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

PIONEER VALLEY

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

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/

 

RGGI is Good for Our Children’s Health

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How are nine states in the Northeast fighting climate change while improving health and saving lives? 

The Natural Resources Defense Council calls it one of the most successful climate policies in the country: the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI, pronounced “Reggie”). The participating states are Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

RGGI is a pioneering cap-and-invest program that has cut carbon pollution from power plants by over 37% through mandatory auctions for emissions allowances. The cap for emissions is reduced every 3 years; the annual reduction through 2020 is about 2.5%. The revenues generated by the auctions are used by states to invest in energy efficiency and other clean energy measures. The 9 Governors are discussing how much to limit carbon pollution from power plants after 2020.

Tell your Governor you want  a 5% annual reduction of emissions, double the current rate of reduction, and then tell your friends in the other 8 states to tell their Governors.

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. Contact information is below.



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.

RGGI is literally a life saver. You have the power to save even more lives if you will fight for a 5% annual reduction in carbon emissions.
A recent Abt Associates report found that, between 2009 and 2014, RGGI produced $5.7 billion in public health benefits, saved 300 to 830 lives, prevented 8,200 to 9,900 asthma attacks, and avoided 39,000 to 47,000 lost days of work.

RGGI has also generated $2.9 billion in economic gains in the region, saved consumers $618 million on their energy bills, and created 30,000 job-years (job-years = one-year of full-time work).

Be a climate hero for all our children by championing sharp reductions in carbon pollution post-2020.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME

YOUR ADDRESS

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 for all of us.
Thank you! See you next Monday!


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:

  • Wednesday, 3/8, 6:45-9:00pm, International Women’s Day 2017, COURAGEOUS WOMEN / FEARLESS WOMEN, First Churches of Northampton.
  • Sunday, 3/12, 4:30-6:00pmNorthampton MOF Weekly Meeting, at the Smith College Student Center. Join us every Sunday, same time, same place! Contact Sarah at sarahrpartan@earthlink.net.

  • Saturday, 3/18, 1:00-2:00pm, Tour of Hitchock Center’s Living Building, with the 100% Renewable Amherst team. Contact Andra at amherstamr@gmail.com.
  • SaturdaySunday, 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: tinyurl.com/CCLNE2017
  • Monday 3/20, 6:00-8:00pm, Amherst MOF Monthly Meeting. Light dinner, children welcome. Join us every 3rd Monday, same time, same place. RSVP to Andra for location atamherstamr@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.

  • Monday, 3/27, 7:00pm-9:00pmClimate Action Now meeting with breakout reporting on 100% Renewable Campaigns, Amherst Unitarian Society, 220 N. Pleasant 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 Monday Action Team, Mothers Out Front in the Pioneer Valley

 

6-Call Mandate to Stop the Pipeline!

We are stopping the pipeline: We’ve heard MA State Representative Ellen Story say: “Six Calls from My Constituents is a Mandate.”

Just. Six. Calls.

When a handful of us activate our little networks, that’s a lot of power. Together, we can find people in every town in Massachusetts to say “no” to new pipelines. This weekend’s test-run, called Light Up the Map! showed 15 people knew pipeline opponents in 116 towns: So think about it, when 50 of us activate our personal networks, that is enough for a state-wide mandate to stop the pipelines.
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Today’s email therefore is a kit for you to forward to your friends. Roll up your sleeves for this 7-fer and also share with your friends in other MA towns! Let’s blow the lid off the fiction that natural gas is a “bridge” fuel.
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Today’s Mega Monday Action: Urge all seven of your representatives to:
Block New Pipeline Infrastructure.

SPECIAL HELP TODAY, courtesy of Environment Massachusetts! Thank you Ben! Use this online petition:
It directs to your personal state senators, state representatives and the Governor.

But note this: Calls and letters count more. If you are short on time, certainly use the above petition.
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Dear Governor Baker,

I want to see Massachusetts get 100 percent of its energy from clean, renewable sources like solar and wind. We owe it to our children and future generations to do everything we can to avoid the worst impacts of global warming.

That’s why I oppose building new gas pipelines in Massachusetts. These pipelines will harm local communities and natural landscapes, and keep us hooked on fossil fuels for decades to come.

We don’t need fossil fuels to power our lives. We can meet 100 percent of our needs with our abundant renewable energy resources. Why do we have yet to see a study of the gas companies’ need including all realistic alternatives? Please get us one, as the study the Attorney General, Maura Healy, initiated only covered the utilities’ needs, and concluded definitively that we do not need the pipelines.

Please support efforts to prohibit spending public money on new gas pipelines, and please do everything in your power to prevent the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure.

Thank you for fighting for us and our environment. The children thank you.

