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Support for Federal Action on Climate Change to be Major Theme of Unique Event; “Family Friendly Protest” to Feature News Event and Concert by Members of “Guster”.

WASHINGTON, D.C.//NEWS ADVISORY///Hundreds of moms and their children will gather on Capitol Hill Wednesday (July 13, 2016) to hold a unique “Play-In” protest event. The moms and their kids will focus on the need to address climate change and air pollution, and also will demand climate solutions like renewable energy and federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions.

Organized by Moms Clean Air Force, the “family friendly” protest event takes place Wednesday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Upper Senate Park, 200 New Jersey Avenue NW on Capitol Hill. The news event will be held from 10:30-11 a.m. at the same location. Moms, members of the band “Guster” and other speakers will focus on the air pollution that causes dangerous climate change. Families from across the country will showcase exactly what’s at stake as temperatures and sea levels rise: Our children’s health and future.

Available online at, the schedule for the Play-In protest event is as follows:

  •  Members of the rock band Guster;

  •  Casey Camp-Horinek, actor, member of the Ponco nation, native rights activist and member

of the Indigenous Environmental Network;

  •  Heidi Cullen, chief scientist, Climate Central;

  •  Dominique Browning, co-founder and senior director, Moms Clean Air Force;

  •  Vanessa Hauc, Emmy-award-winning correspondent, Noticiero Telemundo;

  •  Dr. Erica L. Holloman, founder and CEO of Ayika Solutions, Inc., and coalition coordinator

for the Southeast CARE Coalition.

Hundreds of mothers and their children from across the U.S. are expected to participate in the “Play-In” protest event.

  • Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI.), Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works;

  • Additional members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives (invited);

Play-In for Climate Action partners are: Allergy & Asthma Network, Alliance for Climate Education, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, Children's Environmental Health Network, Citizens' Climate Lobby - DC chapter, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Climate Mama, Climate Parents, Cool Mom, Dear Tomorrow, Defend Our Future, Elders Climate Action, Evangelical Environmental Network, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, Green America, Green for All, Maryland Environmental Health Network, Moral Action on Climate, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Solar Schools Consortium, No Planeta B, Our Kids Climate, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Reverb, Sachamama, Southeast CARE Coalition, Trinity Family Life Center, and Utah Moms for Clean Air.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alex Frank, (703) 276-3264 or

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