An Energy Bill for All Children’s Future

Today’s Monday Action: Representative Dempsey, the Next Generation is Depending on You to Make the MA Energy Bill the Strongest Possible.

State_House.JPGThe omnibus Energy Bill has been through the House, the Senate, and will be completed in conference committee at the State House THIS WEEK, before the August recess begins. This bill will set critical parts of our state’s energy policy for the near future. For the sake of all children, we are pushing for the most visionary bill that is politically possible.

Mothers Out Front is part of a coordinated effort by the Mass Power Forward coalition to CALL the House conference committee members. We’re focusing your attention on Representative Brian Dempsey of Haverhill. Please take some time now to think about who you know in Haverhill, or near Haverhill (they might know someone in Haverhill!). It makes an impact for conferees to hear from any state resident, but for a big impact, they need to hear from their own constituents.

If you have never called before, now is the time to gather all your courage and do it. It’s fast, you can read straight from the script below, and an aide will take the message.

PLEASE MAKE A CALL if you can. We’re all going to do it together! If you’re not able to, you can copy and paste some of the text below into your own email.


Script:

My name is _________ and I’m calling to leave a message for Representative Dempsey about the energy bill (at that point the person answering the phone might transfer you to the aide handling energy issues. Then you can begin again) My name is _________, I’m a [mother, father, grandparent, aunt,…] and I’m urgently concerned about climate change. We need to make a rapid transition to clean energy for the sake of all children.  I’m calling to urge Chair Dempsey to make this happen by including the following 3 provisions in the final energy bill:

*first, an increase in the RPS to 2% (The Renewal Portfolio Standard is the amount of renewal energy the utilities are required to purchase).

*second, an investment in wind energy in the amount of 2,000 Megawatts

*and third, a prohibition against charging electric customers  for gas pipelines

Please give him my message.
Thank you.

Contact:
Honorable Brian Dempsey (D-Haverhill), Chairman of House Committee on Ways & Means, 617-722-2990brian.dempsey@mahouse.gov


Well done! See you next week.
And remember, friends don’t let friends ignore climate change. Forward Monday Actions today.


In Person: 

TONIGHT! You are welcome to join the Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front community at the monthly meeting of Climate Action Now (CAN), Monday July 25th 7 PM to 9 PM at the Amherst Unitarian Universalist Society. Help make ART for our campaign to get all the gas leaks fixed in our region.

Join us at our own PVMOF community meeting any month on the third Monday.

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Thanks for all you do. Onward!
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

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