Play-in for Climate Action 2018 Photos and More!

BY ON July 15, 2018

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:

The kids join Mr. G on stage.

 

Senator Cory Booker speaks at the 2018 Play-In for Climate Action

“In America, we have a common pain and it’s time that we unite in a common purpose. And so we must stand again for our country, like our ancestors did. We must stand for our children, like our ancestors did. We must stand, not just for our children today, but for generations not yet born.” – Senator Cory Booker

 

“Most people in our community live at about sea level and near the sea so this [climate change] is not a theoretical exercise; it’s actually a real concern.” -Representative Carlos Curbelo

 

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks at the 2018 Play-In for Climate Action

“Profits for the polluters at the expense of our children’s health. Now, I’m part of the Stroller Brigade way back when. I had five children, nine grandchildren. The thing that motivated me to be involved in the political scene is that you can do many things for your children, but you cannot have clean air, clean water, unless you have responsible public policy.” -Democratic House Leader, Representative Nancy Pelosi

 

Kristin Mink speaks at the 2018 Play-In for Climate Action

“Listen, I don’t know why anyone would not care deeply about this issue. This is not a partisan issue. This is not about politics. This is about the survival of the species. This is about our Earth. This is about our children and the kind of lives that they are going to have and that their children are going to have.” -Kristin Mink

 

Highlights from our legislative meetings:

Shauna Watt and Tanner Watt with their children, of South Portland, Maine, with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Molly Rauch, MCAF public health policy director

 

Montana moms: Michelle Uberuaga, Alecia Jongeward, Ashea Mills, Amy Coseo, Francine D. Spang-Willis, Erica Lighthiser, and Melissa Nootz meet with Senator Daines (R-MT)

 

Congresswoman Jackie Rosen (D-NV) with Jennifer Cantley, Meg Cavanaugh, Joseph, Gabriel and Jaxson Saba, Stacy Morgen, Paisley and Nathaniel Demer, Sara Wilson-Lowry, Claudia Najarro and Reina Velis

 

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