State Of The Air: Virginia

Elizabeth BrandtContact Elizabeth Brandt at ebrandt@momscleanairforce.org to learn more or volunteer.

Formerly a Moms Clean Air Force “Super Mom” in the Washington, DC area, Elizabeth’s love for the environment was inspired by the natural surroundings of Washington State during her childhood. Elizabeth worked for many years as a child welfare social worker in Washington State before becoming a stay at home mom. A mother of two daughters, Elizabeth’s concern about the impact of climate change was heightened after the birth of her first child. 

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Moms Clean Air Force started organizing in Virginia in April, 2014 and we have grown exponentially since then. Moms Clean Air Force Virginia brings attention to issues and policies that impact clean air, climate change and children’s health.  We fight for a world free of harmful chemicals in our air, water and food, so children can grow up healthy with every opportunity to thrive.  We educate and activate moms and their families to work with local, state and federal leaders to advance clean air policies and climate solutions.  We are building a community of moms who care by meeting with elected officials, organizing and attending local events, speaking at community meetings and press conferences, and serving as a media resource on behalf of our children’s and community’s health.  By collectively speaking out against air pollution and climate change, we are creating a powerful force in Virginia that is rooted in the love we have for our children.

Virginia is lush in its resources and we’re determined to protect our children from climate change. From the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian and Shenandoah Mountains, climate change is having an adverse effect on our environment and communities. People travel to Virginia to relax on our pristine beaches and sample our delectable seafood. They look for retreat in our mountain resorts. We want to ensure that these natural resources are protected not only for Virginia’s children, but for the world to enjoy today and tomorrow.

Across the state, we work on adaptation and resiliency measures to protect our coastal communities from sea level rise caused by climate change. We work with our environmental justice communities to improve air quality in cities like Richmond, Virginia, which has been named the worst asthma city in the country.

Sea Level Rise: Moms Clean Air Force Virginia partners with the Virginia Energy Workgroup coalition to protect Virginia’s coastal communities. We support the VA Coastal Protection Act and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The bill would generate up to $200 million per year to invest in adaptation measures in Hampton Roads and clean energy statewide, all while lowering emissions of heat-trapping pollution. The Hampton Roads area, which is more than 30 percent African-American, is second only to New Orleans as the area in the country most impacted by sea-level rise. Flooding is disrupting people’s daily lives and livelihoods. Six feet of sea-level rise from climate change could inundate our shorelines in coming decades, triggering a full-blown economic and human safety crisis affecting the entire state. We need solutions now, as our communities are at risk.

Social Justice: Moms Clean Air Force Virginia works closely with environmental justice communities on a regular basis, from collaboration at events to working with children who have pediatric asthma, we are making a difference in Virginia. We partner with the Hampton Roads Climate Team, Southeast CARE Coalition, Virginia Organizing, New Virginia Majority, and the Trinity Family Life Center on ways we can cultivate, educate and encourage active participation from our environmental justice communities.

Clean Energy: We are ensuring that our energy future is renewable, clean, and healthy — for the sake of our children’s health. We work closely with a coalition of energy and environmental groups to ensure we are informed of the latest clean energy legislation and initiatives available to Virginians. These initiatives in Virginia include solar energy and offshore wind, and anti-offshore drilling. Moms Clean Air Force Virginia has partnered with VA Sun and the Virginia Energy Workgroup to ensure that Virginia is moving forward with solar energy and offshore wind.

Join us in uniting against climate change, using the power of mother love, in Virginia today!

Moms Clean Air Force Programs in Virginia:

Our Moms & Mayors program connects moms with their mayors and local leaders to improve children’s health and build resilient communities.  We educate, empower and mobilize Moms in their hometowns to work with their local elected leaders to implement clean air strategies, reduce toxins in the community and take action on climate change.   We also train Moms to join boards and commissions and urge them to run for office.

Our Baby Power program educates and engages expectant and new moms on our issues with the message:  every baby has the power to make you want to change the world.

