Welcome! Join us in Monday Actions each week!

Mothers with Switch bannerWe are a group of mothers who refuse to stand idle while climate change threatens the future of all our children. Join us in learning how to build and flex our civic muscles as we TAKE ACTION every Monday, every week. Share Monday Actions on FB and Twitter! Thanks in advance!

~ The Pioneer Valley chapter of Mothers Out Front

Note: We compassionately design our Monday Actions with your busy schedule in mind. Hopefully they take you less than 5 minutes each week. Feedback or ideas? Comment here or Email info.ma.PioneerValley@MothersOutFront.org

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Monday Action: Gov Baker, P is for Public

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Your Monday Action for the week of February 19th is to ask Governor Baker how his administration is planning to get us off fossil fuels.

Just do one simple thing. Make this call. Then make it a habit and do it with friends. It’s pleasing and effective to start your week this way. Thanks for speaking up.


YOUR MONDAY ACTION:

Call Governor Baker
Call:
 (617) 725-4005 or (888) 870-7770 (in state)
Email:  email form
Letter: Massachusetts State House, Office of the Governor, Room 280, Boston, MA 02133

Sample text:

I am urgently concerned about climate change and the children I love look to me to leave them a livable climate. I expect the Department of PUBLIC Utilities (DPU) to work for me and my family by meeting its obligations under the Global Warming Solutions Act and the Green Communities Act to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. 

Your DPU needs to serve the public by facing the reality of climate change squarely and seriously evaluate the impacts and alternatives whenever new gas infrastructure is contemplated. There are cost-effective ways to reduce and manage energy demand including deep energy retrofits of buildings, conservation, and conversion to electric and renewable energy sources.

Future generations very urgently depend on you to lead on climate issues.

YOUR NAME, YOUR ADDRESS

With Mothers Out Front (and I VOTE)


You did your Monday Action, well done!

Thanks for checking in each week and doing what you can to leave a healthy climate for the coming generations.
You are our inspiration.


Want to do even more? Help bring DPU to Northampton to listen to the people who will be affected by the Columbia Gas Plan and Berkshire Gas contracts. Our legislators have asked, but no hearing is scheduled yet. Call the Hearing Officers:

1. David Biele at (617)305-3653: I am calling to request that a public comment hearing be held in Northampton on the Columbia Gas expansion plans, which includes Docket Number 17-172 and on Berkshire Gas’ proposed contracts, in Docket Number 17-145.
2. Stephen Bright at (617)305-3731: I am calling to request that a public comment hearing be held in Northampton on the Columbia Gas expansion plans, which includes Docket Number 17-166.

You can still add your name to the comment to DPU from MOF supporters.



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Please join us for a talk on Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: The Landscape of the Future

Tuesday, February 20th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
121 N Pleasant St., Amherst

Darren Port brings a broad perspective to the critical role of towns and cities in reducing carbon emissions through building energy performance standards and clean energy development. In his role as the Buildings and Community Solutions Manager at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), Port is paving the way for the proliferation of zero energy buildings throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. His presentation will draw connections between Zero Energy buildings, local energy resources, resilience and community-wide energy management.

RSVP here.

Sponsored by Amherst Mothers Out Front and Climate Action Now. Co-sponsored by the Town office of Sustaining Amherst, Amherst League of Women Voters, and Western Mass Community Choice Energy.


 In Person Events:

  • Monday 2/19, 6:00-8:00pm, CANCELLED: Amherst Mothers Out Front Monthly Community Meeting. Come to dinner and the event on the 20th.
  • Tuesday 2/20, 6:00pm, Dinner together at Miss Saigon, followed by the ZE presentation across the street:
  • Tuesday 2/20, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: The Landscape of the Future, a talk by Darren Port of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. Presented by the Zero Energy Workgroup of MOF and CAN. Amherst Unitarian Society, 121 N Pleasant St, Amherst. Contact: info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Sunday 2/25, 1:45pm-4:00pm, House Party in Pelham, learn about Mothers Out Front Front’s approach and current initiatives in Pelham, meet other compassionate, concerned mothers and others. RSVP to ellentmiddleton at gmail dot com.
  • Sunday 2/25, 4:30-6:00pm, Northampton Mothers Out Front Meeting. Smith College Campus Center. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org
  • Monday 2/26, 6:30pm, CAN Legislative Calling Party, 7:00pm-9:00pm, CAN General Meeting, Northampton Unitarian Society, 220 Main St., Northampton

Check out our local MOF page for more ways to get involved here.

