Community Water Center

Community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy

Water is a human right, not a privilege.

An Evening of Art and Justice

ON May 22, 2018

On May 12th, we hosted our first fundraiser in the Bay Area - “An Evening of Art of Justice.” Over 50 people joined us for this special event to learn more about California’s drinking water crisis and Community Water Center’s work.

Rallies Held for Safe and Affordable Drinking Water in Bakersfield and Merced

ON May 22, 2018

On Friday of National Drinking Water Week, more than 60 people, including Dolores Huerta, came out to simultaneous rallies in Merced and Bakersfield to push for the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund. The San Joaquin Valley is hard hit by toxic tap water, and residents spoke out for change.

Canvassers are calling 1,000s of Tulare County Latino Voters!

ON May 22, 2018

Last week, we launched our second civic engagement program (CEP)! This Spring, we have the chance to connect with thousands of voters, to discuss drinking water issues and remind them to vote on June 5th.

Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund Update

ON May 22, 2018

This week, San Joaquin Valley residents traveled to Sacramento for the third time this year to urge their legislators to prioritize safe and affordable drinking water for ALL Californians by supporting the Governor's Safe and Affordable Drinking Water Fund. In addition to meeting with legislators, residents attended an Assembly budget hearing to share their experience with unsafe and unaffordable water and urged the committee members to support the Fund.

CWC's 2017 Civic Engagement Program

ON Apr 06, 2018

CWC contacted 2,122 voters in Tulare County last fall to ask them about their drinking water!

" CWC has stepped in at all stages... to improve drinking water quality in the Central Valley, from testifying to policymakers to organizing to working to get local projects funded. "

--GRIST.COM

LAUREL FIRESTONE

CWC Co-founder and Co-Executive Director, awarded 2013 Gary Bellow Public Service Award

by The Harvard Law School.

SUSANA DE ANDA

CWC's Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director awarded "Top Activist" in 2012

by Marie Claire magazine.