In addition to state-specific work, Moms Clean Air Force Virginia is supporting national efforts:

Stopping the Rollbacks of Environmental Protections:  We are working hard to oppose the assaults on our bedrock environmental laws by the Trump Administration and EPA leadership, including:

  • Climate Change: We are fighting the Trump Administration’s attempt to repeal America’s Clean Power Plan that sought to reduce carbon emissions, decrease dangerous co-pollutants, and achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Accord.
  • Smog: We are opposing the Trump Administration’s EPA proposal to weaken national smog standards.
  • Clean Cars: We are opposing the Trump Administration’s attempt to roll back sensible fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks. The current clean car standards would prevent 6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas pollution by 2025 and save American families $1.7 trillion in fuel costs.
  • Mercury: We are opposing the attempt by the Trump Administration to loosen regulations that reduce the harmful mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants.
  • Chemical Policy Reform: We are fighting to implement the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (2016) that keeps toxic chemicals out of the products we use every day.
  • Natural Gas Pollution: We are opposing the Trump Administration’s attempt to roll back Federal methane rules for new sources, weakening the limits on the amount of methane pollution that the oil and gas industry is allowed to vent, leak and burn. We are demanding strong protections from methane, volatile organic compounds, and other harmful air pollutants associated with fracking and natural gas development.
  • EPA Budget: We are fighting to ensure the EPA budget is fully funded, opposing the Trump Administration’s proposal to gut its budget by more than 25%.

Fighting to Make Climate Progress:

  • Clean Energy: We are working to build support at the local, state and federal level to ensure that our energy future is renewable, clean, and healthy — for the sake of our children’s health.
  • Tell Your Governor: Take the Lead on Climate Action:  With America’s departure from the historic Paris Climate Agreement, the responsibility for climate action now falls on others: States, municipalities, businesses, universities and communities. With the federal government surrendering its chance to lead on climate action, our states must be as aggressive as possible in the effort to thwart global warming and protect the health of our children. Let your governor know that you demand climate action and you need them to take the lead.

Virginia’s electricity generation by source, 2017:

  • Natural Gas (46%)

  • Nuclear (36%)

  • Coal (13%)

  • Wood (3%)

  • Hydro (2%)

According to the American Lung Association’s 2018 State of the Air report, Arlington County, Virginia received an F in ozone quality


Shenandoah National Park (NP) in Virginia, experiences some of the highest measured air pollution of any national park in the U.S. The park is downwind of many sources of air pollution, including power plants, factories, vehicles, and agriculture

Under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, Virginia would see the 10th largest reduction in premature deaths of all 50 states

According to the American Lung Association’s 2018 State of the Air report, Charlottesville, Virginia is tied for 1st for cleanest city for short-term particle pollution.



Climate Change Increases Wildfires: Find Out How Your Region Is Affected

BY Moms Clean Air Force ON July 27, 2018
This wildfire resource is from Climate Signals: Climate change has increased the risk of wildfires through warmer temperatures and drier conditions that lengthen wildfire season, increase the chances of a fire starting, and help a burning fire spread. Warmer and drier conditions also contribute to...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Alaska, California, Children's Health, Climate Change, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Great Lakes, Heat and Extreme Weather, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New England, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Science, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Play-in for Climate Action 2018 Photos and More!

BY Ronnie Citron-Fink 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...

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

The State of Your Air 2018

BY Molly Rauch ON April 20, 2018
How does your city stack up when it comes to air pollution? The American Lung Association helps sort it out in their new report: State of the Air 2018. The results are troubling. More than 40% of Americans live in counties where the air is...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Alaska, Asthma, California, Children's Health, Colorado, Florida, Fracking, Georgia, Heat and Extreme Weather, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Natural Gas, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Ozone, Pennsylvania, Pollution, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia

Does Your State Have a Climate Adaptation Plan?

BY Marcia G. Yerman ON March 23, 2018
As parents, one of our key and foremost concerns is keeping our children safe. Under the Trump administration’s philosophy of shrinking government, a slew of protections to children’s health are being sliced away. There is no regard for the potential ramifications. This is of particular...

TOPICS: Alaska, California, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Heat and Extreme Weather, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New England, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Toxics, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington State, Wisconsin, Wyoming

The Power of Moms and Mayors

BY Dominique Browning ON March 22, 2018
It seems like every day we hear about new actions by the federal government to introduce a new dangerous policy or cut a crucial program that protects our air, water, and climate. I won’t lie to you — sometimes it is overwhelmingly appalling. But something...

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September 2018:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia participated in the Donut Run for the Environment! in Manassas. Field organizer, Liz Brandt, was one of the featured speakers!

August 2018:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia members testified at a public listening session for the Virginia Energy Plan.

July 2018:

Members of Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended the fifth annual Play-In for Climate Action on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

March 2018:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia members testified at a hearing on the proposed adoption of a cap and trade standard to limit carbon pollution from Virginia power plants.

January 2018:

Moms Clean Air Force members testified at a hearing focused on America’s Clean Power Plan in Annapolis.

