Reps, Sign On to Carbon Pricing by 7/27!

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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 billH.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: eric.lesser@masenate.gov
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.

You are making the changes we need! Thank you for your effort. Please share Monday Actions with friends.

See you next Monday.



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 info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.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 info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • 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 info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.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 info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.

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.

See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG

Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Monday Action Team

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Monday Action: Let’s Light Up the Map in MA with Climate Action

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Here’s your Monday Action for the Week of 7/17: Call and ask if your State Rep has signed the letter in support of Rep. Benson’s carbon pricing bill, and if not, ask them to do so right away. Then ask a friend to call their Rep.

We have a brand new tool we’re about to launch called Light Up The Map (LUM for short). We’re still working on it, but we couldn’t wait any longer because we need to reach across the state to show strong support for carbon pricing among our Massachusetts Representatives. That’s what LUM is for.
You:

  • register at Light Up the Map
  • make your call or send an email
  • click that you did it and then,
  • Voila!, you’ve added another light to the map on the site.
  • send the link to LUM to someone you know elsewhere in the state, like, in the Reps’ districts listed below or others you’ll see on the LUM website.

Check back on the LUM website in a few days after you do your action, or if you have trouble with the site, because we’re going to be adding and fixing every day.

Representatives who have shown support for the bill, but haven’t yet signed the letter:

Rep. Diana DiZoglio – North Andover, Methuen, Lawrence & Haverhill.
Rep. Paul Mark – Northern parts of Franklin and Berkshire Counties.
Rep. Adrian Madaro – East Boston
Rep. Carlos Gonzalez – Downtown Springfield
Rep. Colleen Garry – Dracut and Tyngsborough
Rep. Paul Brodeur – Wakefield
Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier – Pittsfield
Rep. Edward Coppinger – West Roxbury to part of Brookline
Rep. Alice Peisch – Wellesley, Weston


Thank you! Let us know what you think of Light Up the Map, and let us know any suggestions you have by emailing us at info.ma.pioneervalley@gmail.com. We’re so excited to see how it works and hearing from you will help us make it better.


There’s actually another bill that’s close to our hearts that we want you to know about.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 18th, an important climate bill by our Amherst/Pelham/Granby rep, Solomon Goldstein-Rose, will have a hearing along with other bills 10:30am – 1pm. The bill is H.3473, An Act relative to creating energy jobs, before the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.

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 Committee:
Senator Eric Lesser: eric.lesser@masenate.gov
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.

  • 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.

Remember last week we encouraged you to make videos to speak your mind to Governor Baker. Well, we still want you to do that.

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More than 100 mothers and others turned out last Tuesday to Stand with Andrea outside Governor Baker’s office – to support her ongoing efforts to help stop the compressor station in Weymouth.
We are so delighted that some of you have already joined in the social media campaign we kicked off last week. We’re sure hoping many more of you will do videos, too. Short messages are great. Learn about the video campaign. See examples on our Facebook page.

What Should I Say in My Video to Gov. Baker?

1. Record your video. You’ll probably repeat this step a few times before you decide there was a reason you didn’t go into show business.
2. Post your video on your Facebook page. 
Include in your post #MothersProtectCommunities @MothersOutFront.
3. Share your video on our Pioneer Valley MOF Facebook page.
4. Email videos to story@mothersoutfront.org
5. Extra credit: Tweet your video (max 45 sec) to Charlie Baker. Sample Tweet:
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@MassGovernor #MothersProtectCommunities like #Weymouth. Go see the site. Deny the permits. @mothersoutfront @MOFpv

You are making the changes we need! Thank you for your effort. Please share Monday Actions with friends.

See you next Monday.



