Mama Summit 2016


This spring, hundreds of moms, dads, grandparents, and kids from across the country will travel to their state capitols to show broad and united support for children’s health. Together in a bipartisan, or MOMpartisan, setting we will demand action to protect the air our children breathe and call for action on climate disruption. Please join us as we tell our state leaders that parents are paying attention to their actions. It’s time we unite for strong policies that protect the health and welfare of our families.

For questions, please contact national field director, Gretchen Dahlkemper at


Frequently Asked Questions:

Where are the Mama Summits being held?

Mama Summits are being held across the country, starting with our first event in Richmond, VA, Annapolis, MD, Nashville, TN (additional locations and and dates TBD). The events will take place at the State House.

Can I participate if an event isn’t taking place in my home state?

Yes! Register HERE to join our “Virtual Mama Summit”.

If you are interested in organizing a Mama Summit in your state, contact national field director, Gretchen Dahlkemper.

Where can I find information about each Mama Summit?

Click on the “locations” tab above to find links to each Mama Summit.

Mama Summit isn't just for Moms!

At Moms Clean Air Force we defend the health of our children. Our members include not just moms but also thousands of dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends. Anyone who believes that our children deserve a healthy and safe future is welcome to join us at a Mama Summit.

How will I get there?

Please visit your state’s Mama Summit page for specific information on transportation. You may also travel solo to your location and limited funding may be available for those in need. Please contact your state’s field leader for more information on specific in-state travel arrangements.

What if I want or need to spend the night before or after Mama Summit?

You are welcome to stay in a hotel either the evening before or after Mama Summit however the activities are limited to one day. There is no funding available for hotels.

Will meals be served?

Lunch and refreshments will be provided at each event. Please plan on providing your own breakfast and dinner.

What should I wear?

Please plan to dress in comfortable clothing in accordance with expected weather conditions. Moms Clean Air Force will provide t-shirts for each attendee.

I’ve never visited a legislator before, what should I expect?

Moms Clean Air Force and our partners will provide each attendee with opportunities to attend advocacy training seminars in advance of Mama Summit. These seminars will take place either in person or by phone. You will join other members from your local community in visiting with your local state representatives and senators. No one will work alone and you will be connected with a representative of a partner organization for any questions that you have before, during, and after Mama Summit.

For additional information please contact:

National Field Director: Gretchen Dahlkemper,

California: Loni Russell,

Illinois: Kelly Nichols,

Maryland: Trisha Sheehan,

Michigan: Vee Heymach,

New Hampshire: Becky Whitley,

New Jersey: Trisha Sheehan,

New York: Trisha Sheehan,

Ohio: Tracy Sabetta,

Tennessee: Lindsay Pace,

Virginia: Terra Pascarosa,

For media inquiries: Anneka Wisker,

Can’t make it to an on-the-ground event? Please join our Virtual Mama Summit!

TAKE ACTION! Since you won’t be able to physically take your message into the offices of elected officials, we’ve provided an easy way for you to tell your Governor to protect our children’s health by working to make the air in your state as clean as possible:


Please help promote the event on Twitter:

  • Join me! Please register for a @CleanAirMoms #MamaSummit 2016 #activism 
  • >> Tweet this <<
  • Tell your Governor: protect our children’s health, clean up our air! via @CleanAirMoms #MamaSummit 
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CLICK HERE for additional social media guidance.


We are thankful for the wide variety of partners joining us for Mama Summits across the country.

WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Action NC
American Lung Association in California
Appalachian Mountain Club, New Hampshire logo
Appalachian Voices
Appalachian Voices
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - Michigan Chapter
Audubon Ohio logo
Beyond Coal North Carolina
The Breathe Project logo
California Interfaith Power & Light
Chesapeake Climate Action Network
Children's Environmental Health Network
Our Children’s Trust logo
Citizens Action Coalition
Clean Air Carolina
clean air council logo
Clean & Healthy New York
Clean Power Lake County
clean water action logo
Clean Water Action NJ logo
Clean Water for North Carolina
climate mama logo
climate parents logo
Coalition for Smarter Growth
Colorado Moms Know Best
Defend Our Future
Delaware Valley Green Building Council logo
Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice logo
Earth Charter Indiana
East Tennessee Clean Fuels
ecology center logo
Elevate Energy
environment california logo
Environment Erie logo
Environment New Hampshire logo
Environment New Jersey Logo
Environmental Advocates of New York
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Patriots of the New River Valley
Evangelical Environmental Network logo
Faith In Place
Food & Water Watch
Go Green Wilmette
The Great Lakes Center for Children’s Environmental Health logo
Green Grannies
Healthy Schools Network
Healthy Schools Now Network
holistic moms logo
Hoosier Environmental Council
Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light
Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition
Illinois Environmental Council logo
Improving Kids Environment
Indiana Beyond Coal
Indiana Moral Mondays
League of Conservation Voters
League of Women Voters of New Jersey
Lutheran Advocacy Ministry
Maryland Climate Coalition
Medical Advocates for Healthy Air
mi air mi health logo
Michigan Environmental Action Council logo
Michigan Interfaith Power and Light logo
Michigan League of Conservation Voters logo
Michigan League for Public Policy
Mindful Healthy Life
Mom + Baby
Moms for a Non-Toxic New York
Mom's Organic Market
Mothers & Others For Clean Air
NAACP Environmental Justice
national wildlife federation logo
NC Interfaith Power & Light
NC Warn
Neighbors For Clean Air
New Hampshire Citizens Alliance logo
New Hampshire Public Health Association logo
New York Public Interest Research Group
nini bambini logo
Northwest PA Green Economy Task Force (NWPAGE) logo
NRDC Chicago
Ohio Bleeding Disorders Council logo
Ohio Environmental Council logo
Oregon Environmental Council
Organizing for Action logo
Organizing for Action Indiana Climate Change Team
Parents for Students Safety
PennEnvironment logo
PennFuture logo
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Progress Now Colorado
Raging Grannies
Repower Our Schools
Respiratory Health Association
Richmond Food Co-op
Richmond Region Energy Alliance
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families logo
Servicios de La Raza
Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter
Sierra Club Beyond Coal TN
Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter
Sierra Club Michigan
sierra club logo
Sisters Of Saint Joseph Earth Center logo
Southeast Care Coalition
Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Southwest Indiana Greens
Sustainable Cherry Hill's Green Health Task Force
Sustainable Indiana 2016
Tennessee Environmental Council
Trinity Family Life Center
Union of Concerned Scientists
Virginia Asthma Coalition
Virginia Clean Cities
Virginia Conservation Network
Virginia Interfaith Power & Light
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
New Virginia Majority
Virginia Organizing
Virginia Sierra Club
Voices for Ohio’s Children logo
West Michigan Environmental Action Council logo
Women for a Healthy Environment logo
Women for Women Coalition logo
zebra crossings logo
zero waste detroit logo

Highlights from our inaugural Mama Summit:



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