Monday Action: No Free Pollution

PIONEER VALLEY
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Your Monday Action for the week of Thanksgiving is to
Make Carbon Polluters Pay. 

Put yourself on the map with this ask and see your friends:
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MONDAY ACTION: Contact State Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose
(Outside of Massachusetts’ 2nd District? Find your representative here.)

Call: (617)-722-2425– note: stay on the line, this is number serves multiple reps.
Email: Solomon.Goldstein-Rose@mahouse.gov
Letter: State House, Room 437, Boston, MA 02133
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Dear Solomon,
I am urgently concerned about climate change. We must fight this grave danger to future life on earth. That is why we need to make carbon polluters pay today through carbon pollution pricing.

See on this map how much support for this you have in your region. We are reaching out to our friends and family across the state too.

Thank you for your bill, H.3473, or an Act to Create Energy Jobs, because it includes carbon pricing incentives, which add a fee to fossil fuels that is returned as a dividend to consumers, revisions or repeals of some regulations like the net metering cap, and the establishment of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Trust to fund clean energy projects.

Thanks for speeding up solutions to the climate crisis.

Sincerely,

(Your name and address with zip code)


You did it! Thanks for checking in each week and doing what you can to leave a healthy climate for the coming generations. You are our inspiration.
Here’s how to talk with friends and family about carbon fee: VIDEO


 In Person Events:

  • 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.
  • Tuesday 11/21 at 9 AM at Panera in Hadley. Please come to a Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate Meeting meeting: Currently 68 MA House of Representative members have expressed their support for carbon pricing, but we need a majority or 81 members at a minimum. Constituents are working around the state to convince more legislators to support carbon pricing, but there are areas where no one is working such as central ma. We need your help in finding constituents of central ma house members. We need to educate these constituents so that they can advocate for carbon pricing. We need to do this soon! See where the map needs filling inLight Up the Map.

    SAVE THE DATE:
    Saturday 1/20/18, 9am-5pm, Mothers Out Front state-wide summit. Boston.

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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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