Our Public Lands Belong to Our Children

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Here’s your Monday Action for the week of 6/12/17:

The White House and some members of Congress are working on legislation to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR, in Alaska) for oil drilling as well as other public lands that are currently protected.

ANWR is “the wildest place in America” and it makes no sense economically to develop the ANWR for oil. The Trump administration is examining a broad range of public lands for potential other uses.

This week’s Monday Action is to contact Senator Markey and ask him to oppose any legislation that is put forward to transfer national parks to state ownership, or to open up public lands to resource extraction.



Dear Senator Markey,

I am urgently concerned about climate change. This is the defining issue which future generations depend on us to solve. I commend you for being bold in fighting climate change and promoting clean energy for the health and safety of all our children.

The White House and some members of Congress, including Senator Murkowski from Alaska, are working on legislation to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling. President Trump is also looking into redefining other public lands, including 27 National Monuments.

With our children’s future hanging in the balance, we can’t risk such foolish actions. It is a fatal mistake to promote more fossil fuel use, and also to destroy natural environments that were protected for future generations and are the best and last areas of climate resiliency.

Please lead the opposition to any legislation that is put forward to transfer national parks or monuments to state ownership, or to open up public lands to any form of resource extraction.

Thank you for your hard work on behalf of the children of Massachusetts, the country, and the world.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

YOUR ADDRESS

With Mothers Out Front


Contact Senator Markey:

By Phone: 413-785-4610
By Email
By Mail:
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C.  20510


You did it!

Thank you! See you next Monday!


 

In Person Events:

  • TODAY! Monday 6/12, 6:00pm-8:00, Clean Energy Future Tour of Senators, Western New England University’s School of Law, Moot Court Room, 1st floor. Meet at 4:45pm at Sheldon Field, Northampton, or at Atkins, South Amherst, to carpool. Testify or support, but let’s show up and tell the Senators that we want to go 100% renewable and how! info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Tuesday 6/13, 10:00am-12:00pm, Zero Energy Amherst Town Buildings, Discussion with Darren Port from Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP). Unitarian Society of Amherst, 121 N. Pleasant St, Amherst (enter off Kellogg St).
  • Monday 6/19, 6:00-8:00, Amherst 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.
  • Tuesday 6/20, 1-5pm Committee Hearing at the State House on several bills including Carbon Pricing bills. Please sign up here.
  • Sunday 6/25, 4:30pm-6:00pm, Northampton Mothers Out Front Meeting. New location! at the offices of “Cultivate & Bloom” 20 Hampton Ave, Suite 160 (behind Sylvester’s). Contact 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 Monday Action Team

#ClimateReality AND #ClimateHope

PIONEER VALLEY

The Monday Action for the week of 5/22/17: Ask your State Senator to prepare for the worst and fight for the best.

We’re working for a bright future for the coming generations. We need to be able to look into the eyes the children we love and say confidently “I’m working with other parents and grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends, to keep you safe and healthy now and in the future.” We will succeed in ending our reliance on fossil fuels. And …

While we work to avert disaster, we can’t avert our eyes from the climate disruption that we’ve already set in motion. We see it in failed crops during drought, in unseasonable weather patterns, in erosion and flooding from rising seas and extreme storms.

Massachusetts has started preparing, but we need to step it up.

This week we’re calling on our State Senators to move quickly to pass the Climate Adaptation Management Plan (S. 472), proposed legislation that fills in some critical gaps. You can use the sample words below as talking points or in an email. Make it personal. Also, you’ll have an opportunity to speak in person to Senators on the Climate Change committee when they tour near you. See below for information on these listening sessions.


Dear Senator Rosenberg,

I am urgently concerned about climate change. The children whose future I have promised to safeguard depend on me, on us, to swiftly, justly, and completely transition from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy. We also must be prepared for the dangers ahead even while we’re ensuring their future.

We are already feeling the effects of climate disruption here in Massachusetts. It is critical that the we do more to prepare for current and future impacts of a rapidly changing climate. In fact, we’ve learned recently that the climate in the Northeast region of our country will warm fastest, as much as twenty years ahead of other regions in the U.S.

Please do all you can to speed the Climate Adaptation Management Plan (CAMP) bill, S. 472, through the committee process.

Some of the key requirements of the CAMP bill include:

  • Compiling data on the existing and projected sea level rise to create plans to help vulnerable communities.
  • Documenting the preparedness and vulnerabilities in our emergency response, energy, transportation, communications, health, and other systems.
  • Setting up a grant program to provide financial assistance to regional planning agencies for the development and implementation of CAMP

We must ensure that we are doing all that we can, as quickly as we can, to protect the most vulnerable from the effects of extreme weather events.

