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Yesterday, Trump began the process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement.
But Trump can't stop Massachusetts from showing fearless climate leadership.
The time is now.
Last January, Massachusetts state senators resolved to pass bold climate legislation in 2019. On Thursday, November 14, Senator Pacheco will hold the floor and put a spotlight on these senators. And we'll be there to voice our support. We need your voice, too. RSVP here. ([link removed])
Want to join us? See below.
** We Need YOU For Mass Power Forward Lobby Day: Thursday Nov 14!
350 Mass is part of Mass Power Forward, a coalition of groups fighting for climate action and clean energy, and we're organizing a critically important lobby day! On November 14, the Senate will hold a formal session and Senator Pacheco, a climate champion, will put a spotlight on senators who signed a New Years Resolution in January to agree to pass bold climate legislation in 2019. We need to pack the session and show our support! Meet in room 437 at 10 am. RSVP here! ([link removed]) The formal session will be from 11 am-1 pm, then we'll head back to room 437 to prepare to lobby on our Mass Power Forward bills. More details will be released closer to the date. In the meantime, send questions to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) and RSVP here ([link removed]) .
** Submit a Comment to Say #NoWeymouthCompressor
TRC, Enbridge’s consultant, is accepting public comments on their draft RAM (Release Abatement Measure) Plan, which has to do with soil contamination at the proposed compressor station site. The comment period ends TOMORROW, November 6. See here ([link removed]) for details on how to submit and sample questions.
** Other 350 Mass News
Sign a petition for Improving Public Transportation: Public transportation in Massachusetts should be green, affordable, accessible, and reliable. As we fight for climate solutions, we must fight for better public transportation as a cornerstone of a Green New Deal. Sign the petition here. ([link removed])
Mass Power Forward Environmental Justice and Local Action Training: Join us for this Mass Power Forward Coalition training on building power and achieving our Environmental Justice and Legislative Action priorities. RSVP here. ([link removed]) Thu, Nov 7, 7-9pm, First Parish of Norwell, 24 River St, Norwell.
Rising Up for a Livable Future: Join 350 Mass and Mass Peace Action for a one-day conference connecting endless war, climate emergency, and injustice. Featured speakers include: Ayanna Pressley, Medea Benjamin, and more! Register now ([link removed]) . Sat, Nov. 9, 9-5pm, Washburn Auditorium, Brattle Campus, Lesley University, 10 Phillips Place, Cambridge.
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.
Metro North Node Drawdown Event: How can the world reverse global warming and prosper? Join the Metro North node and others to find out! Wed, Nov 20, 7:30-9pm, Winchester Unitarian Society, 478 Main St., Winchester.
Survey from the Municipal Working Group: The MWG supports nodes working to pass climate solutions at the municipal level. Fill out this survey ([link removed]) to support the development of the Municipal Working Group.
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:
* The Salem News: Getting a grip on climate change ([link removed])
* Cape Cod Times: Routine weather crises illustrate urgency of global warming ([link removed])
* Boston Herald: Moore wrong on climate ([link removed])
Want to join the team? Email Vignesh Ramachandran (mailto:[email protected]) to find out more!
** Other Climate Movement News
Crude, the Climate Change Musical: Enjoy a fun, satirical new musical about an environmentalist daughter who tries to outwit her oil tycoon dad. The show runs now through Nov 10 at the Cape Cod Theatre Company in Harwich. Check out this story in the Cape Cod Times ([link removed]) and get tickets here! ([link removed])
Submit a Comment to TRC about the Weymouth Compressor Station: TRC, Enbridge’s consultant, is accepting public comments on their draft RAM (Release Abatement Measure) Plan, which has to do with soil contamination at the proposed compressor station site. The comment period ends on November 6. See here ([link removed]) for details on how to submit and sample questions.
