Advisory for Wednesday, February 14th
Claire Miller, 781-775-1429, firstname.lastname@example.org
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#StandUpCharlie activists return to the State House On Valentine’s Day to urge Charlie Baker ‘break up with gas pipelines’
On September 13, 2017, clean energy activists delivered a proposed Executive Order No. 578 “Establishing a directive against new fossil fuel infrastructure” to the State House calling on Governor Charlie Baker to use the power of his administration to avoid new fossil fuel infrastructure in the Commonwealth (such as gas pipelines) in favor of a rapid transition to a clean renewable energy future.
The #StandUpCharlie campaign then embarked on weekly and then daily lunchtime stand-ins outside the Governor’s office, asking him to sign the executive order. In November, after months of inaction on the Governor’s part, the activists held two sit-ins demanding action.
On February 14, Valentine’s Day, the activists will return as promised to the State House to urge Baker to take gas “off the table” and break up with gas pipelines for good.
Where: Massachusetts State House, Office of the Governor
When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11-11:30 am
Who: Local activists from communities impacted by operational and proposed fossil fuel infrastructure
Members of the Mass Power Forward coalition
- Box of Chocolates and flowers
- People dressed in red
- Homemade valentines
Mass Power Forward is a coalition of environmental leaders, community development organizations, clean energy businesses, faith groups, neighborhood health and safety advocates, and Massachusetts families fighting for clean, affordable, reliable energy and a thriving economy.