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“Because breathing shouldn’t be a struggle or a risk”

We at Breathe California are actively advocating for policies that promote clean air and improve lung health in our communities. Our legacy of advocacy work spans decades and includes the implementation of the 1970 Clean Air Act and the Prop 99 tobacco-tax in California. We continue to be a key advocate of landmark state and federal legislation on air quality and lung health issues.

As a community-driven grassroots organization, we welcome input from our community members to determine necessary legislation and policy change. Breathe California then amplifies our communities’ voice to hit every level of policy implementation. Our local team of policy experts advocate for air quality and lung health improvement in all nine Bay Area Counties. Over the last five years alone Breathe California has participated in an average of:

  • 350 in-person meetings with policy makers each year;
  • 175 collaborative and collaboration meetings each year,
  • 45 formal public testimonies at hearings each year.

Additionally, we offer a participatory e-advocacy platform for community members to flex their “citizen muscles” and support vital legislation protecting our public health.

We have seen many successes, but there is much more to do. Lung disease is now the 2nd leading cause of death in America. As we strive for a world free of lung disease, with your support and participation we are determined to tackle these challenges.

Become a Breathe California Advocate today! Learn more about our breadth of advocacy work in:

View our full list of Policy Accomplishments and our Air Quality and Lung Health Partners.