Senator Rosenberg, Save our Protected Public Land from Pipelines

Just 4 more weeks to go in our 40-week count down to the UN Climate Summit in Paris!
Today’s Monday Action: Contact Your State Senator to Oppose New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure.

Find Your State Senator:

Not in Massachusetts? Look up your legislator here.
Look up MA state senators and representatives here
For finding what parts of what counties are in Stan Rosenberg’s district, use this map.

Stan Rosenberg
Call his Northampton office:  413-584-1649 or Boston office: (617) 722-1500
and/or

Here’s a proposed message:

Dear Senator Rosenberg,
I am urgently concerned about climate change. This is the defining issue on which future generations will judge us.

Thank you for your bold advocacy for our voices to be heard by FERC about the proposed Kinder Morgan Northeast Direct (NED) pipeline.

When you went to Washington, you told FERC officials about Article 97 of the Massachusetts Constitution that requires a 2/3 vote in the legislature to use protected public land for non-conservation purposes. By rejecting H.3690, the first bill proposing this, we can show that MA won’t sacrifice decades of hard won conservation land for a pipeline and convince FERC the Kinder Morgan proposals aren’t feasible.

I ask that you speak out against H.3690 in these last weeks before the holiday break.  The more momentum we create toward a renewable future, the more credible the U.S. will be at the UN talks in Paris starting at the end of the month. Massachusetts can strengthen the U.S. delegates’ position by demonstrating our determination to switch from fossil fuels to renewables as soon as possible. Trust is such a critical issue in the climate talks and it is imperative that the international community see proof of the U.S. capacity to deliver on its promises.

Please reject using our public land for pipelines.

Sincerely,
[YOUR NAME ]
[YOUR TOWN]
With Mothers Out Front, Pioneer Valley

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That’s all for this week. But if you’re feeling inspired to do more, please read on.
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As we look to the end of the month when the nations of the world meet, what can we expect? We’re expecting the birth of a new idea that every nation is committed to lowering their carbon emissions. The agreements hammered out in Paris will set in motion the switch to renewable energy. It’s a beginning.

Will you be a midwife to this birth?
To celebrate the birth, join us on November 29th for a vigil 6-7pm, in Amherst on the Common and in Northampton in front of First Church. There will be actions around the world on that weekend, including a massive demonstration in Paris. More details will be in upcoming Monday Actions and on our website.

What is your style of parenting that you can contribute to raising this new hope for the world?
Maybe you’re the connector who builds community.
Maybe you’re the mama bear who stands up and shouts at anything that threatens her cubs.
Maybe you’re the teacher who models curiosity through your own desire to learn.

There’s many events and tasks that you can join in depending on your style:

For Community Builders:
Wednesday 11/4 6:30-8:30pm Join a MOF House Party in Leverett
Monday 11/9 6-8pm MOF Community Organizing Team meeting – all are welcome to help plan and discuss issues
Monday 11/23 Climate Action Now monthly meeting where MOF will lead a break out session on our Switching the Source campaign
Sunday 12/6 Help with a kids’ stuff swap at Simple Diaper and Linen in Holyoke
On your time schedule: Make phone calls to sign up volunteers for MOF

For Mama Bears:
Tuesday 11/10 11am Hearing in Boston on KM pipeline going through conservation land. Here’s info on a chartered bus leaving from Lee:  click here to buy tickets!
Every Thursday 4:30 to 5:30 Protest at proposed compressor station site on Gulf Road in Northfield, contact Hattie for more info 978-790-3074
Saturday 12/12 Major climate action in Boston on the day after climate talks end
On your time Schedule: Participate in conversations with concerned neighbors of proposed solar array installments

For Teacher-Learners:
11/10 4:00-8:30pm Conference on Paris talks at Hampshire College
TBD – MOF Discussion group in Pelham
On your time schedule: Research and write a Monday Action as we move into 2016
On your time schedule: Add schools and playgrounds to a map  of current gas leaks in Northampton

For more information on any of these events or tasks, please contact us at MOFPioneerValley@gmail.com.

Thank you for all you do!

Your Pioneer Valley Community Organizing Team
Visit our Mothers Out Front webpage for details about other ways to join us in person and online!

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