Speak Out for Climate Action and Justice in Every Breath
Right now, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Moms are not meeting in person with our lawmakers.
We can’t, because we care most about keeping our loved ones safe. We will continue to follow health-protective guidelines for social distancing, mask-wearing, and hand washing—all across the country. This isn’t the time to relax our fight against the pandemic that has taken hundreds of thousands of American lives.
But that doesn’t mean that we are on pause. Moms know that we have to continue to fight to protect our children’s health and their future from climate change and air pollution. That’s why we’ve moved our conversations with lawmakers online. Moms across the country are joining us to Speak Out for Climate Action—and we’ll be staying in and speaking up as long as the pandemic places limits on in-person activities.
WHAT WE’RE FIGHTING FOR
Moms want our elected leaders to take action for climate safety. We’re more serious than ever, because we see what happens when we ignore science and health experts, ignore data, ignore nature’s signals of distress, and ignore the pain and suffering of people already being harmed by wildfires, blistering heat, and supercharged tropical storms and hurricanes.
We’ve never been more aware of the vital importance of clean air. COVID-19 preys on those with underlying health conditions such as COPD, heart disease, and asthma—some of the very conditions made worse by air pollution. For those living in communities that bear the brunt of oil and gas operations, chemical operations, and highway traffic, the burden of the pandemic serves to highlight these grim inequities. The injustice packs a triple whammy: dirty and dangerous air every single day, vulnerability to devastating disease, and extreme vulnerability to the ravages of climate change.
Justice in Every Breath
Moms are calling for Justice in Every Breath. We must act now. Nothing—not a pandemic, nor a politician stuck in climate denial—will stop our motherlove. Join us.
Speak Out at a Virtual Event
Raise your voice virtually to connect with your lawmakers and community leaders to share your stories and demand climate action.
Check out the schedule below to find an event in your state, and if one has already taken place, click to view the replay.
Stay tuned: we’re adding new events daily!
REP. DEB HAALAND (NM-01)
Join New Mexico field organizer Celerah Hewes for this virtual conversation with Rep. Deb Haaland about air pollution, climate action, and more.
LIESL EICHLER CLARK, DIRECTOR OF MICHIGAN’S DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, GREAT LAKES, AND ENERGY
Join Michigan field organizer Elizabeth Hauptman for this virtual conversation with Liesl Eichler Clark about air pollution, climate action, and more.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE SENATOR KATIE MUTH
Pennsylvania moms Vanessa Lynch and Mollie Michel will join Pennsylvania State Senator Katie Muth at a roundtable to discuss clean air, climate, and children’s health.
SENATOR TOM UDALL (NM)
New Mexico field organizer Celerah Hewes and some of our littlest activists will join Senator Udall at a roundtable to discuss clean air, climate, and children’s health.
STAY IN AND SPEAK OUT CONCERT WITH MISTER G
Join us for a special live concert with Mister G to celebrate our hard work advocating for clean air, equity, and Justice in Every Breath. The event will be hosted by Moms Clean Air Force Project Manager Mollie Michel and her daughter Caia from their home in Philadelphia and will feature reflections on our summertime conversations with lawmakers. Watch the concert live on Facebook at 2 p.m. ET.
CONGRESSMAN JAMIE RASKIN (MD-08)
Members of Moms Clean Air Force and Elders Climate Action in Maryland will join Representative Raskin at a roundtable to discuss clean air, climate, and children’s health.
CONGRESSWOMAN KIM SCHRIER (WA-08)
Members of Moms Clean Air Force in Washington will join Representative Schrier at a roundtable to discuss clean air, climate, and children’s health, especially her work on the important life-saving Mercury and Air Toxics Standard.
CONGRESSWOMAN ANN KIRKPATRICK (AZ-02)
Members of Moms Clean Air Force in Arizona will join Representative Kirkpatrick at a roundtable to discuss clean air, climate, and children’s health.
PENNSYLVANIA STATE REP. SARA INNAMORATO
Members of Moms Clean Air Force and the Clean Air Council in Pennsylvania will join State Representative Innamorato at a roundtable to discuss clean air, climate, and children’s health.
VIRTUAL CAFECITO ON THE INTERSECTION OF IMMIGRATION, HEALTH, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Nevada Field Organizer Cinthia Zermeño Moore joined Representative Raul Ruiz (CA-36), a former emergency room doctor; Representative Raquel Terán of the Arizona House of Representatives; and Salvador Hernandez, Colorado State Director, Mi Familia Vota, to discuss overlapping concerns in the Latino community around immigration, health, and our environment. Emilia Pablo, host of the broadcast TV program “Desde Nevada” and a member of Ecomadres, moderated the virtual cafecito.
CONGRESSMAN STEVEN HORSFORD (NV-04)
Members of Moms Clean Air Force in Nevada will join Representative Horsford at a roundtable to discuss clean air, climate, and children’s health.
CONGRESSMAN DIANA DEGETTE (CO-01)
Members of Moms Clean Air Force in Colorado will join Representative DeGette to discuss our children’s health and future and her work on the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.
CONGRESSWOMAN RASHIDA TLAIB (MI-13)
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib joined Moms and children from Michigan’s 13th district to discuss air pollution, climate change, and how the congresswoman is working to protect our families from these threats that impact health and well-being.