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ACTION ALERT! (updated 3/2017)
Push back against fossil fuel interests nationally by supporting climate action on the state level!
This is a CRUCIAL time for Massachusetts legislation.
Though we have passed the deadline for sponsors to have their names printed as co-sponsors on House bills, legislators can still sign on to Senate bills until the time of the hearing and House bills by contacting the House Clerk in writing. Ask your legislators to sign on to the bills endorsed by CAN NOW.
Instructions to do this important climate action in three steps:
1. Click here to find out who your legislators are and contact information for them.
Simply enter your address and zip code.
2. Send a letter or copy and paste the email below and include the list of the bills CAN endorses. Letters are always better than emails. Add a personal note.
Click here for list of 2017-2018 Bills Endorsed by Climate Action Now, Western MA
Use this subject line: Urgent – Need your co-sponsorship on these climate bills!
Dear Representative or Senator _____________,
Thank you very much for your past support for climate action. Climate change is accelerating faster than ever expected and our window to act is rapidly closing. With back-stepping by the federal government, it is all the more urgent that states like ours take definitive leadership on making the transition to clean, renewable energy and decreasing fossil fuel emissions. We need you to help mobilize the Massachusetts legislature to meet these challenges. I ask you to act swiftly to co-sponsor these priority climate bills.
I ask that you personally take a leadership role in putting climate related issues front and center. Getting the whole package enacted will require legislators to not only co-sponsor the bills but actively work to get them enacted. Climate Action Now will be rating legislators this session to allow constituents to see how strongly their legislators support the bills in our legislative package. As my legislator, I hope you will be one of those who will get an A+.
[PUT YOUR NAME AND TOWN HERE]
Climate Action Now, WMA
Send letters to:
Representative or Senator _________
24 Beacon St
Boston, MA, 02133
3. Make a phone call to follow up on your letter and email.
BONUS: Amplify! Personally ask a friend in another part of the state to do this. Forward this page to them. State action on climate is all-important now.
Thank you for TAKING ACTION! Together, we are unstoppable.
For a deeper dive into these bills, you can read the text at https://malegislature.gov/Bills
We need to call our representatives early and often starting NOW, to let them know that climate must be a top priority.