We all need to laugh! So when Moms Clean Air Force was told Florida Field Manager, Nicole Hernandez Hammer was invited as a personal guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union, I was asked to Live Tweet the event. I often draw political events and awards shows on television. I was thrilled to hear President Obama say, "The best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate, and if we do not act forcefully, we'll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration, conflict, and hunger around the globe."
Please enjoy my sketches from the State of the Union:
"I think that we know that the window for action is closing. The longer we wait to act aggressively on climate change, the more expensive it's going to be and the more impacts we're going to see," she said. "As a mom, that's not the future I want to leave my son." ~ MCAF Florida Field Manager, Nicole Hernandez Hammer
With Vice President Joe Biden to his right and House Speaker John Boehner to his left, President Barack Obama said, "The best scientists in the world are all telling us that our activities are changing the climate, and if we do not act forcefully, we'll continue to see rising oceans, longer, hotter heat waves, dangerous droughts and floods, and massive disruptions that can trigger greater migration, conflict, and hunger around the globe."
Before the SOTU, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy invited Nicole to her office. Administrator McCarthy said, "This afternoon I get to meet Nicole Hernandez Hammer, one of the special guests who'll sit in the First Lady's box at the State of the Union tonight...She's a mom and scientist from Florida who has studied sea level rise, and who works to motivate folks from her state, especially Latinos, to take action on climate change. I'm inspired by her work and her commitment."
Michelle Obama is the mother of Sasha and Malia. Jill Biden is the mother of Ashley Biden and grandmother to Naomi, Finnegan, Maisy, Natalie, and Hunter Biden.
Moms Clean Air Force applauds Senator Sheldon Whitehouse! When he joined us at our DC Play-In, Senator Whitehouse said, "We have some very big polluters who are polluting our planet. We have those same polluters who are polluting our democracy with a lot of money and a lot of influence. And up against those big polluters, we have the Moms Clean Air Force. And I want to tell you that my money is on the moms."
"She is one of my favorite people," Obama said of Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
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