To join any of the Pioneer Valley MOF working groups on Zero Energy buildings, Community Choice Electricity, or home energy efficiency, contact us at info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.

Keep up with other actions for resisting and protecting our communities and climate by following 413 Staying Connected for Action.


See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG

Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Monday Action Team

Monday Action: Tell DPU No New Gas

Here’s your Monday Action for the week of 2/12/18.

Feeling hopeless? Here’s the antidote:
Just do one simple thing. Make this call. Then make it a habit and do it with friends. It’s pleasing and effective to start your week this way. Thanks for speaking up.


YOUR MONDAY ACTION:

MOF supporters have written a comment to the DPU about Columbia Gas and Berkshire Gas contracts that we don’t need and don’t want. Add your name to the list of supporters.

See more information from Climate Action Now and ideas for sending your own comment, here.

If you’re in Western Mass, contact your state Rep and Senator to let them know you want the DPU to hold a hearing on this out here, not just in Boston. Stan has already made that request, so we’re thanking him and giving him more calls so he can say how many constituents have asked for a hearing in Northampton. Find your state Representative and your own state Senator here.

Stan Rosenberg serves this district –see this map.
State Senator Stan Rosenberg
Call:
 (617) 722-1500
Email: Stan.Rosenberg@masenate.gov
Letter: State House Office, 24 Beacon Street,Room 332, Boston, MA 02133

Dear Senator Rosenberg [or Representative _____],

I am urgently concerned about climate change because I am a [mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend of children]. I oppose any Columbia Gas pipeline expansion in the Pioneer Valley or Berkshire Gas 20-year contracts for increased gas supply.

Thank you for urging the MA Department of Public Utilities to schedule a hearing in Northampton on D.P.U 17-172 and 17-145. Please count me in when you tell the DPU how many of your constituents want to comment in person. I want them to know that I’m working to aggressively reduce my community’s dependence on natural gas so we do not need new gas infrastructure or supply. We definitely will not foot the bill.

Thank you for your consideration of this matter. Future generations very urgently depend on you to lead on climate issues.

Sincerely,
YOUR NAME, YOUR ADDRESS

With Mothers Out Front, Mobilizing for a Livable Climate (and I VOTE).


You did your Monday Action, well done!

Thanks for checking in each week and doing what you can to leave a healthy climate for the coming generations.
You are our inspiration.



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Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: The Landscape of the Future

Tuesday, February 20th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
121 N Pleasant St.

Darren Port is a national expert and regional leader in paving the way for the proliferation of zero energy buildings throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. As the Buildings and Community Solutions Manager at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) he brings a broad perspective to the critical role of towns and cities in reducing carbon emissions through building energy performance standards and clean energy development. His presentation will draw connections between Zero Energy buildings, local energy resources, resilience and community-wide energy management.

Port Prior to joining NEEP, Port was the Green Building Administrator and Green Code Specialist for the State of New Jersey. Nationally, he serves as an appointed member on building policy making committees.

Sponsored by Amherst Mothers Out Front and Climate Action Now. Co-sponsored by the Town office of Sustaining Amherst, Amherst League of Women Voters, and Western Mass Community Choice Energy.


 In Person Events:

  • Monday 2/12, 6:00pm-7:00pm Pioneer Valley 100% Renewable Energy, 7:00pm-8:00pm CAN Legislative Committee Meeting. Amherst Unitarian Society, enter on Kellogg St.
  • Monday 2/19, CANCELLED: Amherst Mothers Out Front Monthly Community Meeting. Come instead to dinner and the event on the 20th.
  • Tuesday 2/20, 6:00pm, Dinner together at Miss Saigon, followed by the ZE presentation across the street:
  • Tuesday 2/20, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: The Landscape of the Future, a talk by Darren Port of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. Presented by the Zero Energy Workgroup of MOF and CAN. Amherst Unitarian Society, 121 N Pleasant St, Amherst. Contact: info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Sunday 2/25, 4:30-6:00pm, Northampton Mothers Out Front Meeting. Smith College Campus Center. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org
  • Monday 2/26, 6:00pm, CAN Legislative Calling Party, 7:00pm-9:00pm, CAN General Meeting, Northampton Unitarian Society, 220 Main St., Northampton

Check out our local MOF page for more ways to get invovled here.