In Person Events:

  • TODAY! Monday 7/17, 6:00-8:00, Amherst Mothers Out Front monthly meeting and PICNIC! Light dinner, bring if you can. We’ll eat and meet outside if the weather cooperates! Maybe make a few videos to Baker. Families welcome. RSVP Madeleine greenzinnia at hotmail dot com. We meet every 3rd Monday, same time/same place.
  • Saturday 7/22, 11am-1pm, MOF at the Amherst Farmers Market. Join us for ice cream and have your picture taken with an infrared camera to see how ener-G-save’s thermal images of homes in the Pioneer Valley will show where the leaks are in the houses and motivate action! Can you volunteer? info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Sunday 7/23, 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 info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Monday 7/24, 7:00-9:00pm, Climate Action Now meeting, 6pm for Legislative and 100% Renewable premeeting. Amherst UU, 121 N. Pleasant 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.

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.

See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG

Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Monday Action Team

Gov Baker – Carbon Fee and Dividend Now!

Monday Action for the week of 6/19/17. See below for In Person Events for Pioneer Valley

This week’s Monday Action is directed at Governor Baker at a critical moment for carbon pricing legislation.

Two carbon bills will be considered in a hearing at the State House tomorrow, Tuesday 6/20, from 1pm – 5pm. We’re packing the auditorium with carbon fee and dividend supporters.  Carpool sign up here.

The Governor has declared that Massachusetts will meet the targets of the Paris Agreement. A carbon fee and diviend, enacted this year, would fulfill that promise. There is no other policy that could. We think the Governor should hear that from a LOT of people

Carbon fee and dividend will put us on the path to a swift, just and complete transition away from fossil fuels to a clean energy future. To understand how, watch this 3 minute video with Robert Reich.

Tap the Mama Bear in you. Call Governor Baker’s office and speak with all your heart. Create a loud chorus that shakes the State House by forwarding this action to friends.


Dear Governor Baker,

I’m urgently concerned about climate change. Solutions have to be big, bold, and now! My children {grandchildren, nieces/nephews, me & my friends, friends’ children} are growing up and I refuse to accept anything less than a healthy, livable future. The way to jump start our progress is a carbon fee and dividend policy.

Thank you for throwing our Massachusetts hat into the ring to meet the Paris Agreement goals.

You’ve now made a promise to us and the next generations. We need speedy solutions to meet the spirit of Paris, policies that rock the boat and make business as usual expensive.

Carbon fee and dividend is a fair and fast policy to reduce our reliance on oil and natural gas, which in our state are the contributors to our emissions.

We have momentum in both houses of the legislature on this. This is the pivotal moment when you prove your commitment to Paris: Tell our Senators and Representatives that you will sign a carbon fee and dividend bill that puts money back into the pockets of low and middle income residents and keeps money from fossil fuels in our local communities.

Please do it now. You would be a climate hero if you do.

Sincerely,
YOUR NAME

YOUR ADDRESS
With Mothers Out Front


Governor Charlie Baker

To call: Phone: 617.725.4005 or 888.870.7770 (in state)
To fill out a contact form, click here and scroll down on that page.

To write a letter:

Massachusetts State House

Office of the Governor

Room 280

Boston, MA 02133


You did it, thank you! You are making the changes we need! Please share Monday Actions with friends.

See you next Monday.



In Person Events:

  • TONIGHT! Monday 6/19, 6:00-8:00Amherst Mothers Out Front monthly meeting. Light dinner served. All welcome, including children. RSVP Madeleine greenzinnia at hotmail dot com. We meet every 3rd Monday, same time/same place.
  • Wednesday 6/21, 4pm-5pm & 6pm-7pm, PVTA Public Hearing on Bus Route Cuts, Bangs Community Center. Come defend our public transportation system that connects the valley for education and jobs, and lowers carbon emissions.
  • Thursday 6/22, 5:30pmNorthampton Health Board meeting Northampton High School library. Come convince the health board to sign the letter to Gov Baker re public health impacts of pipelines.
  • Friday 6/23, 4:30pm-6:00pmCommunity Choice Energy (Aggregation plus). Let’s work together to go 100% Renewable with local energy in our region. Meeting in Hadley. Contactinfo.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Sunday 6/25, 4:30pm-6:00pmNorthampton Mothers Out Front Weekly Meeting. At Cultivate & Bloom behind Sylvester’s on Pleasant Street at 20 Hampton Ave, suite 160. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Monday 6/26, 7pm-9pm, Climate Action Now Meeting with 100% Renewable breakout session, Legislative Committee meeting 6pm-7pm, Unitarian Society of Northampton, 220 Main St.

