Clean Air Moms Action is fighting for a safer climate, cleaner air and
protection from hazardous chemicals we encounter in our daily lives.
Parents are a powerful constituency that can influence candidates and
sitting elected officials to fight to protect our children’s health.
As moms, we care deeply about protecting the health of our children and grandchildren. In order to do this we believe we must also fight to protect the air we breathe and the many treasured places across our country vulnerable to climate disruption.
Our changing climate is making smog worse and causing plants to produce more pollen pollution, which increases respiratory health threats, particularly for people with allergies and asthma. Those most impacted by climate change are and will be our low-income communities and communities of color.
We will be asking candidates to address health and climate change issues.
Breathing healthy air is essential to life. For the sake of our children’s health we must ensure that our energy future is renewable, clean, and healthy. Air pollution from fossil fuels leads to bad air quality in many communities, resulting in unhealthy levels of ozone, or smog, especially in warmer months. Breathing ozone is like getting a sunburn on your lungs and is particularly damaging to little lungs. Increases in smog can trigger asthma attacks and exacerbate other chronic health problems. Research is finding strong associations between exposure to particulate matter pollution and heart disease, central nervous system and cognitive effects, birth defects and poor birth outcomes, a variety of cancers, as well as diabetes and obesity. We are morally obligated to protect children, older adults, low-income communities and others who are more vulnerable due to because of asthma or other chronic disease, or who are poor.
Climate disruption is already impacting the United States and is expected to bring more extreme weather events like heat waves, major droughts, hurricanes, and significant floods across the globe. These disasters threaten food and water supplies, hurt the economy and cause social upheaval. Intense heat waves can exacerbate heart and lung conditions such as asthma. Minority and low-income communities suffer greater rates of health problems like asthma, cancer, and premature birth. They are also more vulnerable to extreme weather events like flooding and extreme heat.
We are fighting for strong safeguards against dangerous chemicals found in our daily lives. Thousands of toxic chemicals found in everyday products are linked to potential reproductive and developmental toxicity, endocrine disruption, birth defects, cancer, asthma, headaches, and skin irritants. We are also working to illuminate the threat that child populations face from big polluters, especially children of color from low income households. Strong limits are needed on toxic heavy metals from coal-fired power plants, including lead, mercury, and arsenic. We need elected officials who will work to ensure that we get and implement reform that truly leads to an era in which mothers everywhere can trust the safety of the products we are buying and the quality of the air our children breathe.
Help make the voice of moms and our children heard!
There are several ways you can make a difference:
We need passionate volunteers to help get their communities out to vote. One person can make a difference by helping register people to vote, educating your community on the issues, and showing up at candidate events.
We need leaders that care about our children, who are committed to moving clean energy forward to reduce harmful pollution and toxic chemicals from contaminating the air we breathe. Vote to let leaders know that you support proposals to cut climate pollution. Together, we can protect our children’s right to clean air. Don’t let your child’s health be voted away.
Become a member of Clean Air Moms Action! You can help elect officials who care about protecting little lungs from air pollution and want to deal with climate disruption. The same air pollution that is making our children sick is contributing to rising temperatures, extreme weather, disruptions to the food supply, increases in ground level ozone and particle pollution. It does not have to be this way.
We need YOU to challenge other moms to share why they’ll promise to vote.
Get inspired! Read why women were the story of the 2018 Midterms.
Create a movement, print out our sign, and post a selfie to share why you’re inspired to vote for clean energy and our children’s health.
WHO WE ARE
Clean Air Moms Action is the political action partner of Moms Clean Air Force. As moms, we are building strong, bipartisan support to protect our children from the health impacts of air pollution – including the urgent crisis of our changing climate. By cultivating unlikely political support and mobilizing an army of concerned parents, we work toward keeping toxic chemicals out of our homes and bodies and delivering climate change solutions big and small.
The right to vote is one of the most important rights Americans citizens over the age of 18 have. You cannot be denied the right to vote based on race, religion, sex, disability, or sexual orientation. However, in order to vote you must first register in your state (except citizens of North Dakota) by completing a voter registration form.