faber, Elizabeth Saunders, Alex Papali

Trump's dangerous budget
June 16, 2017

EPA is already underfunded, suffering from years of budget cuts despite its crucial role in protecting all of us. Further reducing EPA’s budget would severely limit its ability to protect our water, air and climate. The proposal calls for slashing grants to states to carry out their environmental and health protection programs.

Pittsburgh phone canvass (from L to R: John, Meghan, Geoff)
June 7, 2017

Summer should be a time to have fun, to meet new people, and to get out of our comfort zones, which is why I’ve got no problem saying that of all the summer job opportunities, working with us at Clean Water Action is one of the best.