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.

See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG.

Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Monday Action Team
http://mofpioneervalley.nationbuilder.com/

You can also keep up with Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley on Twitter.

Support Carbon Pricing Locally

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Today’s Monday Action from Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front: Ask your Town Meeting representatives or City Councillors to support Carbon Fee and Dividend.

Towns and cities across the state are showing support for the Carbon Fee and Dividend bills in the legislature. This is a way to reduce GHG emissions as part of many other actions. Several communities recently passed resolutions voicing the residents’ support for the bills. Several local communities are about to decide, including Amherst Town Meeting this week! If your town or city already voted, thank the people responsible. If they haven’t voted to support carbon pricing yet, ask them to!

Call or write, but make the sample words below your own, add the ages of the children in your life, tell what makes you care. Every town and city has a website with ways to contact your legislative body. Below we provide Amherst’s, but you’ll be able to find yours online.


Dear [Town Meeting Member, City Councillor],

I am urgently concerned about climate change. Future generations are depending on us to transition quickly to clean energy for their health and the health of our climate. That’s why I support carbon pricing.

Carbon pricing is the fastest way we can create an immediate reduction in carbon emissions because of the financial, health and climate benefits it provides. By putting a fee on fossil fuels we can level the playing field so that the cost includes the real costs to society and future generations in the form of climate change. This promotes the clean energy economy, creates jobs, and motivates conservation of energy.

There are several bills in the MA legislature that include carbon fees. Some include a full rebate of all the fees collected, divided among consumers in an equitable way so that low and moderate income families save money overall. Some make use of some of the funds collected to promote renewable energy. Rural communities are counted in among those who will receive more than the average because of the need to drive more.

This approach makes sense for our community and for the world. We must take bold actions to curb climate change for the sake of the generations to come. There’s no time to waste.

Please vote to support State carbon pricing legislation and join with other communities in creating a renewable future.
Sincerely,

YOUR NAME
YOUR ADDRESS
With Mothers Out Front


Contact:

Here’s where you can email all of your Amherst Town Meeting representatives.

If you’re not in Amherst, call Town/City Hall. Or just call your Mayor, Councillors or Select Board members to tell them you want your community to show support for carbon pricing.


If you’re interested in being involved in the Climate Action Now Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate Working Group meetings are on the first and thirds Tuesdays of the month, 9-10:30am at Panera’s in Hadley.

For more information about the working group contact maryjomaffei22@gmail.com


Well done, you did your Monday Action! Bye, see you next Monday.

Ask your friends to join you in action. Thank you for being the change you want to see.


Upcoming In-Person Events:

TONIGHT! Monday 5/8  4:30-6:00pm 100% Renewable Amherst. Reports about commercial, residential and town energy choices and actions like Community Choice Aggregation, energy efficiency retrofits, and renewables for low income households. Amherst Unitarian Society, 121 North Pleasant St. Contact amherstamr@gmail.com.

TONIGHT! Monday 5/8  7:00pm CAN Legislative Committee meeting. Amherst Unitarian Society, 121 North Pleasant St.

Tuesday 5/9 6:15 MOF House Party in Leverett. Meet other moms, dads, grandmoms, aunts, etc. Learn about MOF and KidPower! Discussion on how to support and empower children about climate change. RSVP and questions to Andra amherstamr at gmail dot com.

Friday 5/12 4:30-6:00pm Western Mass Community Choice Aggregation PLUS, meeting location tbd. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.

Sunday 5/14, 5/21 4:30-6:00pm, Northampton Mothers Out Front Weekly Meeting, at the Smith College Student Center. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.

Monday 5/15, 6:00-8:00, Amherst Mothers Out Front Monthly Meeting. Celebrate Mothers Day! Light dinner served. All welcome, including children. RSVP Madeleine greenzinnia at hotmail dot com. We meet every 3rd Monday, same time/same place.

