In March, as schools and businesses around the country began to close to stem the rise of the coronavirus pandemic, Moms Clean Air Force made the heartbreaking decision to cancel all in-person events and started making plans to continue our work virtually in the face of COVID-19’s threat to the health and well-being of our loved ones.
In August, we launched our virtual climate conversation series, Stay In and Speak Out for Climate Action. During these virtual conversations, we put lawmakers around the country in the hot seat and talk to them about clean air, the climate crisis, and how they are working toward justice in every breath for their constituents.
For the next installment of the Stay In series, Pennsylvania moms Vanessa Lynch and Mollie Michel will be talking to Pennsylvania State Senator Katie Muth, who represents PA’s 44th state Senate district.
About Senator Muth:
Senator Katie Muth serves as Pennsylvania State Senator for the 44th district, consisting of parts of Montgomery, Chester, and Berks Counties. She was born and raised in western Pennsylvania. When she was 11 years old, her mother’s sudden passing left her father to raise two children alone on a limited income and with the help of public resources.
Senator Muth graduated from The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training, and obtained her master’s degree at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona. While completing her master’s thesis, she promoted health care for student athletes and studied concussion-related injuries at high schools in the Phoenix area. Senator Muth most recently served as an adjunct professor of kinesiology at Eastern University, while also practicing sports medicine.
After a fellowship on a political campaign in 2016, she co-founded Indivisible Mid-Montco and served as its chair. In the summer of 2017, she launched a grassroots, people-powered campaign for state Senate to challenge a 4-term incumbent. She was elected on November 8, 2018.
She is focused on making Pennsylvania a place of: progress, fairness, opportunity, and ending pay-to-play politics, victim rights, changing PA’s regressive tax code, ensuring access to universal healthcare, fully funding public school system, and economic, racial & environmental justice. She resides in Royersford with her husband, Trevor, and their two dogs Vinny and Kermit.