Civic Engagement and Democracy

History has shown that political pressure needs to be exerted on our representatives in order to achieve progressive environmental policy and stem the erosion of existing protections. Clean Water Action harnesses the grassroots power of our membership by endorsing in elections from the local to national level.

Moving Forward Network 2016 Youth Media Contest Flyer

Newark Currents E-Newsletter - Summer 2016

Welcome to our new monthly e-newsletter Newark Currents!  Beginning in August, each month we will introduce and update you about all the great things that Clean Water Action is involved in to keep #NewarkStrong. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!

Recent Actions

Pledge to Vote YES on the Plastic Bag Ban

Act now — sign the pledge to vote yes for California's bag ban on the November ballot.

Press Releases

August 26, 2016

“LuAnn Bennett is a leader who will defend vital safeguards for clean water and public health while taking action to fight climate. For 35 years she has been a small business executive, promoting energy efficient and environmentally sustainable development projects throughout Northern Virginia while creating jobs and improving the metro region’s economy.”

August 18, 2016

Harrisburg- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Katie McGinty for United States Senate.   

August 1, 2016

“The choice could not be more clear,” said Bob Wendelgass, Clean Water Action’s President and CEO “Hillary Clinton is a long-time champion who believes that climate change is the defining challenge of our time. Her agenda to reduce the impact and use of fossil fuels, safeguard public lands and wildlife, and protect clean water is the most ambitious in history.”

Civic Engagement and Democracy Blog Posts

Get Local
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August 26, 2016

This is why elections matter. Clean Water Action engages a voters throughout Northern Virginia to turn out and vote. And then hold their elected official accountable.

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August 22, 2016

Clean Water Action is proud to endorse Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate.

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August 10, 2016

Clean Water Action is proud to announce our endorsement of Angie Craig for Minnesota’s Second Congressional District.