Sunday 5/21 1:30-3:45pm, MOF House Party in Amherst. Meet other moms, dads, grandmoms, aunts, etc. Learn about MOF and our local 100% Renewable campaign, including Community Choice Aggregation 2.0. RSVP and questions to ellentmiddleton at gmail dot com.

Monday 5/22, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Climate Action Now meeting with breakout reporting on 100% Renewable Campaigns, Amherst Unitarian Society, 121 North Pleasant St.

 


Thank you for all you do.

See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG.

Your Monday Action Team
Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front

State Reps, Support the Clean Energy Economy

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Monday Action for the week of 3/20/17:

This week, we’re asking you to call your Massachusetts State Representative and urge him or her to cosponsor the 2017 Energy Jobs Bill (HD1948).

If your Rep is Solomon Goldstein-Rose, the bill’s author and sponsor, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find one person in a distant district to call their own Rep to co-sponsor. Then call Solomon to thank him for championing bold climate legislation and let him know which Rep your surrogate is calling. This is how we, as constituents of a climate hero, can really make a difference.

You can use the sample talking points or copy-and-paste text below, if you like. Calling shows you really mean it, but if you email, be sure to personalize it. Find your state representative’s contact information here.


Dear [Your State Rep],

I am urgently concerned about climate change. My [children, grandchildren, niece, nephew, friend’s children] depend on us to swiftly, justly and completely transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. That’s why I’m asking you to co-sponsor HD1948 the Energy Jobs Bill introduced by Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose.

Fossil fuels benefit from many hidden costs which are “externalized,” artificially suppressing the at-the-pump price to consumers and giving dirty fuel an edge in the marketplace. These hidden costs leave our state to pick up the tab to repair the environmental devastation fossil fuels cause. Costs shift to families through pollution’s negative health effects. Jobs and revenue are lost in this raw deal.

The 2017 Energy Jobs Bill (HD1948):

  • Keeps money in-state through carbon pricing on fossil fuels. Collected revenue will be placed in the Clean Energy Dividend Fund, and distributed to MA residents on a monthly basis.
  • Eliminates unnecessary regulations that impede clean energy deployment, creating jobs in a thriving industry.
  • Provides capital for clean energy projects in Massachusetts.
  • Invests in technology innovation and development, especially energy storage.

Communities that have instituted carbon pricing have found it benefits the local economy and it has bi-partisan appeal.

Please support HD1948 for the sake of all children.

Thank you,
YOUR NAME
YOUR ADDRESS
With Mothers Out Front


Contact info:
Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose
To call: 617-722-2425
Email: Solomon.Goldstein-Rose@mahouse.gov
Write a letter:
Massachusetts State House, Room 437
Boston, MA 02133


You did it!

Together we can make a difference in Massachusetts for all of us.
Thank you! See you next Monday!


In Person Events:

  • TONIGHT! Monday 3/20, 6:00 – 8:00, Amherst MOF Monthly Meeting. We’re Turning Three! Celebrate our anniversary and plan for the future. Bring light food for dinner. Children, friends, relatives welcome! For location contact Madeleine at greenzinnia@hotmail.com.

  • Wednesday, 3/22, 12:15pmMassEnergy Presentation on Community Choice Aggregation, Amherst Town Hall.

  • Sunday, 3/26, 2:00-4:15pm, Amherst MOF House Party. Join with other concerned people at this introduction to Mothers Out Front. RSVP ellentmiddleton@gmail.com.

  • Sunday, 3/26, 7pm-8:30pm, Paul Fenn, Local Power Presentation on Community Choice Aggregation, at the Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St.

  • Sunday, 3/26, 4:30pmNorthampton MOF Organizing Team Meeting. Join the Northampton MOF group at our weekly meeting! Contact Sarah at sarahrpartan@earthlink.net.

  • Monday, 3/27, 7pm-9pm, Climate Action Now Meeting, with short presentation by Paul Fenn of Local Power, and break out session for 100% Renewable campaigns in the Legislative Committee, at Unitarian Society of Amherst 121 N. Pleasant St. For info contact Darcy DuMont at dumint140@gmail.com

  • Wednesday, 3/29, 6:30pm-8:30pm, The Role of Community Electricity in Reaching 100% Renewable Energy Statewide, A Conversation with Larry Chretien of MassEnergy and Paul Fenn of Local Power, at the Jewish Community of Amherst, 742 Main St. For info contact Darcy DuMont at dumint140@gmail.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.

