Clean Water Action Enthusiastically Endorses Christine Clarke and Laura Fortgang for LD26 Assembly

The New Jersey Statehouse and Capitol Building In Trenton

Clean Water Action is proud to endorse Christine Clarke (D) and Laura Fortgang (D) for New Jersey State Assembly in Legislative District 26.


New Jersey has the opportunity to be a national leader on clean energy, clean water, and environmental justice. We can only achieve this by electing assembly members who prioritize their constituents over special interests.


Christine Clarke and Laura Fortgang are independent thinkers who have fresh ideas for Trenton and are committed to protecting our environment, communities, and public health. They are the leaders that we need in the NJ Statehouse. We believe they will put our communities first. Both support action on:

  • Addressing the state’s lead crisis
  • Listening to historically underserved communities and providing the tools they need to protect and advocate for their families
  • Tackling  the climate crisis and placing a moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects in New Jersey
  • Passing a New Jersey Constitutional “Green” Amendment, guaranteeing everyone a right to clean air and water
  • Eliminating plastic waste through a statewide ban on single use plastic bags

“Despite a unified Democratic majority in Trenton, the current legislature has failed to pass meaningful pro-environment bills. This is why we need to elect new leaders like Clarke and Fortgang to our State Assembly who will fight for clean water, clean energy, and healthy communities,” said Eric Benson, Clean Water Action’s Campaign Director.


The Clean Water Action full-time professional canvass will be door-knocking in LD 26 to let voters know who the environmental choice is at the polls from now until the election on Tuesday November 5th. The New Jersey Legislative District 26 includes: Butler, Fairfield, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Montville, Morris Plains, North Caldwell, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Rockaway Township, Verona, West Caldwell, and West Milford.



Clean Water Action has more than 150,000 members statewide in New Jersey and is the nation’s largest grassroots group focused on water, energy and environmental health. Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. We will protect clean water in the face of attacks from a polluter friendly Administration and Congress.

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