From Alan Palm for 350 Mass <[email protected]>
Subject Climate Movement Weekly: Interconnected Crises and Shared Solutions
Date May 12, 2020 5:28 PM
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No crisis happens in isolation. Every challenge interacts with existing challenges—and, because of policy and regulatory choices, communities of color often feel the greatest impacts.

Today, Attorney General Healy's office released a brief that throws this in sharp relief. Called COVID-19’s Unequal Effects in Massachusetts ([link removed]) , it paints a damning picture:

"The cities and towns hit hardest are those that are home to communities of color ... These communities have long been among the poorest and most polluted in Massachusetts, with higher than average rates of asthma-related hospitalizations, particularly among children.They are also most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change."

The brief's conclusion reinforces the demands we've been calling for. We need to codify Environmental Justice policy in MA, commit to 100% renewable energy, and invest in clean energy infrastructure.

When a crisis hits, we take care of us all by meeting the basic needs of the most vulnerable. See below to get involved.

In solidarity,
Alan Palm
Director of Organizing

** Support our Ballot Question Campaign

350 Mass has partnered with Act On Mass to create two questions we want to put on the ballot for the November elections in various House districts. These would send a powerful message to House leadership and other state reps that voters want (1) a more accountable legislature, by requiring that all committee votes be recorded and published, and (2) fast progress towards a 100% renewable energy. Sign up here ([link removed]) for a one-hour training on how to help, starting each night this week.

** Other 350 Mass News

Keep the Momentum Going to Stop the Money Pipeline: Thanks to those who joined our Stop The Money Pipeline Massachusetts webinar! Even if you weren't able to make it, there are tons of ways to follow up and take action:
* Sign up to leave reviews for Chase ([link removed]) and give it an F on climate.
* Sign a petition ([link removed]) to protect indigenous sovereignty against gas pipelines.
* Sign a petition ([link removed]) to get JP Morgan Chase to dump Lee Raymond, Exxon's climate denial mastermind, off their board (he's already been demoted!)
* Share the video ([link removed]) on the campaign.
* Invite your friends and family to join the Massachusetts campaign ([link removed]) and the national campaign. ([link removed])

Sign a Petition to Build Back Better: Support the 350 Mass North Shore and Greater Lowell nodes in their efforts to show their representatives that the people of Massachusetts demand action to address the climate crisis, reduce pollution, invest in infrastructure, and create good jobs. Sign here. ([link removed])

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 Alan Palm, Director of Organizing, (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: "Ok moderates" LTE ([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.

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]) .

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])
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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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