12/12/16 Monday Action: Tell Governor Baker we want a Carbon Fee and Rebate! A comment page is open NOW to influence the regulations that are about to be recommended by the administration. Use the text below as a guide.
I am urgently concerned about climate change. I know you are, too, and appreciate the work you and your staff are doing to fight it. However, we need to do more, including enlisting the help of everyone in our state.
To enlist everyone’s help, we need to put a price on carbon pollution. Conservative and liberal economists agree that this is the most effective way to fight climate change and to build a stronger economy at the same time. Burning fossil fuels has buried costs that aren’t captured in their price, such as health problems and sea level rise, among others.
A similar program has already been successful in British Columbia, Canada. Fossil fuel use is down and the economy has improved through their carbon fee and rebate program.
Massachusetts has always been a leader, taking essential bold new steps for the betterment of our society. It’s time to do so again. Please enact a fair carbon pricing fee and rebate program to fight climate change, accelerate the switch to renewable energy, benefit low-income people who are most vulnerable, create more jobs and attract clean energy investment.
We must protect our most vulnerable citizens and future generations. Please be bold! Introduce legislation and use your executive powers to make carbon pollution pricing a reality, so that everyone is motivated to cut fossil fuel use and move us toward a sustainable, renewable energy economy.
Future generations will thank you, including the children you love.
With Mothers Out Front
Governor Charlie Baker
To call: Phone: 617.725.4005 or 888.870.7770 (in state)
To write a letter:
Massachusetts State House
Office of the Governor
Boston, MA 02133
If you’re outside MA, call if you can to Urge your Governor to Put a Price On Carbon, but no guilt about cutting and pasting. Find your Governor’s contact info here.
Well done, you did your Monday Action! See you next Monday.
Ask your friends to join you in action.
Thank you for being the change you want to see.
In Person Actions in Amherst, MA:
Climate Solutions 101: Sunday Dec. 18, 10-11:30am: What is carbon pricing? How can state or local laws and regulations make a difference? What can I do? Location: North Amherst, RSVP amherstamr at gmail dot com.
Mothers Out Front Community Meeting: Monday, Dec. 19, 6-8pm in Amherst, MA: Learn about how we can get to 100% renewable energy by 2030 across our state. We will have time to mingle and snack. Children welcome.
RSVP to greenzinnia at hotmail dot com
Amherst Mothers Out Front House Party: Jan. 8, 2- 4:15 pm in Amherst, MA
Please join us for an empowering and engaging presentation and discussion party with Mothers Out Front on how to protect all of our children and the children of future generations. There is urgency, but there is also hope.
RSVP to ellentmiddleton at gmail dot com. Feel free to bring an interested friend or neighbor. Child care is available (please let us know by 1/4 if you need care).
Thank you for all you do.
Email us: info.ma.PioneerValley@MothersOutFront.org
See and follow all actions to date on this Monday Action BLOG.