|Thank you to everyone doing these “5 minute or less” Monday Actions! We’re in week 22 of our 40-week “labor” along the Road to Paris, where the UN Climate Summit will take place in December.
Our chorus grows louder every week thanks to YOU (and your friends – ask a few today to join you!)
This Week’s Monday Action:
Tell Senator Markey to Petition His Peers On Climate Issues:
Call his office: 617-565-8519
Are you writing from another state other than Massachusetts? Look up your senator’s contact here
Here’s a sample email or phone script:
Dear Senator Markey,
I am deeply concerned about climate change. This is the defining issue on which future generations will judge us. Therefore I urge you to be bold in fighting for real solutions to stop climate change. We thank you for your leadership with your Boston Globe op ed piece about Pope Francis’ encyclical which I have read and your Climate Change petition which I have signed.
But as the Chairman of the Senate Climate Change Clearinghouse, I would like you to report on progress being made in this effort. Where do your fellow Senators stand on Climate Disruption and what are you doing to motivate Decisive Action?
As a mother and concerned voter, I want assurance that my legislators are being bold leaders on behalf of future generations.
~ Your Name
With Mothers Out Front- Mobilizing for a Livable Climate
Thank you! See you next week.
Please share this with friends in other states. They can look up their senators’ contact here.
And comment about your experience with these actions here, where you can also review all Monday Actions to date.
Still reading and looking for more spice to communicate to Senator Markey?
You might also consider this:
- With the two largest carbon-emitting countries now in agreement on emissions targets (China and the U.S.) — and the European Union having established a target of its own — Markey thinks the stage is set for a significant advance when officials from 196 countries meet in Paris in December for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change.
- Senator Markey understands the importance of renewing the federal tax credits for wind (which expired in December 2014) and solar (which are set to expire at the end of 2016). Ask him what he thinks the likelihood will be for renewing these tax credits!
- Mothers Out Front helped fund an alarming HEET squeaky leaks report of “natural” gas leaks in MA. Because taxpayers are paying billions$ for thousands of miles of gas leaks, Markey introduced the Pipeline Modernization and Consumer Protection Act of 2013 and the Pipeline Revolving Fund and Job Creation Act. Ask him how likely these pieces of legislation are to pass!
Thank you for all you do!
The Pioneer Valley Community Organizing Team