As moms, we care deeply about protecting the health of our children and grandchildren. We work to ensure elected leaders put the health of our children and communities first by proposing strong climate and clean air solutions that deliver protections to all of us, especially our frontline families who are disproportionately burdened by pollution and climate-fueled disasters.
Climate Crisis and Environmental Justice
We are facing a global climate crisis with huge impacts for the future our children will inherit. We have an urgent responsibility to act now and our elected officials and candidates running for office have a responsibility to lead. We need to move our nation to 100% clean energy by 2050, and that will require moving to 100% electric power by 2035, all new zero polluting cars by 2035 and all new zero polluting cars and buses by 2040.
We have a huge opportunity to not just rebuild our economy in the wake of the COVID crisis, but to build back better in a way that is cleaner, healthier and more just. Clean Air Moms Action advocates for policies that eliminate climate pollution, promote environmental justice, including making sure communities of color and low-income communities who have borne the brunt of our nation’s air pollution are first in line to benefit as our country shifts to clean energy, and that provide an equitable economic transition for families and communities.
Clean Air and Safer Chemicals
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 safe. Air pollution from burning fossil fuels leads to bad air quality in many communities, resulting in unhealthy levels of smog which can trigger asthma attacks and exacerbate other chronic health problems.
We are fighting to both restore long-standing public health protections that the Trump administration weakened and to enact new strong standards to protect children and families. This includes pollution standards for mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants and k standards that require car manufacturers to make fuel efficient vehicles.. Lastly, we are working to strengthen efforts to reduce or eliminate toxic chemicals in consumer products that put our children directly at risk for toxic exposure.
Tell your Reps: Moms are watching
Parents are powerful. When we speak up, our leaders listen. Tell Congress that you give a damn about clean air, clean water, clean energy and a safe climate.