September 2017:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia members traveled to Washington, DC to meet with lawmakers and urge them to protect EPA’s budget.

Moms Clean Air Force DC hosted a Play-In for Climate Action in Sterling, Virginia.

August 2017:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia tabled at LOCKN’ Festival.

July 2017:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia members attended the 2017 Play-In for Climate Action in Washington, DC.

June 2017:

Members of Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended a viewing of the documentary “Tidewater,” on sea level rise in Hampton Roads and the implications for both national security and community resilience, hosted by Senator Tim Kaine.

May 2017:

Moms Clean Air Force presented at the Virginia premiere of Tidewater at the ODU theater.

April 2017:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended the March for Science in Norfolk.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended a Voter Registration event hosted by the SE Care Coalition.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended a Blue Planet Forum: “Planning for Climate Change in the Chesapeake Bay”.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended Emerging Talks: Wait Wait..Don’t Tell Me! There’s Sea Level Rise? by WHRO Public Media.

March 2017:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended a townhall and roundtable discussion with gubernatorial primary candidate, Tom Perriello.

Moms Clean Air Force attended a screening of TIDEWATER at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, DC.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended “Coffee with a Congressman” with Congressman McEachin.

February 2017:

Moms Clean Air Force attended Governor’s EO57 Hearing and Press Conference.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended the Environmental Justice Empowerment Forum in Newport News with Southeast CARE Coalition and Rev. Leo Woodbury.

Moms Clean Air Force attended a Hampton Roads Sea Level Rise/Flooding Adaptation Forum sponsored by ODU/VIMS.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia hosted Mama Summit 2017 – Honoring President’s Day with a Day of Civic Duty at the Virginia General Assembly Building.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia testified at an Atlantic Coast Pipeline Public Hearing.

Virginia Moms Clean Air Force members attended an EPW Committee meeting focused on the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head EPA.

Virginia SuperMom attended a group meeting with Senators Warner and Kaine in Washington, DC.

January 2017:

Moms Clean Air Force joined League of Conservation Voters for the Public Health Festival at the Unitarian Church of Norfolk.

Moms Clean Air Force traveled to DC to speak with Senators Kaine and Warner about the nomination of Scott Pruitt to EPA.

Moms Clean Air Force tabled at Virginia Conservation Network’s Lobby Day–a statewide lobbying effort to support key environmental legislation in the Virginia General Assembly.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia marched in the Norfolk Women’s March, part of a network of marches held across the country.

December 2016:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended an EJ Collaborative Meeting in Richmond.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended the Virginia Coastal Policy Centers in Partnership with William & Mary University Annual Training Event in Williamsburg.

Moms Clean Air Force attended General Assembly Preview, advocacy training from VA Conservation Network.

November 2016:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia participated in a George Mason University Webinar: Climate Change and Politics: What’s Next For Virginia?

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended co-hosted an event with Sierra Club and Mothers Outfront to excite and plan with our members, and possible future members.

October 2016:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia and partners hosted a telephone press conference to discuss the proposed destruction of an historic African-American Freedmen community that is one of the founding agricultural communities of colonial America, in order to make way for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP).

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended Rock the Frack Out: Concert for Action on Climate Change.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended the Hampton Roads Solar Tour.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended Sierra Club Happy Hour at Kelly’s Tavern Strawbridge.

September 2016:

Moms Clean Air Force attended the Suffolk Candidates Forum.

Moms Clean Air Force attended the Virginia Beach City Council Candidate Forum at TCC Virginia Beach.

Moms Clean Air Force attended the premiere of  “Facing the Surge” and accompanying panel discussion.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia participated in the Social Justice University Gathering at Shiloh Baptist Church in Norfolk.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia hosted a Play-In at Mt. Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach focused on voting for action on climate change.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended and tabled at the Virginia Conservation Network Environmental Assembly.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia tabled at the Eighth Annual Go Green Expo, held at the Brittingham Midtown Community Center on Jefferson Avenue in Newport News.

August 2016: 

Moms Clean Air Force tabled at LOCKN’ 2016 in Arrington.

Field organizer, Alden Cleanthes testified at the Chesapeake Bay Defenders Public Comment Hearing regarding the Forage Fish Amendment.

Field organizer, Alden Cleanthes Spoke at a Virginia Beach Green Drinks event about get out the vote efforts.

Moms Clean Air Force tabled at the Steppin’ Out Music and Arts Festival in Blacksburg.

