From Alan Palm for 350 Mass <[email protected]>
Subject Climate Movement Weekly: A Critical Time to Act!!
Date June 30, 2020 7:16 PM
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Friends,



This is a critical time.



In the midst of the pandemic, historic unemployment, inaction on racial justice, and the ever-escalating climate crisis, this moment demands we elect progressives who will fight for a recovery centered on racial, economic, and climate justice.



We're calling on you to help us with two key initiatives:

1. Join us for tonight's launch of Renew New England, a powerful new coalition of advocates, unions, and organizations working to elect candidates who are committed to the vision of a Green New Deal.

2. Sign and share our petition for ballot questions on 100% renewables and transparent voting.



In solidarity,



Alan Palm

Director of Organizing





** TONIGHT: Join Us for the Launch of Renew New England!

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We're building a movement to elect candidates who are committed to the vision of a Green New Deal. Join us for the launch of a groundbreaking new coalition of leading civic and environmental justice organizations, labor unions, and climate advocates fighting for a region-wide Jobs Guarantee to tackle mass unemployment, economic and racial inequality, the coronavirus pandemic, and climate change!

Hear from Bernie, Ayanna, Varshini, Ro, and Rev. Mariama, discover the slate of 100+ candidates, and learn how to can help elect the bold leadership we need. Register here ([link removed]) and spread the word! Tue, Jun 30, 6 pm.





** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 3: Sign and Share our Petition for Ballot Questions!

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State Representatives often tell us they support 100% renewables, but then the bill dies in committee. How did they actually vote? No one knows. We need:

* 100% Renewables with a just transition

* Transparent Voting so reps know we can hold them accountable!



We only have until July 3 to collect enough signatures to get two key questions on the ballot. Fortunately, we can do this electronically! Sign the petition at maclimatedemocracy.org ([link removed]) and please share it. Any questions? Email [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])





** Other 350 Mass News

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We're Hiring a Digital Organizer & Communications Specialist: Better Future Project is looking for an experienced, strategic, and collaborative individual to lead our digital organizing efforts. The Digital Organizer supports the statewide volunteer network 350 Mass using digital tools in service of both on-the-ground actions and in-person meetings, as well as decentralized statewide campaigns. Ready to join us? See the listing on our jobs page! ([link removed])



Course Correction—Just Transition in the Age of COVID-19: The 350 Mass Solidarity Working Group is forming small-group discussions for each of the four sessions in Movement Generation's free virtual class Course Correction: Just Transition In The Age of Covid-19. ([link removed]) This is a great chance to unite and explore preventative approaches to cultural, economic, and scientific complexities. Register for the discussion group here! ([link removed]) July 6-Aug 17.



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])



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:

Read 350 Mass member Jim Brown's letter in the Hampshire Gazette: Moving America Forward Act: Good for Region ([link removed])





** Other Climate Movement News

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Take Action to Launch U.S. Offshore Wind Energy, Create Jobs, and Protect Wildlife: Send a message to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to show your support for responsibly developing the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind energy project as an important part of the United States’ energy future. Offshore wind energy can be developed responsibly, and this project in particular meets high standard for protecting vulnerable wildlife like the North Atlantic right whale. Sign the petition here. ([link removed])



Cambridge and Somerville Call On Insurance Companies to Stop Insuring and Investing in Fossil Fuels: In city council meetings last week and earlier in June, Cambridge and Somerville became the first MA cities to pass resolutions calling on insurance companies to stop insuring and investing in fossil fuels. View the resolutions here: Somerville ([link removed]) , Cambridge ([link removed]) . This comes on the heels of38 MA legislators telling Liberty Mutual to phase out insurance for the Keystone XL ([link removed]) and Trans Mountain Pipeline and other fossil fuel infrastructure. For more info, contact Randi Mail, [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) ,

617-448-5652, and Mary Sweeters, [email protected], 951-275-4676.



Tell BlackRock To Divest from Fossil Fuels: BlackRock is the world's leading investor in fossil fuels. Send a postcard ([link removed]) urging CEO Larry Fink to be true to his words and "transform finance" in the face of the climate crisis.



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])





** Solidarity Opportunities

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Ask Governor Baker for an Equitable Reopening Response: The Governor's reopening policies have shown disregard for the health of Black & Latinx residents, low-wage workers, and those hardest hit by #COVID19. #StopTheClock & act now to implement policies that value the lives of those most impacted! Learn more here. (mapublichealth.org/covid19reopening)



M4BL Petition for an Equitable Recovery: The Movement for Black Lives and Black organizations from across the country are demanding a stop the spread and lasting harm of COVID-19 but also a recovery that benefits everyday people, not just big corporations. Sign the petition here. ([link removed])



Petition to Defund the Police & Fund Youth Jobs: Sign the Youth Justice & Power Union's petition ([link removed]) to defund the police, invest in youth jobs, and reinvest in Black and Brown communities.

Is this newsletter a helpful resource? Help us make it possible by donating ([link removed]) today!





** About Better Future Project and 350 Mass

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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])

Upcoming Node Meetings

All are welcome! Use the password 350ma.



Allston-Brighton

Mon, Jul 6, 6-8 pm

Zoom link ([link removed])



Berkshires

Wed, Jul 15, 6-8 pm

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Boston

Tue, Jul 14, 7-8:30 pm

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Cambridge-Somerville

Tue, Jul 7, 6:30-8:30 pm (orientation for new members at 6 pm)

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Cape Cod

Thu, Jul 9, 7-8:30 pm

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Charles River

Wed, Jul 15, 7-8:30 pm

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Greater Franklin

Thu, Jul 2, 7-9 pm

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Lowell

Wed, Jul 8, 7-8:30 pm

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MetroNorth

Wed, Jul 8, noon-1:30 pm

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MetroWest

Thu, Jul 2, 6:45-8:30 pm

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Mystic

Wed, Jul 22, 7-8:30 pm

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Newton

Tue, Jul 21, 7-9 pm

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North Shore

Tue, Jul 7, 6:30-8:30 pm

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South Coast

Tue, Jul 14, 7-8:30 pm

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South Shore

Tue, Jul 7, 7:30-9:30 pm

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Upper Charles

Mon, Jul 15, 7-8:30 pm

Zoom link ([link removed])



Watertown

Sun, Jul 5, 4:15-6 pm

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