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Mothers Out Front is proud to unveil our new website. It’s designed to strengthen our growing national movement by lifting up our work into a shared narrative and create opportunities to learn from each other.

We’ve spent the past year on the design and functionality of the site. We’re excited to finally share it with you. We believe it will help members across the country feel connected as we work in our local communities creating a livable climate for all children. 

As part of the new design, the state websites have merged with the national site into one united website. This state site no longer will be updated.

We hope you enjoy exploring our new site. If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected].

Blow the Whistle

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Virginia DEQ Offices

The DEQ hasn't been enforcing environmental laws to protect our water and endangered species from the Mountain Valley Pipeline. After several reports with documentation proving MVP's been diverting polluted water into a stream that's the habitat for the endangered Roanoke logperch, DEQ's inspectors closed the case saying the controls were in place. It's the controls that are diverting the water. Recently MVP's been drilling into wetlands where they don't have a permit and compromising the region's reservoir.

There are several ways to participate:

Action 1: Submit Letters to the Editor of your local newspaper demanding DEQ protect our water and endangered species from the MVP. Here's a letter, written by Mothers Out Front leader Beth Kreydatus, that was published recently (link to text of letter if you get a paywall).
Action 2: Organize a Whistle-blowing event to let everyone across Virginia know that the DEQ hasn't been doing their job! Here's the link to join the campaign. Link to where DEQ offices are located or just go to your nearest stream or even your front yard. Everyone can participate in blowing the whistle on the DEQ!
Action 3:  Promote the Whistleblowing campaign on social media by using this tool kit and sharing this Facebook event.
Action 4: Plan to attend the State Water Control Board meeting in Richmond on September 28 or help find people who can. The DEQ is holding water permit hearings in SWVA on that day and people are needed to read statements to the board on behalf of those who can't be in two places at the same time!

Fairfax September General Meeting

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Join us for our September General Meeting to hear the latest on our advocacy efforts to bring electric school buses in Virginia, and to be part of a community discussion on how to fight the climate crisis in our communities!

RSVP is required to receive the Zoom link. The link will be sent the day of the meeting.