Clean Water Action, a national non-profit citizen’s lobby, will be doing our annual canvass in your township soon. We will be conducting our door-to-door campaign work, which includes education on specific legislative issues and fundraising for our lobbying efforts on the community’s behalf. This canvass operates within the hours that the Supreme Court has approved for such work (City of Watseka, et al. v. Illinois Public Action Council, no. 86-631, 1987): Monday through Friday from 4pm until 9pm, and Saturday from 11am until 7pm.
As a courtesy to all communities in which we canvass, we notify each township before starting the annual work there, and fax to you our certificate of non-profit status. I have also included a list of current authorized Clean Water Action staff. Due to the political nature of our work, the Supreme Court exempts Clean Water Action and other non-profits from registration requirements involving “solicitor permits” (Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc, et al. v. Village of Stratton, Ohio, et al., no. 00-1737, 2002). Our canvassers do carry Clean Water Action identification with them.
Thank you for notifying your local police officers and dispatch of our presence as protected by the Supreme Court, to ensure a mutually respectful relationship. We look forward to working with your community and helping its voice be heard on public health and environmental issues.
Please call me at (215) 545-0250 x264 with any questions.