On a sweltering July morning, a crowd of five hundred parents, grandparents, young children, teenagers, and concerned citizens from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C.’s Upper Senate Park for Moms Clean Air Force’s second annual Play-In for Climate Action.
After a morning of games, art-making, music, and speeches, we marched to the Capitol building and then met with our state senators. It may have been a “Play-In,” but the five-point message for lawmakers was serious:
- Climate change threatens my family’s health.
- Please support America’s Clean Power Plan .
- We need strong national limits on methane pollution from the oil and gas industry.
- Please support updated smog standards — smog pollution hurts little lungs and worsens climate change.
- Let’s make the US a global leader for clean, renewable energy.
The day of playing, marching, talking, and listening was living proof that all the money in the world can’t trump love. As Moms Clean Air Force co-founder and director, Dominique Browning noted,
“We may not have the financial backing our opponents have, but we are driven by something much stronger. We have the power of love. Our love matters.”
Here are a few Play-In highlights:
Thank you Moms Clean Air Force Play-In partners, Alliance for Climate Education, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Children’s Environmental Health Network, Climate Mama, Elders Climate Action, Climate Parents, Interfaith Power & Light, Moral Action on Climate , Physicians for Social Responsibility, The Climate Mobilization, and The Climate Reality Project.
For more photos from this amazing day, click HERE.
Photos by Ted Fink Photography