July 2016:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia tabled at FloydFest, a music and arts festival held annually near Floyd, Virginia.

Field orgnaizer, Alden Cleanthes spoke at a press event focused on Toxic Air Emissions in Virgina: Top 25 most dangerous zip code.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended the Hampton Roads Sea-Level Rise and Adaptation Forum.

On Wednesday, July 13 Moms Clean Air Force hosted the third annual Play-In for Climate Action at Upper Senate Park in Washington, DC.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia hosted a Read-In at the Chinn Park Regional Library, in Woodbridge.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia hosted Playtime at the Park: A Food Drive Closing Ceremony at Bayville Park in Virginia Beach. The ceremony included a welcome and thank you speech, food collection and display of our efforts, parachute playtime, and networking.

June 2016:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia hosted a “School’s Out Food Drive” contributing to the over 4,542 pounds of food collected by Moms Clean Air Force chapters nationwide.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended Virginia Conservation Network’s Local Climate Impacts Panel Discussion.

Moms Clean Air Force attended Governor McAuliffe’s signing of executive order 57, a directive to address carbon emissions in our state.

Moms Clean Air Force attended the Virginia Energy Policy Forum in Hampton Roads.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia tabled at the CMA Environmental Fair.

Moms Clean Air Force participated in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 28th Annual Clean the Bay Day.

May 2016:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended the Building University-Community Partnerships for Resilience conference at ODU Peninsula Higher Education Center in Hampton.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended Congressman Scott Rigell’s State of the Bay event.

Moms Clean Air Force participated in the 6th annual Hands Across the Sand to protest drilling off our coast and seismic test and to support clean energy, like offshore wind.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended an Asthma and Air Quality Workshop in Newport News with the SE CARE Coalition.

Moms Clean Air Force and Virginia League of Conservation Voters hosted an environmental community happy hour event at Croc’s Eco-Bistro in Virginia Beach. Terra Pascarosa, Manager of Field Operations for Moms Clean Air Force, and Becca Summers, Advocacy Coordinator for VALCV, presented on upcoming projects and opportunities to become involved in their organizations.

Moms Clean Air Force tabled at Moms Organic Market in Merrifield, Virginia to help spread our mission of clean air and kids’ health to local moms and dads.

Sarah Brickhead of the Virginia Department of Health conducted a Read-In at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended a screening and post-film discussion of “Catching the Sun” at Naro Cinema.

Sarah Brickhead of the Virginia Department of Health conducted a Read-In at the Children’s Museum of Richmond-Short Pump.

Moms Clean Air Force attended a screening of “Shore Stories” at Old Dominion University Theatre in Norfolk. Shore Stories is a new collection of short films highlighting the impacts of offshore drilling on coastal ecosystems and communities.

Moms Clean Air Force hosted an environmental community happy hour event at Postbellum in Richmond with Virginia League of Conservation Voters. Terra Pascarosa, Manager of Field Operations for Moms Clean Air Force and Becca Summers, Advocacy Coordinator for VALCV presented on upcoming projects and opportunities to become involved in their organizations.

April 2016:

Virginia Moms Clean Air Force Partner, Southeast CARE Coalition hosted a Read-In at the C. Waldo Scott Center for H.O.P.E in Newport News.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia hosted a Read-In at Halstead Dulles in Herndon.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia partner, Trinity Family Life Center Child Development Center Director, Benita Harvey, conducted a Read-In in Richmond, VA.

A Read-In took place at Brookfield Elementary in Chantilly, VA.

Julie Hayden, a Gifted Resources Teacher, conducted a Read-In at Bettie F. Williams Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA.

Moms Clean Air Force hosted a Read-In at Children’s Garden Preschool in Richmond, VA.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia partner, Trinity Family Life Center Child Development Center Director, Benita Harvey, conducted a Read-In in Richmond, VA.

Moms Clean Air Force hosted a Read-In for 1st grade classes at HILTON elementary school in Newport News.

Moms Clean Air Force hosted a Read-In at Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center in Herndon.

Moms Clean Air Force tabled at Moms Organic Market in Merrifield, Virginia to help promote and spread our mission of clean air and kids’ health to local moms and dads.

Virginia Super Mom, Alden Cleanthes spoke at The Midlothian Junior Women’s Club (MJWC) meeting. The MJWC is a non-profit group which seeks to assist other non-profits in the Greater Richmond area. The meeting is held at Winfree Baptist Church located at 13617 Midlothian Turnpike.