Sincerely,
YOUR NAME
YOUR TOWN AND STATE
With Mothers Out Front
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This list is for zip 01002

Who Needs to Hear from YOU:
1. President Obama
To call: 202-456-1111
To email
To write a letter:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

2. Senator Elizabeth Warren
To call: 202-224-4543
To email
To write a letter:
317 Hart Senate Office Building,
Washington, DC 20510

3. Senator Ed Markey
To call: 202-224-2742
To email
To write a letter:
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

4. 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
————————————check your zip code starting here (see help with this at the bottom you this list)
5. Congressman Jim McGovern
To call: 202-225-6101
To email
To write a letter:
438 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515

6. 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

7. State Representative Ellen Story
To call: 617-722-2012
To email
To write a letter:
State House, Room 277
Boston, MA 02133
——————————–To tailor this to your personal address you’ll need to find three people: Your Congressman/woman, your State Senator and your State Representative. For help finding those three folks use 5., 6., 7. below:

5. Current representatives

6. and 7.
Enter your Town and State to look up your State Senator and State Representative HERE:
http://openstates.org/
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Upcoming In-Person Events:

• Monday, April 18 from 6:00-8:00pm in Amherst, MA: MOF Community Meeting
“Pipe Up About the Pipeline”  Get the facts and practice talking about why we don’t want or need the Kinder Morgan pipeline. We will have time to mix and mingle and snack. RSVP to greenzinnia at hotmail dot com.

• Sat, April 23, 7pm – 10pm: Montague Retreat Center, North Leverett
Dance-dance-dance to the sax-fueled rock-&-roll of Trailer Park, a Valley favorite band. Chow down on pizza, salad, and vegan chili from Hillside Organic Catering.$20 (or more!) Requested donation benefits the Town of Montague’s Intervention at the Mass DPU, challenging a Berkshire Gas contract to buy into the Kinder Morgan NED pipeline. Pipeline Awareness Network of the Northeast (PLAN-NE) for more details.

• Monday, April 25, 7:00pm, Northampton UU: Climate Action Now -CAN- General Meeting

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,
Your Community Organizing Team
Mothers Out Front – Pioneer Valley

http://www.mothersoutfront.org/amherst_community_team

Governor Baker: NO Pipline!

Today’s Monday Action: Tell the Governor you oppose natural gas pipelines and want a fair price on carbon.
To learn more and for a phone script to tell Gov. Baker that you support current legislation putting a fair price on carbon, click here.
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Dear Governor,
Every opportunity I have, I vote for the strongest climate advocates. Show me what you can do.

I am urgently concerned about climate change. This is the defining issue on which future generations will judge us. We therefore urgently need you to protect us from new fossil fuel infrastructure including the proposed Kinder Morgan NED (Northeast Energy Direct) “natural” gas pipeline. Gas is not a bridge fuel. It is a bridge to nowhere.

We need you to make fair carbon pricing part of the Commonwealth’s climate strategy. In survey after survey, over 90% of economists say the most efficient and effective way to reduce climate pollution is through market-based policies that put a price on carbon.
Thank you for fighting fiercely for the children’s future.
Sincerely,

YOUR NAME
YOUR TOWN
With Mothers Out Front
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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
Contact info for zip code 01002. Live somewhere else? Look up your representatives HERE. (State Reps are faster HERE)
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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.
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PLEASE NOTE: Never hesitate to cut and paste, call, or pour your heart out in email or letters and share your solutions.
Your voice gets counted in each case.
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Looking to join others in community? MOF Pioneer Valley will be at:

Renewables Are Ready – an inspiring presentation about the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, presenters Pat Hynes and Susan Lantz, Traprock Peace Center
Wednesday, March 9th, 7-9 pm at the UMass Library, 26th floor
Women Resisting Pipelines – an International Women’s Day gathering to honor grassroots leaders, plus tabling, drumming, singing, presentations
Tuesday, March 8, 7-9 pm at First Churches, 129 Main Street, Northampton
A few of us from our local chapter of Mothers Out Front will be talking up an exciting idea – and we need your input!
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FYI: Your handy list of the representatives we cycle through to contact weekly.

Write them anytime you like, they need it. Got election fever? You should think about running for local office: read this.

Contact info for zip code 01002. Live somewhere else? Look up your representatives HERE. (State Reps are faster HERE)
1. President Obama

To call: 202-456-1111
To email
To write a letter:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

2. Senator Elizabeth Warren

To call: (202) 224-4543
To email
To write a letter:
317 Hart Senate Office Building,
Washington, DC 20510

3. Senator Ed Markey

To call: 202-224-2742
To email
To write a letter:
255 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
4. Congressman Jim McGovern
To call: 202-225-6101
To email
To write a letter:

438 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
5. 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
6. 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
7. State Representative Ellen Story
To call: 617-722-2012
To email
To write a letter:
State House,
Room 277
Boston, MA 02133
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Thank you for all you do.
Pioneer Valley Mothers Out Front

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

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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