Climate Deniers Beware, Mothers are Marching

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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 __________,

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 bold in fighting climate change and promoting clean energy for the health and safety of all our children.

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.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME
YOUR TOWN AND STATE
With Mothers Out Front


Contact Your Rep:

If Solomon Goldstein-Rose is your Rep, let him know you’re supporting a carbon fee in bills like his and thank him for bold leadership on climate:
To call: 617-722-2425
To email: Solomon.Goldstein-Rose@mahouse.gov
To write a letter:
State House, Room 437
Boston, MA 02133

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!
Together we can make 2017 a watershed year for the climate.
Thank you! See you next Monday!


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:

  • TONIGHT! Monday, 1/23, 7:00-9:00pm, Climate Action Now Meeting, Unitarian Society of Northampton, 220 Main St. Breakout sessions on legislation and local actions for clean energy.

  • Wednesday, 1/25, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Mass Power Forward Climate Lobby Day, MA Statehouse.

  • Friday, 1/27, 11:30-1:00 pm Lunch with Western Mass. Legislators, including Senate President Rosenberg, Senator Hinds, and Reps Kulik, Kocot, Goldstein-Rose, Scibak and Vega. At B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect St, Northampton. RSVP to Pamela Schwartz at pschwartz77@gmail.com.

  • Saturday, 1/28, 3:00-5:30pm, Climate Action in a Time of Political Crisis, First Churches, Northampton. Forum with Senator Rosenberg, Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose, Nat Fortune, Marty Nathan and action-oriented discussions in small 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

  • Monday 2/20, 5:30 – 7:30, MOF Family Potluck. We’re not having a meeting as usual on the 3rd Monday in February. But you’re invited to a potluck with your family. Location TBD. RSVP Andra, amherstamr at gmail dot com

  • Saturday, 2/25, 2:00-4:15pm, Amherst MOF House Party. Join with other concerned people at this introduction to Mothers Out Front. RSVP 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.

Onward!
Your Monday Action Team
Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley

http://mofpioneervalley.nationbuilder.com/

You can also keep up with Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley on Twitter @MOFpv and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MothersOutFront.PV/
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One thought on “Climate Deniers Beware, Mothers are Marching”

  1.             World wide carbon tax/control of Oil production, to what end and how will it be implemented; enforced by whose Army. Local carbon tax just makes it harder for the few that comply locally.

                NEW technology is required in accordance with the Paris agreement to “reduce fossil fuel use”. MIT environmental scientists state that the so called green /renewable energy is not going to make much difference. The issue is not simple and Green Marketing in the final analysis is fraudulent.             Currently in he New’s: Oil production and use is up. Fracking for oil is again competitive; keeping supply up with the demand. Coal use in china for US goods is also up. ISIS funds from black market oil is also up. We rely on Fossil fuel for most everything. Without corruption Energy relates directly to work output / production and cost (We ourselves burn carbon and produce CO^2). Little bit of oil provides hundreds of horsepower (work) for a significant amount of time.

    Representative Solomon:             I provide my thoughts quite often, too often? Stan is one of the few encouragements I get. I also got a little encouragement from Ellen. My writing style is a little rough; some of which I’ve put a lot of effort trying to fix. We need better complex engineering and direction form our Government. World , Country, local and Individual; attitudes and values need to be a-lined so goals at every level can be met.

                Need any help and or are interested in holistic engineered sociological opinions vs. wish full thinking or marketing. Sadly the Latter is usually much more PC; by design.                                                                              John Orchard Valley Amherst              

          

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