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Emergency Climate Rally at Massachusetts State House

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: Massachusetts State House • Beacon Street and Park St. • Boston

 

 

 

Dear Climate Activist,

House leadership rejected the strong climate policies we’ve been advocating, in favor of a weak agenda that would only get us to 100% renewables in the electric sector by 2085. We can’t wait 60 years to stop burning fossil fuels for electricity. The climate crisis is now, and we need urgent action.

That’s why we are organizing an Emergency Climate Rally at the Massachusetts Statehouse this Thursday, July 19th at noon, to show House leadership as they head into conference committee that their constituents are serious about forward thinking climate policy. RSVP to show up here.

We are asking everyone who comes to bring FIVE copies of a picture of who they are fighting for — a child, grandchild, friend, community — and explain why on the back.

We are are asking everyone to upload this picture to social media with the hashtag #WhyWeWontRest and to tag House leadership to show them that their constituents demand action. Feel free to include the reason why you won’t rest until we have REAL climate action - whether it is for your grandchildren, the threat of extreme weather in your community, or even higher expectations for a “progressive” state leadership! We want to hear why, and its essential your representatives do too!

As a reminder, here are our asks to our legislators: 

1) Increase the RPS to 3% so that we can reach 50% renewable energy by 2030 and be 100% renewable by 2050. 

2) Environmental justice codified so that MA can prioritize the health of minority, poor, and working class communities who have long been on the front-lines of climate change. 

Our representatives need to pass 3% RPS and environmental justice or risk being a #climatefail. We hope to see you there on Thursday. Be sure to share the event on Facebook and invite your friends. #WhyWeWontRest

In solidarity,

Andrew Gordon

P.S. I put together a blog post detailing the problems with the House bill.  You can find ithere

P.P.S. Some important Twitter handles to target include: Speaker Bob De Leo @SpeakerDeLeo; Representative Jeffrey Sanchez @jeffrey_sanchez; and your representative. And be sure to follow us @350Mass!

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