You’re Growing the Action Network

Today’s Monday Action is to contact our Senator — plus something for 2016…

A “letter kit” for you to share: You’ll find a description of Monday Actions below which you are welcome to use to ask people in your network to join you in action. Remember, the more voices asking, the faster we’ll turn the tide!

Dear Senator,
I am urgently concerned about climate change. This is the defining issue on which future generations will judge us. Therefore we need you to do all you can to get us a carbon fee and dividend right away.
I vote for a livable future, and that future must be carbon-neutral.
Sincerely,
YOUR NAME
YOUR TOWN
With Mothers Out Front
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Contact info for zip code 01002. Live somewhere else? Look up your representatives HERE. (State Reps are faster HERE)
Senator Elizabeth Warren

To call: (202) 224-4543
To email
To write a letter:
317 Hart Senate Office Building,
Washington, DC 20510
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Ask someone to join you in 2016:
Dear Friend/Mom, Dad, Sis, Bro, Cousin…,
I don’t now if you know this about me, but I am deeply concerned about climate change. I wasn’t sure what I could do to help until I found Monday Actions.
What are Monday Actions?– Every Monday I get an email which supplies me with all I need to contact one of my elected officials to urge bold action on climate change.This is my “Monday Action”.

It takes me less than 5 minutes: sometimes I just cut and paste from this handy “muffin mix” email put together by local Mothers Out Front volunteers, sometimes I use the email they send me to pick up the phone and call the suggested elected official, and once or twice I even spent time writing something personal directly to my elected representatives.

It’s been easy and heartening. By checking in with them week by week, I’m getting a better sense of what my elected officials do for me- and how much they need to hear from us, their voters. In fact, until I started Monday Actions I was a little vague on who actually represents me.

It’s embarrassing, but it actually turns out a lot of us don’t know or pay attention to who works for us and what they can do for us. Monday Actions are my civic nudge and I feel a lot more “civic-ally fit” now that I have been through a few of these seven week cycles- contacting the president on down to my state representative. I’ve even gotten grateful notes back directly from senators and representatives. We voters are the “lobbyist” they most want to hear from!

We know laws must be changed to protect our future. And if we speak up we can make that happen. So let’s act fast: if you join me, and your friends join you, we’ll get this done swiftly, in the next two election cycles. But we have to speak up, now.

Will you join me in Monday Actions? It’s always the same ask, but each Monday we will be more voices calling for a swift and just transition from fossil fuels.

Don’t despair, or drown out your fears, instead give it just 5 minutes a week and then bring a friend. You’ll love how fast this is going to turn around. I’m happy to forward you these helpful emails, or you can follow the Monday Action BLOG to receive action posts directly – they’ve been coming weekly for over a year now. But please, start your week, every week, with a solution-oriented action.

Thank you, you give me hope,

YOUR NAME

P.S. This grass-roots, all-volunteer effort needs a “counter” to show how many of us have done Monday Actions to date. Do you know how to make one? Let me know – We need to see this growing, because it is!
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FYI: Your handy list of the representatives we cycle through to contact weekly:
Contact info for zip code 01002. Live somewhere else? Look up your representatives HERE. (State Reps are faster HERE)

1. President Obama

To call: 202-456-1111
To email
To write a letter:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

2. Senator Elizabeth Warren

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

 

3. Senator Ed Markey

To call: 202-224-2742
To email
To write a letter:
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
4. Congressman Jim McGovern
To call: 202-225-6101
To email
To write a letter:

438 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
5. Governor Charlie Baker
To call: Phone: 617.725.4005 or 888.870.7770 (in state)
To email
To write a letter:
Massachusetts State House
Office of the Governor
Room 280
Boston, MA 02133
6. State Senator Stan Rosenberg
To call: (617) 722-1500
To email
To write a letter:
State House Office
24 Beacon Street,
Room 332,
Boston, MA 02133
7. State Representative Ellen Story
To call: 617-722-2012
To email
To write a letter:
State House,
Room 277
Boston, MA 02133

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You did your Monday Action, well done! Bye, see you next Monday.
Ask your friends to join! Thank you for being the change you want to see.

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NOTE: Never hesitate to cut and paste, call, or pour your heart out in email or letters and share your solutions.
Your voice gets counted in each case.

Thank you for making 2015 a watershed year for the climate,
Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front

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One thought on “You’re Growing the Action Network”

  1.     Be careful of what you ask for. The problem you want to solve has only one solution:     Stop using Fossil Fuel (Work) and Water (Worlds Blood) to run the economy. Do you think we can Tax the world into submission?      I’m not a Child of the Biblical Adam and Eve. Eden is gone however their children remain as do we. If we communicate, understand and work together we can work wonders. Tower of Babel was stopped by the “Punishing” God of the Old testament.     Let us create a Heaven on Earth. Electricity for all using Nuclear Power and water based (Easy to create hydrogen and Oxygen if you have cheap electricity)liquid fuels. God will not be kind if we fail. There will be little need to pump oil or burn coal when we have made alternatives are easily available.                          Good Luck John                                             We also need to be ready to re-distribute massive amounts of water.        Time for small measures has long since passed.   

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