Civic Engagement and Elections

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.

Ed Gainey

Clean Water Action Endorses Ed Gainey as the next Mayor of Pittsburgh

Clean Water Action has endorsed Ed Gainey as the next Mayor of Pittsburgh.

Recent Actions

Don't Let Texas Make Voting Even Harder

The ability to participate in free and open elections is a cornerstone of democratic government. States should focus on protecting the freedom to vote, not placing additional barriers to voting.

Caucus for Clean Water in Minnesota!

 Minnesota Party Caucuses are coming up on Tuesday, February 1st at 7 PM. Caucuses are a great opportunity to participate in the political process, promote your values, and advocate for ideas.

Tell the Senate: Make Bold Investments for the Future!

The Build Back Better Act has passed the House. The Senate must now take this once in a generation opportunity to invest in our future. The Build Back Better Act is the last, best chance for the U.S. to do our part to avert the worst impacts of climate change -- the Senate must pass it as soon as possible.

Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

Image: A Clean Water Action Rally in the 80s side by side with a Rally in the 2010s
January 20, 2022

You’ve probably seen the photos or heard the stories about rivers that caught on fire, smog that was thick enough to choke on, “dead” lakes like Lake Erie, and polluters able to do whatever they wanted to with no accountability. It all seemed so “normal”. And it was, until some people decided to speak up and do something.

One of those people was our founder, David Zwick. In the late 60s David took an assignment from Ralph Nader to investigate the state of the nation’s water. What he found shocked him and turned into a book – Water Wasteland. 

A collage of images from the 2020 legislative session
January 7, 2022

Maryland's legislative session starts this Wednesday! For the following 90 days, we'll be working to get important legislation passed for clean air, clean water, and healthy communities.

Thank you
November 23, 2021

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in the final months of 2021. This is the time of the year when many of us gather with our communities -- whether they are our family, our friends, or our neighbors. This year I am thinking about another community -- the community of Clean Water members and activists -- and how much people like you matter.