Civic Engagement and Democracy

History has shown that political pressure needs to be exerted on our representatives in order to achieve progressive environmental policy and stem the erosion of existing protections. Clean Water Action harnesses the grassroots power of our membership by endorsing in elections from the local to national level.

Moving Forward Network 2016 Youth Media Contest Flyer

Newark Currents E-Newsletter - Summer 2016

Welcome to our new monthly e-newsletter Newark Currents!  Beginning in August, each month we will introduce and update you about all the great things that Clean Water Action is involved in to keep #NewarkStrong. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook!

Recent Actions

Pledge to Vote YES on the Plastic Bag Ban

Act now — sign the pledge to vote yes for California's bag ban on the November ballot.

Press Releases

August 18, 2016

Harrisburg- Today, Clean Water Action announced its endorsement of Katie McGinty for United States Senate.   

August 1, 2016

“The choice could not be more clear,” said Bob Wendelgass, Clean Water Action’s President and CEO “Hillary Clinton is a long-time champion who believes that climate change is the defining challenge of our time. Her agenda to reduce the impact and use of fossil fuels, safeguard public lands and wildlife, and protect clean water is the most ambitious in history.”

March 2, 2015

David Pringle, NJ Campaign Director of Clean Water Action, issued the following response to Governors Kean, Byrne, Florio and Whitman's letter sent this morning to NJ Senators opposing the controversial nomination of Robert Barr to the NJ Pinelands Commission:

Civic Engagement and Democracy Blog Posts

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August 22, 2016

Clean Water Action is proud to endorse Katie McGinty for U.S. Senate.

Vote pins. Credit: luismmolina / iStockPhoto
August 10, 2016

Clean Water Action is proud to announce our endorsement of Angie Craig for Minnesota’s Second Congressional District.

Voting booths. Photo credit: hermosawave / iStock
August 4, 2016

There are more than 500,000 town, city, county, and local municipal elected positions across the nation; more than 10,000 statewide positions; more than 7,300 state legislative seats; 435 members of the US House of Representatives; 100 US senators; 1 vice-president; 1 president.