Farming, fishing, boating, swimming – and, oh yeah – drinking water. Not a day goes by without needing water.
However, too many Wisconsinites cannot drink, swim in or eat fish caught in our waters.
We know how important clean water is to the entire state, but not enough is being done to protect and restore our waters.
Eau Claire and La Crosse Counties voted YES this spring.
The proposed question is simple: Should the State of Wisconsin establish a right to clean water to protect human health, the environment, and the diverse cultural and natural heritage of Wisconsin?
The answer is clear: YES!
Read more about why Eau Claire and La Crosse voters expressed their support for more action by local and state governments to protect drinking water, rivers, and lakes.
You can help make change now.
The Clean Water Now campaign empowers Wisconsinites to raise the volume on critical water issues. County by county – we will use referendum campaigns to show elected officials and stakeholders that clean water has overwhelming bipartisan support as a top issue among Wisconsin voters.
Referendums in 2021 and 2022 showed a strong, bipartisan success.
In the spring of 2021, voters in Marquette County (73%), Portage County (77%) and Wood County (76%) approved referendums. In the spring of 2022, voters in Eau Claire County (79%) and La Crosse County (86%) approved referendums. When voters are asked if they believe in the right to clean water, they vote YES in strong numbers that transcend political party lines.