WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hundreds of moms and their children from all corners of the United States will gather on Capitol Hill Thursday to hold a “Play-In” rally and press conference.
The press conference will focus on the need to address climate change and air pollution, and also will demand climate solutions such as renewable energy and limits on greenhouse gas emissions. Following the protest event, Moms and their children will meet with their respective members of congress.
Now in its 4th year, the Play-In for Climate Action takes on a special urgency in 2017 against the backdrop of the Trump Administration’s pullout from Paris Climate Agreement and recent moves to roll back key protections at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
According to a new survey, the majority of U.S. moms and grandmothers–regardless of background—are concerned about climate and air pollution. See the full survey results HERE.
Organized by Moms Clean Air Force, the “family friendly” demonstration takes place Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Upper Senate Park, 200 New Jersey Avenue NW on Capitol Hill. A news event will be held from 10:15 to 11 a.m. at the same location.
Moms from Montana, two members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, Republican House members of the Climate Solutions Caucus and other speakers will focus on the air pollution that causes dangerous climate change.
Hundreds of mothers and their children from across the U.S. are expected to participate in the “Play-In” protest event.
Source: Moms Clean Air Force press release