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.

Recent Actions

Congress must prioritize protecting our democracy!

More people than ever voted this year. There was a lot of interest in the elections and a number of states expanded access to mail-in voting and expanded opportunities for early voting.

Take Action: NJ's Green Amendment

We are working with Delaware Riverkeeper Network to pass New Jersey's Green Amendment and we need your help!

Tell our legislators: Don't raid the Bottle Bill!

Michigan’s bottle deposit law, the “bottle bill” was passed by Michigan voters with broad bipartisan support to address litter and provide funding to cleanup our water.

Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

A farm in Central Maryland
January 13, 2021

We are continuing to work on legislation to decrease Maryland's reliance on trash incinerators and landfills, improve septic systems, promote environmental justice, and protect our bees. With our allies with the Smart on Pesticide Campaign, we are also supporting a package of bills to improve the resiliency of our food system by supply critical food workers with COVID-19 protections and sick leave.

December 9, 2020

Maryland’s legislative session ended early for the first time since the Civil War this year, because of COVID-19. This meant that the only piece of legislation we were working on that passed was the ban on chlorpyrifos. Governor Hogan vetoed the chlorpyrifos ban, opting for regulations instead. Regulations can be undone with the stroke of a single pen, which is why Clean Water likes strong legislative language!

Thank you
December 3, 2020

Normally my Thanksgiving message is pretty easy -- I talk about the things that Clean Water has to be thankful for and then profusely thank our members for the support throughout the year. And we do have plenty to be thankful for and I will thank you, but I also want to acknowledge that 2020 has been a long, tough year.