See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG

Onward!
Your Monday Action Team
http://mofpioneervalley.nationbuilder.com/

You can also keep up with Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley on Twitter.

The Car of the Future is Electric

Monday Action for the week of 3/13/17:

In a forgotten corner of the Massachusetts state bureaucracy, the Board of Building Regulations and Standards is deciding regulations that could speed or slow our progress toward a clean energy future for the coming generations.

All that’s needed is for the Board to require a few parking spaces at new buildings to be wired for electric vehicles. So far they’ve chosen not to. So this week, we’re calling State Senators and urging them to sign on to support the infrastructure we need for electric vehicles to become the norm.

The text below is a guide for your call or ideas for writing in a postcard. Or, if you’re just starting to flex your civic muscles or just having that kind of week, you can cut and paste, with some personalizing, from the text below. Contact information below.


Dear Senator Rosenberg,

I am urgently concerned about climate change. I’m a mom [dad, grandma, uncle, friend, or whatever you are] of children who [tell him about those amazing kids]. I want to give all children a livable future that is powered by 100% renewable energy.

Right now the Board of Building Regulations and Standards could help grow the electric vehicle industry or create roadblocks like other states.

Please sign the letter Rep. Jonathan Hecht has written in support of electric vehicle infrastructure in the updated building regulations.

Senator, we’re counting on you to be bold in fighting climate change and promoting clean transportation for the health and safety of all our children.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

YOUR ADDRESS

With Mothers Out Front


Contact: 

Senator Stan Rosenberg

Call: (617) 722-1500

Email: Stan.Rosenberg@masenate.gov

Write a letter:

Massachusetts State House

24 Beacon Street, Room 332

Boston, MA  02133

Not your State Senator? Find yours here.


You did it!

Thanks for being the change you want to see.

See you next Monday!


Want info on how to afford an electric car? MassEnergy has struck a deal for discounts on EVs that might interest you. They’re a nonprofit that provides green electricity to homes and communities, too. See events below to learn more about their Community Choice Aggregation.


If you would like to take a bus from Northampton to DC for the Climate March April 29th, let CAN know ASAP so they can reserve the number of buses needed: gotoclimatemarch.org


In Person Events:

  • TONIGHT! Monday, 3/13, 7:00pm, Climate Action Now (CAN) Legislative Committee meeting, Unitarian Society of Amherst, 121 N. Pleasant St. Reports from local 100% Renewable campaigns during part of the meeting.

  • Wednesday, 3/15, 7:00pm, 100% Renewable Amherst Meeting on Commercial Buildings, location tbd, if the snow has subsided. Contact Jennifer at jratlee@gmail.com.

  • POSTPONED: Tour of Hitchcock Center’s Living Building, is not taking place 3/18. We’re rescheduling for 4/15, 11:00am-1:00pm.

  • Sunday, 3/19, 4:30-6:00pm, Northampton MOF Weekly Meeting, at the Smith College Student Center. Join us every Sunday, same time, same place! Contact Paula at paula.homestaysusa@gmail.com

  • Saturday, 3/19, 7:00pm-8:30pm, 100% Renewable Amherst Meeting about Town Buildings. Contact Andra at amherstamr@gmail.com.

  • Saturday-Sunday, 3/18-19, Citizens’ Climate Lobby – Northeast Regional Conference, at UMass. Learn about carbon pricing, how to talk about climate with peers, at hearings, when lobbying. For info click here.

  • Monday, 3/20, 6pm-8pm, Amherst Mothers Out Front Monthly Meeting, Celebrate our 3 Year Anniversary! RSVP Madeleine at greenzinnia@hotmail.com

  • Wednesday, 3/22, 12:00pm, MassEnergy presentation on Community Choice Aggregation, Town Hall.

