Can you help us collect signatures for the climate and
I’m writing to ask you to get involved with an important and strategic
initiative of 350 Mass: helping us collective ballot signatures for
referendums of 100% renewable energy and transparency within the State
A lot of us were outraged at the end of the 2017-2018 legislative
session when, after a campaign to increase the amount of renewable
energy in our state by 3% per year until we reach 100% in 2048—a goal the State
Senate embraced unanimously—the State House voted to increase it by
only 2% per year until 2030 and then decrease it to 1% per year. This
would land us at 100% renewables around 2095, almost 50 years
In response to this lackluster action, we got to work.
Over the past many months, a team of volunteers worked to
devise ballot questions that reflect the need for governmental reform
and bold, equitable climate action. Our Statewide Steering Team
approved them after thoughtful discourse. We engaged partners
including pro-transparency organization Act on Mass and our climate
allies in Mass Power Forward. We arrived at carefully crafted
questions to send a powerful signal to our elected officials that
Now we need your help.
- People in their district
enthusiastically support a rapid and just transition to 100%
renewable energy, and
- People in their district support
transparency within the State House.
you to join us in making phone calls to collect signatures in key
districts around the state between now and July 1st. If we collect
just 200 signatures per district for each of the questions, we
can help channel the voice of the people and lift up the need for
climate action and better governance in our Commonwealth.
You can join our efforts by signing up here.
Craig S. Altemose
Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, 350 Massachusetts
Executive Director, Better Future Project