Thank you,
YOUR NAME
YOUR ADDRESS
With Mothers Out Front


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

See you next Monday.



In Person Events:

  • TONIGHT! Monday 5/22, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Climate Action Now meeting with breakouts at the Unitarian Society of Amherst, 121 N. Pleasant St, Amherst. 6:00pm Legislative Committee Pre-Meeting including reporting on 100% Renewable Campaigns.
  • Tuesday 5/23, 1:45pm-3:30pm, Putting a Fair Price on CarbonSpeaker by webinar and community discussion to learn the basics of this economic driver to a clean energy future. Sponsored by MOF, League of Women Voters, at the UUS of Amherst 121 N. Pleasant St, Amherst.
  • Friday 5/26, 4:30pm-6:00pm, Community Choice Energy (plus). Let’s work together to go 100% Renewable with local energy in our region. Meeting in Hadley. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Sunday 5/28, 4:30pm-6:00pm, Northampton Mothers Out Front Weekly Meeting. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Monday 6/12, 6:00pm-8:00, Clean Energy Future Tour of SenatorsSpringfield, location TBD.
  • Monday 6/19, 6:00-8:00, Amherst 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.

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, MA Monday Action Team

March, March Wherever You Are!

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Monday Action for the week of 4/24/17:

Time to get out in the street!

Speak for the trees, the children of the world, and all the species we are privileged to live with on this beautiful Earth.

Today’s Monday Action is to prepare for the Climate March and let us know if you will join us on Saturday 4/29. RSVP for DCBostonSpringfield, or Greenfield
(There are seats remaining on a heavily-subsidized bus from Amherst Center and Holyoke to the People’s Climate March in DC. Amherst seats are $35 general/$15 student & low income. Holyoke seats are $30 general/$10 student & low income. Additional scholarships are available. Please help spread the word. Info here.)

Can’t march? Just respond to this email and tell us what your message would be and we’ll add it to a communal sign with all of your words!

See other local activities coming up here and below.

We were on the move this week:
Felicia giving Sec Beaton Lorax
Earth Week took Mothers Out Front to the Bridge of Flowers in Buckland/Shelburne Falls to welcome Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton. Over 50 sign carrying protestors showed up to remind him that Otis State Forest is protected and (to paraphrase a certain Springfield born author) “Unless Someone like him Cares a Whole Awful Lot, Nothing is Going to Get Better. It’s Not.” We all signed a copy of The Lorax and gave it to him after he spoke. He said he heard our message and would read the book to his children.
The Lorax 2
At the action in Buckland and at our next stop, the Amherst Sustainability Fair on Earth Day, our Lorax No Pipeline in Otis magnets were very popular. We’ll keep them on hand when we’re at events so come over and get one for yourself.

We saw many of you at the Sustainability Fair and lots of you signed a postcard to Governor Baker which we’ll hand deliver to him just before Mothers Day. Children made Climate Hero Shields, tossed corks into the gas leaks board, and listened to climate change inspired music. Check out facebook for more about the music. And here’s how the Gazette described our booth and the Climate Transformer.

Amherst Sustainability Fair mom capes

Want your own Super Hero cape for the march that says MOM or GMOM or DAD or AUNT or HERO or KID? Make one at home! Download instructions for Shields or for Capes.           


You did it, thank you! See you at the March, and next Monday.

 


In Person Events:

TONIGHT! Monday 4/24, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Climate Action Now meeting with breakout reporting on 100% Renewable Campaigns, planning for Climate Marches, and more at the Unitarian Society of Northampton, 220 Main St.

Thursday 4/27, 7:00-9:00pm, Sierra Club Climate Activist Training, Munson Memorial Library, 1046 South East Street, Amherst. RSVP here.

Friday 4/28, 4-6pm, Community Choice Aggregation 2.0. Let’s work together to go 100% Renewable in our region. Contact Andra amherstamr at gmail dot com

Saturday 4/29, Climate Marches! Where to meet and RSVP:  D.C., BostonSpringfieldor Greenfield

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

Tuesday 5/9 6:15-8:30pm, 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 ellentmiddleton at gmail dot com.

Monday 5/15, 6:00-8:00, Amherst 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.

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.

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 MOF Pioneer Valley Monday Action BLOG

Onward!
Your Monday Action Team

Governor, How Much Methane is Leaking?

