Monday Action for the Week of 7/24/17: Contact state reps and write to committee chairs to support three bills that will lead to a fair price on carbon and a clean energy economy for future generations.
[Last week you used our new website, Light Up the Map. Did you see your light on the map? If not, please select the action again and SAVE so we can see everyone who is taking actions.]
1. If you’ve already asked your State Rep to sign the letter in support of the Massachusetts carbon pricing bills, we need your help to get lots of people in other districts to ask their Reps to sign on by July 27th. If you haven’t asked your Rep, ask them to do so right away. Here is the letter we’re asking them to sign and a list of who has signed that we’ll update.
Read about the Carbon Pricing bills at Light Up the Map, make your call or send an email, click SAVE to confirm that you did it and then, Voila!, you’ve added another light to the map on the site. Please send the link to people you know elsewhere in the state. Explain why you took this action and how important it is to get their state Rep to sign on.
2. Please submit written testimony in support of Rep Solomon Goldstein-Rose‘s bill, H.3473, An Act relative to creating energy jobs.
The bill aims to make it easier for companies to develop clean energy technologies, which will stimulate investment, growth and new jobs. A carbon fee and dividend is one of 5 parts of this bill. Read more here.
Submit your written testimony for H.3473 by writing to the Chairs of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies:
Senator Eric Lesser: email@example.com
Representative Joseph Wagner: Joseph.Wagner@mahouse.gov
Your testimony can be very simple. Tell them you care about climate change and why. Say that you support Representative Goldstein-Rose’s bill H.3473. Here is a sample letter. Or write your own:
- Mention that clean energy, storage and carbon pricing are all necessary to make our economy strong, grow jobs, and keep our energy dollars in state.
- The bill does all this without appropriating any money, rather creates affordable financing, attracts private battery development with tax incentives, and has a revenue neutral carbon fee and dividend.
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In Person Events:
- TODAY! Monday 7/24, 7:00-9:00pm, Climate Action Now meeting, 6pm for the Pioneer Valley 100% Renewable Meeting. Amherst UU, 121 N. Pleasant St, Amherst. 6pm meeting is downstairs, enter at the side on Kellogg St.
- Saturday 7/29, 10:00am-2:00pm, Celebration for a Living Earth, at Lower Spectacle Pond in Otis State Forest. Bring a picnic, enjoy music, presenters, and take stand against the Kinder Morgan pipeline extension. RSVP here.
- Thursday 8/3, 5:00pm-7:00pm, Amherst Board of Health Meeting. We’ve asked the Board to sign a letter to the Governor to study the health effects of methane from pipelines. Please come and show that mothers and others care about the health of children and planet. Bangs Center, Room 101. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sunday 8/6, 4:30pm-6:00pm, Northampton Mothers Out Front Meeting. At Cultivate & Bloom behind Sylvester’s on Pleasant Street at 20 Hampton Ave, suite 160. Contact email@example.com.
- Monday 8/14, 600pm-7:00pm, Pioneer Valley 100% Renewable Energy Meeting. 7:00pm CAN Legislative Committee. Amherst UU, 121 N. Pleasant St, Amherst. Enter at the side on Kellogg St.
- Monday 8/21, 5:00-7:00, Amherst Mothers Out Front Family PICNIC at Groff Park! Bring the whole family for a potluck picnic and participatory entertainment. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. In September we’ll resume our 3rd Monday meetings as usual.
To join any of the Pioneer Valley MOF working groups on Zero Energy buildings, Community Choice Electricity, or home energy efficiency, contact us at email@example.com.
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