Civic Engagement in New Jersey

Since its founding in 1972, civic engagement has been central to Clean Water Action's mission and strategy. We work to educate and empower the public, hold elected officials accountable, and build grassroots strength to change politics and environmental policy in New Jersey and across the country. Grassroots organizing (canvassing or door-to-door organizing) is the heart and soul of our organization, giving our members the tools to act to protect what they care about and it is their actions that gives us the power to make a difference.

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Electing Pro-Environmental Candidates to Congress and US Senate in New Jersey

With President Trump's administration dismantling key environmental protections the public has relied on for more than forty years, we need a Congress that will fight for safe drinking water, clean air, and a strong green economy.

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Clean Water Canvass is Coming to Your Town!

Summer Campaign Aims to Protect New Jersey's Critical Waters

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2018 Elections: A Fight for Clean Water

Clean Water Action offices will engage on key state and local races in all our states, seeking to protect pro-environmental majorities where they exist and flip control of chambers currently with anti-environmental majorities. Below are our priority federal races. We'll work on dozens of other state, local, and federal races in the fall of 2018.

NJ Legislative Scorecard 2017

Clean Water Action presents the PDF iconNJ Legislative Scorecard 2017. The scorecard represents a permanent record that scores every NJ state legislator on votes, action and leadership on significant environmental bills in August 2015 - August 2017. Tell legislators what you think about their scores.

From We All Live Downstream

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November 8, 2017

We had some great victories and much needed wins last night.

Here in New Jersey, Clean Water candidate Phil Murphy won as the next governor with a double digit mandate!

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March 17, 2016

By Jenny Vickers, NJ Communications Manager, Clean Water Action. Follow on Twitter @CleanWaterNJ