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ACTION ALERT TODAY.
Clean Energy Call-in DAY! Links to call scripts below

Rising seas. Blizzard weather. A climate denier in the White House. It’s time for Massachusetts to act on climate change. Can you call your state legislators on Wednesday, January 17 to take urgent action on clean energy this session?

If you don’t know who represents you, look up your state elected officials at wheredoivotema.com or https://malegislature.gov/StateHouse/Contact. 
Please take a moment to call your legislator using the guidelines below.

Download a CALL SCRIPT here: http://bit.ly/maenergycalls

Read a CALL SCRIPT online here: http://bit.ly/macleanenergyview

Links to legislative fact sheets are here: http://mapowerforward.com/legislative-agenda-2017-2018

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.....and please mention wood biomass is certainly NOT clean energy!

Coming up: Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, January 22, 2017

First Hand Reports from Participants at the recent
The People vs Oil and Gas Summit

People fighting all forms of fossil fuel extraction came together in Pittsburgh last November to chart a way forward towards a powerful climate justice movement. Discover what local organizers learned and how it connects with our work here in Western Mass. Plus the latest news on Columbia Gas' proposal to include six miles of new pipeline from Agawam to Holyoke (See recent article by Marty Nathan in the Gazette)... and lots more. Everyone warmly welcomed; we will have a space for folks new to Climate Action Now to connect and learn how to get involved.
#PeoplevsOilGas Summit

Feel the warmth of community and the strength of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history.

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, January 22, 2017
7 to 9 PM
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst

Climate Action Now Monthly GatheringMonday January 22nd - 7:00pmUnitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA)First Hand Reports from Participants at the recent
The People vs Oil and Gas Summit

People fighting all forms of fossil fuel extraction came together in Pittsburgh last November to chart a way forward towards a powerful climate justice movement. Discover what local organizers learned and how it connects with our work here in Western Mass. Plus the latest news on Columbia Gas' proposal to include six miles of new pipeline from Agawam to Holyoke (See recent article by Marty Nathan in the Gazette)... and lots more. Everyone warmly welcomed; we will have a space for folks new to Climate Action Now to connect and learn how to get involved.
#PeoplevsOilGas Summit

Feel the warmth of community and the strength of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history.

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, January 22, 2017
7 to 9 PM
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
121 N Pleasant Street, Amherst, Mass
Handicap accessible and on a bus line

We come together once a month to meet each other, plan, and imagine how to contribute, in our corner of the world, to the urgent fight against climate change . We love to meet newcomers, whether you are brand new to activism or have been doing this a long time. We do not have a membership or dues. People give of their time and talent when they see fit. You are welcome to join us!
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

01/15/18

Action alert: CLEAN ENERGY CALL-IN DAY Wednesday.
Can you be part of this state-wide call effort this Wed Jan 17 to call our state lawmakers? Mass Power Forward, Indivisible, Links to all scripts, instructions below. Let's kick foward the clean energy revolution here!
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If you don’t know who represents you, look up your state elected officials at wheredoivotema.com or https://malegislature.gov/StateHouse/Contact.
Please take a moment to call your legislator using the guidelines below.

Download a CALL SCRIPT here: http://bit.ly/maenergycalls

Read a CALL SCRIPT online here: http://bit.ly/macleanenergyview

Links to legislative fact sheets are here: http://mapowerforward.com/legislative-agenda-2017-…

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01/15/18

Looks like fun! Thank you, NASPA Club #667, Northampton Scrabble Club, for deciding to include CAN as a beneficiary of your event.

Tonight, Monday Jan 8, is the regular CAN Legislative group meeting with CALLING PARTY. (regular second Monday of the month meetings at the UU Society of Amherst in the downstairs office (enter via Kellogg Street))

We hope very much that you can attend to find out about the exciting work you can join!

