Monday Action: Gov Baker, P is for Public

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Your Monday Action for the week of February 19th is to ask Governor Baker how his administration is planning to get us off fossil fuels.

Just do one simple thing. Make this call. Then make it a habit and do it with friends. It’s pleasing and effective to start your week this way. Thanks for speaking up.


YOUR MONDAY ACTION:

Call Governor Baker
Call:
 (617) 725-4005 or (888) 870-7770 (in state)
Email:  email form
Letter: Massachusetts State House, Office of the Governor, Room 280, Boston, MA 02133

Sample text:

I am urgently concerned about climate change and the children I love look to me to leave them a livable climate. I expect the Department of PUBLIC Utilities (DPU) to work for me and my family by meeting its obligations under the Global Warming Solutions Act and the Green Communities Act to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. 

Your DPU needs to serve the public by facing the reality of climate change squarely and seriously evaluate the impacts and alternatives whenever new gas infrastructure is contemplated. There are cost-effective ways to reduce and manage energy demand including deep energy retrofits of buildings, conservation, and conversion to electric and renewable energy sources.

Future generations very urgently depend on you to lead on climate issues.

YOUR NAME, YOUR ADDRESS

With Mothers Out Front (and I VOTE)


You did your Monday Action, well done!

Thanks for checking in each week and doing what you can to leave a healthy climate for the coming generations.
You are our inspiration.


Want to do even more? Help bring DPU to Northampton to listen to the people who will be affected by the Columbia Gas Plan and Berkshire Gas contracts. Our legislators have asked, but no hearing is scheduled yet. Call the Hearing Officers:

1. David Biele at (617) 305-3500: I am calling to request that a public comment hearing be held in Northampton on the Columbia Gas expansion plans, which includes Docket Number 17-172 and on Berkshire Gas’ proposed contracts, in Docket Number 17-145.
2. Stephen Bright at (617)305-3731: I am calling to request that a public comment hearing be held in Northampton on the Columbia Gas expansion plans, which includes Docket Number 17-166.

You can still add your name to the comment to DPU from MOF supporters.



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Please join us for a talk on Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: The Landscape of the Future

Tuesday, February 20th, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
121 N Pleasant St., Amherst

Darren Port brings a broad perspective to the critical role of towns and cities in reducing carbon emissions through building energy performance standards and clean energy development. In his role as the Buildings and Community Solutions Manager at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), Port is paving the way for the proliferation of zero energy buildings throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. His presentation will draw connections between Zero Energy buildings, local energy resources, resilience and community-wide energy management.

RSVP here.

Sponsored by Amherst Mothers Out Front and Climate Action Now. Co-sponsored by the Town office of Sustaining Amherst, Amherst League of Women Voters, and Western Mass Community Choice Energy.


 In Person Events:

  • Monday 2/19, 6:00-8:00pm, CANCELLED: Amherst Mothers Out Front Monthly Community Meeting. Come to dinner and the event on the 20th.
  • Tuesday 2/20, 6:00pm, Dinner together at Miss Saigon, followed by the ZE presentation across the street:
  • Tuesday 2/20, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Zero Energy Buildings and Communities: The Landscape of the Future, a talk by Darren Port of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships. Presented by the Zero Energy Workgroup of MOF and CAN. Amherst Unitarian Society, 121 N Pleasant St, Amherst. Contact: info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Sunday 2/25, 1:45pm-4:00pm, House Party in Pelham, learn about Mothers Out Front Front’s approach and current initiatives in Pelham, meet other compassionate, concerned mothers and others. RSVP to ellentmiddleton at gmail dot com.
  • Sunday 2/25, 4:30-6:00pm, Northampton Mothers Out Front Meeting. Smith College Campus Center. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org
  • Monday 2/26, 6:30pm, CAN Legislative Calling Party, 7:00pm-9:00pm, CAN General Meeting, Northampton Unitarian Society, 220 Main St., Northampton

Check out our local MOF page for more ways to get involved here.

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.


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: Words and Deeds, Governor

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We call our elected officials every week, so they know what we need them to do:

Monday Action Motto: The best thing to do when you feel hopeless is one simple thing. Then make it a habit and do it with friends. It is fun and effective. And there has never been a better time for your involvement. Raise your voice, it matters and counts more than a click.

