From Vignesh Ramachandran for 350 Mass <[email protected]>
Subject Climate Movement Weekly: Support the Roadmap Bill!
Date December 17, 2019 5:48 PM
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Check out the latest news from the Massachusetts climate movement!
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In the past year we've seen the power of strikes, marches, sit-ins and rallies. The State House seems to be gearing up to take bold action on the climate crisis, and we need to continue to push them to get there.

As we head into the holidays, we are calling on our representatives to pass the Roadmap bill, charting the pathway forward to a clean energy future.

See details below!

In solidarity,
Vignesh Ramachandran
Digital Organizer.

** Support The 2050 Roadmap to a Clean and Thriving Commonwealth

To avoid the devastation of irreversible climate change, we must cut our carbon pollution to zero by 2050. We need a comprehensive, people-centered plan to reach our emissions reduction climate goal. The Roadmap bill mandates that the state develop and follow a detailed, overarching plan for reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. Let's pass #2050RoadmapMA- H.3983 now!

We want to make sure the House Ways and Means Committee releases this bill for a vote in the full House. Contact the Committee Members ([link removed]) and let them know the importance of passing the Roadmap Bill (H.3983) ASAP! Email [email protected] after contacting them.

** Screen FRRACS's documentary in your node!
Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station (FRRACS) has made a documentary about their movement to stop Enbridge (here is the trailer ([link removed]) ).

We want to screen the documentary far and wide across the state (our goal is a screening in EVERY node!). Sign up here if you’re interested in hosting a screening. ([link removed])

** Other 350 Mass News

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:
* Cape Cod Times: Story of clownfish and anemone should be a call to action ([link removed])
* The MetroWest Daily News: Make climate legislation a top priority ([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 Better Future Project News

Host a Boston-area Divest Ed Fellow Next Summer: Divest Ed, Better Future Project's national campus divestment program, will be hosting an in-person Boston summer fellowship for up to 15 student divestment leaders. If you live in the Greater Boston Area and have a spare room in your home, please consider hosting a fellow and fill out this form! ([link removed])

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])

** Other Climate Movement News

Sing Climate Carols to Liberty Mutual: Liberty Mutual is one of the worst insurers globally when it comes to climate change. Join MassDivest Coalition, Mothers Out Front, Rainforest Action Network, and the Insure Our Future Coalition to pay Liberty Mutual a holiday visit! We'll be getting in the winter spirit and singing climate change and fossil fuel-themed carols outside Liberty Mutual's headquarters. See the Facebook event. ([link removed]) TOMORROW, Wed, Dec 18, 5-6 pm, 157 Berkeley St, Boston.

Show Your Support For Climate Bills: Two bills submitted to the Legislature would directly address the climate emergency AND save the public money:
1. Bill H.853, An Act to Assure the Attainment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Goals of the Alternative Portfolio Standard amends Massachusetts’ Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS) by removing subsidies for wood-burning heating systems.
2. Bill H.897, An Act Relative to Forest Protection protects all state conservation land as parks or reserves where forest ecosystems are guided primarily by natural processes. This action will fight climate change by reducing carbon loss and increasing carbon sequestration.

The Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture intends to act on these bills in the next few weeks. Here's how you can help: call the offices of Committee Co-chairs Senator Anne Gobi (617-722-1540) and Representative Smitty Pignatelli (617-722-2210). Even if you've contacted them already, please call again and request that the Committee report out both bills favorably. For more information, visit Save Mass Forests ([link removed]) .

** Solidarity Opportunities

Safe Communities Act Hearing Jan 24: It's past time Massachusetts stand up and say loud and clear: Immigrants are welcome here. The Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will hold a public hearing on the Safe Communities Act. You're free to testify, but even if you don't, you make an impact with your presence. RSVP here ([link removed]) and see the Facebook event. ([link removed]) Fri, Jan 24, 11 am, Gardner Auditorium, Massachusetts State House, 24 Beacon St, Boston.

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

** 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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