From Vignesh Ramachandran for 350 Mass <[email protected]>
Subject Climate Movement Weekly: Growing the global climate justice movement
Date October 1, 2019 4:34 PM
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Friends,

In September, almost 8 million people across the world took action on climate change. The global movement for climate justice is growing exponentially.

Here in MA, we took our cardboard version of the governor on tour around the state to witness the environmental injustices and climate catastrophes unfolding in our communities. Charlie Baker's administration is a revolving door for polluters—from negligent utilities to fracked gas giants—and we're building a movement to hold them accountable.

The Global Climate Strike and Charlie’s Climate Catastrophe Tour were just the beginning. Come to our Statewide Summit in November to learn more about the organization and where we’re headed. RSVP for more details to come. ([link removed])

In solidarity,
Vignesh Ramachandran
Digital Organizer


** Boston City Council At-Large Candidate Forum on the Environment
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Boston's city councilors must commit to tackling the climate crisis and protecting our public health. Come hear the at-large candidates answer questions and discuss their positions on critical energy and environmental issues facing Boston. See the Facebook event. ([link removed]) Wed, Oct 2, 5:30-7 pm, Boston Public Library, Rabb Hall, 700 Boylston St, Boston.


** Other 350 Mass News
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Do it Like Berkeley—Join a Call About a Gas Hook Up Ban: Are you interested in copying the Berkeley Ordinance to ban to gas hookups in your town/city? Join the Massachusetts Climate Action Network, Toxics Action Center and the Pipeline Awareness Network to learn more about how that translates to Massachusetts. See the Facebook event. ([link removed]) To join, use this zoom link ([link removed]) or dial +16465588656,,295645678#.

Honk Festival:
All nodes are invited to join together and march under the 350 Mass banner. Please send your node's desire to participate and suggestions on parade activities to More info coming soon! Sun, Oct 13, Davis Sq, Somerville.

Franklin 2050—The Climate Crisis: Join the 350 Mass Greater Franklin node for a free educational forum on the climate crisis, its challenges, causes, effects and policy implications. More details and RSVP here ([link removed]) . Thu, Oct 17, 7-9 pm, Elks Lodge #2136, 1077 Pond St, Franklin.

Here Comes The Sun—A Climate Cabaret: Enjoy a fabulous night of theater, music, story, dance and a poem or two to explore the climate crisis and celebrate the work of 350 Mass and other groups. Learn more and buy tickets ([link removed]) . Fri, Nov 15, 7:30-9:30 pm, Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St, Gloucester.

Write a Letter to the Editor: 350 Mass members write lots of letters to the editor, many of which get published! Here are some recent letters:
* WBUR: The Moral Case for Fighting Climate Change ([link removed])
* Wicked Local Brookline: Supports proposed bylaw restricting fossil fuels ([link removed])
* Worcester Telegram: We must plan to lower carbon emissions ([link removed])

Want to join the team? Email Vignesh Ramachandran (mailto:[email protected]) to find out more!


** Other Climate Movement News
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Sign a Petition in Support of Massachusetts House Bill 897, An Act Relative to Forest Protection: Sponsored by Representative Susannah Whipps, H. 897 would protect all state conservation land as parks or reserves where forest ecosystems are guided primarily by natural processes. It would fight climate change and enhance public benefits. Learn more and sign the petition here. ([link removed])

We Are Unstoppable—Building a Movement to Shut Down Fossil Fuels: Want to build on the momentum of the climate strikes? Join a national call to learn about 350.org's ongoing campaigns and ways to get involved either in a local action group near you or get support to start your own local group. Register here. ([link removed]) Thu, Oct 3, 8 pm.

Forum on Trash Incineration with National Experts: The Alliance for Health and Environment is hosting a public forum on trash incineration with GAIA, a worldwide alliance of grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals. Discover solutions that protect the environment and human wellbeing and build strong, participatory local economies. See the Facebook event. ([link removed]) Thu, Oct 3, 6:30-8 pm, Saugus Town Hall, 298 Central St, Saugus.

Tell Liberty Mutual to Stop Insuring Fossil Fuels: Under pressure from the climate movement, 16 of the biggest insurers have already pledged not to provide insurance for coal, but Boston-based insurance giant Liberty Mutual refuses to even talk publicly about climate change. Come to a protest to help change that. See the Facebook event. ([link removed]) Tue, Oct 8, 11:45 am-12:45 pm, 157 Berkeley St, Boston.


** Solidarity Opportunities
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Raise Up Progressive Revenue Workshops: These workshops will empower you to become a vocal advocate about the need for fair and adequate revenue to address the many critical needs that require additional state funding.
* Brockton Workshop: Wed, Oct 2, 6-8 pm, Location TBD. RSVP Anabel Santiago at [email protected]
* Newburyport Workshop: This event includes a social brunch. Sat, Oct 5, 9 am-noon, 109 State St, Newburyport. RSVP Pam Wool at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) .

Manifestación/Rally–Licenses Can't Wait! ¡Se Acabó La Espera!: Join the immigrant community and allies outside the State House to demand that legislators follow through on their promises to protect immigrants! The undocumented community has been fighting for drivers licenses for 15 years and have STILL not seen lawmakers deliver on promises to grant access to licenses to all residents regardless of immigration status. See the Facebook event. ([link removed]) Thu, Oct 3, 5-6:30 pm, Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston.

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!

Allston-Brighton
Mon, Oct 28, 6-7:45 pm
Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library
40 Academy Hill Rd

Berkshires
Wed, Oct 16, 6-8 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield

Boston
Tue, Oct 8, 7-8:30 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain
6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain

Cambridge-Somerville
Tue, Oct 1, 6:30-8:30 pm (orientation for new members at 6 pm)
First Church Cambridge
11 Garden St, Cambridge
Cape Cod
Thu, Oct 3, 7-8:30 pm
Sturgis Library
3090 Main St, Barnstable

Greater Franklin
Thu, Oct 3, 7-9 pm
First Universalist Society in Franklin
262 Chestnut St, Franklin

Lowell
Wed, Oct 2, 7-8:30 pm
Mill No. 5
250 Jackson St, Lowell

MetroNorth
Wed, Oct 9, noon-1:30 pm
Unitarian Church
478 Main St, Winchester

MetroWest
Tue, Oct 3, 7-9 pm
Peace Lutheran Church
107 Concord Rd, Wayland

Mystic
Tue, Oct 8, 7-8:30 pm
Medford High School, Rm V220
489 Winthrop St, Medford

Newton
Tue, Oct 15, 7-9 pm
First Unitarian Society in Newton
1326 Washington St, Newton

North Shore
Tue, Oct 1, 6:30-8:30 pm
Beverly Farms Library
24 Vine St, Beverly

South Coast
Tue, Oct 8, 7-8:30 pm
First Parish Church in Taunton
76 Church Green, Taunton

South Shore
Tue, Oct 1, 7:30-9:30 pm
Old Ship Church Parish House
107 Main St, Hingham

Upper Charles
Mon, Oct 28, 7-9 pm
Sherborn UU
11 Washington St, Sherborn

Watertown
Sun, Oct 13, 4:15-6 pm
The Residence at Watertown Square
20 Summer St, Watertown

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