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The Event: 50 States United
For three days in May 2013, a fierce army of more than one hundred Clean Air Ambassadors invaded the nation's capital to ask our elected officials for something very simple: Restore our right to breathe clean air.
Experience 50 States United through a Video Feature, the Earthjustice Magazine Cover Story,
a Storify of social media shared during the event, and unEARTHED blog posts:
Video Feature
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117 Clean Air Ambassadors. 50 States.
4 Issues. 1 Cause: Clean Up Our Air.
Magazine Cover Story
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Citizens came from every state in the Union—
and from many of its most polluted places.
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Clean Air Ambassadors and their supporters reported on the days' events through posts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Blog Posts
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By Raviya Ismail
Advocates From 50 States Call for Health Standards
By Trip Van Noppen
Citizen Army Lobbies Congress for Clean Air
By Chrissy Peppino
Eliminating a 4-Letter Word: Smog
By Debra Mayfield
50 States United, Redux


Clean air should be a fundamental right. Air pollution causes asthma attacks, lung disease, and even death. But our bodies don't have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries.

The technology to dramatically reduce harmful air pollution is available today, and major polluters should be required to use it.

Clean Air Ambassadors from every state are sending a powerful message: Everyone has a right to breathe clean, healthy air.

It’s time Congress and the EPA used their ears to help our lungs.