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.

16 new Clean Water leaders in Congress!

A Winning Strategy for Clean Water Candidates

After the 2016 elections, Clean Water Action put a renewed effort into organizing communities with an eye toward electing a pro-environment majority in Congress in 2018.

Recent Actions

Massachusetts - Urge your state legislators to take a stand for health, justice and environment

Massachusetts state legislators have until Friday, February 1st to stand up for health, justice and climate stability by co-sponsoring bills that will be considered during the 2019-2020 legislative session.  When it comes

Help take our democracy back! Support H.R. 1

Our democracy has been under assault for years by powerful special interests who want to buy their way into our government.

Thank Governor Whitmer for standing up for our water!

Join us in thanking Governor Whitmer for taking strong and immediate steps to protect our Great Lakes and address climate change by re-organizing the Department of Environmental Quality into the Department of Environment,

Press Releases

"The President dove deep into the swamp and came up with David Bernhardt, who is even more troubling than Ryan Zinke," said Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass.

March 27, 2019

(Washington, D.C.)-- Despite being a former oil and gas lobbyist with extensive conflicts of interests acting Secreta

“As a constituent from Whitehall, I’ve got added interest in this race,” said Steve Hvozdovich of Clean Water Action. “The residents of this district are tired of the Donald Trump-Scott Wagner, businessmen turned politicians, who prioritize corporate profits over public health and turn a blind eye to the real impacts our environment is experiencing. Raja is just another candidate from this broken mold, while Pam has spent her life serving others.”

Civic Engagement and Elections Blog Posts

cacti in Anza Borrego Desert State Park
April 8, 2019

Imagine over 600,000 acres of wilderness.  You are surrounded by blue sky, mountains, rock formations and a cornucopia of plants including creosote, palo verde, cacti, and ocotillo. As you walk around, you have the opportunity to see bighorn sheep, mountain lions, kit foxes, mule deer, coyotes, greater roadrunners, golden eagles, black-tailed jackrabbits, ground squirrels, kangaroo rats, quail, prairie falcons, desert iguanas, chuckwallas, and red diamond rattlesnakes.

Comité Lost Hills En Accion Meeting With Caltrans
April 8, 2019

Last month, the Comité Lost Hills En Accion, a group of community members that I work with to advocate for public health and community wellbeing measures in Lost Hills, invited representatives from Caltrans to do a presentation on the expansion of Highway 46. Highway 46, which runs through the Lost Hills community, is also known as a "Blood Alley" for the high number of motor-related deaths that take place on it. The current Caltrans proposal is to expand the highway from 2 lanes to 4 lanes.

Swampy and Bernhardt
April 3, 2019

Last week we organized to oppose President Trump’s nominee to serve as Secretary of Interior. David Bernhardt, a former oil and gas lobbyist and lawyer with extensive conflicts of interest, has used his position at DOI to harm America’s public lands, waters and wildlife and gut some of the nation’s landmark conservation victories at the behest of corporate special interests.