From Vignesh Ramachandran for 350 Mass <[email protected]>
Subject Climate Movement Weekly: Strike, workshops, and more!
Date December 3, 2019 5:28 PM
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This week is a big week for defining what a future with a Green New Deal in Massachusetts could look like.

As a part of their cycle of escalation, youth and their allies are gearing up for bigger and bolder action. Join us on Friday, Dec. 6 for the next climate strike. ([link removed]) We'll march from Copley to the Common and demand that our politicians take action.

On Saturday, Dec. 7, we are calling on members to participate in two workshops on - Racial and Climate Justice AND Fixing Our Broken Tax System. Through these workshops we hope to build partnerships with new allies and learn how to expand our climate movement! See below for more details.

As we close 2019, we can redefine the climate movement in MA and build towards making a Green New Deal in MA possible.

See you in the streets,
Vignesh Ramachandran
Digital Organizer

** December 6 Boston Climate Strike

It's coming! This Friday, Dec 6, we strike from school and work and continue the fight for climate justice. Join us to stand for a Massachusetts Green New Deal and an end to the climate emergency!

Dress warmly, bring your signs and banners, and wear your 350 Mass gear! We will meet at the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston. Let's make sure we end this decade with huge push for bold climate legislation and action.

See here ([link removed]) for resources (flyers, toolkits, and more). RSVP here! ([link removed]) See Facebook ([link removed]) for more details. Fri, Dec 6, 10:30 am, Copley Sq, Boston.

** December 7 Racial & Climate Justice Training

Sunrise and 350 Mass are running a racial and climate justice training as part of our determination to improve our efforts around diversity, equity, and inclusion. These issues are an integral part of our campaign to build a grassroots Green New Deal in MA.

The training is for everybody and it'll be a great time! Register here ([link removed]) and see the Facebook event. ([link removed]) Sat, Dec 7, 12:30-5:30 pm, Boston University, Stone Science Building room STO 453, 675 Commonwealth Ave, Boston.

** Other 350 Mass News

Divest Ed is Hiring a Director: Better Future Project is looking for a Divest Ed director to start in 2020! We need someone with a vision for the student fossil fuel divestment movement, a passion for student and youth organizing, a commitment to climate justice, and experience working with young people and partnering with other movements. See here for the job listing. ([link removed])

Capitalism and the Global Environmental Crisis: Join us for a free panel on global efforts to confront urgent socio-environmental crises, featuring 350 Mass, the Association for India's Development, the Citizens Climate Lobby, the MA Department of Energy Resources, and the Democratic Socialists of America. TOMORROW, Wed, Dec 4, 1:30-3:30 pm, Lesley University, University Hall Amphitheater, 2nd Floor, 1815 Mass Ave, Cambridge.

Playing for the Planet—World Music for Climate Change: Hear master musicians from three different musical traditions, including the cross-cultural violin master Beth Bahia Cohen, the Hindustani singing of Warren Senders, and the jazz improvisations of Stan Strickland and Josh Rosen. Proceeds benefit 350 Mass. See the Facebook event ([link removed]) and get tickets here. ([link removed]) Sat, Dec 7, 7-10:30 pm, Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St, Boston.

Solidarity Working Group—Visioning and Relaunch: Want to raise your skills in talking about the intersectionality of the climate justice movement? Want to increase your engagement? The 350 Mass solidarity working group is for you! Bring your passion for housing, racial, immigrant, and other forms of justice and join us for a fun, interactive working meeting. RSVP here ([link removed]) . Sun, Dec 8, 1:30-4:30 pm, Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington St, Framingham.

Survey from the Municipal Working Group: The MWG supports 350 Mass 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 Cambridge Tab: Much more revenue is needed for public transportation ([link removed])
* The Boston Globe: How green is it? ([link removed])
* The Boston Globe: Students show the way on climate change ([link removed])

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

** Other Climate Movement News

Support Solar Workers: Last week, a group of construction workers at the NYC solar company Bright Power was fired for organizing to form a union. This would have been one of the first ever unions at a solar company. Supporting workers is an essential part of the Green New Deal. Send a letter to Bright Power's CEO Jeffrey Perlman. ([link removed])

** Solidarity Opportunities

Indivisible Conference 2019: We are coming together to jumpstart our activism, expand our toolkits, and catalyze collective change. Join us for engaging workshops, panels, and speakers, as well as opportunities for statewide networking with other activists. See the Facebook event. ([link removed]) Sat, Dec 7, 8:30 am-5:30 pm, Worcester State University, 486 Chandler St, Worcester.

Fix our Upside Down Tax System by Becoming a Trainer: Raise Up Massachusetts will be holding a Train the Trainer for people interested in learning how to facilitate their progressive revenue workshop. Contact Jon ([email protected]) for details. Sat, Dec 7, 11 am-3 pm.

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.
Support the Safe Communities Act: This act's hearing before the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security was rescheduled from Monday, December 2. Learn more about the act and how to support it ([link removed]) through the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Action coalition, and tell Mass legislators to support immigrant families! ([link removed]) Stay tuned for updates.
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** About Better Future Project and 350 Mass
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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Upcoming Node Meetings
All are welcome!

Mon, Dec 16, 6-7:30 pm
Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library
40 Academy Hill Rd, Brighton

Wed, Dec 18, 6-8 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
175 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield

Tue, Dec 3, 7-8:30 pm
First Church in Jamaica Plain
6 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain

Tue, Dec 10, 6:30-8:30 pm (orientation for new members at 6 pm)
First Church Cambridge
11 Garden St, Cambridge
Cape Cod

Greater Franklin
Holiday Party!
Thu, Dec 12, 7-9 pm
First Universalist Society in Franklin
262 Chestnut St, Franklin
RSVP: [email protected] ([link removed])

Wed, Dec 11, 7-8:30 pm
Mill No. 5
250 Jackson St, Lowell

Wed, Dec 4, noon-1:30 pm
Unitarian Church
478 Main St, Winchester

Tue, Dec 5, 7-9 pm
Peace Lutheran Church
107 Concord Rd, Wayland

Tue, Dec 10, 7-8:30 pm
Medford High School, Rm V220
489 Winthrop St, Medford

Tue, Dec 17, 7-9 pm
First Unitarian Society in Newton
1326 Washington St, Newton

North Shore
Tue, Dec 3, 6:30-8:30 pm
Beverly Farms Library
24 Vine St, Beverly

South Coast
Tue, Jan 14, 7-8:30 pm
First Parish Church in Taunton
76 Church Green, Taunton

South Shore
Tue, Dec 3, 7:30-9:30 pm
Old Ship Church Parish House
107 Main St, Hingham

Upper Charles
Mon, Dec 23, 7-9 pm
Sherborn UU
11 Washington St, Sherborn

Sun, Dec 8, 4:15-6 pm
The Residence at Watertown Square
20 Summer St, Watertown

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