2012 March 12: On March 19 Momsrising Internet Radio Discussion with Lisa Jackson Head of the EPA

2012 March 12: On March 19 Momsrising Internet Radio Discussion with Lisa Jackson Head of the EPA
Lisa Jackson, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (in other words, the top chief), wants to hear from you!
We’ll take your questions and experiences straight to the top on live Internet radio. On March 19th, with Mocha Moms and the Moms Clean Airforce, MomsRising is hosting a Internet radio discussion with history-making mom, Lisa P. Jackson, the first African-American to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We’re all going to talk about how families across this country can work together for clean air!
*Do you have a clean air question, or an experience that shows why you (and your kids) need clean air for us to share with Administrator Jackson? Do tell!


Why? Your voice is needed now. Believe it or not, there are big business lobbyists who don’t realize the importance of clean air for healthy children and families. Yes, these days, clean air is “controversial.” If moms don’t work together to show our support for clean air for our kids, then we can say goodbye to the 1970 landmark Clean Air Act, and say hello to more asthma and more bioaccumulation of mercury in our fish.
Administrator Jackson hears all too often from corporate lobbyists who are opposed to clean air standards, and now needs to hear your voice! We want your ideas and experiences to be part of our live clean air dialogue too!
If you could ask Administrator Jackson anything, or share anything about why clean air matters to you and your family, then what would that be?
*We will share all of your thoughts and questions with Administrator Lisa Jackson before the Internet radio program. Then on March 19, you can listen in to hear answers, great conversation and more!
And, here’s the lowdown on the Internet radio show so you can tune in:
INTERNET RADIO PROGRAM: Mom to Mom – The Controversy of Clean Air in the Middle of an Asthma Epidemic
Presented by MomsRising, Mocha Moms and the Moms Clean Airforce
When: March 19, 2012, 4:15-5:00 PM EST
Where: BlogTalkRadio (Details on how to tune in are below)
Speakers: Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Dr. Sumita B. Khatri, Co-Director, Asthma Center, Cleveland Clinic; Lydia Rojas, Steph’s Mom
With moderator Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director, MomsRising
You can listen on the 19th to get the inside scoop on why Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, Lisa Jackson, fights with passion in Washington, D.C. Find out why an asthma doctor became an advocate, and about how one day changed a mom’s life forever.
Clean air is important. Asthma afflicts about seven million children in the United States, or about one in 10 kids.[1] It is the reason for some 800,000 emergency room visits a year,[2] and is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children under the age of 15.[3] And the numbers are only getting worse: From 2001 to 2009, Americans with asthma grew from 20.1 million to 24.6 million, a jump of more than 12% over eight years, with children disproportionately affected.[4]
In this Internet radio program, we will look at the connection between air pollution and asthma and the “controversy” of clean air. Finally, we will talk about parenting, why the fight for clean air is absolutely personal and how we can win.
Don’t forget to share your questions and thoughts about clean air for Lisa Jackson today:
Please share this important opportunity with your friends and family by forwarding this email or sharing the link above on Facebook.
Together we are a powerful voice for families,
Gloria, Sarah, Kristin and the whole MomsRising team.

P.S. Please let us know you’ll be listening in on the radio discussion by RSVPing here so we can be sure to get you up-to-the-minute info: http://action.momsrising.org/go/1663?akid=3184.94383.Nug5N3&t=9/
P.P.S. You can tune in to our BlogTalkRadio on March 19th at 4:15 pm EST at http://action.momsrising.org/go/1664?akid=3184.94383.Nug5N3&t=11

[1] Akinbami, Lara J., et al, “Asthma Prevalence, Health Care Use, and Mortality: United States, 2005–2009,” National Health Statistics Report, No. 32, 12 January 2011, PP. 3.
[2] Ibid.
[3] http://action.momsrising.org/go/1665?akid=3184.94383.Nug5N3&t=13
[4] “Asthma in the US Growing Every Year.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 4 May 2011. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 30 May 2011.

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