by Adrienne Kotula, JRA's Policy Specialist
In the 40 years since the Clean Water Act was passed, we have made great strides toward fishable and swimmable waters. The James is arguably one of the rivers that has been the most improved – coming back from a 13-year fishing ban to recently being lauded as the river that runs through Outside Magazine’s Best River Town.
But what can we do to continue to protect and improve America’s Founding River? One simple act is voting for Clean Water. So on November 6th, please keep the James in mind as you head in to the voting booth. Remember that your vote affects the future policies and funding that will impact water quality.
Learn where your candidates stand on the Clean Water Act and remember that Virginia families have a right to enjoy clean rivers, streams and beaches. Let them know that Clean Water is a priority for you. Cast your ballot for Clean Water!
Questions about voting?
Visit the State Board of Elections.
To take the “I Vote Clean Water” pledge and receive a sticker of your choice, visit the Vote Clean Water webpage here!