To join any of the Pioneer Valley MOF working groups on Zero Energy buildings, Community Choice Electricity, or home energy efficiency, contact us at info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.

Keep up with other actions for resisting and protecting our communities and climate by following 413 Staying Connected for Action.


See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG

Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Monday Action Team

Monday Action: Presidents Serve

Dear Actionist/a, what have you done since the 2016 election to fight this grave danger to all our children’s futures? Email back and let us share your story.


MONDAY ACTION: Contact President Trump
Call: 202-456-1111 or Switchboard: 202-456-1414
Email Link
Letter: The White House; 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; Washington, DC 20500

Mr. President,
The president serves the public, and the public needs immediate action on climate change. Your state of the union omitted this fact entirely.

Instead of opening up national monuments to mining and drilling, we need you to protect public lands from fossil fuel extraction. Instead of propping up coal and other energy dinosaurs, the USA needs a swift transition to renewable energy. Let’s end all subsidies to fossil fuels and direct those monies toward a cleaner greener future.

The USA can lead and we should. Please do all that you can to protect the future for all.

Sincerely,

(Your name and address with zip code)


You did it! Thanks for checking in each week and doing what you can to leave a healthy climate for the coming generations. You are our inspiration.

BONUS action: Stop the Columbia Gas Expansion pipeline in the Pioneer Valley! See the time sensitive action alert. Deadline Tuesday 2/13! See below details on the organizing meeting for Northampton residents on Thursday.


In Person Events:

  • Thursday 2/9, 7:00pm, Staying Warm Without New Pipelines. We’re saying NO to a proposed Columbia Gas pipeline for Northampton and Easthampton, YES to conservation, energy efficiency and conversion to clean energy. 24 Massasoit Street, Northampton. Info/rsvp: Marty martygjf@comcast.net.
  • Monday 2/12, 6:00pm-7:00pm Pioneer Valley 100% Renewable Energy, 7:00pm-8:30pm CAN Legislative Committee Meeting. Amherst Unitarian Society, enter on Kellogg St.
  • Sunday 2/11, 4:30-6:00pm, Northampton Mothers Out Front Meeting. Smith College Campus Center. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org
  • Monday 2/19, CANCELLED, Amherst Mothers Out Front Monthly Community Meeting.
  • Tuesday 2/20, 6:00pm-6:50pm, Dinner together at Miss Saigon, before the Zero Energy presentation across the street.
  • Tuesday 2/20, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: The Landscape of the Future, a talk by Darren Port of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. Presented by the Zero Energy Workgroup of MOF and CAN. Amherst Unitarian Society, 121 N Pleasant St, Amherst. Contact: info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.

Check out our local MOF page for more ways to get invovled here.

To join any of the Pioneer Valley MOF working groups on Zero Energy buildings, Community Choice Electricity, or home energy efficiency, contact us at info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.

Keep up with other actions for resisting and protecting our communities and climate by following 413 Staying Connected for Action.


Thank you for doing Monday Actions.

See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG

Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Monday Action Team

http://ma.mothersoutfront.org/amherst_main

Monday Action: Just Say No to Eversource

Mothers Out Front Massachusetts
PIONEER VALLEY

Your Monday Action today is to ask Representative Thomas Golden, and your own State Rep, to make fair solar policies for our children’s sake and not allow Eversource’s new charge on customers who provide solar energy. 

Parents know how to say NO when children need limits. Since the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) couldn’t say NO to Eversource, our legislators must.

Rep Golden co-chairs the Joint Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy (TUE) Committee that just called for a hearing on Tuesday this week to consider the decision by Governor Baker’s DPU to allow ‘demand charges’ on new solar customers.

