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Parents Latina features Moms Clean Air Force Arizona field organizer, Columba Sainz, and her work fighting for clean air in the May 2020 cover story, “Latino Children Are Affected the Worst by Air Pollution, but Parents Are Fighting Back.”
On June 11, 2020, Colorado finalized protections that will help prevent blowouts, leaks, and other accidents from occurring at oil and gas facilities across the state. Moms Clean Air Force Colorado worked hard to ensure that these well integrity standards are the strongest, most comprehensive rules in the nation.
In October 2019, Florida Organizer Yaritza Perez was invited to speak at a press conference hosted by Congresswoman Castor (FL-14). Hosted during Hispanic Heritage Month, the press conference focused on the need for climate action and environmental justice in Tampa—and around the country.
Iowa organizer Karin Stein moderated a moving conversation about motherhood and our connection to the Earth from the perspective of three Indigenous mothers to honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Speakers included Shaina Oliver of the Navajo Nation, Stephanie BadSoldier Snow of the Meskwaki Nation, and Great Grandmother Mary Lyons of the Ojibwe Nation. Watch the replay.
Michigan field organizer Elizabeth Hauptman was selected to join Representative Elissa Slotkin’s Environmental Advisory Board, which advises the congresswoman on crafting strong environmental and energy policy. In this capacity, Elizabeth is working to ensure our children’s and our communities’ health will remain top priorities for the congresswoman.
In February 2020, the Helena City Commission unanimously passed a resolution to put Helena on a path to 100% clean, renewable electricity by 2030. Helena Moms Clean Air Force members played a critical role in helping this resolution pass.
Nevada Organizer, Cinthia Zermeño Moore, speaks out against the alarming number of EPA regulatory rollbacks during the Covid-19 crisis in Los-Angeles based Hispanic L.A.
In July 2020, New Mexico Moms applauded the release of a draft of the state’s first ever methane rule, which will limit pollution from oil and gas operations across the state. Moms Clean Air Force has been working for years to set the groundwork for this new rulemaking.
In February 2020, Moms Clean Air Force and partner organizations across Ohio launched Power a Clean Future Ohio, an initiative that connects local elected officials with businesses, faith groups, and advocacy organizations to help them identify equitable, local solutions to the climate crisis.
In September 2020, Pennsylvania Moms applauded the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board vote in favor of advancing a rulemaking that will enable the state to reduce carbon dioxide pollution from the power sector by linking to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Read Project Manager Patrice Tomcik statement in support here.
Houston field organizer Catherine Flowers joined Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12), Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), Rep. Robin Kelly (IL-2), Dr. Bruce Bekkar, Dr. Nathaniel Denicola, and Melinated Moms co-founder Alexcia Harrod in September 2020 for a roundtable discussion on the intersection of maternal health, air pollution, and climate change. Watch the replay.
In October 2020, Moms Clean Air Force DC and partner organizations released a report urging the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority to transition its transit bus fleet to electric. Read the full report HERE.
Moms Clean Air Force West Virginia and 10 partner organizations released a report titled A Citizen’s Guide to Climate Change in September 2020. The guide explains the causes of climate change and provides commonsense solutions that center around environmental justice.