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  • Mothers Out Front Receives 2019 UN Global Climate Action Award - Press Release

    Anne Roach, Mothers Out Front: [email protected]


    (Boston, Massachusetts: September 26, 2019) - Mothers Out Front proudly announces today that it is the recipient of the 2019 United Nations Global Climate Action Award: Women for Results. These awards help to shine a light on some of the most practical examples of what people across the globe are doing to combat climate change. Mothers Out Front was the only recipient in the United States. 

    “We are profoundly grateful to receive this recognition from the United Nations,” said Kelsey Wirth, Mothers Out Front co-founder and chair. “Each day our mothers wake up determined to protect their children from the growing threat of the climate crisis. We know that we have until 2030 to cut carbon emissions by half. We will only accomplish this if decision-makers begin to take bold action on climate. This is a question of justice — for our children, and for those communities currently suffering the impacts of climate injustices.” 

    The announcement of the award winners comes shortly after the UN Climate Summit in New York,  convened by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and in parallel with Climate Week NYC.

    “The recipients of the UN Global Climate Action Awards are leaders from communities, governments, businesses, and organizations, and they are from all corners of the globe and all levels of society,” said Niclas Svenningsen, Manager of the UN Climate Change Global Climate Action Programme. “It is crucial we celebrate all actors who are leading the way. Their award-winning initiatives send a strong political signal to all nations — and through their leadership and creativity, we see essential change.”

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  • Press Release: Mothers Out Front Joins the Global Climate Strike



    National movement of mothers stand with youth to call for real action to address the climate crisis


    BOSTON- September 13, 2019 - Mothers Out Front announces its support of the youth strikes during the Global Week of Action. Mothers will be joining rallies across the country to stand with youth in their call to address the climate crisis. 

    “As mothers, we feel the urgent need to lead the way forward to a clean energy economy and a livable climate,” said Ellen van Bever, Mothers Out Front National Leadership Team member of Cambridge, Massachusetts. “We have until 2030 to cut carbon emissions by half. The denial and inaction of prior generations have led to the mess we are in.  To the youth around the world who are planning to strike this September 20th—you are not alone. We assure you that mothers will join the global climate strike and lead the way for other adults to join.” 

    Mothers Out Front has been convening parents around the country in an alliance in advance of the September 20-27th strikes. We provided training, resources and a space for planning, organizing and connecting to events around the US.

    Mothers Out Front members will be at youth strikes all across the country. 

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  • Media Advisory for September 10, 2019 

    Contact: Josh Glasstetter at 202-905-2921 or [email protected]


    Telebriefing, New Report on Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Hampton Roads

    Author of new report joins community members to evaluate case for Southside Connector


    NORFOLK, VA. — On Tuesday, September 10, at 11 a.m., the author of a new report on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline extension to Hampton Roads will participate in a telebriefing with local community members and leaders. Liz Stanton, founder and director of the Applied Economics Clinic, will be joined by Norfolk City Councilwoman Angelia Williams Graves and impacted community members, including a Berkley, Va. resident who lives on the proposed pipeline route.

    The Applied Economics Clinic report set out to answer the question of whether Hampton Roads’ electric or gas supply is at risk without increased supply from a new gas pipeline. The report concludes that Virginia Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Dominion Energy, has ample gas pipeline capacity and has previously overstated future peak demand.

    Local community members and leaders will provide their perspective on the report and the potential impact of the proposed pipeline extension.


    WHAT: Telebriefing on Atlantic Coast Pipeline extension to Hampton Roads


    • Liz Stanton, founder and director of the Applied Economics Clinic, will unveil her new report, highlighting the key findings and methodology.
    • Susan Scerbo, a Chesapeake resident who has raised concerns about the pipeline, will provide her perspective on the report. 
    • Angela Howard, a Berkley, Va. resident, will speak to the potential impact of the pipeline extension on her life. She lives on the proposed route. 
    • Councilwoman Angelia Williams Graves (Ward 7) of the Norfolk City Council will speak about her concerns about the pipeline project.
    • Kim Sudderth, a Norfolk resident and senior organizer with Mothers Out Front, will moderate the call and Q&A.

    WHEN: Tuesday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m. EST

    WHERE: RSVP to Josh Glasstetter at [email protected] or 1-202-905-2921 for dial-in information.



