Families Walk the Walk on Proposed Pipeline

January 11th Action: Stop the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline

Kinder Morgan wants to build a gas pipeline through the pristine Western Mass hills, farms, and forests.

For the sake of our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, we’re going to stop them and build solar and wind infrastructure instead.
Learn more about the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline (NED) from Pipeline Awarness Network for the Northeast or No Fracked Gas in Mass.

There’s many ways to protest NED. You can get out in the streets, you can tell your representative in Congress you oppose it, or you can “intervene.” You pick, or do them all.

Want to exercise your leg muscles along with your civic muscles?

Join the MARTIN LUTHER KING WALK to Stop the Kinder Morgan NED Pipeline
January 16 • 17 • 18
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Families Walk the Walk

Sunday, January 17th, 8:30 a.m.
Meet the walkers for breakfast at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church at 399 Main Street, Greenfield
Walk about 3 miles to Old Deerfield. Shuttle back to cars.
The link to info on the walk:
If Sunday morning won’t work for your household, do this Doodle and see if other people are able to go during another time period instead.
http://doodle.com/poll/idt6m25wcakzsqze

Evening entertainment, anyone? MOF members are performing our skit “Switch Witch and the Monday Action Figure” on Saturday night during the evening program. Anyone is welcome to join in the evening festivities. With an RSVP, you can join for dinner and sleep on the church floor! All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church at 399 Main Street, Greenfield

Once you know when you’ll be joining the walk, register with Hattie at 978.790.3074 or hattieshalom@verizon.net
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Write or call:
Congressman Jim McGovern
To call: 202-225-6101
To email
To write a letter:
438 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515Live somewhere else? Look up your representative HERE.

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Here is a suggestion for what you can say:

Dear Congressman McGovern,

I oppose the proposed NED pipeline as a mother/grandmother/father/etc. deeply concerned about climate change. Please do all you can do to stop the building of new gas infrastructure and instead build renewable infrastructure in Massachusetts.

The Leverett Peace Pagoda is leading a 3-day protest walk during MLK weekend along the proposed pipeline route. Many of us will be walking on Sunday morning with Mothers Out Front. We are parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, and others who refuse to leave the next generation anything but a clean, healthy environment. Please join the walk and/or make a statement that NED cannot lead to the future we want for our children and grandchildren.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME
YOUR TOWN
With Mothers Out Front

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Thanks for your good work. That’s all. That is, unless you want become an intervenor!

Last week we were up against a January 6th deadline for protesting NED through FERC. Within a day, your emails and calls paid off and Senator Rosenberg got FERC to extend the deadline! So you still have time before 5pm on January 15th to “intervene.” Sounds powerful doesn’t it? Well, it is, but it’s easy to do. You’ll want to take along these detailed instructions: http://www.nofrackedgasinma.org

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Now you’re really done! Grow the movement by telling one other friend or family member why you do Monday Actions.

See you next week,
Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front

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