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We're in the thick of the final week of the legislative session. We can't let another two-year session end without a single major climate accomplishment. The fact that the carbon pricing bill was killed in committee last week and withdrawn as an amendment this week shows that we need to be even louder.
We expect a climate bill will be out this Wednesday or Thursday. We'll only have hours to evaluate the bill, organize amendments, and recruit co-sponsors. Please join our rapid response team so we can be ready. ([link removed])
I'd also like to take a quick moment to introduce myself as the new Digital Organizer & Communications Specialist. Hi, I'm Sam! I studied political science and psychology in college and I've worked on political campaigns and digital strategies. I've been a lifelong climate activist, and I’m so looking forward to getting to know you all and working together to bring about a better future for Massachusetts and the planet.
Keep scrolling for more ways you can get involved this week.
350 Mass Digital Organizer & Communications Specialist
** URGENT: Join our Rapid Response Team to take Immediate Legislative Action
Mass Power Forward is trying to get environmental justice and 100% renewable energy passed before the end of the legislative session. This Wednesday or Thursday, we expect the House to release a climate bill from committee. Once the climate bill is released, we have to act fast. We need to:
1. Read it and see what's missing
2. Move sponsors for amendments for things that are missing, and
3. Gather co-sponsors for those amendments.
We'll only have a short time (perhaps 24 hours) to gather co-sponsors for our amendments. Can you sign up ([link removed]) to join the rapid response team? You'll receive an email or text when we need your immediate help to follow this action guide ([link removed]) (we'll fill in the correct amendment numbers).
We'll also host a quick zoom meeting to explain the bill and the amendments we're supporting, but only with 1 hour notice! Sign up here and please spread the word. ([link removed])
TOMORROW—Bike Rally to Support Climate Legislation: Climate Courage, the direct action wing of 350 Mass, is holding a bike rally to urge the legislature to Move On Climate! We’ll be socially distanced, and all are welcome to join. See details here. ([link removed]) Wed, Jul 29, 10 am, Massachusetts State House.
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 at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) to find out more. Our members have a great success rate in getting letters published!
Read 350 Mass member Anna Gooding-Call's letter in the Salem News: Time to Remake the Power Grid ([link removed]) and three letters from our members--Sue Donaldson, Deborah Hoffman, and Jonathan Quint, thoroughly debunking the pro-gas op-ed in theBoston Herald! ([link removed])
Take Legislative Action: The climate policies we've been fighting for may come to a vote this week, but we also have a responsibility to act in solidarity and mutuality as part of the broad movement for justice. See this guide ([link removed]) to learn about other important related issues and find out how to take action ASAP to support a just future!
Campaign Launch for Invest in Our Recovery with Raise Up Massachusetts: We can generate the revenue we need and avoid budget cuts that drive us deeper into a recession and deepen racial and economic inequities. How? By taking on the many large corporations that continue to generate enormous profits. Learn more and take action here. ([link removed])
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.
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