Hundreds Gather to Send Message to Congress About Climate Change

 

On July 13, 2017, Moms Clean Air Force hosted their fourth annual Play-In for Climate Action near the Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA) was there to show support.

Instead of a sit-in, Moms Clean Air Force held a play-in, a family-friendly event. Moms and their children played at Upper Senate Park to send a message that we need to be serious about fighting climate change.

Climate change makes asthma and allergies worse. So AAFA was there to offer both support and education. Our booth had a coloring station so kids could fill in activity sheets while learning about asthma and allergies.

The event also had activities, games and musical performances. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) spoke. Also taking the stage were actress Megan Boone, actress from TV’s The Blacklist; Vanessa Hauc, Emmy-award-winning correspondent for Noticiero Telemundo; and more. More than 300 people attended the event.

Climate change affects everyone. More ozone is increasing asthma rates. Ozone is directly related to asthma attacks. And warmer temperatures are creating longer pollen seasons.

On July 18, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Ozone Standards Implementation Act (H.R. 806). The Senate will now vote on the bill. This bill would weaken the Clean Air Act and delay updated ozone standards. The health of millions of Americans is at stake.

Tell the Senate how important it is to take action against climate change. Use our tool below to email this letter to your senator. You can also use our tool to connect with your senator on Twitter, Facebook or by phone. Just follow the steps:



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