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.

16 new Clean Water leaders in Congress!

A Winning Strategy for Clean Water Candidates

After the 2016 elections, Clean Water Action put a renewed effort into organizing communities with an eye toward electing a pro-environment majority in Congress in 2018.

Press Releases

January 31, 2019

Recent IPCC and federal studies are clear: we have to act now. Bold decisions are needed to decarbonize power girds and invest in renewable energy sources to . The polar vortex and deep freeze across the Midwest is another reminder that we need strong local and state leadership to fill the vacuum created by a federal pull back on action on climate.

 

January 15, 2019

Trenton, NJ -- Clean Water Action NJ State Director Amy Goldsmith released the following statement in response to Governor Murphy's State of the State at 2 pm today.

January 14, 2019

Trenton, NJ – On the eve of Governor Murphy's State of the State, a broad coalition coalition of advocates, faith leaders, and concerned New Jersey residents held their own People's State of the State outside the State House Annex to urge the state Legislature to move on key progressive legislative priorities.

Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

Madison Park student on field trip to MLK shoreline
March 8, 2019

Imagine growing up in a low-income immigrant of color neighborhood that has been subject to disinvestment and neglect. Imagine your neighborhood is also near neighborhoods with extensive wealth and resources and demographics that are nothing like yours. If you grow up in this type of neighborhood you may start thinking that you are not worth being invested in,  and that your circumstances say something about your value as a person.

Stop the dirty water rule!
February 28, 2019

This week advocates and activists are in Kansas City, Kansas for the one and only public hearing the Environmental Protection Agency scheduled for it's scheme to strip protections from millions of miles of streams and more than half the wetlands across the nation. Clean Water Action was there as well. This is my testimony to EPA about the Dirty Water Rule. You can watch my testimony here (video courtesy of our friends NWF Water)

Speak out for clean water
February 27, 2019

I’m in Kansas City this week, and it’s not just for BBQ and jazz and the Negro League Baseball Museum (though those are nice perks). I’m here because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)is holding the only public hearing on its scheme to strip Clean Water Act protections from millions of miles of streams and more than half of the nation’s wetlands.