Mothers Out Front Says Paris Here We Come!

Homestretch! Just one week left to go to Paris Climate Talks. Some of you have been here for almost 40 weeks: Great work, whether it was one Action or the whole enchilada. Next week we’ll introduce the volunteer team that has been bringing you Monday Actions.

Last week, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy’s report came out, proving conclusively there is no need for new gas pipelines. Today’s Monday Action is a huge thank you to the Attorney General for her courage to shine a light on how unwelcome this costly fossil fuel-driven proposed pipeline is:

Contact the AGO: ago@state.ma.us

Dear Attorney General,
I am urgently concerned about climate change. This is the defining issue on which future generations will judge us. Therefore I thank you for being bold in fighting for real solutions to stop climate change.

Thank you for protecting rate-payers from predatory energy practices pushed by the fossil fuel lobby. While countries gather at the U.N. Climate talks in Paris to agree on global solutions to climate change, I am heartened that you are here with us concerned citizens, on the ground in MA, making sure that we do our part to fight global warming and the injustices that it brings, with all that we have.

YOUR NAME
YOUR TOWN
With Mothers Out Front – Pioneer Valley
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Gather Locally for Paris
There are actions all over the world next weekend. Find the event nearest you to be part of the Global Climate March. Since the attacks in Paris made it impossible for the large marches there to take place, it’s more important than ever for us to march for those in Paris.
In Western Mass there are actions in Springfield, Amherst and Northampton on the eve of the Climate Summit in Paris.

Northampton 5:30 Step off from the high school, march to City Hall for rally 6-7pm. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/131746587186234/

Amherst 6-7pm Amherst Common. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/164706183879340/

Springfield 5-6pm Eastfield Mall. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/465109347006043/

In Northampton, bring a 2 sentence statement to the negotiators in Paris about what you want to save and what you want to create and expand in the face of catastrophic climate change.

In Amherst, bring a 3 sentence “Letter to the Future” by completing the following three prompts. You can share it aloud at the rally if you want and then send it to our leaders in Paris.

For children:
1) The world I want will be…
2) My family is making that world by…
3) I ask the world’s leaders in Paris to…
Adults: imagine writing to a child of the future descended from your family
1) The world I want for you will be…
2) I’m making that world for you by…
3) I ask the world’s leaders in Paris to…

The rallies in Amherst and Northampton include the Raging Grannies and other singers, students, faith groups and community organizations. The rallies will end with the ringing of church bells.

Also:
Tonight! 11/23 7pm-9pm Make art, props for rallies on 11/29 at the Unitarian Society in Amherst, during Climate Action NOW’s monthly meeting.
and:
12/3 7pm – “This Changes Everything”, UMass Library. Limited seating to this free screening and discussion. RSVP greenzinnia@hotmail.com

Visit our Mothers Out Front webpage and on Facebook for details about other ways to join us in person and online.

Yours in Hope,
Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front

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http://www.mothersoutfront.org/

Mothers Out Front · 30 Bow St, Cambridge, MA 02138, United Stat
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