Monday Action for the week of 2/13/17:
Methane is leaking from the old pipes across the state. There could be one right under your street. Look up where the leaks reported in 2015 are in your town.
In September, in response to a court ruling, Governor Baker ordered new regulations to meet the 2020 goals set in the state’s climate plan – the Global Warming Solutions Act. We all know the devil is in the details so we’re wading into the details of how methane will be limited.

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.



Dear Governor Baker,

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.

Methane is leaking from the old gas pipes under the streets in my town. As you know, gas companies haven’t been required to fix most of these leaks and thousands of them have been leaking for years.Methane is 80 times more powerful a Green House Gas (GHG) than CO2 in the first 20 years. Methane leaks kill trees, make people sick and can explode!

The DEP has proposed using a formula for gas companies to calculate and report the total amount of methane leaking in their pipelines along with a limit that is reduced each of the next three years. The DPU will be developing regulations for a timeline for fixing gas leaks that have been leaking for years. Please make sure they work together so they get it right! And three years of reductions are not enough; we need the limits to show the companies are plugging all the leaks.

There’s a much better way to reduce methane leaks than estimating emissions. Measure the volume of the leaks and require that gas companies fix the biggest ones without delay.

A study in Boston found that 7% of the leaks are gushing 50% of the methane leaked from the pipes under our city streets. If those “super-emitters” were found and fixed, the limits DEP is setting for total methane leaks would be surpassed quickly.

We must reduce the leaks the fastest way, not the easiest way, because in 20 years, when the methane released today is dissipating in the atmosphere, today’s children will be young adults. I’m counting on you to do all you can to leave them a healthy, clean energy future.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

YOUR TOWN/CITY

With Mothers Out Front


Contact:
Governor Charlie Baker
To call: Phone: 617.725.4005 or 888.870.7770 (in state)
To email
To write a letter:
Massachusetts State House
Office of the Governor
Room 280
Boston, MA 02133


You did it!

Together we can make a difference in Massachusetts for all of us.

Thank you! See you next Monday!



Still here? Submit your testimony using the points in the sample letter above to DEP before the 2/24 deadline by e-mail to climate.strategies@state.ma.us.


In Person Events:

  • Sunday, 2/19, 4:00pmNorthampton MOF Organizing Team Meeting. Join the newly formed Northampton MOF group! Contact Sarah at sarahrpartan@earthlink.net.

  • Monday 2/20, 5:30 – 7:30, MOF Family Potluck. We’re not having a meeting as usual on the 3rd Monday in February because many people will be away during school break. But you’re invited to a potluck with your family on. RSVP to Ariella for location at ariellaschwell@gmail.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@gmail.com.

  • Sunday, 2/26, 1pm, GATHERING OUR HEARTS AT STANDING ROCK, a documentary in process by Fidel Moreno followed by a panel discussion, Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshires, 1089 Main Street in Housatonic.
  • Monday, 2/27, 7:00pm-9:00pmClimate Action Now meeting with breakout reporting on 100% Renewable Local Campaigns, Northampton Unitarian Society, 220 Main St.
  • Wednesday, 3/1, 7:00-9:00pm100% Renewable Amherst Meeting. Come learn how Greenfield has raced ahead in lowering their GHG emissions with deep energy efficiency and clean energy. Contact Andra for location and info at amherstamr@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

http://mofpioneervalley.nationbuilder.com/

Senator Markey, We Can’t Wait

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Monday Action for week of 1/30/17:

Do you hear the ROAR? That’s the full-throated growl of millions of Mother Bears saying “We will do anything to defend all that’s precious to us.” And we’re not going to wait for the next generation to grow up. It’s our responsibility and we need to solve it NOW.

Let’s focus that outrage on Scott Pruit, an outrageous nominee for the Environmental Protection Agency.

You can use the sample talking points or copy-and-paste the text below. But Senator Rosenberg suggested at Saturday’s climate forum (attended by 750 people!), that personalizing your message makes it count a lot more. Better yet, call if you can.


Dear Senator Markey,

I am urgently concerned about climate change. This is the defining issue which future generations depend on us to solve. I commend you for being bold in fighting climate change and promoting clean energy for the health and safety of all our children.

Thank you for introducing the resolution for 100% clean electricity by 2050. Yet, it seems that every week, new research finds that climate change is advancing more quickly than scientists had predicted. Any movement towards 100% renewables is welcome, but it’s become clear that we need to move much more quickly than we previously thought: 2050 is too late!

To avoid the worst scenario, we need to achieve 100% clean energy by 2035 as proposed in new legislation filed in Massachusetts.

