From "nap-time activists" and mommy bloggers to a "stroller march" on Washington, Moms Clean Air Force is using creative and highly effective ways to advance their cause to get dangerous pollutants out of the air.
In this "How Do We Fix It?" episode we speak about solutions with the group's National Field Director, Gretchen Dahlkemper, a Pennsylvania mom who became an activist - fired up about the threat to her children's health. Her daughter has asthma. So for her this campaign is personal.
"I think the more that we connect the average citizen with their elected officials, the better off our entire system is going to be," says Gretchen. "We have forgotten that we can pick up the phone and call our elected officials."
Moms Clean Force fights back against climate change, fossil fuel, methane leaks and other healh problems. But this movement of mothers is about more than the environment and childrens' health. It's also a way of revitalizing our democracy.
"That to me is one of the key solutions to eliminating this huge partisan divide that we're seeing in the country right now," says Gretchen.