This week we’re calling Governor Baker. But we’re also joining a campaign on social media to go 100% Renewable ASAP! Post on Facebook why you want 100% Renewable Energy, include the hashtags in the example below. Or share this FB post. Here’s what one mom is saying on Twitter and FB:

As a mother and member of @MothersOutFront who is terrified for my children’s future, I am asking my elected officials to support the 100% Renewable bill #Go100MA and #Go100RE @CharlieBakerMA @MAStateHouse #mapoli  #climateaction @EnvironmentMA @MassAGO

Email us your thoughts on why you fight climate change.


YOUR MONDAY ACTION:
Contact Governor Baker

Call: (617) 725-4005 or 888.870.7770 in state)
Email
Letter:
Massachusetts State House, Office of the Governor, Room 280, Boston, MA 02133

Dear Governor Baker,

I am urgently concerned about climate change. Three days ago you told a room of MA municipal representatives you also understand this threat. Thank you for your words. Now let’s talk action.

Governors have a lot of power: on January 9, 2018, your Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) dealt an unprecedented blow to solar. I am alarmed.

Globally, fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 trillion per year. Let’s counteract those in our state, and promote renewable energy, electric cars and energy storage in a boldly significant way. We need you to lead and make Massachusetts a fossil fuel-free model for the country.

Energy is not a combo-platter, because gas, coal and oil are too deadly a diet for life on earth. Please act accordingly.

Thank you. Your own children too need this of you.

Sincerely,

(Your name and address with zip code)


That was your Monday Action, good job!
Thanks for checking in each week and doing what you can to heal the climate for future generations.



How can Amherst’s new Zero Energy Municipal Buildings Bylaw be implemented?

The public is invited to come learn Wednesday, January 31st, 7pm at the Hitchcock Center.

Architect Ellen Watts, principal of Architerra, is a Zero Energy expert and passionate advocate for practical, high performance buildings and resilient planning. Watts chaired Governor Deval Patrick’s Zero Net Energy Buildings Task Force. She will share design strategies she has used and performance data of award-winning Zero Energy public buildings her firm has designed.

Sponsored by the Town office of Sustaining Amherst, Mothers Out Front Amherst, Climate Action Now, Amherst League of Women Voters, Western MA Community Choice Energy, and the Hitchcock Center.


 In Person Events:

  • Saturday 1/27/18, 8:45am-5pm, Mothers Out Front Statewide Annual Assembly. Belmont First Church. Childcare available.  Register by Jan. 19th HERE. Carpools are being arranged, contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Wednesday 1/31, 7:00-9:00pm, Architect Ellen Watts speaks on Zero Energy Municipal Buildings, Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West St, Amherst. For information, contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Sunday 2/4, 4:30-6:00pm, Northampton Mothers Out Front Meeting. Smith College Campus Center. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org
  • Monday 2/12, 6:00pm-7:00pm Pioneer Valley 100% Renewable Energy, 7:00pm-8:30pm CAN Legislative Committee Meeting. Amherst Unitarian Society, enter on Kellogg St.
  • Monday 2/19, 6:00-8:00pm, Amherst Mothers Out Front Monthly Community Meeting. Light dinner; all welcome, including children. Eat, learn and take action. Different location than usual, so contact: info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.

You asked, “How can I get involved?” Here’s how, in 5 minute increments…

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.


See and follow all actions to date on the Monday Action BLOG
Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Monday Action Team

Governor: Block New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

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We write our elected officials every week, so they know what we need them to do:

Monday Action Motto: The best thing to do when you feel hopeless is one simple thing. Then make it a habit and do it with friends. It is fun and effective. And there has never been a better time for your involvement.

  Email us your thoughts on why you fight climate change.


YOUR MONDAY ACTION

Contact Governor Baker
Call: (617) 725-4005 or 888.870.7770 in state)
Email

or use this online petition to Tell Governor Baker to sign an executive order to block new fossil fuel projects.

Letter:
 Massachusetts State House, Office of the Governor, Room 280, Boston, MA 02133

Dear Governor Baker,
I am urgently concerned about climate change. it is already severely affecting us and is about to decimate the hopes of future generations. Your words say you care about climate change. What about your actions?

We need you to lead and make Massachusetts a fossil fuel-free model for the country. Please sign an executive order blocking all new fossil fuel projects. Thank you. Your own children will thank you too. What better legacy is there?
Sincerely,

(Your name and address with zip code)


That was you Monday Action, good job!
Thanks for checking in each week and doing what you can to heal the climate for future generations.

