From Alan Palm for 350 Mass <[email protected]>
Subject Climate Movement Weekly: Our Movement Evolves
Date April 28, 2020 7:38 PM
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Earth Week is over, and it was a week of bold action, despite the challenges. We found new ways to continue our fight for a habitable planet and just society.

As the world changes, our movement evolves. We joined the Earth Day Live streaming event brought to us by The US Climate Strike Coalition and the Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition. Our 350 Mass Climate Courage group led us in targeting Chase Bank, the #1 financier of fossil fuels. The US Climate Strikers presented their demands for a People’s Bailout and a Green New Deal, highlighting the connections between the pandemic and climate crisis (read more in this recap in TeenVogue ([link removed]) ). We organized, connected, and got inspired.

This week, we have more opportunities to act in solidarity with those on the front-lines of crisis now. Let's continue building our power to shape the future we need.

In solidarity,
Alan Palm
Director of Organizing

** Support Emergency Paid Sick Time

Our state's low-wage workers are our first line of defense against COVID-19, but they're feeling the greatest economic impact of. Many lack basic economic protections, including adequate paid sick time. 350 Mass is part of the RaiseUp Massachusetts coalition, and RaiseUp Mass is pushing to support emergency paid sick time legislation. Want to help? There are two ways to add your voice:
* Phone Bank for Emergency Paid Sick Time Legislation: Ask legislators to co-sponsor the Rep Donato/Sen Lewis emergency paid sick time legislation endorsed by RaiseUp Massachusetts. Sign up here. ([link removed]) Tue, Apr 28, 3-6 pm.
* Virtual Town Hall: In what will undoubtedly be the most fun zoom call of the COVID-era to date, our coalition will elevate the voices of essential front-line workers, hear from policy experts, and take direct collective action. Sign up here. ([link removed]) Wed, Apr 29, 6-7:30 pm.

** Other 350 Mass News

We Need Your Photos: Do you have any great pics or short videos of 350 Mass rallies, meetings, and other activities? We're looking for photos of our volunteers taking action, smiling, and having a great time! Please upload them here. ([link removed])

Stay in the Loop with Climate Courage: Because of the pandemic, 350 Mass' direct action wing, Climate Courage, has had to adjust their plans. Sign up here ([link removed]) to stay in the loop about future actions.

Write a Letter to the Editor: There has never been a better time to take part in 350 Mass' Letters to the Editor (LTE) team. Want to join? Email the 350 Mass LTE Team HERE (mailto:[email protected]) to find out more! Our members have a great success rate in getting letters published! Here are some recent letters:
** Boston Globe: Science won’t help us if it’s not tied to a more equitable society ([link removed])

** Other Better Future Project News

We're Hiring a Digital Organizer & Communications Specialist: 350 Mass is looking for an experienced, strategic, and collaborative individual to lead our communications and digital organizing efforts. The Digital Organizer & Communications Specialist will support the statewide volunteer network of 350 Mass in using communications and digital tools for on-the-ground actions and in-person meetings as well as decentralized statewide campaigns. Read how to apply here. ([link removed])

** Other Climate Movement News

Urge Liberty Mutual to Stop Funding the Climate Crisis: Liberty Mutual is a huge backer of the tar sands sector, which spells disaster for the climate and Indigenous rights ([link removed]) . Are you a Liberty Mutual policyholder? You have a unique platform to voice concerns. Sign up here. ([link removed])

Take an Online Training from If you're stuck at home and you want to take your climate activism to the next level, try these online skill-ups ([link removed]) from Learn more about the science of climate change, discover how to have effective climate conversations, and find out how to run a grassroots campaign.

Weymouth Compressor Station Action: OSHA has issued a letter to Enbridge after FRRACS' many complaints to FERC and to OSHA regarding the continued construction during this time of pandemic. Thanks to all of you for your persistence! It's time to send another letter to FERC and OSHA to demand a shut down of construction. Learn more here. ([link removed])

Sign a Petition Calling for a Moratorium on Construction of Pipeline Projects and Export Facilities: Our nation’s leading decisionmakers are charged with protecting all the people of our nation, including the health, safety, and rights of future generations. A moratorium on pipeline construction is needed to protect us all. Sign here. ([link removed])

** Solidarity Opportunities

Stand With the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe: The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, the very tribe that welcomed the Pilgrims in the 1600s, is at risk of losing what is left of their homelands due to a determination made by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Sign a petition ([link removed]) to support the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act (HR.312).

Online Course—Don’t Kvetch, Organize: Learn how to organize in a time of pandemic. Over the course of eight weeks (May 18-Jul 11), participants delve deeply into the fundamentals of social justice and community organizing and grapple with how they relate to Jewish traditions and values. Learn how to make a difference on the issues you care about. Register here ([link removed]) .

Virtual May Day: ([link removed]) is a volunteer project to create a central location to find your socially distanced solidarity this year. Enjoy eight hours of programming in support of workers.

Demand a People's Bailout: As nurses and grocery clerks keep the country running, Congress is developing a relief and recovery package to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We need a swift, inclusive bailout, by and for the people. Add your voice here. ([link removed])

Petition to Suspend Rent, Mortgage, and Utility Payments During the Coronavirus Crisis: State and federal officials are encouraging people who feel sick to stay home, but many workers already struggle to make rent or mortgage payments. Ask Governor Baker to act now so workers won't have to make that choice. Learn more and sign here. ([link removed])
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** About Better Future Project and 350 Mass
Better Future Project (BFP) ([link removed]) builds grassroots power to advance a rapid transition beyond fossil fuels. 350 Mass ([link removed]) is Better Future Project's volunteer-led climate action network.

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Questions? Email Alan Palm, [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])
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