The following groups are partnering to coordinate 50 States United for Healthy Air (May 13–16, 2013):
The American Nurses Association is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates.
The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.
On the Web: nursingworld.com
Earthjustice fights for the right of all to a healthy environment. As the premier nonprofit environmental law organization, we take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country.
We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters and citizens to take on the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.
On the Web: earthjustice.org
The mission of the Hip Hop Caucus is to organize young people to be active in elections, policymaking and service projects. We mobilize, educate, and engage young people, ages 14 to 40, on the social, issues that directly impact their lives and communities.
The Hip Hop Caucus works to improve the conditions of our communities by empowering young leaders and linking them to policymakers. From getting out the vote to working with the White House, Congress, State Houses, Mayors and City Councils, we push to create a better future for our country.
On the Web: hiphopcaucus.org
The Labor Council for Latin American Advancement is a national organization building political empowerment of the Latino family, supporting economic and social justice for all workers, and promoting greater cultural diversity at the workplace.
LCLAA provides a voice for Latino working families nationally. In this effort, LCLAA works in coalition with other leading Hispanic organizations to maximize support for economic and social policies that are essential to advancing the interests of Hispanics.
On the Web: lclaa.org
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. From the ballot box to the classroom, the thousands of dedicated workers, organizers, leaders and members who make up the NAACP continue to fight for social justice for all Americans.
On the Web: naacp.org
Since its founding in 1950, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA has been the leading force for ecumenical cooperation among Christians in the United States.
The NCC's member faith groups—from a wide spectrum of Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox, Evangelical, historic African American and Living Peace churches—include 45 million persons in more than 100,000 local congregations in communities across the nation.
On the Web: ncccusa.org
As climate change poses significant challenges and opportunities for low income and minority communities,
three Hispanic organizations joined forces to launch the National Latino Coalition on Climate Change: National Hispanic Environmental Council, National Puerto Rican Coalition, and Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.
The primary goals of the NLCCC are to ensure that Latinos have an integral voice in the national dialogue on climate change, help raise awareness about global warming in Latino communities and to build the capacity needed to support grassroots advocacy efforts through research, policy, and educational outreach.
On the Web: latinocoalitiononclimatechange.org
Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival. PSR is the largest physician-led organization in the United States working to prevent nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment.
PSR's 50,000 health professionals, 31 PSR chapters, and 41 student PSR chapters at medical and public health schools, along with national and chapter staff, form a unique nationwide network committed to a safer and healthy world.
On the Web: psr.org
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.