We were excited to host our 5th annual Play-In for Climate Action this week. Hundreds of parents and children from 30 states gathered near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC to call for meaningful action on climate change. This family-friendly protest against the air pollution that causes dangerous climate change, included over 90 legislative visits. Air pollution isn’t just unhealthy to breathe – it threatens our children’s future. That’s why moms across the country want to see meaningful action on climate now.
The participants heard from speakers ranging from members of Congress to activist moms. Music from Latin GRAMMY award-winning children’s singer and guitarist, Mr. G got the participants of all ages on their feet singing and dancing. Emmy award-winning journalist and mother, Vanessa Hauc introduced an impressive line-up of speakers, which included: Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Senator Maggie Hassans (D-NH), Casey Camp-Horinek, Native rights activist, environmentalist and actress, Congresswoman Kathy Castor, (D-FL), Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Mark Magana, Founding President & CEO, GreenLatinos, Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY), Kristin Mink, Mother, Middle School Teacher, Ben Moterroso, Executive Director, Mi Familia Vota, Shaina Oliver, Mother and member of the Dinè/Navajo tribe, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Congressman Raul Ruiz, MD (D-CA), Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL), Healther McTeer Toney,Mother, former mayor and EPA Region 4 Administrator and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).
Highlights from our Play-In:
Highlights from our legislative meetings:
TOPICS: Activism, African-American Community, Air Pollution, Alaska, Asthma, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Colorado, Environment, EPA, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Heat and Extreme Weather, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Latino Community, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, MCAF News, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Motherhood, Nevada, New England, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Politics, Pollution, Social Justice, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming