Today’s Monday Action: Thank Senator Ed Markey for asking Obama to stop the DAPL (just as we did in last week’s Monday Action).
Dear Senator Markey,
I am urgently concerned about climate change. This is the gravest threat facing us all and future generations depend on us to halt it. We need to source 100% of our energy from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind. We are glad you agree that we need to fix gas leaks, not build more pipelines.
Thank you for your letter this week to President Obama asking him to halt construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. You know that here in MA we are moving ahead to replace fossil fuel sources with solar and wind because it can and must be done now.
We have a lot to be proud of in the Commonwealth as a leader in climate solutions. In the Pioneer Valley we just celebrated the groundbreaking of what will be a large solar project at the site of the former coal-fired power plant on Mount Tom in Holyoke. We are #1, tied with CA, for energy efficiency.
And we know we need to push harder for net-zero carbon emissions.
Thank you for putting your shoulder to that wheel with us. The children and I thank you.
With Mothers Out Front
Sources: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and four other senators on Thursday asked President Barack Obama to stop the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, just days after more than two dozen protesters were arrested at a construction site in North Dakota. The senators — Sanders, I-Vt., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., and Edward Markey, D-Mass. — called for further research into the pipeline’s “potential climate impacts”, citing data provided by Oil Change International, an advocacy organization.
Upcoming In-Person Events:
Mothers Out Front Community Meeting TONIGHT:
Monday, October 17 from 6:00-8:00pm in Amherst, MA:
We’ll be talking about meeting with local VIPs to talk about 100% renewables and we’ll explore a new idea- “Kid Power” to fuel climate health.
We will have time to mix and mingle and snack.
RSVP to greenzinnia at hotmail dot com
Mothers Out Front House Party: Thursday, October 20 from 6:15-8:30 pm in Amherst, MA
Please join us for an empowering and engaging presentation and discussion party with Mothers Out Front: We have a short but real window of opportunity to protect all of our children and the children of future generations. There is urgency, but there is also hope. For directions and if you need childcare RSVP to ellentmiddleton at gmail dot com
Visit the Mothers Out Front webpage for details about other ways to join in person and online.
Your Community Organizing Team
Mothers Out Front – Pioneer Valley