Strengthening Democracy

Fair and equal public participation in government is a key ingredient of a strong democracy. In the United States, we have placed the power of protecting our water, air and lands in the hands of elected officials who make the laws and government agencies who implement and enforce them. It is no accident that the creators of the Clean Water Act included a provision for citizens to file lawsuits against those violating the law. When the government is not adequately doing its job, the people can and should stand up, speak out and take action. 

This is why the Alabama Rivers Alliance places importance on protecting the things, such as voting rights and voter education, that keep our democracy functioning and that empower people to be informed participants of decisions that are made by our government. 

Our work in this area includes:



The Alabama Channel facilitates civic engagement by delivering easily accessible and searchable video content capturing the state’s Legislative meetings. is a “one-stop-shop” for election related information.

The place to read bills, find session info, watch live streams and more of the Alabama Legislature.

Find your local, state and federal representatives using your home address above.