September 20 is Healthy Air Call‐In Day

Please join with thousands of others from across the U.S. who care about cleaning up mercury and other toxic air pollution from power plants. Call your Representative and two Senators in Washington on Tuesday, and ask them to oppose legislation that would block the Clean Air Act and new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards that reduce toxic air pollution and smog- and soot-forming pollution that blows across state lines.

To maximize the impact of these calls to Congress, please make your calls Tuesday, September 20 starting at 9:00 am EDT tomorrow

How to call your representatives in Washington
Find the names and phone numbers of your elected officials in Washington by visiting http://action.lungusa.org/findyourmembers and typing in your zip code.

Talking points for making your calls
Today please call your 3 representatives in Congress (1 House Member and 2 Senators) and ask them to support the Clean Air Act and specifically rules to cleanup air pollution from power plants to protect the health of your family and neighbors.

Each call will only take a minute but will make a difference.

  • My name is [INSERT NAME] and I’m calling from [INSERT NAME OF TOWN].
  • FOR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: I’m calling to urge [Representative [NAME]] to support clean air and vote NO on HR 2401 the TRAIN Act that will block the cleanup of mercury and other toxic air pollutants from power plants and will impede the rules to cleanup soot- and smog-forming pollution that blows across state lines.
  • FOR SENATE:  I’m calling to urge [Senator {NAME]] to support the Clean Air Act and oppose any legislation that will block the cleanup of mercury and other toxic air pollutants from power plants and will impede the rules to cleanup soot- and smog-forming pollution that blows across state lines 
  • FOR BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE: The power plant cleanup standards will prevent more than 25,000 premature deaths, more than 120,000 asthma attacks and 11,000 heart attacks each year.
  • Congress required the cleanup of toxic mercury in the 1990 Clean Air Act.  Twenty-one years is too long to wait to protect infants and children from this potent neurotoxin that damages children’s ability to think and learn.
  • [PLEASE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL STORY ABOUT HOW AIR POLLUTION AFFECTS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.]
  • I urge [Senator [NAME]/Representative [NAME]] to protect the health of my family and support clean and healthy air.
  •  Thank you.

Want to do more?   Send Tweets to your Representative and Senators – asking for their support for clean air.  Use hashtag #HealthyAirCallinDay, and ask your Facebook and Twitter fans to join our fight for air. 

Please email to tell us you made your call and report any feedback at advocacy@lungusa.org.  To learn more, visit www.LungUSA.org/cleanairact.