Civic Engagement and Democracy

Clean Water Action harnesses the grassroots power of our membership by endorsing in elections from the local to national level to elect progressive environmental champions who will work to protect clean water and fight climate change

Oil and Gas Money is Choking our Democracy

Get Money Out of Politics Today!

The oil and gas industry, aided by the erosion of campaign finance laws and nearly boundless lobbying budgets, asserts enormous influence over legislative processes in real time while also enjoying legacy influence in regulatory frame- works. The results can be devastating to the health of the environment and the public.

Clean Water Action Calls on the Senate to Reject Brett Kavanaugh

"Throughout his career Judge Kavanaugh has ruled for coal companies and other polluters,  attempted to restrict EPA's ability to protect human health and the environment, and sided with attempted to allow states to undermine federal laws to protect our air and water. We can't afford another justice who will put the needs or corporations and special interests before the health of our communities."

Clean Water Action's targeted field operations put clean water candidates over the top

"Person to person conversations are the best way to move the needle and motivate people to be clean water voters -- canvassing wins elections," said Bob Wendelgass, President and CEO of Clean Water Action. "We have relied on door to door canvassing to elect clean water leaders and win important policies for more than 30 years. We knew the only way to respond to the 2016 elections was to redouble our efforts, identify districts we could flip and candidates we could support, and build the people power to win elections through our field teams."