MONDAY ACTION: Contact Representative Thomas Golden: Thomas.Golden@mahouse.gov or call (617) 722-2263

and your state Rep (find your representative here) or call (617)-722-2000


Dear Representative Golden [YOUR REP],

I am urgently concerned about climate change. The children I love depend on me to leave them a livable world. We need more renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels, not make it harder to afford solar

That is why I ask that you do what you can to prevent the DPU allowing a ‘demand charge’ on Eversource solar customers. This charge will increase electricity bills for future solar customers of the Commonwealth’s largest utility. This development is a major setback for consumer choice in Massachusetts and is particularly out of step with our state’s clean energy and climate leadership.

The DPU should never have approved these fees on solar. With the TUE hearing called for tomorrow, you have an opportunity to step in with legislation to stop demand charges and ensure our solar policies are fair.

Please do all you can to secure Massachusetts’ clean energy resources for our children’s future.

Sincerely,
YOUR NAME
YOUR STREET ADDRESS and TOWN
With Mothers Out Front


Hey! You did it! Thanks for checking in each week and doing what you can to leave a healthy climate for the coming generations. You are our inspiration.


Zero Energy Talk on Wednesday!

Wednesday 1/31, 7:00-8:30pm, Architect Ellen Watts speaks on Zero Energy Buildings, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St, Amherst. Find out how Amherst will be able to build Zero Energy municipal buildings affordably.

For information, contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.

 


 In Person Events

  • Wednesday 1/31, 7:00-9:00pmArchitect Ellen Watts speaks on Zero Energy Municipal Buildings, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St, Amherst. For information, contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Sunday 2/4, 4:30-6:00pmNorthampton Mothers Out Front Meeting. Smith College Campus Center. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org
  • Monday 2/12, 6:00pm-7:00pm Pioneer Valley 100% Renewable Energy, 7:00pm-8:30pm CAN Legislative Committee Meeting. Amherst Unitarian Society, enter on Kellogg St.
  • Monday 2/19, 6:00-8:00pmAmherst Mothers Out Front Monthly Community Meeting. Light dinner; all welcome, including children. Eat, learn and take action. Different location than usual, so contact: info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.

MORE ACTIONS:

• You asked,   “How can I get involved?” Here’s how, in 5 minute increments…

Thank you for doing Monday Actions.

See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG

Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Monday Action Team

http://ma.mothersoutfront.org/amherst_main

Mothers Out Front Massachusetts
You can also keep up with Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley on Twitter.

Monday Action: Words and Deeds, Governor

PIONEER VALLEY

We call our elected officials every week, so they know what we need them to do:

Monday Action Motto: The best thing to do when you feel hopeless is one simple thing. Then make it a habit and do it with friends. It is fun and effective. And there has never been a better time for your involvement. Raise your voice, it matters and counts more than a click.

This week we’re calling Governor Baker. But we’re also joining a campaign on social media to go 100% Renewable ASAP! Post on Facebook why you want 100% Renewable Energy, include the hashtags in the example below. Or share this FB post. Here’s what one mom is saying on Twitter and FB:

As a mother and member of @MothersOutFront who is terrified for my children’s future, I am asking my elected officials to support the 100% Renewable bill #Go100MA and #Go100RE @CharlieBakerMA @MAStateHouse #mapoli  #climateaction @EnvironmentMA @MassAGO

Email us your thoughts on why you fight climate change.


YOUR MONDAY ACTION:
Contact Governor Baker

Call: (617) 725-4005 or 888.870.7770 in state)
Email
Letter:
Massachusetts State House, Office of the Governor, Room 280, Boston, MA 02133

Dear Governor Baker,

I am urgently concerned about climate change. Three days ago you told a room of MA municipal representatives you also understand this threat. Thank you for your words. Now let’s talk action.

Governors have a lot of power: on January 9, 2018, your Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) dealt an unprecedented blow to solar. I am alarmed.

Globally, fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 trillion per year. Let’s counteract those in our state, and promote renewable energy, electric cars and energy storage in a boldly significant way. We need you to lead and make Massachusetts a fossil fuel-free model for the country.

Energy is not a combo-platter, because gas, coal and oil are too deadly a diet for life on earth. Please act accordingly.

Thank you. Your own children too need this of you.

Sincerely,

(Your name and address with zip code)


That was your Monday Action, good job!
Thanks for checking in each week and doing what you can to heal the climate for future generations.



