Monday Action for week of 1/23/17:
Climate Deniers, beware. The sleeping Giant is roused, see what you have unleashed: Millions marched on Saturday for the dignity and safety of all, the largest demonstration in history.
We are rolling up our sleeves and getting to work, building our civic muscles to protect the future for all.
For a super easy action today you can click here to add your two cents on the Western Mass Senators’ “Commonwealth Conversations.” But if you have the time…
…Our state Senate generally supports bolder climate legislation than the House. So its our Reps who really need to hear us ROAR, unless, that is, if you’re in a district of a climate champion. In that case we encourage you to call or write a thank you. Then find a friend or relative in another district who will send a message asking their Rep to co-sponsor the climate bills that were filed on Friday. The House bills deadline for cosponsors to sign on is Feb 3.
There are many opportunities to meet your Rep in person this week too! This Wednesday, 1/25, Mass Power Forward, the coalition of climate groups in MA, will give you all the info you need to lobby your Rep at the statehouse. Sign up here. See below for other local events with Western MA legislators this week.
You can use the sample talking points or copy-and-paste text below, if you like.
Dear Representative __________,
Now that the bills for this session have been filed, please cosponsor the bills that are designed to bring a swift, just and complete transition to a clean energy future.
As leading climate scientist, Jim Hansen says: “[T]he only way we’ll keep [fossil fuels] in the ground is with a rising fee on carbon so that we get other energies to replace the fossil fuels.”
I ask that, among other important climate bills, you co-sponsor the following bills which include a carbon fee:
An Act Combating Climate Change, Senate Docket 1021, sponsored by Senator Barrett
An Act to Promote Green Infrastructure, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and Create Jobs, House Docket 1504, sponsored by Representative Benson
An Act Relative to Creating Energy Jobs, House Docket 1948, sponsored by Representative Goldstein-Rose
An Act to Protect the Environment and Update Our Climate Action Plan, Senate Docket 1357, sponsored by Senator Pacheco
Mothers Out Front and so many others are working to get to 100% renewable energy as quickly as possible. Thank you for helping by co-sponsoring key legislation.
Contact Your Rep:
You can also join Rep Goldstein-Rose in a small group discussion on Saturday at the climate forum in Northampton (see below).
If you live in a different district, look up your Rep here:
You did it!
Still here? Want to really dig in and ask for your rep to co-sponsor more important climate bills?
Climate Action Now will be recommending more bills to support. Please check back here Monday night and Tuesday. Thanks to to our allies in CAN for sorting through the climate bills and simplifying this process for the rest of us.
In Person Events:
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.
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