Care About Environment & Climate Justice? Let Legislators Know by Taking Part in An Event Monday, July 11th @ 11am
Does environmental and climate justice; air quality; siting reform; housing justice and retrofits, 100% renewable energy, just transition for workers; indigenous justice matter to you? If so, join others on Monday, July 11th at 11am for 11 minutes in front of the Wellesley Congregational (Village) Church at 2 Central St., to let our legislators know we want them to wake up and do more. We will be ringing the bells in symbolism that this is the 11th hour. This event here in Wellesley will be one of ten simultaneous actions across the state calling on legislators to do more for climate justice this legislative session.
Specifically, we are focusing on the legislators that are currently sitting on the conference committee that are deliberating over the current climate bill -- 3 senators and 3 representatives- including Wellesley’s Senator Cynthia Stone Creem. Senator Creem holds a key position in advancing strong, effective legislation on climate change, so this is a unique opportunity for us, her constituents, to influence and support that legislation. The final bill is due out of the Conference Committee by July 31, but some members are pushing to complete the deliberations by July 15, so they will have time to overrule any veto by Gov. Baker.
Sustainable Wellesley, Wellesley Village Church, Wellesley’s Fridays for Future and others are organizing this event in conjunction with Mass Power Forward (MPF). MPF is a coalition of nearly all of the grassroots climate and environmental justice lobby groups in the state (Mass Sierra Club, Conservation Law Foundation, Gas Leak Allies, Mass Climate Action Network, Mothers Out Front, etc.).
Bring a family member, neighbor, friend. We will have signs or bring your own!
For disability justice and accessibility, use this online/at home option from 11.30-12.30.
We are sending a shout out thank you to Senator Cindy Creem. She filed five bills to expedite the Commonwealth’s transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), while ensuring this transition happens in an equitable and environmentally just manner. Feel free to reach out to her firstname.lastname@example.org thanking her for all she is doing.