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Proposed Law Could Help Alleviate Your Child's Asthma

Common Sense Kids Action supports California's SB 1383 as one of our For Kids bills.

Seven million kids in the United States suffer from asthma, which often leads to emergency room visits and missed school days. In fact, more than half of school kids under the age of 12 and one-third of all school-age children miss at least one school day during the year because of asthma symptoms. That translates into nearly two million school days missed per year.

Pollution in the air that our kids breathe has major negative impacts for their health and education. That's why it's important to minimize the number of harmful climate pollutants.

Luckily, State Senator Ricardo Lara has introduced a bill, Senate Bill (SB) 1383, to do just that in California. SB 1383 will implement a strategy to reduce emissions of Short Lived Climate Pollutants in California by setting targets to achieve a 50 percent reduction of black carbon emissions, a 40 percent reduction of methane, and a 40 percent reduction of F-gases by the year 2030. As a community of families, parents, kids, and educators, we need to make sure that kids in California -- and throughout the nation -- are put on the right path to live healthy lives and thrive in the classroom and beyond.

Common Sense Kids Action is proud to support SB 1383 as one of our For Kids bills. Check out our Legislative Ratings for a full list of bills that are good for kids.

Would you like to support this important bill? Join the movement to learn how to become involved.

Briana Calleros
Briana Calleros is Common Sense Kids Action's Policy Associate for California. She joined Kids Action in 2015 from the California Institute for Federal Policy Research in Washington D.C., where she served as legislative director. Prior to that, she staffed legislation that was signed into law as a California capitol fellow in Senator Marty Block's office. Briana began her career in policy as an intern with National Council of La Raza and a summer associate at the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence. She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College in 2012.