March 2016:

Virginia Super Mom and owner of Be A Little Lotus Yoga, Barbara Schlegel, conducted traveling yoga Read-Ins in Hampton Roads, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach.

Moms Clean Air Force attended the Hampton Roads Watershed Forum at Slover Library in Norfolk.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended a community meeting on equitable development in the southeast region of Virginia. Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center 2410 Wickham Ave Newport News, VA 23607.

Moms Clean Air Force hosted a Read-In at Broad Bay Manor Children’s Learning Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Terra Pascarosa spoke at a Environment Virginia press conference at First Landing State Park. At the event, Environment Virginia released an updated interactive map that shows how extreme weather events linked to climate change are impacting Virginians. Extreme weather events like floods, wildfires,
droughts, and snow storms are becoming more frequent due to climate change. The map is highlighting people’s personal stories about how they have experienced extreme storms.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia presented at a Green Drinks Chesapeake meeting held at Y-Not Pizza Chesapeake. Green Drinks Chesapeake is a group of environmentally minded people who enjoy networking with like-minded people and learning about environmental matters in our community.

February 2016:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended a luncheon to address environmental injustices in Virginia, with a focus on Hampton Roads.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia hosted their second annual Mama Summit in Richmond. Through May, hundreds of moms, dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles and kids from across the country will travel to their state capitols to show broad and united support for children’s health. Together in a bipartisan, or MOMpartisan, setting we will demand action to protect the air our children breathe and call for action on climate disruption.

January 2016: 

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended the Winter Wildlife Festival at Princess Anne Recreation Center.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia attended the Ocean Frontiers II Film Screening and Panel Discussion | Old Dominion University Theatre, 4608 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23529.

Discussion included learning about the draft Mid-Atlantic Regional Ocean Plan – being released for public review this spring – and how we can help sustain the ocean environment, marine livelihoods and coastal cultures in our increasingly busy Virginia waters.

December 2015:

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia tabled at Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism’s 12th Hollydazzle, located in City Center at Oyster Point.

Moms Clean Air Force Virginia and Washington, DC members gathered at EPA headquarters to deliver thousands of comment cards to EPA thanking them for proposing standards to limit methane emissions from new oil and gas operations. (Our comments also urge them to quickly propose standards pegged to existing operations).


November 13-15: Moms Clean Air Force will table daily (9am-6pm) during the Grand Opening of MOM’s Organic Market store at 1901 N. Veitch Street, Arlington, VA. Stop by the Moms table, and join us for local tastings, environmental activities, music, henna art and more. The market is generously donating 5% of all weekend sales to Moms Clean Air Force.


February 2015: Mama Summit 2015 | Moms Clean Air Force Virginia members traveled to the state capitol in Richmond to call on elected officials to take action on climate change. The Virginia Mama Summit included over 60 attendees with more than 30 legislative meetings and drop-offs of literature in lawmakers’ offices. All carbon emissions associated with transportation for the Summit were offset by MOM’s Organic Market, via TerraPass.


June 5, 2014: Kids in a Changing Climate: What Parents Need to Know held at the Trinity Family Life Center in Richmond. With over 150 people in attendance, we were graciously welcomed by Dr. A. Lincoln James, Jr., Senior Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church. The panel included Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, US Environmental Protection Agency; Moms Clean Air Force Director and co-founder Dominique Browning; Dept. of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Madden, Samantha Adhoot, MD; Laura Anderko, RN, PhD; and NAACP’s Climate Justice Initiative Director Jacqueline Patterson. This panel of  health and clean air experts examined the current problem of climate pollution and available solutions to protect future generations of Virginian families and children.

Governor

Ralph Northam

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US Senate

Tim Kaine

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Mark Warner

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  • 919 E. Main Street
    Suite 630
    Richmond, VA 23219
  • Email: Contact form
  • Phone: (804) 775-2314
  • Twitter: @MarkWarner

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US House of Representatives

Rob Wittman (District 1)

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  • 2777 Jefferson Davis Highway
    Ste. 105
    Stafford, Virginia 22554
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  • Phone: (540) 659-2734
  • Twitter: @RobWittman

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Scott Taylor (District 2)

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Bobby Scott (District 3)

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Donald McEachin (District 4)

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Thomas Garrett (District 5)

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Bob Goodlatte (District 6)

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Dave Brat (District 7)

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Don Beyer (District 8)

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Morgan Griffith (District 9)

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Barbara Comstock (District 10)

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Gerry Connolly (District 11)

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