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vote for clean air this election day
Thanks to Clean Air Moms Action for sponsoring this important post. All opinions are, as always, 100% mine.
This has been a terribly divisive election season but, despite our differences, there’s one thing I think we all agree on: we need to vote for the candidate who will fight for the environment. Because if we don’t address the very serious issue of climate change, there may be few elections left to change it.
As a mother, I would do anything to protect my children. The fact that they’re grown just means I have to start worrying about my future grandchildren, as well. I want them to be born into a world where leaders care about our planet and do everything they can to keep it healthy.
Hillary Clinton calls climate change “an urgent threat” and wants to uphold the Paris Agreement to reverse the effects of global warming. Donald Trump believes that climate change is a “hoax” perpetrated by the Chinese and wants to dismantle the Paris Agreement as well as the Environmental Protection Agency. The consequences of this to our planet would be devastating.
Don’t believe it? Set your DVR for tomorrow night when National Geographic‘s Before the Flood, narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, debuts.
It’s urgent, on November 8, to vote as if your child’s health depends on it. Because it does!
- CLEAN AIR. Air pollution from fossil fuels leads to bad air quality in too many communities. Increases in smog can trigger asthma attacks and exacerbate other chronic health problems. Do not let your child’s health be voted away to protect polluters’ profits. Instead, VOTE to protect little lungs from toxic air pollution.
- CLIMATE CHANGE. The same harmful pollution that is making our children sick is causing rising temperatures and extreme weather events. Our changing climate is making smog worse. It increases respiratory health threats, particularly for people with allergies and asthma. Also intense heat waves exacerbate heart and lung conditions. VOTE for candidates who support proposals to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. And vote to put our country on a clean energy path while protecting American jobs!
- TOXIC CHEMICALS. Dangerous chemicals are found in our daily lives. They often enter our homes and bodies without our realizing it. In fact, these chemicals may not even have been disclosed, identified or studied. 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. Children are among the most vulnerable to such chemicals.
Please visit the Clean Air Moms Action website and pledge to vote for our children’s health and for the future of our planet on November 8. Listen to these mothers!
I’ve always said female energy has the power to change the world, and it will be the mothers who will ultimately protect the Earth (it’s called Mother Earth for a reason) and its inhabitants.
So … Clean Air Moms? I’m with them. And Hillary Clinton? I’m with her.