Civic Engagement and Elections

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.

Be a Clean Water Voter - Virginia Endorsements 2022

Clean Water Virginia Congressional Endorsements Fall 2022

Recent Actions

Take Action: NJ's Green Amendment

New Jersey legislators have proposed a constitutional Green Amendment that will recognize and protect the rights of all the people of the state, including future generations, to pure water, clean air, a stable climate and healthy environments.

Don't Let Texas Make Voting Even Harder

The ability to participate in free and open elections is a cornerstone of democratic government. States should focus on protecting the freedom to vote, not placing additional barriers to voting.

Take Action to Protect Our Democracy!

We can’t protect our health or environment or tackle the climate crisis without a democracy that works for all of us.

Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

October 27, 2022

When Dana Nessel was sworn in as Michigan’s Attorney General in January of 2019, an era of overdue reform and renewed advocacy for the people of Michigan began. For years before, the Attorney General’s office had largely served to protect corporate interests at the expense of Michigan residents and the natural resources on which we all rely.

A "I'm Voting" sticker edited to read "I Voted!"
October 27, 2022

There are less than two weeks until the midterm election! Every election is important, and this one will be pivotal in the fight for clean water, protecting democracy, and environmental justice. With every single State House and State Senate seat up for election, as well as statewide elections for governor and lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, and state auditor, this will be a huge opportunity to shift the balance of power in Minnesota. By electing environmental champions, we can push through important issues to protect water, climate, and people.

Eric Benson speaking to seated crowd at Rally to Save Democracy, 9-17-21
October 17, 2022

I’m Eric Benson, Clean Water Action’s NJ Campaigns Director. I’ve been in the advocacy business for a long time, but I have a confession to make. When I was in college I was a bad voter, I just didn’t show up. Knowing what I know now though, every election feels more important than the last. And right now, I’m feeling like the soul of a country and the fate of our planet are on the ballot this November.