Show up at 1 or 2 upcoming legislative hearings at the State House to support a high priority bill: the Future of Clean Heat (H.3203/ S. 2105). This bill aims to create an orderly and equitable transition to clean energy for heating and cooling our homes and all buildings. The hearings are on:
Wednesday, July 12, 1 pm: Senate Hearing RSVP here for Senate Hearing
Thursday, July 13, 10 am: House Hearing RSVP here for House Hearing
A Sustainable Wellesley non profit parter (which not just for mom's) called Mother's Out Front is organizing to fill the room for this bill. BTW, this bill is sponsored by our own Senator Creem.
If you want everyone to enjoy a healthy, livable world, that includes transitioning to clean heat for homes, schools, and other buildings, be part of making that a reality by registering to show up at these hearings.
Visible strong support at the hearings will build momentum in both branches. The goal is to have so many people to sign up that they have to move the hearings from their scheduled small rooms to the Gardner Auditorium to accommodate many supporters. When you RSVP you will get updates from Mother's Out Front about ways you can participate and detailed information about the schedule. (These hearings will also include other bills clean energy advocates support. You can learn more about the agendas here: Senate Hearing and House Hearing.)
Here is a fact sheet about Ten Reasons to Love the Future of Clean Heat Legislation.
Please bring friends and family to attend the hearing with you.
Two local organizations are inviting you to Beacon Hill Lobby Day on June 22nd. This is an opportunity for you to encourage legislators to meaningfully address chronic underinvestment of nature and climate, clean up our air and water and landscapes, and build communities that are more resilient to a changing climate.
This Lobby Day is scheduled while the conference committee is deliberating this month, before the end of the session in July. Your input on June 22nd will help them understand your priorities.
Here are two options for you to choose from:
Join members from Mass Audubon, Mass Rivers Alliance, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and Mass Land Coalition in advocating for nature and climate funding. Meet with your state legislators and tell them why nature matters to you! Their Lobby Day Kick-off virtual event is on Tuesday, June 21, from 9:30-11:00 am, where they will review talking points and get folks excited. This will be recorded and sent to any participants who can't make the kick-off. Sign up here.
Mass Power Forward will be sounding the alarm (bring pots, pans, drums, noisemakers) to wake up legislators to do more for environmental and climate justice! They are advocating for air quality, siting reform, housing justice and retrofits, 100% Renewable Energy, a just transition for workers and indigenous justice! Here is the full list of bills on a letter they delivered in May.
In Person Program (please wear a mask):
3:00 - 4:00 Optional Pre-Rally Lobby Visits inside the state house
4:00 - 5:30 Rally/Make Noise/Chalking
5:30 - 6:00 Social in the Common
Online (For disability justice and accessibility)
4:00 - 5:00 Livestream and Tweeting
RSVP to the Day here: https://forms.gle/Ksd1hncqRSZCcd2D6
Facebook Event Link: https://fb.me/e/2oqdVpXTo