Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill Endorsed by Clean Water Action
West Caldwell, NJ — Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill announced today that Clean Water Action (CWA) endorsed her re-election bid to serve the 11th Congressional District of New Jersey. Since its inception, the CWA has fought for strong health and environmental protections and supported legislators that share their commitment to clean water and healthy communities.
“I am proud to receive Clean Water Action’s endorsement again in 2020. Over the past 19 months, I have held 19 town halls, and our residents have made it very clear that we must unite in protecting our environment. During my first term, I held a congressional hearing right here in our community on lead in the drinking water, and have stood up for clean water, clean air, and growing our clean energy economy. I stand with Clean Water Action in working for a better, brighter future for all New Jerseyans,” said Rep. Mikie Sherrill.
Congresswoman Sherrill has been a champion for the environment throughout her first term in office. As Chairwoman of the Environment Subcommittee on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Sherrill has held hearings and led on legislation to address flood mitigation, lead in the drinking water, climate-resilient infrastructure, and scientific integrity. In 2019, she fought to keep the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement, increase investment in offshore wind, protect Lake Hopatcong from harmful algal blooms, and prevent offshore drilling along the Atlantic Coast. She led the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act, landmark legislation to fully and permanently fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Clean Water Action was founded during the campaign to pass the Clean Water Act of 1972. CWA builds coalitions within communities at a grassroots level and supports pro-environment candidates who fight for stronger environmental regulations to protect our water, air, and health.