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.
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.
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.
Clean Water Action presents the NJ 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.