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Arizona field organizer Columba Sainz was selected as one of 31 women honored in the “Phoenix Herstories” online photography exhibit celebrating the centennial of a woman’s right to vote.
On November 5, 2020, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) unanimously adopted new rules to eliminate the practice of routine flaring and venting at new and existing wells across the state. Colorado Moms were active throughout the rulemaking process, including providing testimony at the public hearing on the rule.
In October 2020, the Orlando Utilities Commission announced it was beginning the process to transition the Stanton Energy Center away from coal-fired generation. Florida Moms worked with lawmakers, including Rep. Darren Soto (FL-9), to put pressure on OUC to move this plan forward.
On March 9, 2021, Tonya Calhoun, Moms Clean Air Force National Field Manager and Georgia resident, hosted Listen to Black Women: How Environmental and Systemic Racism Impact Moms and Babies. Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-4), LaTricea Adams (Black Millennials for Flint), and pediatrician Dr. Yolanda White discussed the intersection of health disparities in communities of color and environmental justice. Watch the replay.
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.
On September 23, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order to create the Michigan Healthy Climate Plan to protect the health and future of Michigan’s children. The following month, Michigan field organizer Elizabeth Hauptman spoke with Liesl Eichler Clark, Director of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy about working to advance the goals laid out in the governor’s plan.
On September 9, 2020, Governor Steve Bullock released a wide-ranging plan to set Montana on a course to address climate change. Montana Moms are working across the state to ensure the plan’s recommendations are implemented in a way that prioritizes equity and our children’s health.
In October 2020, the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) shut down the Tahoe Western Asphalt plant in Carson City, on the border of Lyon County, Nevada. Nevada Moms worked tirelessly for three years to protect local communities from this facility’s toxic emissions.
On December 16, 2020, Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01) joined New Mexico field organizer Celerah Hewes for a conversation about environmental justice, air pollution, and climate stewardship. Watch the replay.
On Election Day 2020, 76% of voters in Columbus, Ohio, voted to pass the Midwest’s largest community choice aggregation program. Moms Clean Air Force Ohio played an important role in the passage of this plan, endorsing it early on and enlisting public health experts to promote it.
In January 2021, more than 2,000 Moms Clean Air Force Pennsylvania members, including parents, faith leaders, scientists, health professionals, academic professionals, and frontline community members, submitted comments to the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board in favor of quickly moving forward with Pennsylvania’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
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.