Reforming our democracy is essential to protecting our water, taking bold action to address the climate crisis, and protecting our communities. The influence of corporate special interests has slowed or even reversed progress cleaning up toxic chemicals, safeguarding drinking water sources, and holding polluters accountable.
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. There was also lots and lots of education and outreach to voters and potential voters, making sure they were registered and ready to vote.
But despite these efforts, we have a lot further to go to restore and strengthen our democracy, and to make it truly representative and responsive.
It’s time to hold brands, manufacturers, and the plastics industry accountable for their role in the plastic pollution crisis! Please urge your representatives in the U.S. Congress to reintroduce the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.
This bill, originally introduced by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) last year, would hold the plastic industry and other companies responsible for the waste they produce - also known as Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).
Everyone deserves access to clean water, and that’s why it’s so important that leaders in the U.S. House are fighting back against the Trump administration’s rollback of clean water safeguards. The Clean Water For All Act would block the administration’s reckless Dirty Water Rule, which jeopardizes the rivers, lakes, streams, and other vital water bodies our families, communities, and economies depend on.
Tell your Representative and Senator to SUPPORT moving all five of these bills out of committee and on to votes by the full House and Senate.
You’ve been hearing from us for years about the dangers of PFAS and why it's so important that our Rhode Island legislators enact policies to remove these chemicals from our food packaging. We finally have the opportunity to get a PFAS bill (HB5356) over the finish line, but your representatives need to hear from you.
Governor Whitmer has proposed several important investments to rebuild our water infrastructure, protecting children from lead poisoning, and investing in clean energy and energy efficiency.