Civic Engagement and Democracy

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.

Lake Winnebago - EPA Documerica Series

Tell President Trump - Hands off EPA and Clean Water!

President Trump’s proposed budget would lead to more water and air pollution by slashing funding to programs that protect our waterways, clean up toxic sites and promote clean energy

Recent Actions

Get Money Out of Politics Today!

The oil and gas industry, aided by the erosion of campaign finance laws and nearly boundless lobbying budgets, asserts enormous influence over legislative processes in real time while also enjoying legacy influence in regulatory frame- works. The results can be devastating to the health of the environment and the public.

Pledge to go Beyond Voting

Pledge to go Beyond Voting this year- when regular people make the effort to get involved, we have government that works for all- not just corporations and special interests.

Stop Trump's Dirty Budget!

Stop Trump from rolling back health and environmental protections.

Press Releases

May 15, 2017

Newark, NJ -- Expanding on what Clean Water Action has called "the strongest clean energy agenda by far," Democratic candidate for Governor Phil Murphy advanced new policy initiatives today to improve the quality of life in environmental justice communities. Watch live footage from the press conference on Facebook.

May 3, 2017

Trenton, NJ - Clean Water Action, New Jersey's largest environmental group, announced today its endorsement of Phil Murphy in the 2017 NJ Democratic primary for governor.

February 28, 2017

David Pringle, Clean Water Action’s NJ Campaign Director, issued the following statement in response to Governor Christie’s budget address this afternoon.

Civic Engagement and Democracy Blog Posts

Forest with sunshine, photo: istock
May 25, 2017

This has been a rough year. I was expecting the Trump administration and Congress to make decisions that put polluters first, but the all-out assault has been something else.

May 12, 2017

Last year, your overwhelming support passed the Charles County Comprehensive Plan. The plan called for some great things, such as preventing sprawl development around the Mattawoman Creek and the headwaters of the Port Tobacco River through a Watershed Conservation District.

Now we need your help to make sure that the planned Watershed Conservation District is implemented! The development lobby has testified in opposition to the Watershed Conservation District, and instead of protecting green spaces it wants to fill them with 17,000 more houses.

RhodeIsland_Canvass_Lobby_Photo by Dave Gerraughty
May 9, 2017

I am a canvasser. For four months, I have been knocking on doors and talking to folks about environmental and public health issues with Clean Water Action. I recently graduated from Salve Regina University where I majored in biology with a focus on environmental sciences.

I always pictured myself doing research for an agricultural company or becoming some sort of laboratory technician, but I didn’t imagine I would be a community organizer for a nonprofit. I can honestly say I can’t imagine working for any other organization.