Civic Engagement and Democracy

Clean Water Action harnesses the grassroots power of our membership by endorsing in elections from the local to national level to elect progressive environmental champions who will work to protect clean water and fight climate change

Clean Water Action Releases Its Clean Water Scorecard

"We can’t afford to let Mitch McConnell keep operating a legislative ‘graveyard’ in the Senate -- we need to act on climate, protect our water, and end environmental racism now"

 

Clean Water Action on HR 51: House Vote for DC Statehood is a Win for Equality

This is a big step toward equality and justice, and a more perfect union.

Clean Water Action Statement on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

“The Senate’s passage of the bi-partisan infrastructure deal is an important first step towards long-overdue investment in our nation’s infrastructure- but it falls well short of what is needed to address the climate crisis and protect the health of our communities."

 

Environmental Community Letter in Support of S1, the For the People Act

Clean Air Moms Action ✶  Clean Water Action ✶  Defend Our Future ✶  Earthjustice ✶  EDF Action ✶ Greenpeace ✶

From We All Live Downstream

Minnesota State Capitol
April 6, 2021

The Minnesota Legislature has been in session since January 6th, without many final actions to show for the time spent. In the past 12 weeks there has been a flurry of activity in the House and Senate, although from the perspective of clean water there are stark contrasts between the directions that they are headed in the remaining weeks until they adjourn on May 16th.

Senate

A "I'm Voting" sticker edited to read "I Voted!"
March 3, 2021

Years ago I volunteered on election day outside a suburban Detroit polling station at a majority Black precinct, speaking to voters about an renewable energy ballot proposal.

Forward. Together.
January 20, 2021

"We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be a country that is bruised, but whole, benevolent, but bold, fierce, and free. We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation because we know our inaction and inertia will be the inheritance of the next generation."  -- Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate, January 20, 2021

I was angry.