  • Wednesday, 3/22, 7:00pm, 100% Renewable Amherst General Meeting, location tbd. Contact Andra at amherstamr@gmail.com.

  • Sunday, 3/26, 2:00-4:15pm, Amherst MOF House Party. Join with other concerned people at this introduction to Mothers Out Front. RSVP ellentmiddleton@gmail.com.

  • Sunday, 3/26, Paul Fenn of Local Power presents Community Choice Aggregation 2.0, at Pelham Community Hall at 2:00pm, and in Amherst at 7:00pm, location tbd.

  • Monday, 3/27, 7pm-9pm, Climate Action Now Meeting, with short presentation by Paul Fenn, of Local Power, and break out session for 100% Renewable campaigns in the Legislative Committee, at Unitarian Society of Amherst 121 N. Pleasant St.

  • Monday, 3/27, 7pm, JCA/MOF Climate Team Meeting, location tbd, contact Barbara at bpgoldstein52@gmail.com.

  • Wednesday, 3/29, 6:30pm-8:30pm, What Kind of Community Choice Aggregation do We Want? Conversation with Larry Chretien of MassEnergy and Paul Fenn of Local Power, location tbd. For info contact Darcy at dumint140@gmail.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.

See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG

Onward!

Your Monday Action Team, Mothers Out Front Pioneer Valley

Yes, Senator, We Want a Price on Carbon

cropped-i-care-deeply.jpgMonday Action for the week of 1/9/16: Thank State Senate President Stan Rosenberg for making a price on carbon a priority. @SenStan

Not your state senator? Call Senator Rosenberg, but also encourage Your Senator to put a price on carbon. Your elected officials must know you ask this. Give them courage: Your vote is their currency.


Dear Senator Rosenberg,

I am urgently concerned about climate change: It is immoral to leave all children from now forward with an irreparable climate. We will not stand by while a small group of individuals reap huge short-term benefits from pushing us all past the point of no return on climate. We say enough, and need you to act now – decisively, courageously, and with great speed.

Congratulations on your unanimous re-election as State Senate President. Your support of carbon pricing gives me great hope. This is indeed the driver we need in times of climate crisis.

Thank you for protecting us and future generations. I look forward to your success and look forward to supporting you in this.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME
YOUR TOWN/CITY
With Mothers Out Front


State Senator Stan Rosenberg
To call: (617) 722-1500
To email
To write a letter:
State House Office
24 Beacon Street, Room 332,
Boston, MA 02133

It’s really important that you bring this home to legislators across the state by asking a friend in another zip code to do what you just did! You or your friend can enter an address and look up State Senators HERE: http://openstates.org/


Upcoming In-Person Events:

Monday 1/16 6:00-8:00pm – Amherst MOF Monthly Meeting. Light dinner served. All welcome, including children. RSVP Madeleine greenzinnia@hotmail.com. We are not meeting as usual on the 3rd Monday in February. Next monthly meeting after 1/16 will be March 20th.

Monday, 1/23, 7:00-9:00pm, Climate Action Now (CAN) meeting, Unitarian Society of Amherst, 121 N. Pleasant St. Monthly meeting of the regional climate activists organization.

Wednesday, 1/25, Climate Lobby Day, State House. Organized by the climate coalition Mass Power Forward to encourage our legislators to cosponsor bills we support. Contact Andra if interested, amherstamr@gmail.com.
Saturday, 1/28, 3:00-5:00pm, Climate Action in a Time of Political Crisis, First Churches, Northampton. CAN, MOF and many other organizations are putting together this forum with legislators, climate experts, activists, and YOU!

Sunday, 1/29, 1:00-3:00pm, Amherst MOF Green Building meeting, location TBD. Help get your community on track to 100% Renewable Energy.

Thursday 2/2, 7:00-8:30pm, For the Love of Earth and Children: Take Action, Jones Library, Amherst. Amherst MOF is leading a workshop as part of the library’s On the Same Page programs about The 6th Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert.


Thanks for all you do. Onward!
Visit our Mothers Out Front webpage for details about other ways to join us in person and online.

In collaboration,

MOF Pioneer Valley Organizing Team