7 PM CAN Legislative Workgroup/100% Renewable Campaign (order of items TBD)

1. Intros - 10 min.
2. Legislative Work Updates
MPF bill priority process/CAN plans - 10 min.
100% Renewable Energy Bill, H.3395, report backs, proposed actions
(See task spreadsheet, sign on letter, sample script) - 10 min.
Updates, other 12 Point Plan bills - 10 min.
Constituent meeting reports - 10 min.
. CAN Climate Actions/Take Action Page/ - gearing up this month - 5 min.
3. State organizing/CALLING PARTY - 30 min.
4. Municipal 100 % Renewable Energy campaign updates - 30 min.
Western Mass CCE
Zero Energy buildings
Heatsmart
Rays the Valley

See you soon!
Darcy, Jenny, Adele, Steve, Andra for the
CAN Legislative/100% Renewable Energy Workgroup
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01/08/18

First Hand Reports from Participants at the recent
The People vs Oil and Gas Summit

People fighting all forms of fossil fuel extraction came together in Pittsburgh last November to chart a way forward towards a powerful climate justice movement. Discover what local organizers learned and how it connects with our work here in Western Mass. Plus the latest news on Columbia Gas' proposal to include six miles of new pipeline from Agawam to Holyoke (See recent article by Marty Nathan in the Gazette)... and lots more. Everyone warmly welcomed; we will have a space for folks new to Climate Action Now to connect and learn how to get involved.
#PeoplevsOilGas Summit

Feel the warmth of community and the strength of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history.

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, January 22, 2017
7 to 9 PM
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
121 N Pleasant Street, Amherst, Mass
Handicap accessible and on a bus line

We come together once a month to meet each other, plan, and imagine how to contribute, in our corner of the world, to the urgent fight against climate change . We love to meet newcomers, whether you are brand new to activism or have been doing this a long time. We do not have a membership or dues. People give of their time and talent when they see fit. You are welcome to join us!

Climate Action Now Monthly GatheringMonday January 22nd - 7:00pmUnitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA)First Hand Reports from Participants at the recent
The People vs Oil and Gas Summit

People fighting all forms of fossil fuel extraction came together in Pittsburgh last November to chart a way forward towards a powerful climate justice movement. Discover what local organizers learned and how it connects with our work here in Western Mass. Plus the latest news on Columbia Gas' proposal to include six miles of new pipeline from Agawam to Holyoke (See recent article by Marty Nathan in the Gazette)... and lots more. Everyone warmly welcomed; we will have a space for folks new to Climate Action Now to connect and learn how to get involved.
#PeoplevsOilGas Summit

Feel the warmth of community and the strength of collective action as we move forward together at this critical moment in history.

Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering
Monday, January 22, 2017
7 to 9 PM
Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst
121 N Pleasant Street, Amherst, Mass
Handicap accessible and on a bus line

We come together once a month to meet each other, plan, and imagine how to contribute, in our corner of the world, to the urgent fight against climate change . We love to meet newcomers, whether you are brand new to activism or have been doing this a long time. We do not have a membership or dues. People give of their time and talent when they see fit. You are welcome to join us!
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Climate Action Now Monthly Gathering

01/08/18

Class at the Sojourner Truth School for Teens
Harnessing the Unique Power of Teens to Advance Climate Legislation
FREE CLASS - REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
Register: https://truthschool.org/classes/winter-2018/…...

Harnessing the Power of Teens to Advance Climate LegislationMonday January 8th - 3:30pmHitchcock Center for the EnvironmentFREE CLASS - REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
Register:
truthschool.org/classes/winter-2018/010818har/

Harnessing the Unique Power of Teens to Advance Climate Legislation
Date: Monday, January 8, 2018
Time: 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Hitchcock Center for the Environment, 845 West Street, Amherst, MA
Trainers: Solomon Goldstein-Rose, Adele Franks, and Lilly Lombard

Teens are uniquely positioned to lobby legislators on crucial climate legislation. When they face teens, legislators realize they are facing the future! You will learn the basics of our Massachusetts legislature – state government 101, the key political players, current climate-related bills – practice the best communication strategies for influencing one’s elected officials, and make a plan to lobby your representative. Be inspired by teen graduates of the training who have lobbied successfully and will assist you as peer mentors. Learn from Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose, age 23, the youngest representative in the MA State House, who built his political campaign on the platform of transforming Massachusetts into a clean energy center for the world. We will serve a substantial, healthy, and delicious snack.

This class is capped at 15 students.
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Harnessing the Power of Teens to Advance Climate Legislation

01/04/18

Carbon Pollution Fee and Rebate working group meetings in January: Tuesday, January 9 and January 23 at 9 am at Panera in Hadley. 

This is the time for carbon pricing in MA-- we have so much going on and can use all the help we can get.    New people are welcome.
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