Getting to Know Your Elected Officials

It’s week 34 of our 40-week count down on the Road to Paris (UN Climate Summit)

Today’s Monday Action: Visit this website and explore some of YOUR elected representatives:

http://www.statelocalgov.net/state-ma.cfm#County

That’s it! If you’d like to reach out and contact one or two and share your concerns, great! If you do, please “leave a comment” about your experience here on this post. By simply checking out this site and learning who represents you, we all win – by our collective empowerment! And, there will be other opportunities before the Climate Summit to take specific action locally.

** Mark your calendar for this Sunday April 12th. Everyone following the actions of Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front is invited to a community potluck from 1-3pm at the Newman Center at UMass. Please come! Parking is free on Sunday ūüôā

Please visit our Mothers Out Front webpage for details about ways to join us in person and online!

In collaboration,
The Pioneer Valley Community Organizing Team

P.S. One great resource found on this statelocalgov.net site is our Hampshire Council of Governments’ website – it features all Hampshire County town websites!

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Senator Rosenberg, What’s The State Resilience Plan?

It’s week 35 of our 40-week count down on the Road to Paris (UN Climate Summit)

Today’s easy Monday Action: Tell Senator Rosenberg How Much Mothers Out Front Cares!


Call his Northampton office:  413-584-1649 or Boston office: (617) 722-1500
and/or

Here’s a simple message:

“Dear Senator Rosenberg,

I am deeply concerned about climate change.

As a supporter of Mothers Out Front I’m calling to let you know that a large and growing group of us are reaching out to elected officials like you to help keep legislative focus on climate concerns. Thank you in advance for taking an official stand against new fossil fuel infrastructure.” (mentioning your affiliation with Mothers Out Front is optional).

Here is a great link to find out who all our house and senate legislators are: https://malegislature.gov/People/Search

Please visit our Mothers Out Front webpage for details about ways to join us in person and online!

In collaboration,
The Pioneer Valley Community Organizing Team

P.S.  Senator Rosenberg, along with Senator Pacheco, attended a climate change resiliency forum on March 25th and discussed the need for a statewide resiliency plan. For the story click HERE

Congressman McGovern Opposes Pipelines!

It’s week 36 of our 40-week count down on the Road to Paris (UN Climate Summit)

Today’s Monday Action: Let Congressman McGovern Hear From You!

Call his Northampton office:  413-341-8700 or Washington DC office: (202) 225-6101

and/or email his office: Contact

Here’s a simple message:

“Dear Congressman McGovern,
I am deeply concerned about climate change.

Rep. Jim McGovern

As a supporter of Mothers Out Front I’m calling to thank¬†you for your opposition to the proposed Tennessee Gas¬†pipeline, for voting no on¬†the Keystone XL Pipeline Act (HR3),¬†and for voting no on the¬†Natural Gas Pipeline Permitting Reform Act (HR161-114).¬†I support you to continue to take a strong stance on¬†Climate Change. Thank you!”

(mentioning your affiliation with Mothers Out Front is optional)

Here is a quote from Congressman McGovern about KXL:

Let me be clear: I believe that this pipeline is irresponsible. The proposed route was made with little consideration for the environment, cutting through land that has been permanently conserved by multigenerational farmers, individual landowners, land trusts, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The majority of this land has been protected with tax dollars and donations.‚ÄĚ
From : http://www.golocalworcester.com/news/ma-gas-pipeline-who-is-for-it-and-who-is-against-it

Please visit our Mothers Out Front webpage for details about ways to join us in person and online!

In collaboration,
The Pioneer Valley Community Organizing Team

P.S. For extra credit: ¬†Saturday, March 28th, from 8:30-9:30pm is¬†EarthHour. All over¬†the world lights will go off. The Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building,¬†towns, cities, etc. Let’s shut our lights off during EarthHour too!

 

What Does Senator Markey Say About TGP

Thank you to everyone taking these “5 minute or less” Monday Actions with us! We’re in week 37 of our 40-week count down on the Road to Paris (UN Climate Summit).

