Michael Kelly - Director of Communications

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Show up

February 20, 2017

It's easy to ignore an email, delete a voicemail, or hang up the phone. It's a lot harder for elected officials to ignore you when you are standing in front of them.

Send a message to the Senate about Scott Pruitt

A Swing and a Miss on Pruitt

February 17, 2017

Republicans in the Senate had an opportunity to protect clean water and safeguard public health by rejecting Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator. They didn't take it.

Marchers with CApitol in background during the Women's March on Washington. Credit: Michael Kelly

It's Not American Carnage, It's American Promise

January 23, 2017

On Saturday that hunger met the streets where we found hope and inspiration in each other. We came together in Washington and New York and Oakland and Austin and Chicago and Fairbanks and Nashville and Cleveland and hundreds of cities and towns to march toward a just future. It was the biggest mass demonstration in U.S. history. It was beautiful.

Here's the thing: It wasn't a march, it was an occupation. And it wasn't one day, it was day one.

We Can not Afford Donald Trump. Credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com

A Love Letter to Fossil Fuels from President Trump

January 20, 2017

On the same day that the Trump Administration scrubbed all mention of climate change and climate action from WhiteHouse.gov, it published what my colleague Lynn calls a "love letter to fossil fuels".

Trump's Cabinet / Illustration by Jan Comport

The Usual Suspects

January 4, 2017

An Oil Company CEO; a Board Member of the Dakota Access Pipeline company;  a one-term anti-environment coal-state Congressman who wants expanded fossil fuel development – more oil, gas and coal; the state Attorney General leading lawsuits against EPA and the Clean Water Rule.

We will organize. Original photo: a Katz / Shutterstock

Coming Together to Push Back

November 9, 2016

This election went sideways real quick and it will take a bit to pull ourselves up.

But we will. Then we'll get to work - we know what we must do and we know how to do it.

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November 9, 2016

President-Elect Trump is a reality now and the implications are massive. And not just for our water or action on climate - our progress on health care, poverty and economic justice, and racial justice is at risk. Luckily, this is just the start and we know what to do - come together, organize, and get ready to push back hard. Let's get to it.

Vote like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Election Day 2016 Live Blog

November 8, 2016

Hello! Welcome to the Clean Water Election Day 2016 Live Blog. We'll update this space all day with info about the election, what we're hearing when we go to the polls, and more so come back. And, in the meantime - Be a Clean Water Voter. Check out the Clean Water Voter Guide and our Congressional Scorecard before you go to the polls.

Voting booths. Photo credit: hermosawave / iStock

Democracy Works. But We Gotta Want It.

August 4, 2016

There are more than 500,000 town, city, county, and local municipal elected positions across the nation; more than 10,000 statewide positions; more than 7,300 state legislative seats; 435 members of the US House of Representatives; 100 US senators; 1 vice-president; 1 president.

Record player - Jonas Smith - Flickr - Creative Commons

We Can Change This! Songs for Action

May 27, 2016

I have had Big Yellow Taxi stuck in my head all week.