Potent extra:
Organizations across the state — including Mass Audubon, CLF, and many others — have joined in an urgent call for a legislative hearing on extremely troubling new proposed state regs on biomass.  Please call today! All the details you need – to act as an organization or individual – are provided here.


 In Person Events:

  • Monday, 11/6, from  12:15 to 12:45 PM we will stand out in front of Charlie Baker’s Office at Dwight Street in Springfield. We will demand that he Stand Up to Reclaim Our Future. We will deliver a list of demands to make Massachusetts a fossil fuel-free model for the country.
  • Wednesday 11/8, 7:00-10:00pmAmherst Town Meeting. Middle School Auditorium. Both the Zero Energy and 100% Renewable proposals will be decided. Be in touch if you want to know what time they’re likely to be discussed. info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Monday 11/13, 6:00pm-9:00pm Pioneer Valley 100% Renewable Energy, CAN Legislative Committee Meeting. Amherst Unitarian Society.
  • Thursday, 11/16, from  12:15 to 12:45 PM go back to Charlie Baker’s office on Dwight Street, demand a response if we haven’t got one regarding signing an executive order to block new fossil fuel infrastructure.
  • Sunday 11/19, 4:30-6:00pmNorthampton Mothers Out Front Meeting. Smith College Campus Center. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org
  • Monday 11/20, 6:00-8:00pm, Amherst MOF Monthly Community Meeting. Setting goals for 2018. Light dinner, children welcome. Eat, learn and take action. Same place as usual. Contact:info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.

You asked, “How can I get involved?” Here’s how, in 5 minute increments…

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.


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

Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Monday Action Team

http://ma.mothersoutfront.org/

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

Monday Action: New England Needs a Climate Leader

Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front

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Monday Action for the week of 8/21/17: Tell Governor Baker to be a climate leader for the entire region.

The Massachusetts Dept of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) has announced a new set of regulations that will move us closer to the clean energy future we demand for our children.

We should be proud of ourselves: in part due to Mothers Out Front and allies testimony on these regulations, Massachusetts will meet the 2020 requirements of the Global Warming Solutions Act. However, we need to go beyond those requirements. Climate change is speeding up faster than our forward thinking legislators could have known when they passed the GWSA in 2008, so we have to continue to support new, bold legislation.

But we have forged a path in MA that can influence the region.

Use the text below to say in your own way who you’re protecting, what’s at stake for you personally. The most effective action is to speak to an aide in Governor Baker’s office by calling the number below. Personal letters/post cards are next best. Email is next, and definitely better than taking no action. So do it now before you forget!


 Dear Governor Baker,

I am urgently concerned about climate change for the sake of the children I love. You have the power to turn the tide on the rising seas.

Thank you for the recent regulations announced by Energy and Environment Affairs to continue implementing the Global Warming Solutions Act. I’m asking you today to step it up and take leadership across the region.

Later this month, you will be meeting with colleagues in the New England Governors/Eastern Canadian Premiers region. This is your opportunity to press the other New England governors to institute similar carbon pollution laws to those your administration recently developed to meet the requirements of the GWSA.

As the largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions and largest consumer of electricity in New England, Massachusetts has both the responsibility and the leverage to lead New England towards a clean energy future. With new GWSA regulations in place at home, Governor Baker, you are uniquely positioned to encourage governors in the rest of New England to make ambitious climate goals a legislative priority.

My children and yours need you to take bold action now.

Thank you,
YOUR NAME
YOUR ADDRESS
With Mothers Out Front


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


Non-profit Solar in Our Community

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You are making the changes we need! Thank you for your effort. Please share this Monday Action with friends and family across the state.

See you next Monday.