Today’s Monday Action: Find Out What Senator Ed Markey Says About the New Tennessee Gas Pipeline Proposal?

updated on senator markey s voting record and senate legislative ...
Call his office:  617-565-8519
and/or
Email his office: Contact

Here’s a sample email or phone script:

Dear Senator Markey,
I am deeply concerned about climate change.

We look to you to make Massachusetts the leader in divesting from fossil fuels and growing our economy with home-grown wind and solar power at a highly accelerated pace.

Thank you for your¬†statement¬†rebutting attacks on the Clean Power Plan, Obama’s climate vision, on this past Thursday, March 12.

We need you to be bold and visionary in fighting this threat to the common good.
Push forward, we support you.

~ Your Name

Sincerely yours,
The Pioneer Valley Community Organizing Team

P.S. ¬†Since the 1970’s Senator Markey¬†has been active on climate change, and when the first proposal for the TGP came out he was strongly against it. ¬†With respect to the change to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline route that goes through New Hampshire, Markey’s office hasn’t yet taken an official position.

Governor Baker, We Are Against the Proposed Pipeline!

March 9th Monday Action – week 38 of our countdown to Paris — we contact Governor Baker to strengthen a petition against the proposed MA pipeline

Click the above link and¬†Contact¬†your Governor’s office:
http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituent-services/contact-governor-office/

Here’s a sample text, if you find it useful:

“Dear Governor Baker,

I am urgently concerned about climate change. We need you to issue an executive order banning all new fossil fuel infrastructure, including the proposed Kinder-Morgan pipeline across the Commonwealth.

The goal of 20% solar electricity generation by 2025 is not bold enough, it’s a minimum placeholder. You must push for many more green energy projects, including the completion of Cape Wind.

We look to you to lead. Thank you for doing everything in your power to stop climate change.”

Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Community Organizing Team

P.S. Governor Baker just opened an office in Springfield with an all white male staff.
And if you want more detail on when the Department of Public Utilities will be holding a public hearing on this matter (the last three hearings have been postponed) click here


P.S. Governor Baker just opened an office in Springfield with an all white male staff.
And if you want more detail on when the Department of Public Utilities will be holding a public hearing on this matter (the last three hearings have been postponed) click here

Governor Baker, Heck No We Won’t Pay

Today’s Monday Action – week 38 of our countdown to Paris — we contact Governor Baker to strengthen a petition against the proposed MA pipeline and against having electricity customers pay for it!

Click the above petition link and¬†Contact¬†your Governor’s office:
http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituent-services/contact-governor-office/

Here’s a sample text, if you find it useful:

“Dear Governor Baker,

I am urgently concerned about climate change. We need you to issue an executive order banning all new fossil fuel infrastructure, including the proposed Kinder-Morgan pipeline across the Commonwealth.

The goal of 20% solar electricity generation by 2025 is not bold enough, it’s a minimum placeholder. You must push for many more green energy projects, including the completion of Cape Wind.

We look to you to lead. Thank you for doing everything in your power to stop climate change.”

Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Community Organizing Team

P.S. Governor Baker just opened an office in Springfield with an all white male staff.
And if you want more detail on when the Department of Public Utilities will be holding a public hearing on this matter (the last three hearings have been postponed) click here

Senator Warren Joins the Natural Resources Committee

Countdown Week 39 Monday Action:  Show Senator Warren Some Love!

email:  http://my.elizabethwarren.com/page/s/contact

  • Boston: 617-565-3170
  • Springfield: 413-788-2690


Did you know Sen. Elizabeth Warren has just taken a seat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee? This is a pretty exciting opportunity for environmental progress given her impressive accomplishments on behalf of the middle and working class Рincluding establishing the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau and her new book, A Fighting Chance.

Thank you Senator Warren!

**¬†¬†It’s WEEK 39 in Our Countdown to Paris **

Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Community Organizing Team

P.S. For more praiseworthy details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Warren
And for details on the CFPB: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/