Moms Clean Air Force, a Million Moms and Dads Strong

BY ON May 24, 2017

Moms Clean Air Force in Washington D.C.

What makes up Moms Clean Air Force? Over one million Moms nationwide from a diverse range of backgrounds. Driven by the power of Mother Love, Moms Clean Air Force is a force to be reckoned with!

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MEMBERS STRONG

We are thrilled to announce that our membership has reached one million, and want to share some of the amazing women who represent this Force:

Moms Clean Air Force member Olga Bautista

Olga Bautista

Community Organizer, Illinois
@OBauti
“As a mom and community organizer, the last four years have been very challenging. My beloved South Chicago has been dumped on by chronic polluters. KCBX, owned by the infamous Koch Brothers, has been storing toxic Petroleum Coke along the banks of the Calumet River less than 100 feet from residents’ homes. Being part of Moms For Clean Air has been a breath of fresh air. I am so gracious for the ongoing support and I know that one day, together, we will win our battle against KCBX and our families will have clean air to breathe.”

Donna Bullock

Donna Bullock

State Representative, Pennsylvania
@RepDonnaBullock
“As a lawmaker with two young children, I feel double the pressure to act on clean air and climate measures. I am particularly concerned about the effects of climate change on children who live in urban communities such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and who are disproportionately at higher risk of asthma and other respiratory conditions.”

Elizabeth Cramer

Betsy Cramer

Pediatrician, New Hampshire
“I joined Moms Clean Air Force because as a pediatrician I know how important clean air and outdoor spaces are to the health of our families, and how especially vulnerable children are to the effects of climate change. I hope my children join me in working with others in our community to protect our natural environment and resources so we can get outside, play, and enjoy nature — today and always.”

Melissa Freidrichs

Melissa Freidrichs

Veteran, Virginia
@MelissaFrieder1
“I joined Moms Clean Air Force because it is important that we all do our part for the environment, and make sure it is a safe, clean place for our children. I will do my part locally, which will hopefully create action in others. The more people that care about what is happening, and act on behalf of the environment, the better!”

Marsha Haley

Marsha Haley

Radiation Oncologist, Pennsylvania
@Haleyml1987
“I became a member of Moms Clean Air Force to join like-minded parents in reaching out to my local community and political representatives about the issues that are important to me. Through my research on the public health effects of industrial pollution, and my advocacy work with groups such as Moms Clean Air Force, my ultimate goal is to do what I can to work toward the goal of a healthy environment for my daughter and for all children.”

Karen Lee

Karen Lee

Writer & Chiropractor, New York
@drkarenslee
“I joined Moms Clean Air Force as a writer but also as a concerned mom for my children’s future. They are young adults with so many hopes and dreams and I wanted to make sure that the air they breathe and the planet that they live on will provide the necessary foundation for them to thrive. I recite my favorite quote, ‘We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children,” every day to remind me and to make me accountable for their future.”

Eneshal Miller

Eneshal Miller

Hairdresser, Washington, DC
“I joined Ethic Corps, Moms Clean Air Force and Future Beauty Industry Coalition in an effort to provide insight into consumer health. Growing up in my neighborhood in Southeast Washington, DC, every other childhood friend had asthma, or bronchitis — it’s scary.”

Zozan Noman

Zozan Noman

Entrepreneur, Tennessee
“I decided to join Moms Clean Air Force because I knew I was doing the right thing for the sake of all children. Clean air shouldn’t be a battle for us to fight, however, clean air needs to be our way of life. I am a mother of two girls who are extremely adventurous and love being outdoors. It is my right as a parent to fight for clean air and no pollution because they are not able to speak for themselves.”

Yumz Bagobe Poacelli

Yumz Bagobe Poacelli

Photographer, New Jersey
“I immigrated from the Philippines in 2015. Before we moved to the US, we lived in Shanghai for 3 years — where we had to deal with bad pollution, which impacted our health. Because we were concerned for our health, we moved to the US. I can see the future of our children growing up in this beautiful country. I still am concerned about our health and the air we breathe. Because of that I support and love being part of Mom Clean Air Force — to protect our nature, our children and our family’s health.”

Joylette Portlock

Joylette Portlock, Ph.D.

Scientist, Pennsylvania
@Communitopia
“I support the work of Moms Clean Air Force because it’s an important network of passionate people, and I agree that parents’ voices are some of the most powerful voices for climate action.”

Payal Shah

Payal Shah

Public Health Professional and Organizational Strategist, Washington, DC
@PayalShahMartin
“I joined Moms Clean Air Force because clean air today is essential for the health of our children, because human health tomorrow is dependent on a healthy planet today, and because I am willing to fight for everyone’s right to breathe clean air.”

Marifel Songco

Marifel Songco

Nurse, California
“I joined Moms Clean Air Force because, as a mother and a nurse, I understand the importance of clean air to breathe, both personally and professionally. I understand the impact that asthma can have on children and families.”

Alejandra Stern

Alejandra Stern

Public Relations Specialist and Business Owner, Florida
@alestern03
“I was born and raised in Mexico City and later moved to Miami. Due to being exposed to poor air quality every day at a very young age, I suffered from recurring respiratory infections. I joined Moms Clean Air Force to ensure my kids and future generations enjoy a healthier quality of life.”

Kelly Trout

Kelly Trout

Nurse, Texas
@belikeaduck
Kelly’s daughter has WAGR syndrome, an extremely rare genetic disorder. Kelly became a lifelong advocate for her daughter and disability rights, and co-founded what became International WAGR Syndrome Association. As a result of the election, Kelly’s advocacy quickly expanded on more fronts, including climate change: “All the success we thought was behind us are now gone, so we’re literally fighting for our lives.”

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