In Person Events:

  • TODAY! Monday 8/21, 5:00-7:00pm, Amherst Mothers Out Front Family PICNIC at Groff Park! Special guest: Rep Solomon Goldstein-Rose. Bring the whole family for a potluck picnic and participatory entertainment. RSVP info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Wednesday 8/23, 7:00-9:00pm, Climate Crisis Grief Sharing Gathering. Northampton location. Contact John: 413-387-8439, johnpberk at gmail dot com.
  • Monday 8/28, 6:00pm-7:00pm, CAN Legislative Committee. 7:00pm-9:00pm CAN Monthly Meeting – Focus on Pioneer Valley 100% Renewable Energy. Updated CCA presentation. Northampton Unitarian Society.
  • Sunday 9/3, 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.
  • Sunday 9/17, 10:30am-12:45pm, Amherst MOF House Party. Learn more about Mothers Out Front, meet other concerned people, connect with our work at this discussion and presentation. All welcome. For info contact: ellentmiddleton at gmail dot com.
  • Monday 9/18, 6:00-8:00pm, Amherst Mothers Out Front Monthly Community Meeting. Light dinner, children welcome, eat, learn and take action. Same place as usual. Contact: info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Tuesday 9/19, 10:00am-5:00pm, Legislative Hearing on Key Climate Bills. State House, Boston. Come show your support by helping us pack the room. Interested in testifying? Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org

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

http://ma.mothersoutfront.org/

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

Time for Mama Bear to Speak to the Governor about #Weymouth


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Monday Action for the week of 7/10/17.

This week’s Monday Action builds on last week’s call to the Governor’s office. This week we’re asking you to channel that Mother Bear inside you to speak to the Governor, virtually. And remember to scroll down to see what events are happening this week; there’s lots of ways to join in.

Across the state, Mothers Out Front members are taking action over the next 10 days to move Governor Baker away from his support of fossil fuels by focusing all our effort on the proposed Weymouth compressor station.

Key permits from the state are needed to build the station. Those permits are due in August. There’s evidence that the existing industry already is causing violations of MassDEP guidelines for 8 toxic air pollutants. The air quality estimates provided by the pipeline company didn’t take all the existing pollutants into account.

Now is the time to mobilize our power as mothers and others who speak for the next generations.

There’s two actions this week:

Join Mothers Out Front at the State House

If you’re near Boston, join us tomorrow, July 11th, at noon, in front of the State House. Then we’ll line the halls in front of Baker’s office, silently urging him to visit the compressor station site and meet with the community. For more information contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org and we’ll put you in touch with the organizers.

Make a Video to share

Here comes the bit about channeling Mama Bear. We’re asking you to speak to the Governor by making your own short video. What should you tell him? First introduce yourself. Tell him why this matters. Whose future are you protecting? Tell him about your loved ones, maybe even have them join you in recording your message. Choose one of these three things to ask him to do:

  • Visit the proposed site and meet with the community.
  • Deny all permits for Weymouth because they violate regulations.
  • Conduct independent air quality testing at the site.

The next step is to join the chorus of voices we’ll create on social media. Post your video on your Facebook page or on ours. In your post, write why you’re doing this and include @MothersOutFront so we’ll find it and can post it. Check our Facebook page for examples of videos and please share them too. This is what social media is great for – echoing an important message.

If you’re not on Facebook or Twitter, you can send us a link to your video and we’ll put it on our Facebook page. (If you don’t know how to send a link to your video, contact us, or ask your teenage granddaughter, for help.)

This isn’t so easy

Yes, we know this is not your typical Monday Action. Feel ridiculous talking to your phone camera? Say so! The truth is that this is one of the things that stands out about the Mothers Out Front message. We’ll do things we never thought we could do because the children we love are depending on us to raise our voices! Wow, that’s really powerful. 

If there’s just no way the video is going to happen, here’s last week’s action. You can do it again, but this time write a letter or call if you already emailed.


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 7/10, 5:30-7:00pm, 100% Renewable Pioneer Valley Meeting – Presentation on Community Electricity – California Style, reports from all workgroups. Unitarian Society of Amherst, 121 N. Pleasant St, enter on the side on Kellogg St. CAN Legislative Committee Meeting 7:00pm. Bring dinner!
  • Thursday 7/13, 8:30am – 10am, Zero Energy Amherst. Join our team working to make all new town buildings in Amherst Zero Energy. Contact anneperkins43 at gmail dot com for Amherst location.
  • Friday 7/14, 4:30pm-6:00pm, Community Choice Aggregation plus. Let’s work together to go 100% Renewable with community electricity, local clean energy, and energy efficiency, in our region. Meeting in Hadley. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • 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! All welcome, including children. RSVP Madeleine greenzinnia at hotmail dot com. We meet every 3rd Monday, same time/same place.
  • 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.

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.

