Here’s How Mom Activists Get it Done in 1 Week

BY ON January 22, 2019

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Last week, Moms Clean Air Force had an action-packed week.

Monday, January 14: Moms Arrive in D.C.

Moms Clean Air Force and Kids Clean Air Force members are equipped to meet with their members of Congress!

Moms Clean Air Force and Kids Clean Air Force members are equipped to meet with their members of Congress!

 

On Monday, January 14, we welcomed families to Washington, D.C. for a training in preparation of meeting with their members of Congress to make it clear that moms–and many others across the country!–oppose the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and so should our Senators.

 

Tuesday, January 15: Moms are a Force to be Reckoned with on Capitol Hill

Back Row L-R: Rep. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Mustafa Santiago Ali (Hip Hop Caucus), Ife Kilimanjaro (USCAN), Leslie Fields (Sierra Club) Front Row L-R: Kim Noble (Noble Consulting), Kerene Tayloe (WE ACT for Environmental Justice), Molly Rauch (Moms Clean Air Force), Danna Smith (Dogwood Alliance), Rev. Leo Woodberry (New Alpha CDC).

Back Row L-R: Rep. Donald McEachin (VA-04), Mustafa Santiago Ali (Hip Hop Caucus), Ife Kilimanjaro (USCAN), Leslie Fields (Sierra Club) Front Row L-R: Kim Noble (Noble Consulting), Kerene Tayloe (WE ACT for Environmental Justice), Molly Rauch (Moms Clean Air Force), Danna Smith (Dogwood Alliance), Rev. Leo Woodberry (New Alpha CDC).

 

Tuesday morning, Congressman Donald McEachin (VA-04) hosted a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. focused on environmental justice. Moms Clean Air Force was proud to have our public health policy director, Molly Rauch included among an inspiring group of speakers! Click here to watch a livestream of the press conference.

 

Moms Clean Air Force members Meeting with Representative Jim McGovern (D MA-02)

Meeting with Representative Jim McGovern (D MA-02).

 

Moms Clean Air Force members meet Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) and Ruben Gallego (AZ 07)

Moms meet Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07).

 

Kids Clean Air Force members with Senator Manchin of West Virginia.

Kids Clean Air Force members with Senator Manchin of West Virginia.

 

Moms (and kids!) in red shirts dominated the halls of Congress all day Tuesday, meeting with our Senators and Representatives to stress the importance of protecting our children’s health and the need to oppose the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to head EPA.

 

Moms Clean Air Force members and Ecomadres with Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ).

Moms and Ecomadres with Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ).

 

Tuesday evening, Moms Clean Air Force and Ecomadres joined our friends at GreenLatinos and other environmental and conservation allies to honor Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) the newest chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.

 

Wednesday, January 16: Moms are Watching Andrew Wheeler at his Confirmation Hearing

Moms Clean Air Force members gather at the conclusion of the hearing.

Moms Clean Air Force members gather at the conclusion of the hearing.

 

Moms Clean Air Force members and kids watch intently at the Wheeler nomination hearing. Moms are always watching!

Moms and kids watch intently at the Wheeler nomination hearing. Moms are always watching!

 

Kids were in the audience to serve as a reminder of who the EPA is supposed to protect.

Kids were in the audience to serve as a reminder of who the EPA is supposed to protect.

 

On Wednesday, January 16, Moms Clean Air Force members (including kids!) showed up in full force to attend the nomination hearing of ex-coal lobbyist, Andrew Wheeler to head EPA. His actions at EPA so far show that he is unfit to lead EPA and protect our kids’ health. His performance at the hearing made that even clearer. Click here to watch a livestream of the hearing.

 

Moms Clean Air Force National Field Director, Heather McTeer Toney speaks to a reporter.

National Field Director, Heather McTeer Toney speaks to a reporter.

 

Moms spoke to the media about our concerns over Andrew Wheeler’s nomination.

Moms in the media press hits include:

 

Friday, January 18: Historic News in Washington, D.C.

Moms Clean Air Force with Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Moms with Mayor Muriel Bowser.

 

Signing of the Clean Energy DC Act.

Signing of the Clean Energy DC Act.

 

On Friday, January 18, the week wrapped up with a dose of good news! The Clean Energy DC Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018 was signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Moms thank Mayor Muriel Bowser, director of the District Department of Energy & Environment, Tommy Wells, D.C. Councilmembers Mary Cheh, Kenyan McDuffie, Jack Evans and everyone who helped make this historic moment happen!

We are so grateful to everyone who continues to make their voices heard and speak out–it’s more important than ever to stand up for our kids’ health!

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