The election of a president hostile to clean energy and pushing fossil fuels means that we are losing precious time to halt climate change. His choice of Pruitt to head the EPA is a move in the opposite direction. We, and the children we protect, no longer have time for missteps. I urge you to vote “no” on Pruitt’s nomination. Our children’s future depends on our leaders making the right choices NOW. Before they grow up.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

YOUR TOWN AND STATE

With Mothers Out Front


Contact Senator Markey:

By Phone: 413-785-4610
By Email
By Mail:
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510


You did it!

Thank you! See you next Monday!


Still here? Want to help pass more bills on climate change?

State bills must gather their cosponsors by Friday 2/3. Help strengthen legislation for climate by asking your State Rep to cosponsor the bills listed here. You can join Climate Action Now in Boston on Wednesday, 2/1 to ask in person and help deliver to every legislator the plan CAN has developed for getting to 100% Renewable.


In Person Events:

  • Wednesday 2/1, CAN Lobby Day at the Statehouse, contact dumint140@gmail.com
  • Wednesday, 2/8, 2:00pm, MA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Hearings on GHG Emission Reduction Rules, Springfield Central Library, 220 State Street, Springfield. Testify at the DEP hearing and help control CO2 and Methane emissions. Coaching available to help you prepare your testimony. Contact Andra amherstamr@gmail.com
  • Sunday, 2/12, 1:00-3:00pm, 100% Renewable Amherst Meeting, Location TBD. We’re honing in on making Amherst the model for deep energy efficiency and community financing of new renewable infrastructure. Join us in deciding and planning our strategy. Contact Andra amherstamr@gmail.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 because many people will be away during school break. But you’re invited to a potluck with your family on. Location TBD. RSVP Andra amherstamr@gmail.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@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/

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/

Thank you President Obama, Join Us Citizen Obama

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Monday Action for the week of 1/16/17:

This is the last week of President Obama’s term and the beginning of an uncertain and, for many, frightening political reality at the national level. Some of us will join the hundreds of thousands marching (see info below) on January 21st. Some of us will speak out in other ways. We are motivated because we cherish our families, friends, and communities.

This week, thank Obama and ask him, as a private citizen, to join us in bringing in a swift transition to a clean energy future for our children.
Here’s your optional talking points or copy-and-paste text:


Dear President Obama,

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 ferociously bold in continuing to fight climate change and champion clean energy for the health and safety of all our children.

I’m grateful to you and to Michelle for loyally serving our country. I will miss your integrity, vision and intelligence as President. As a private citizen, you could accomplish so much. I’m writing to ask you to join me and focus your energy next on climate change. We have a window of only a few years to get it right.

The private sector can play a key role in solving the climate crisis at a time when our national government may not, as you cogently argue in your recent article in Science Magazine. Help us build a worldwide clean energy economy and build on your legacy on climate change.

I hope you’ll harken back to your roots in community organizing and treat the whole world as your community. Your efforts now, working for a swift and just transition to clean energy, will ensure that our children will have a safe and healthy future.

Mothers Out Front and so many others are working to get to 100% renewable energy as quickly as possible. Yes we can, with your help!

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

YOUR TOWN AND STATE

With Mothers Out Front


Contact President Obama

To call: 202-456-1111

To email


Thank you! See you next Monday!

Want to do more online activism? Object to the nominations of climate deniers. Click here for the schedule and contact info for the Senate Committees holding hearings.


In Person Events:

  • TONIGHT! Monday, 1/16, 6:00-8:00pmAmherst MOF Monthly Meeting. Join us in community. Pursue Active Hope. Connect, learn, act.  Light dinner served. All welcome, including children. RSVP Madeleine, greenzinnia at hotmail  dotcom. No meeting in February, but we’ll have a potluck on 2/20. Monthly Meetings start back on March 20th.

  • Saturday, 1/21, Women’s March on Washington – Massachusetts sister marches. Bus from Northampton to Boston. March in Pittsfield or Greenfield.

  • Monday, 1/23, 7:00-9:00pm, Climate Action Now meeting, Unitarian Society of Amherst 121 N. Pleasant St.

  • Saturday, 1/28, 3:00-5:00pm, Climate Action in a Time of Political Crisis, First Churches, Northampton. Forum with elected officials and action-oriented discussions in breakout 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.

  • Thursday, 2/2, 7:00-8:30, For the Love of Earth and Children: Take Action, Jones Library, Amherst. Part of the On the Same Page series focused on the 6th Extinction.

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

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

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

Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Community Organizing Team
Mothers Out Front – Pioneer Valley