Clean Elections, like Electricity, are Fossil Fuel Free

2016-02-15-greenfield-berkshire-gas-march-bridge-to-nowhereToday’s Monday Action: Ask your Congressperson to sign the pledge not to take fossil fuel money.

We need ten people to ask each of our Congresspeople this week- Watch the clicker go up on the pledge! It’s pretty neat. Can we do it?
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Dear Congressman McGovern,
Every opportunity I have, I vote for the strongest climate advocates because I am urgently concerned about climate change. Future generations are depending on us to transition carbon-neutral energy by 2030.

I appreciate your strong public stance against the Kinder Morgan NED pipeline, and your efforts in Congress to prevent fast-tracking of gas infrastructure projects.  As you know, gas is not a bridge fuel. It is a bridge to nowhere.

Will you pledge not to take fossil fuel money? Please sign this pledge.

Thank you, in the name of future generations,
Sincerely,

YOUR NAME
YOUR TOWN
With Mothers Out Front
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Contact:
Congressman Jim McGovern
To call: 202-225-6101
To email
To write a letter:

438 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515

And, today we have special guest Jamaica Plain’s (adapt the text as needed)
Congressman Stephen Lynch
To call: 202-225-8273
To email 
To write a letter:
2369 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515

Live somewhere else? Look up your Reps HERE
at http://openstates.org/
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Well done, you did your Monday Action! Bye, see you next Monday.

PLEASE NOTE: Calls are most effective, but never hesitate to cut and paste or pour your heart out in email or letters and share your solutions. Your voice gets counted in each case. Ask your friends to join you in action. Thank you for being the change you want to see.

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Upcoming In-Person Events:

1. Monday, 10/31 Kid Power: Talking with Kids about Climate Change. Discussion at Black Sheep at 12:30pm on Halloween

2. Saturday, 11/19, 10am – 4pm, MOF Massachusetts Fall Summit in Cambridge. Meet MOF activists across the state, learn new communication and organizing skills, be inspired by the successes of other communities in stopping new fossil fuel infrastructure and greening the grid. For more info contact Andra amherstamr@gmail.com.

3. Sunday, 11/20 Mothers Out Front House Party: November 20 from 4-6:15 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

House Parties help us to:
—Support and inspire one another.
—Find a role, if you wish, in our Green Buildings campaign.
—Act on our inspirations and strengthen our “civic muscles” as we find ways to help our planet.
Feel free to bring an interested friend or neighbor. Child care is available (please let us know by 11/15 if you need care).

4. Monday, 11/21 6-8pm – Monthly MOF-PV Community Meeting in Amherst. Light dinner served. All welcome, including children. RSVP Madeleine greenzinnia at hotmail dot com. We meet every 3rd Monday, same time/same place.

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Still here?

Extra credit 1: Carbon Tax in WA- Do you have friends in Washington State? Call ’em. Help get the first carbon tax enacted in the United States this November. Call people you know in the state of Washington, and ask them to vote for the carbon tax ballot initiative I-732. Some environmental groups want to spend the money raised by the tax. That’s not a proposal that will gain bipartisan support like I-732 which is a revenue neutral tax. There are provisions in this initiative for the working poor to get a rebate and it lowers the regressive sales tax.

Tell your friends in Washington state that if they approve the carbon tax, MA and many other states will follow their lead. Their vote could lead to a national carbon fee and rebate which is one of the things we need to make fossil fuels history. For more info: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/want-help-washington-state-adopt-revenue-neutral-carbon-tax/

Extra credit 2: Comments to MA DEP to cut emissions, fix gas leaks:

Submit comments about why the MA Department of Environmental Protection needs to cut GHG emissions fast.
On Wednesday in Boston and on Thursday in Worcester, DEP will hold hearings on setting regulations for fixing methane leaks and other updates to meet 2020 goals of the Global Warming Solutions Act. Tell them why it matters to you that they set the bar high. http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/massdep/air/climate/section3d-comments.html
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Got election fever? You should run for local office: read this.

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Thank you for all you do.
Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front

http://www.mothersoutfront.org/pioneervalley_ma
info.ma.PioneerValley@MothersOutFront.org

See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG.

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