Elections and Civic Engagement in NJ

Working to educate and empower the public, hold elected officials accountable, and build grassroots strength to change politics and environmental policy in New Jersey and across the country. Grassroots organizing (canvassing or door-to-door organizing) is the heart and soul of our organization, giving our members the tools to act to protect what they care about and it is their actions that gives us the power to make a difference. Campaigns include:

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Making Democracy Work: Voter Rights & Redistricting

Clean Water Action is working in coalition with NJ League of Women Voters and Fair Districts NJ to demand a fair redistricting process and fair maps for New Jersey.

Grassroots Organizing: Our Canvass

Working at Clean Water Action means working with passionate and purpose-driven people who share a common vision: harnessing the power of people to make a difference. As community organizers, it is our job to create effective change through public outreach; educating and empowering people to take action on issues affecting our environment and health. Join our team to be part of this strength-in-numbers strategy. Apply to join our field team or our phone team.

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NJ Legislative Scorecard 2021

The PDF icon New Jersey Legislative Scorecard 2020-2021 details the environmental voting records of every legislator and the behind the scenes leadership of this session’s environmental champions from the 2019 lame duck session through September 2021. 

From We All Live Downstream

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November 7, 2018

Last night, New Jersey led the clean water wave that helped ensure a pro-environment majority will set the agenda in the US House of Representatives. Garden State voters sent people to Washington who will defend clean water and take the urgent action we need to address the climate crisis. We sent a clear message that we expect our elected officials to prioritize our health and water, instead of corporate special interests.

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November 8, 2017

We had some great victories and much needed wins last night.

Here in New Jersey, Clean Water candidate Phil Murphy won as the next governor with a double digit mandate!

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March 17, 2016

By Jenny Vickers, NJ Communications Manager, Clean Water Action. Follow on Twitter @CleanWaterNJ