Monday Action for the week of 1/16/17:
This is the last week of President Obama’s term and the beginning of an uncertain and, for many, frightening political reality at the national level. Some of us will join the hundreds of thousands marching (see info below) on January 21st. Some of us will speak out in other ways. We are motivated because we cherish our families, friends, and communities.
This week, thank Obama and ask him, as a private citizen, to join us in bringing in a swift transition to a clean energy future for our children.
Here’s your optional talking points or copy-and-paste text:
Dear President Obama,
I am urgently concerned about climate change. This is the defining issue which future generations depend on us to solve. I urge you to be ferociously bold in continuing to fight climate change and champion clean energy for the health and safety of all our children.
I’m grateful to you and to Michelle for loyally serving our country. I will miss your integrity, vision and intelligence as President. As a private citizen, you could accomplish so much. I’m writing to ask you to join me and focus your energy next on climate change. We have a window of only a few years to get it right.
The private sector can play a key role in solving the climate crisis at a time when our national government may not, as you cogently argue in your recent article in Science Magazine. Help us build a worldwide clean energy economy and build on your legacy on climate change.
I hope you’ll harken back to your roots in community organizing and treat the whole world as your community. Your efforts now, working for a swift and just transition to clean energy, will ensure that our children will have a safe and healthy future.
Mothers Out Front and so many others are working to get to 100% renewable energy as quickly as possible. Yes we can, with your help!
YOUR TOWN AND STATE
With Mothers Out Front
Contact President Obama
To call: 202-456-1111
Thank you! See you next Monday!
Want to do more online activism? Object to the nominations of climate deniers. Click here for the schedule and contact info for the Senate Committees holding hearings.
In Person Events:
TONIGHT! Monday, 1/16, 6:00-8:00pm – Amherst MOF Monthly Meeting. Join us in community. Pursue Active Hope. Connect, learn, act. Light dinner served. All welcome, including children. RSVP Madeleine, greenzinnia at hotmail dotcom. No meeting in February, but we’ll have a potluck on 2/20. Monthly Meetings start back on March 20th.
Monday, 1/23, 7:00-9:00pm, Climate Action Now meeting, Unitarian Society of Amherst 121 N. Pleasant St.
Saturday, 1/28, 3:00-5:00pm, Climate Action in a Time of Political Crisis, First Churches, Northampton. Forum with elected officials and action-oriented discussions in breakout groups. Sponsored by CAN, MOF, and other community groups. For more info contact, Karen at innerfortune dot com.
Sunday, 1/29, 1:00-3:00pm, Pioneer Valley 100% Renewable meeting. Amherst MOF Green Buildings campaign, Valley Businesses Going Green, financing energy efficiency and renewables; other topics welcome. Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St. Contact Andra, amherstamr at gmail dot com.
Thursday, 2/2, 7:00-8:30, For the Love of Earth and Children: Take Action, Jones Library, Amherst. Part of the On the Same Page series focused on the 6th Extinction.
Monday 2/20, 5:30 – 7:30, MOF Family Potluck. We’re not having a meeting as usual on the 3rd Monday in February because many people will be away during school break. But you’re invited to a potluck with your family on. Location TBD. RSVP Andra, amherstamr at gmail dot com.
Sunday, Feb 26, 2:00-4:15pm, Amherst MOF House Party. Join with other concerned people at this introduction to Mothers Out Front. RSVP to ellentmiddleton at gmail dot com
Keep up with other actions for resisting and protecting our communities and climate by following 413 Staying Connected for Action.
Thank you for doing Monday Actions.