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.

smoke from a coal-fired power plant / shutterstock, Ralf Broskvar

Rally To Make Polluters Pay

Did you know that polluters in Michigan aren’t required to pay to clean up the contamination that they cause? We have let industries pollute with abandon, leaving our taxpayers to clean up the mess for way too long.

Recent Actions

Call Governor Wolf Today!

Pennsylvanians are calling Governor Wolf today and letting him know that cutting methane pollution from existing oil and gas operations must be a central action to addressing the threat of climate change.

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!

Massachusetts - Urge your state legislators to take a stand for health, justice and environment

Massachusetts state legislators have until Friday, February 1st to stand up for health, justice and climate stability by co-sponsoring bills that will be considered during the 2019-2020 legislative session.  When it comes

Help take our democracy back! Support H.R. 1

Our democracy has been under assault for years by powerful special interests who want to buy their way into our government.

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Press Releases

“As a constituent from Whitehall, I’ve got added interest in this race,” said Steve Hvozdovich of Clean Water Action. “The residents of this district are tired of the Donald Trump-Scott Wagner, businessmen turned politicians, who prioritize corporate profits over public health and turn a blind eye to the real impacts our environment is experiencing. Raja is just another candidate from this broken mold, while Pam has spent her life serving others.”

Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

: CWA MA Political Director Jeff Knudsen (left) with MassAlliance Exec. Dir. Jordan Berg Powers at a Fundraiser this Spring.
April 19, 2019

You don’t have to run for office to make change. This fall there will be local elections across the state, and candidates running for office need your help. Here’s some things that you can do today to get involved.

cacti in Anza Borrego Desert State Park
April 8, 2019

Imagine over 600,000 acres of wilderness.  You are surrounded by blue sky, mountains, rock formations and a cornucopia of plants including creosote, palo verde, cacti, and ocotillo. As you walk around, you have the opportunity to see bighorn sheep, mountain lions, kit foxes, mule deer, coyotes, greater roadrunners, golden eagles, black-tailed jackrabbits, ground squirrels, kangaroo rats, quail, prairie falcons, desert iguanas, chuckwallas, and red diamond rattlesnakes.

Comité Lost Hills En Accion Meeting With Caltrans
April 8, 2019

Last month, the Comité Lost Hills En Accion, a group of community members that I work with to advocate for public health and community wellbeing measures in Lost Hills, invited representatives from Caltrans to do a presentation on the expansion of Highway 46. Highway 46, which runs through the Lost Hills community, is also known as a "Blood Alley" for the high number of motor-related deaths that take place on it. The current Caltrans proposal is to expand the highway from 2 lanes to 4 lanes.