Your State Rep Needs to Hear About Your Climate Concerns

Just 3 more weeks in our 40-week countdown to the UN Climate Summit in Paris. And big things are heating up: the President rejected the Keystone XL pipeline and China is burning 17% more coal than we thought. We have to go for broke: What would it take to wean us from fossil fuels this decade?

Today’s Monday Action:
Urge Your Massachusetts House Representative to be bolder than ever before.
Find your personal State Legislators here.  (If your representative is Ellen Story, copy and paste this sample letter; if not see suggestions below)
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Dear Representative Story,

I am urgently 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 look to you for your leadership.

This week the Pacific Ocean was 9 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, what the NYT called a “cauldron”. It’s time to pull the emergency brake: We need very bold action. What are you doing to wean us from fossil fuels this decade? I would like to see that plan.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

YOUR TOWN AND STATE

With Mothers Out Front

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Representative Ellen Story can be reached at:

The State House:

    Room 277

    Boston, MA 02133

    Phone: 617-722-2012

    Email: Ellen.Story@mahouse.gov

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Well done! See you next week.
And remember, friends don’t let friends ignore climate change. Forward Monday Actions today!
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Still here? Are you looking for an in-person action?

Should Monday Actions continue? And if so, do we need a frame, like “Elect the Greenest Candidates”? What would it take for you to get people to join you in Monday Actions? Let us know this week.

Here are some upcoming local events:
Tues 11/10, 4-8:30pm – Climate panels at Hampshire College
Weekend of 11/28-29:  9-noon – Simple Diaper “Stuff” swap, Holyoke and UN Climate Talk candlelight vigils from 6-7pm at the Amherst Common and the corners of Main & King Streets in Northampton
Thurs 12/3 7:00 – “This Changes Everything”, UMass Library
January house party in Amherst (date TBA)

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

http://www.mothersoutfront.org/amherst_community_team

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