A Wicked Scary Future Governor Baker

 

Just 5 weeks to go in our countdown on the UN Climate Summit ‘Road to Paris’.

Today’s Action:  The Future is wicked SCARY unless you act NOW.
Suggested message:
“Dear Governor,
This Halloween we are thinking of something really scary, something that’s not going away unless we all take bold steps NOW:

I am urgently concerned about climate change. This is the defining issue on which future generations will judge us. I urge you to be bold — and help Massachusetts put the brakes on Climate Disruption.

Senator Rosenberg traveled to Washington to hand deliver to FERC our testimony about Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline. He asked if the Commonwealth could have a seat at the table during the decision making process. No state has made that request before, but FERC could allow us to participate if you ask.

I urge you to request that Massachusetts be given a formal role as a cooperating agency working with FERC as it reviews Kinder Morgan’s application to build the Tennessee Gas Pipeline. FERC needs to know that we want our utility companies to transition ASAP from the fossil fuel past to the renewable energy future. Building a new pipeline will slow down this critical change. Please help find alternatives to the pipeline.

Massachusetts has been a leader in the battle against climate change. As we approach the climate talks in Paris, we can add to the momentum by going beyond the goals required by the Federal government and even by our own state legislation to lower our own carbon emissions.

Thank you.
Sincerely,
YOUR NAME
With Mothers Out Front – Mobilizing for a Livable Climate
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Gov. Baker’s Contact:
Phone
: 617.725.4005
888.870.7770 (in state)
Fax: 617.727.9725
TTY: 617.727.3666

Email form on this Contact Page:
http://www.mass.gov/governor/constituent-services/contact-governor-office/

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

Looking to personalize this for a different state?
You can look up your state here:
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That’s it, you’re done. See you next week!
THANK YOU so much for reaching out. Together, we can do this.
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Do you have time to do more?

1. Check out this fun reverse trick or treat idea and take this Switch Witch Card with you to hand out this Halloween.

2. Join us tonight at 7pm for a break out session at the Climate Action Now monthly meeting at the Northampton UU. We’re launching the Massachusetts Mothers Out Front new three year strategy, which will focus on speeding up the utility companies’ transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. Your ideas are welcome!

3. Here is a link to an editorial in the Daily Hampshire Gazette about Senator Rosenberg’s trip to DC. 

Please invite your people to join you in Monday Actions. That’s what makes them powerful.
Onward–
Your Pioneer Valley Community Organizing Team
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Find all Monday Actions (and share your action experiences) HERE on our Blog

Mothers Out Front – Pioneer Valley
http://www.mothersoutfront.org/

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Challenging Big Energy

Monday Action:  January 5th, 2015

Happy New Year everyone!

  • May 2015 be a year of health, love and security for you and your loved ones.
  • May we all grow in our awareness of the preciousness of our lives on this beautiful planet.
  • May 2015 be the watershed year for the earth.

Mothers Out Front is hopeful that we humans will choose a pathway this year that leads to a global commitment to calm the storms, clean the air, restore the oceans and move into an era of clean energy for all.

Let’s each do what we can to make 2015 the year we’ll proudly tell our grandchildren stories about how we helped avert a catastrophe.”

Your “assignment” this week:

Please read this intelligent, inspiring article, “The climate in 2015: Everything’s coming together while everything falls apart” at:

http://grist.org/climate-energy/challenging-the-divine-right-of-big-energy/

“How will we get to where we need to be? No one knows, but we do know that we must keep moving in the direction of reduced carbon emissions, a transformed energy economy, an escape from the tyranny of fossil fuel, and a vision of a world in which everything is connected. The story of this coming year is ours to write and it could be a story of Year One in the climate revolution…”

Holiday Call to Action

Monday Action: December 8, 2014

Are you planning on sending a seasons greeting card to friends and family? Why not include a hopeful letter, or call to action, that could help you and your loved ones feel just a bit more empowered?!
Our recent Thanksgiving action helped many of us realize just how challenging it is to engage in a climate-based conversation around the holidays.  How might you create a personal greeting based on hopeful actions you and your family have taken?

Engaging Family About Climate Change

Monday Action:  November 24, 2014

Today, as you prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, spend a few moments thinking about how you might want to engage with your family and friends about climate change:

  • what are you thankful for?
  • what natural resource or aspect of nature do you love and want to protect?
  • what does building a community movement mean to you?

 

We, the Pioneer Valley chapter of Mothers Out Front, are grateful for you!