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.

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75% of Minnesotans Get Their Drinking Water From Groundwater—Let’s Protect It!

At Clean Water Action we believe that everyone has a right to safe and affordable drinking water.

Recent Actions

We can't sacrifice our environment for a severance tax!

Email your legislators and the governor today and tell them oppose amendments to any severance tax bill that sacrifice clean air, water and public health.

Tell Legislators What You Think About Their Scores!

Your legislators won't change their bad voting records or continue to bravely vote with the environment unless they know you're paying attention. Contact your legislators and let them know what you think of their grades!

Press Releases

Today, Clean Water Action announced their opposition to Rick Saccone’s candidacy in the March 13th special election to fill the vacancy in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.

February 19, 2018

PROVIDENCE - Clean Water Action is pleased to announce their endorsement of Sandra Cano’s candidacy in the special election for the District 8 state senate seat.

February 14, 2018 – Pittsburgh – Today Clean Water Action endorsed Erika Strassburger in her campaign for City Council District 8. Clean Water Action is non-profit environmental organization that has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. They have roughly 80,000 members across Pennsylvania, and 1,500 members in District 8.

Civic Engagement and Democracy Blog Posts

April 20, 2018

We're getting so excited for our 32nd Annual Conference, Rise Up, Persist & Win, happening next weekend, Saturday, April 28th, 2018, from 9 am to 5 at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, NJ. Don't miss our Keynote Speaker First Lady Tammy Murphy, who also serves as Secretary and charter member of The Climate Reality Action Fund, an organization founded by former Vice-President Al Gore.

April 19, 2018

If you open up your social media feed you’ll probably notice a lot of news about incredible young people doing powerful things to influence policy, make the world a better place, or just being awesome. The youth are our future, which is why Clean Water Action decided to start a Youth Advisory Board (YAB). We’ve had a great time meeting with folks of different ages and backgrounds to work on and discuss many of the issues Clean Water works to address on a daily basis.

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April 10, 2018

My whole life, I’ve lived near the water. I grew up in one of Long Island’s beach towns on the North Shore and I spent my childhood vacations at my grandmother’s log cabin on one of Minnesota’s ten thousand lakes. Even in my teenage years, I returned summer after summer to a camp on Vermont’s Lake Champlain.