Children’s Health

Introducing Community Rx

BY ON February 14, 2019
This was written by Shakeila Stuckey James, Moms Clean Air Force Regional Field Manager: As the mom of two black girls and one black boy, I am deeply concerned about the disproportionate environmental health risks for African-American children. Black communities are more likely to be...

TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Air Pollution, Asthma, Children's Health, Environment, Georgia, Motherhood, North Carolina, Pollution, Social Justice

The Green New Deal is a Big Deal. Here’s Why.

BY ON February 11, 2019
The Green New Deal hit the US with the force of a Katrina-sized hurricane when it was unveiled last week – and yes, the comparison is fitting. The GND, as it’s being called, aims to eliminate the carbon emissions fueling climate change and the resulting...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, Environment, Heat and Extreme Weather, Natural Gas, Politics, Renewable Energy

Sen. Capito Should Protect West Virginia from Wheeler

BY ON February 6, 2019
This op-ed was written by Penny Dacks. It originally appeared in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, West Virginia:  After the longest government shutdown in history, I have been trying to impress on my school-age daughter that some things are too important to shut down or ignore. In a...

TOPICS: Activism, Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Motherhood, Politics, Science

Climate Change May Increase Risk of Heart Defects in Babies

BY ON February 5, 2019
Any mom who has experienced heat exposure while pregnant knows just how harrowing it can be. Having entered the last trimester of my pregnancy during a summer in San Diego with unreliable air conditioning, I still remember how uncomfortable and vulnerable I felt. That feeling...

TOPICS: California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Georgia, Heat and Extreme Weather, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Utah

Wheeler Will Not Protect North Carolina

BY ON February 4, 2019
This op-ed was written by Kelle Pressley-Perkins. She is a Moms Clean Air Force member from Charlotte, North Carolina. The post originally appeared on WRAL.com: One of the real perks of being a mother to nine home-schooled children is that I make sure our family talks...

TOPICS: Activism, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Motherhood, North Carolina, Politics, Pollution, Pregnancy