As moms, we are optimists. We want cars that can do more with less. Cars that use less gas — or even no gas — and get better performance. Cars that save us money at the pump, and protect our children from climate change. We expect nothing less from the innovative American companies that manufacture our auto fleet.
That’s why thousands of YOU recently called on GM, Ford, and Chrysler to stand up for America’s clean cars standards, which are under attack from the Trump administration. The clean car standards help keep our air clean, protect our children from climate change, and save us money at the pump. They are already in place and they are working.
The Trump administration is gearing up to announce a proposed rollback to these protections. This will harm our kids. So we wanted the automakers to hear it directly from parents: We want them to lead on clean cars.
We brought your message to the corporate headquarters of the Big Three automakers. Moms from Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois brought our petition directly to their offices.
US automakers supported these standards when they were created back in 2012. But in 2017, the US Auto Alliance urged the Trump Administration to relax the clean car standards. The Big Three automakers — Ford, GM, and Chrysler — are all members of the Auto Alliance.
This is a dangerous U-turn when it comes to our children’s health and future — not to mention our wallets.
So for more than a year, moms have been writing letters, signing petitions, and speaking at hearings to oppose any rollback to the clean car standards. We want American automakers to do right by the American public by continuing to make cars that put less pollution into the air we breathe, not more.
Thank you for joining with us, by the thousands, to tell US automakers to stand up for our families and our children’s health.