How can Amherst’s new Zero Energy Municipal Buildings Bylaw be implemented?

The public is invited to come learn Wednesday, January 31st, 7pm at the Hitchcock Center.

Architect Ellen Watts, principal of Architerra, is a Zero Energy expert and passionate advocate for practical, high performance buildings and resilient planning. Watts chaired Governor Deval Patrick’s Zero Net Energy Buildings Task Force. She will share design strategies she has used and performance data of award-winning Zero Energy public buildings her firm has designed.

Sponsored by the Town office of Sustaining Amherst, Mothers Out Front Amherst, Climate Action Now, Amherst League of Women Voters, Western MA Community Choice Energy, and the Hitchcock Center.


 In Person Events:

  • Saturday 1/27/18, 8:45am-5pm, Mothers Out Front Statewide Annual Assembly. Belmont First Church. Childcare available.  Register by Jan. 19th HERE. Carpools are being arranged, contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Wednesday 1/31, 7:00-9:00pm, Architect Ellen Watts speaks on Zero Energy Municipal Buildings, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St, Amherst. For information, contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Sunday 2/4, 4:30-6:00pm, Northampton Mothers Out Front Meeting. Smith College Campus Center. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org
  • Monday 2/12, 6:00pm-7:00pm Pioneer Valley 100% Renewable Energy, 7:00pm-8:30pm CAN Legislative Committee Meeting. Amherst Unitarian Society, enter on Kellogg St.
  • Monday 2/19, 6:00-8:00pm, Amherst Mothers Out Front Monthly Community Meeting. Light dinner; all welcome, including children. Eat, learn and take action. Different location than usual, so contact: info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.

You asked, “How can I get involved?” Here’s how, in 5 minute increments…

To join any of the Pioneer Valley MOF working groups on Zero Energy buildings, Community Choice Electricity, or home energy efficiency, contact us at info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.

Keep up with other actions for resisting and protecting our communities and climate by following 413 Staying Connected for Action.


See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG
Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Monday Action Team

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Fuel mix in New England on 1/9/18 1:30pm, source ISO-NE.

Your Monday Action today is to ask your State Representative to move the dial. It’s simple:

A proposed 3% increase in the Renewable Portfolio Standard (*see BACKGROUND below) is at risk of dying in committee this month and we can’t let that happen! So here is what YOU can do. The more voices the better.


THE SCRIPT 

Representative _____________, (Find your representative here.)

I am urgently concerned about climate change. We urgently need more renewable energy sources to replace fossil fuels for the sake of our children’s health and economic future.

That is why we need you to support raising the Renewable Portfolio Standard to increase 3% per year (to achieve an RPS of 50% in 2030). Please speak with Representative Golden and Senator Barrett about this today so that it makes it out of the Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy Committee!

Thanks for speeding up solutions to the climate crisis.
(Your name and address, with Mothers Out Front)


* THE BACKGROUND

Renewable Portfolio Standard or RPS: Massachusetts has had an RPS for many years, and it has proven to be an efficient mechanism for increasing the growth of renewable energy, like solar and wind in New England. About 30 states have an RPS, and many are increasing their RPS because it has been so effective.

We need to shift to 50% renewable energy use by 2030 to meet our greenhouse gas reduction goals. And the RPS is one straight-forward way to do this. To get there, we must require electric utilities to increase the percentage of renewable energy that they deliver to customers by 3% per year.


THE THANKS

Hey! You did it! Thanks for checking in each week and doing what you can to leave a healthy climate for the coming generations. You are our inspiration.



 In Person Events

  • Monday 1/15, 6:00-8:00pm, Amherst Mothers Out Front Monthly Community Meeting. Light dinner; all welcome, including children. Eat, learn and take action. Same place as usual. Contact: info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Tuesday 1/16, 7:00pm, Chasing Coral film. Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant St. in Amherst.
  • Thursday 1/18, 7:00pm, Northampton City Council considers 100% Renewable Energy Resolution. City Council Chambers, 212 Main Street.
  • Sunday 1/21, 4:30-6:00pm, Northampton Mothers Out Front Meeting. Smith College Campus Center. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org
  • Saturday 1/27/18, 8:45am-5pm, Mothers Out Front Statewide Annual Assembly. Belmont First Church. Childcare available. Stay tuned for registration soon. Carpools will be arranged.


