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Throughout the regions I work in, faith leaders are concerned about the high rates of asthma in their congregations, among the young and elderly especially. I came to Washington, D.C. to advocate for clean air and good health, our moral rights.

Clean Air Ambassador | Columbia, South Carolina

Michael McClain

I work with the AA Faith community in the southeast, and it is this community that bears the larger share of the undue burden of "dirty air and poor health" that is connected to the air quality in our cities, states and nation.

I speak with faith leaders and hear their concerns about the high rate of asthma and other respiratory symptoms among their youth and, now, their elderly members. It just makes sense that we all need and should have clear and safe air to breath. After all, it is a moral right.

It just makes sense that we all need and should have clear and safe air to breath. After all, it is a moral right.

50 States United For Healthy Air

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.