It’s a way of life and a promise to our children—together we will fight for climate justice and equity.
While climate change is a threat to everyone, the effects of climate change are not felt equally. Communities of color and low income communities face the greatest risk because they are hit “first and worst” by climate change. This unequitable system is not a coincidence.
Systemic racism has created practices that force minority families to live in places that are more susceptible to toxic air pollution. This can lead to illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, and cancer, all of which are also pre-existing conditions that put people at higher risk for the more severe effects of COVID-19. Communities of color and low income communities are also hit harder by climate crisis events such as hurricanes, wildfires, and floods.
Today, tomorrow, and always, we will fight together for climate justice and equity.
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE PROGRAMS
Community Rx is a climate campaign dedicated to advocacy in African American communities. Moms Clean Air Force is committed to exposing environmental injustices, standing with impacted communities, and fighting for clean air and climate solutions to promote healthy children and healthy communities.
EcoMadres brings Latina moms together to address issues of clean air, climate, and toxics that affect the health of Latino children and families.
Faith Force is a faith-based program dedicated to advocacy in African American communities, rooted in a shared love of the earth. We are working with faith-based organizations and meeting folks where they live — in their neighborhoods, on their streets, and in their churches.
Indigenous communities are disproportionately impacted by pipelines, mines, waste incinerators, and other polluting industries that poison the air and water. Moms Clean Air Force is committed to working across the country to address the threats to the ways of life and health of Indigenous families.
Why Justice in Every Breath?
Every day, we see examples of the living breath being taken from people in communities of color. From bearing the brunt of police brutality to the COVID crisis, these same communities breathe significantly more air pollution than others. This is not an equitable and just legacy we want to leave for our children. As mothers, it’s our job to teach, lead, and promise better for the next generation. For this reason, we
- VOW to stand against environmental racism;
- VOW to stand with communities disproportionately affected by climate change and air pollution; and
- VOW to inform your community, family, and friends about these issues so that we can collectively demand environmental justice in our communities.
No matter the color of their skin, everyone has a right to breathe clean air, and that right is a civil right for all.
68% of Latinos
in the U.S. live in areas
that do not meet federal air
Over 1 Million
African Americans live
within one mile of
oil and gas operations
in Native American and tribal
populations are almost double
the national average