Building Codes Hearing and Letter: The Board of Building Regulation and Standards (BBRS) says it wants to hear from the public about building code changes. This June, the BBRS made a commitment to update our current stretch code to a Net Zero stretch code. Join the Massachusetts Climate Action Network to keep momentum building. RSVP for the hearing here ([link removed]) or send a letter of support ([link removed]) . TODAY, Nov 5, 10 am-1 pm, 1000 Washington St, Boston.
Documentary Screening—Under Pressure: Come to a free screening of the Four Rivers Charter Public School Class of 2019 Senior Documentary about the tragic gas accident that revealed the deep-seated flaws in our energy industry. Thu, Nov 7, 5:30-8 pm, Koussevitzky Art Center, Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St, Pittsfield.
Active Hope—An Introduction to the Work that Reconnects: How can we remain resilient, creative, and empowered? Drawing on The Work That Reconnects, developed by teacher/activist Joanna Macy and others, we'll explore the spiritual, emotional and intellectual aspects of envisioning and creating a life-sustaining society. $20/$10 student/low-income. Register here. ([link removed]) Sat, Nov 9, 9 am-4 pm, Beacon Hill Friends House, 8 Chestnut St, Boston.
Climate Emergency Rally: You're invited to a rally addressing the climate emergency with Senator Markey and climate activists prior to the first standalone debate in the MA U.S.
Senate primary race hosted by Stonehill College. So far, the debate will be Ed Markey and Shannon Liss-Riordan. Joe Kennedy has said he will not appear. Questions? Email [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) or text 978-987-8980. Sun, Nov 10, 5-6:30 pm, Stonehill College, RSVP for detailed location ([link removed]) .
Paris To Pittsburgh Screening and talk with the Rev. Mariama White- Hammond: Take in a National Geographic documentary that celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. Plus, hear from Mariama White-Hammond, a pastor, activist, artist, and facilitator working to build social movements in a way that's strategic, simple, grounded and fun. Register here ([link removed]) . Tue, Nov 19, 6:30-9:30 pm, Moter Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High St, Dedham.
It's Time for Corporations to Pay Their Fair Share! Ask if Your Legislator Agrees: Big business lobbyists are pushing legislators to pass regressive taxes and fees that disproportionately affect low- and middle-income people. Contact your legislator ([link removed]) by phone or email and voice your opposition to regressive revenue and voice your support for corporations paying their fair share.
Let's Fix Our Upside-Down Tax System:
Join Raise Up Massachusetts for a workshop to learn about our upside-down tax system, its impact on working people in Massachusetts, and how we can fix it together.
* Reading Workshop: TOMORROW, Wed, Nov 6, 6:30-8:30 pm, Reading Public Library, Room A
64 Middlesex Ave, Reading. RSVP: James Wu at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) and see the Facebook event ([link removed]) .
* Dorchester Workshop: Tue, Nov 12, 6-8 pm, VietAID in Fields Corner, 42 Charles St, Boston. RSVP: Beth Huang at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) and see the Facebook event ([link removed]) .
Faith Communities for a Solidarity Economy: Boston Ujima Project is growing a network of faith organizations that will grow the solidarity economy in Boston. Learn about how faith communities can be a part of this project for racial and economic justice. RSVP here ([link removed]) . Thu, Nov 21, 6-8pm.
Unmasking Fidelity: Fidelity Charitable, through their Donor-Advised Fund, approves financial support to groups that promote anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, and anti-LGBTQ+ views and practices. Sign a petition ([link removed]) to demand that Fidelity Charitable adopt a moral clause that filters out groups who are involved in organized bigotry.
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** About Better Future Project and 350 Mass
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First Parish of Sudbury
327 Concord Rd, Sudbury
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489 Winthrop St, Medford
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First Unitarian Society in Newton
1326 Washington St, Newton
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24 Vine St, Beverly
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First Parish Church in Taunton
76 Church Green, Taunton
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Old Ship Church Parish House
107 Main St, Hingham
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