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.

U.S. Capitol Building / photo: shutterstock, Cvandyke

Tracking the 115th Congress (2017-2018) - Rhode Island Delegation

Big polluters have stacked Congress and the Trump Administration with their friends, and they have already started handing out favors. The polluter friendly agenda calls for rolling back our most vital protections for our water, air, climate and health.

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.

Help Stop Trump's Dirty Water Attacks

Tell President Trump and Scott Pruitt that you won't let them get away with  eliminating or weakening protections for the environment, clean water or public health.

Press Releases

February 28, 2017

David Pringle, Clean Water Action’s NJ Campaign Director, issued the following statement in response to Governor Christie’s budget address this afternoon.

February 17, 2017

Scott Pruitt is not qualified to lead EPA. He pledged to waste time and taxpayer resources by withdrawing the Clean Water Rule. He believes that debate about the reality human caused climate change and the need to act now should be encouraged. His radical views are out of step with the American public.

February 2, 2017

"We've seen Supreme Court decisions that have completely altered how our bedrock environmental laws, like the Clean Water Act, are implemented and enforced. That's why we need a Justice who won't be a rubber stamp for corporate interests and polluting industries. Judge Gorsuch is not that justice - he is the wrong choice for the Supreme Court."

Civic Engagement and Democracy Blog Posts

April 25, 2017

A few weeks after Maryland's whirlwind of a legislative session, it's time to dive deep on our local level campaigns.  Clean Water Action supporters across Maryland are fighting for clean air and water, healthy communities, a life-sustaining climate, and a meaningful democracy.  Here's what's g

"Oceans are rising and so are we." photo: Clean Water
April 25, 2017

I would argue that there’s still no better way to change the direction our nation is headed in than to wake up early, get on a bus, and join a crowd in our nation’s capitol march for what you believe in.

April 24, 2017

After last week’s hearing, we expect the Howard County Council to vote on CB30 (the Citizens’ Election Fund) on Monday, May 1st.