This week I had the opportunity to listen to the Hip Hop Caucus podcast, Think 100%. The hosts of Think 100% are climate champions, Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. and Mustafa Santiago Ali. The guests were our very own, Molly Rauch and Heather McTeer Toney. They discussed next week’s Moms & Mayors events taking place in cities across the country, at which moms will connect with their mayors to encourage local action on climate change.
Rev. Yearwood is the President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus. He’s a minister, a national and community activist and one of the most influential people in Hip Hop political life. He works tirelessly to encourage the young people to utilize their political and social voice. In an interview with Rev. Yearwood in 2016, he told us, his two teenage boys were his “biggest inspiration for making the world a better place.”
Mustafa Santiago Ali joined Hip Hop Caucus after working 24 years at the EPA where he most recently served as Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization to Administrator Gina McCarthy and Administrator Lisa Jackson. Before resigning from EPA, he implored newly appointed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to seize the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring people together, to ensure that all communities have safe places to live, learn, work, play and pray and to ensure that our most vulnerable communities, who have been struggling for clean air to breathe and clean water to drink becomes a reality for them and their children.”
Featuring two of our Mom leaders on the “Coolest Show on Climate Change,” I promise this is an inspiring treat you won’t want to miss. Listen to it right here! (Molly and Heather come on at 34:00.)