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  • Mothers Out Front Fairfax Regarding Dominion Energy Plan to Replace Diesel School Buses With Electric


    Contact: Tiziana Bottino, [email protected] 


    August 29, 2019, Fairfax, VA - Mothers Out Front Fairfax was pleased to be in attendance today as a sweeping Electric School Bus initiative was announced by Dominion Energy. The plan will put 50 electric school buses on the road in our state by next year and aims to have all diesel school bus replacements in Virginia be electric by 2030. Mothers Out Front Fairfax applauds Dominion’s initiative.

    Mothers Out Front Fairfax has set a goal of transitioning Fairfax County Public Schools to all electric school buses as soon as possible, so Dominion’s announcement today is great news. This is an important, positive step toward giving our kids healthy air to breathe and a livable future in the face of climate change.

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  • Press Release: TCM Joined A.O.C., Sanders, and Blumenauer in Unveiling Climate Emergency Declaration

    JULY 9, 2019

    Contact: Malik Russell / [email protected]  


    The Climate Mobilization Joined Representatives Blumenauer, Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders in Unveiling Climate Resolution 

    WASHINGTON, D.C  (July 9, 2019) — Today, amid a week of massive flooding in the nation’s capital, The Climate Mobilization (TCM) joined the offices of Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in announcing the introduction of a nonbinding resolution seeking to declare the climate crisis an official national emergency in the United States. Once officially introduced, TCM will mobilize a national climate emergency coalition to get the declaration passed through the House and to recruit all of the 2020 presidential candidates to publicly declare a climate emergency.

    Click here to take action by contacting your representatives!


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  • NEWS: Mothers Out Front Named McNulty Prize Laureate


    The McNulty Foundation Announces Four New Laureates for 2019


    JULY 16, 2019

    The Laureates for the $100,000 leadership award are working in India, the United States, South Africa and across Central America.

    The announcement will be celebrated on July 24 at the Resnick Aspen Action Forum. Watch the Laureates share their bold visions, following an interview with international statesman & McNulty Prize juror Olara Otunnu at 6:00 MDT on July 24:


    Contact: Nina Sawhney
    McNulty Foundation
    [email protected]

    Philip Javellana
    The Aspen Institute
    [email protected]


    Aspen, CO, July 16, 2019––The Aspen Institute and Anne Welsh McNulty announced the 12th annual John P. McNulty Prize Laureates, five extraordinary individuals who have leveraged their expertise, experience and networks to build and lead transformative social impact ventures.

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  • NY - PRESS RELEASE: Energy Efficiency advocates issue midterm report card


    May 22, 2019


    Rochester: Neely Kelley, [email protected] 585 451 9875

    Buffalo: Clarke Gocker: [email protected], (716) 884-0356 ext. 230


    Community Groups and Renewable Energy Advocates from Across New York State Issue “Midterm Report Card” for Energy Efficiency at Forum in Rochester

    Regulatory Agencies Get a “D” for Failing to Secure Equitable Energy Efficiency Policy

    Rochester, NY - Today in Rochester, community groups and renewable energy advocates gathered and held a press conference at the Low Income Forum on Energy, hosted by the Public Service Commission (PSC) and NYSERDA (the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority). The advocates came bearing a “Midterm Report Card on Energy Efficiency,” calling attention to the agencies’ failure to create a process that guarantees real accountability and benefits for low income New Yorkers - the full report card can be found HERE. Today's press conference in Rochester is just the first event in a statewide series; communities and advocates all over New York are calling on NYSERDA and the PSC to make the promises and potential of Governor Cuomo's efficiency policies a reality for low income communities and communities of color across the state.

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    BOSTON- Mothers Out Front announced the receipt this week of a $1M gift from the Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation to support general operations and program expansion. This transformational gift will have significant, lasting effects on the organization, enabling it to make key foundational investments in staff, leadership capacity, systems and infrastructure.  

    “My wife Lulie and I and our family are extremely impressed with what Mothers Out Front is accomplishing,” said Gordon Gund. “We are pleased to make this additional gift to help Mothers Out Front develop an organization that can leverage its unique creativity, entrepreneurship, and energy to an even greater extent.” 

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