Moms Clean Air Force is sponsoring a historic Twitter event for Clever Girls Collective featuring Ms. Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency!
Clever Girls Collective will be hosting a Q&A session with Administrator Jackson and you can discuss air pollution-related topics right along with her! Clever Girls Collective supports causes that strive to make the lives of women and children better…and here’s why they are hosting the event:
Did you know that coal emissions from plants that give us electricity are full of poisonous materials? One of the worst is mercury, which has been proven most harmful to the developing brains of fetuses, newborns, and toddlers. Most of us know that mercury poisoning is a serious issue, but we may not be aware of the connection between coal-fired power plants and the mercury that’s in our food. The EPA’s proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule is a critical step in reducing the amount of mercury, arsenic, acid gases, and other hazardous air pollution from America’s oldest and most polluting coal-fired power plants. This rule would prevent 17,000 premature deaths every year. The polluter lobby is now pressuring the White House to fundamentally weaken–or add gaping loopholes to the urgently needed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards—just as this rule is about to be posted. This is not a partisan issue—this is a health issue that affects us all.
This is Administrator Jackson’s first Twitter event! We know the MCAF community will make her feel welcome by sharing stories, tips and questions about how air pollution affects our families and our future!
Did we mention prizes?
Prizes include Moms Clean Air Force prize packs, gift certificates, books and more!
HERE’S HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT:
What: Moms Clean Air Force Twitter Event with EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
When: Thursday, Dec 15 @ 3pm ET/12pm PT
How: RSVP HERE
Where: On Twitter! Use the Tweetgrid HERE
Who: You and your friends. Please share this invitation and spread the word to your networks by tweeting:
Join us! Moms Clean Air Force Twitter Event w/ EPA Admin @lisapjackson! 12/15 @ 3 ET/12 P! Fab prizes! #momsCAF RSVP http://bit.ly/mcafrsvp
Follow: @momsCAF, @lisapjackson, @clevergirlscoll—and hashtag #momsCAF RSVP here to let us know you’re joining the event. Prizes (given out approximately every 10 mins. throughout the hour!):
Here’s what you can do before the event begins:
- Urge President Obama to support clean air by signing this petition today!
- Watch this powerful video of author Ayelet Waldman describing how her toddler daughter got mercury poisoning from tuna fish.
- Check out Moms Clean Air Force’s resources and get educated!
We are so excited to “meet” Administrator Jackson and share this informative event with Clever Girls Collective and your community. We hope to see you there!