100% Renewable Energy Pioneer Valley Speaker Series:

Wednesday 1/31, 7:00-9:00pm, Architect Ellen Watts speaks on Zero Energy Municipal Buildings, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St, Amherst.

For information, contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.


MORE ACTIONS:
• You asked,   “How can I get involved?” Here’s how, in 5 minute increments…

Here’s how to talk with friends and family about the carbon fee: VIDEOYou can help them get on this map: LIGHT UP THE MAP. (Which bulb are you?)


Thank you for doing Monday Actions. See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG.

Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Monday Action Team

http://ma.mothersoutfront.org/amherst_main

Monday Action: Thank you Senator Warren

Mothers Out Front Massachusetts
PIONEER VALLEY

We offer our support to leaders who are doing good work to address climate change. In doing so, we encourage and fortify our champions and reaffirm the deep value of their efforts. Our gratitude is uplifting to ourselves as well, giving us hope as we notice many committed, ethical individuals performing strong and caring actions.
This week, let’s thank Senator Elizabeth Warren for her work on climate change issues.
On Thursday, in response to a less-than-knowledgable tweet about climate change from Donald Trump, Senator Warren tweeted: “I’m going to say something really crazy: I believe in science. Climate change is real and we have a moral obligation to protect this Earth for our children and grandchildren.”
Earlier this month, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse co-authored an op-ed piece that detailed how ALEC (a corporate-funded group) provides ready-made regressive bills and resolutions to state legislators to introduce in their home states, and alerted the readers to ALEC’s anti-climate agenda.
In 2016, she spoke on the senate floor to explain how think-tanks were funded by fossil fuel interests to author unsubstantiated studies denying climate change. 



Contact: 
US Senator Elizabeth Warren
To call: (202) 224-4543
To email
To write a letter:
317 Hart Senate Office Building,
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Warren, 

I am urgently concerned about climate change. Thank you for the work you do to help protect our planet. Thank you for speaking truth about climate change clearly and boldly.

Thank you for investigating what happens behind the scenes and for bringing it to the light of public attention, as you did with your recent op-ed about ALEC and with your senate speech in July 2016 about fossil fuel funding of climate denial “studies”. Thank you for caring so deeply, and for being the bold, courageous leader that you are.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME and town
With Mothers Out Front, Mobilizing for a Livable Climate

In person actions:

• Sunday 1/7, 4:30-6:00pmNorthampton Mothers Out Front Meeting. Smith College Campus Center. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org
• Monday 1/8, 6:00pm-7:00pm Pioneer Valley 100% Renewable Energy7:00pm-8:30pm CAN Legislative Committee Meeting. Amherst Unitarian Society, enter on Kellogg St.
• Monday 1/15, 6:00-8:00pmAmherst Mothers Out Front Monthly Community Meeting. Light dinner; all welcome, including children. Eat, learn and take action. Same place as usual. Contact:info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
• Tuesday 1/16, 7:00pm, Chasing Coral film. Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst, 121 North Pleasant St Amherst.
Sunday 1/21, 4:30-6:00pmNorthampton Mothers Out Front Meeting. Smith College Campus Center. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org
• Saturday 1/27/18, 8:45am-5pm, Mothers Out Front state-wide Annual Assembly. Belmont First Church. Childcare available. Stay tuned for registration soon. Carpools will be arranged.
• Wednesday 1/31, 7:00-9:00pm, Architect Ellen Watts speaks on Zero Energy Municipal Buildings, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St, Amherst. For information, contactinfo.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.

MORE ACTIONS:

• You asked,  “How can I get involved?” Here’s how, in 5 minute increments…
• To join any of the Pioneer Valley MOF working groups on Zero Energy buildings, Community Choice Electricity, or home energy efficiency, contact us.

• Keep up with other actions for resisting and protecting our communities and climate by following 413 Staying Connected for Action.• Click on this map to see calls already made by our friends in favor of carbon pricing– and you know how hard it is to pick up the phone!


Thank you for doing Monday Actions.

See and follow (gets you a weekly email) all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG.

The tide is going to turn: Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Monday Action Team

http://ma.mothersoutfront.org/amherst_main