Vota por agua limpia

Civic Engagement Toolkit!

It?s challenging to know where to start to get your organization involved in critical civic engagement efforts. To help, the Elija la Coalición de Agua Limpia teamed up with the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed to launch a comprehensive toolkit. This contains voting deadlines, suggested social media posts, graphics, example emails, and more. Use this toolkit or come up with your own language to ask your supporters to check their voter registration status, send them information on vote-by-mail, or even simply remind them of voter registration deadlines. When you send out your email or post, make sure to use the hashtag #VoteForCleanWater!


Civic Engagement in the Chesapeake

Our learning on civic engagement continued as we heard from an expert panel on the important role 501(c)(3) organizations play in elections, how nonprofits throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed can get involved, and practical examples of ways other members of the Choose Clean Water Coalition have participated in this space. The panel includes:

  • Mary Rafferty, Virginia Conservation Network
  • Irene Shin, Virginia Civic Engagement Table
  • Kate Wofford, Alliance for the Shenandoah
  • Tim Mooney, Alliance for Justice

Civic Engagement and Elections as a 501(c)(3)

Election years provide a great opportunity for public charities to highlight issues and interact with candidates and the voting public. While there are restrictions on public charities, 501(c)(3) organizations can engage in a wide array of nonpartisan activity that continues their issue advocacy, protects voting rights, educates voters, and encourages them to exercise their right to vote.

En this webinar, Tim Mooney of the Alliance for Justice discusses:

  • How you can continue to advocate for your issues during election years
  • How you can educate the public through candidate forums and questionnaires
  • How you can conduct nonpartisan voter registration and ensure get-out-the-vote efforts are conducted legally
  • How you can safely support or oppose ballot measures without being partisan
  • How staff and volunteers’ partisan activities in their personal time can be kept separate from their activities on behalf of the organization.

Chesapeake Bay States Voting Information

Below, find state resources to help your members vote this election cycle, tackling logistics ranging from registering to vote to finding their polling place. All links will open in a new window.




District of Columbia

Oeste Virginia

New York


Waterkeepers Chesapeake is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, not-for-profit, charitable organization. Waterkeepers Chesapeake and this CWA50 Campaign are nonpartisan and do not coordinate with, support, or oppose any candidates for public office or political party.