Today’s Monday Action: Call on U.S. Senators Warren and Markey to help lead the 100% renewable revolution so that our children’s lives may be filled with promise.
Please note: Calls and letters count more. So today, reach for the phone or grab a postcard: Use the text below as is or adapt it, perhaps make it personal, by mentioning the ages of children you love. If you’re not in Massachusetts, you can write your own senators with the general pitch.
Dear Senators Markey and Warren,
I am urgently concerned about climate change. This fight we cannot lose: Future generations depend on us to pull back from the brink. Ready or not, we are the emergency brake.
The American people were promised brighter futures and new jobs in this campaign season. We urgently need the green jobs necessary for a huge shift in energy infrastructure away from fossil fuels. The Stanford University Solutions Project has mapped out HERE what each state can do to get to 100% renewable energy. We urgently need your leadership to build just such new infrastructure for a livable future, together on this beautiful Earth.
We “need to accelerate our efforts to reduce carbon pollution and shift our energy economy to clean energy to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.” (Senator Markey, Oct. 4. 2016): The Solutions Project demonstrates how we can create good local jobs while we divest from fossil fuels. This is the new infrastructure we need, not Keystone, Dakota Access Pipeline or other proposed pipelines meant to drag filthy gas across our prairies, aquifers and back yards to sell to the highest international bidder from our coasts. For climate, natural gas is worse than coal when taking into account the methane leaked from extraction through combustion. It’s a “bridge” to nowhere.
Together, we can pull back from the brink. Thank you, as ever, for your leadership in these extraordinary times.
YOUR TOWN AND STATE
With Mothers Out Front
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You did it! That was your 5-minute Monday Action. Well done.
Thanks for being the change you want to see. Onward!
Other ways to be involved:
- Attend the monthly MOF Community Meeting on Dec. 19 6-8pm RSVP Madeleine greenzinnia at hotmail dot com. We meet every 3rd Monday, same time/same place.
- Attend the next MOF house party on Jan. 8. 2-4:30pm in Amherst– for details contact ellentmiddleton at gmail dot com
- Visit the Mothers Out Front webpage for details about other ways to join in person and online. Or use this form to tell us about you.
Your Community Organizing Team
Mothers Out Front – Pioneer Valley