Tell Our Governor: Stop New Gas Infrastructure in Weymouth

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Moms and dads join Weymouth resident Andrea Honore in the Governor’s office, waiting for him to meet with her about the Weymouth Compressor Station. She’s been there every day during her lunch break for over 70 days. Ask the Governor to visit Weymouth with Andrea.

Monday Action for the week of 7/3/17.

This week’s Monday Action is to tell Governor Baker to oppose the effort to build the Weymouth compressor station and to refuse to let the cost of building fossil fuel infrastructure be passed on to the public. Also, please look below for local activities in the Pioneer Valley.

The good news is that another gas pipeline, Access Northeast, that would have cut through communities in MA, CT, and NY, has been shelved for the foreseeable future! YAY TEAM! Your calls and emails do make a difference! Savor the win on this Independence Day weekend.

But our work is not over. The South Shore was, up until last week, facing two projects that depended on the Weymouth Compressor station: Atlantic Bridge and Access Northeast. Spectra is still awaiting permit approvals from Massachusetts for Atlantic Bridge. Though ANE has been withdrawn, our fight against the Weymouth compressor station continues. We still have to defeat Atlantic Bridge.

Part of the reason Access Northeast has been shelved is because the economics of fossil fuel infrastructure don’t work. Last year, the State Supreme Court shot down the Baker Administration’s pipeline tariff. However, utilities and pipeline companies remain determined to find a way to make ratepayers – us – pay to build infrastructure we don’t want or need.

Our US Senators Markey and Warren have taken a stand against the Weymouth compressor station. The candidates for Governor have all spoken out in opposition to it. It’s time for Governor Baker to take action to protect our neighbors, our children, our clean energy economy.

Call the Governor. Use the text here as talking points. Or email, but be sure to put it your way. Say why you care.


Dear Governor Baker,

I am urgently concerned about climate change. The children I love depend on us for a livable future. I want you to accelerate the pace of change in policies to ensure those children have hope for their own and their world’s health.

The Weymouth compressor station is not just a federal issue as you’ve said before, it’s a local and state issue that you have the power to allow or deny.

  • Direct the Department of Environmental Protection and Coastal Zone Management to deny vital permits.
  • New data shows high levels of air pollutants are already present near the proposed new compressor station in Weymouth. A health assessment must be done before permits are given.
  • At least go visit with Andrea Honore, who has been waiting for you to take a serious look at the proposed site. You’ll see how close the proposed site is to parks and neighborhoods.
  • We expect you to stand up for us against the gas pipeline and utility companies’ efforts to finance their pipelines by passing on the costs to ratepayers.
  • You have committed us to bold action on climate by signing on to the Climate Alliance in support  of the Paris Agreement. We cannot continue to build infrastructure for fossil fuels and meet our climate goals.

Thank you for your work on behalf of my family and the clean, healthy future we want.
Sincerely,
YOUR NAME
YOUR ADDRESS
with Mothers Out Front


Contact Info for Governor Charlie Baker

To call: Phone: 617.725.4005 or 888.870.7770 (in state)

To email via his email form

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:

  • Thursday 7/6, 1:00pm – 2:30pmZero Energy Amherst. Join a team working to make all new town buildings in Amherst Zero Energy. Contact anneperkins43 at gmail dot com for Amherst location.
  • Friday 7/7, 4:30pm-6:00pmCommunity Choice Aggregation plus. Let’s work together to go 100% Renewable with community electricity, local clean energy, and energy efficiency, in our region. Meeting in Hadley. Contact info.ma.pioneervalley@mothersoutfront.org.
  • Sunday 7/9, 4:30pm-6:00pmNorthampton 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 7/104:30-6:00pm100% Renewable Pioneer Valley Meeting – Presentation on CCAplus: Community Electricity – California Style, Unitarian Society of Amherst, 121 N. Pleasant St, enter on the side on Kellogg St. CAN Legislative Committee Meeting 7:00pm. We’ll grab a quick dinner together in between meetings!
  • Monday 7/176:00-8:00Amherst Mothers Out Front monthly meeting and PICNIC! Light dinner, bring if you can. We’ll eat and meet outside if the weather cooperates! All welcome, including children. RSVP Madeleine greenzinnia at hotmail dot com. We meet every 3rd Monday, same time/same place (except August gathering will be in a park venue, TBD).

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

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

 

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.


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Onward!
Your Pioneer Valley Monday Action Team
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