Mama Summit 2015

This May, 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–both indoor and outdoor–and call for action on climate change. 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 manager, Gretchen Dahlkemper at


Frequently Asked Questions:

Where are the Mama Summits being held?

Mama Summits are being held in Sacramento, CA, Tallahassee, FL, Springfield, IL, Annapolis, MD, Lansing, MI, Concord, NH, Trenton, NJ, Albany, NY, Columbus, OH, Harrisburg, PA, Nashville, TN, and Richmond, VA. The events will take place at the State House.

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

Yes! Moms Clean Air Force will provide guidance for hosting a “Virtual Mama Summit” and/or you can contact MCAF’s field manager, Gretchen Dahlkemper, for information to organize a Mama Summit for your state!

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. We include not just moms but also literally thousands of dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends. Anyone who believes that our children deserve a healthy and safe future is welcome to join with us at Mama Summit.

How will I get there?

Specific locations will have buses traveling to the state capitol. These buses have been funded by Moms Clean Air Force and travel is free on them. These buses will be allotted on a first come, first serve basis. Please visit your state’s website for particular information on buses. You may also travel solo to your location and limited funding may be available for those in need. Please contact your state’s field manager 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 with 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 Manager: Gretchen Dahlkemper,

California: Loni Russell,

Florida: Nicole Hernandez Hammer,

Illinois: Kelly Nichols,

Maryland: Trisha Sheehan,

Michigan: Vee Heymach,

New Hampshire: Yvonne Nanasi,

New Jersey: Trisha Sheehan,

New York: Trisha Sheehan,

Ohio: Tracy Sabetta,

Pennsylvania: Jen McIntyre,

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 week of action!

WHEN: Monday, May 5 -Friday, May 9

Each day is dedicated to a separate action. Be sure to register for the Virtual Mama Summit to receive an email notification the morning of each day of action with details on how to participate.

  • Monday, May 5: Twitter chat with EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy! follow #MamaSummit to participate in the conversation.
  • Time: 11:30am EDT
    • The #MamaSummit Twitter chat will launch the Virtual Mama Summit week of action. We’re thrilled to have EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joining us, along with our partners. We want to engage with YOU! We will be chatting clean air, children’s health and the importance of making your voice heard.
  • Partners:

RSVP HERE for a chance to win a prize!

  • Tuesday, May 6: Submit a letter to your editor (LTE) OR write a blog post. Subject: This Mother’s Day I believe that being a good mom means being an active and engaged citizen.
  • Wednesday, May 7: Call your elected officials.
  • Thursday, May 8: Send an eCard to 5 friends.
  • Friday, May 9: Add your voice to our Thunderclap! If we reach our goal of 100 supporters, the message will be blasted out at 5:00pm ET, creating a wave of attention:

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:


Leading up to our week of action, please help promote the event on Twitter:

  • Join me! Please register for @CleanAirMoms #MamaSummit 2014 #activism 
  • >> Tweet this <<
  • Tell your Governor: protect our children’s health, clean up our air! via @CleanAirMoms #MamaSummit 
  • >> Tweet this <<

CLICK HERE for additional social media guidance.


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

Appalachian Mountain Club, New Hampshire logo
Audubon Ohio logo
The Breathe Project logo
Our Children’s Trust logo
clean air coalition logo
clean air council logo
Clean & Healthy New York
clean water action logo
Clean Water Action NJ logo
climate mama logo
climate parents logo
Delaware Valley Green Building Council logo
Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice logo
East Michigan Environmental Action Council logo
ecology center logo
environment california logo
Environment Erie logo
Environment New Hampshire logo
Environment New Jersey Logo
Evangelical Environmental Network logo
The Great Lakes Center for Children’s Environmental Health logo
Healthy Child, Healthy World logo
holistic moms logo
Illinois Environmental Council logo
mi air mi health logo
Michigan Environmental Action Council logo
Michigan Interfaith Power and Light logo
Michigan League of Conservation Voters logo
Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association logo
national wildlife federation logo
New Hampshire Citizens Alliance logo
New Hampshire Public Health Association logo
NJ Free logo
nini bambini logo
NJ Work Environment Council logo
Northwest PA Green Economy Task Force (NWPAGE) logo
Ohio Bleeding Disorders Council logo
Ohio Environmental Council logo
Organizing for Action logo
PennEnvironment logo
PennFuture logo
Physicians For Social Responsibility logo
Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families logo
sierra club logo
Sisters Of Saint Joseph Earth Center logo
Unitarian Church and Statewide Legislative Ministry  Logo
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