From Alan Palm for 350 Mass <[email protected]>
Subject Climate Movement Weekly: Which Side Are You On?
Date June 16, 2020 5:15 PM
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Check out the latest news from the Massachusetts climate movement!
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It's all connected.

We're in one of those history-defining moments when struggle after entangled struggle brings clarity, crystallizing our core beliefs. In a rare bit of good news, the Supreme Court ruled that employers can't discriminate against LGBT+ people ([link removed]) . Protests and actions to defend Black lives continue to be held across the US. ([link removed]) In Massachusetts, environmental injustice, unequal access to healthcare, and COVID-19 are disproportionately impacting communities of color. ([link removed]) Our fights for environmental justice, indigenous peoples' rights, LGBT+ rights, racial justice, and health are all inextricably connected. What do we want? Justice.

Last week, 350 Mass member leaders voted to endorse the BLM national platform ([link removed]) . This week, we're urging you to support actions taking place on Juneteenth, June 19th. Learn more about it here ([link removed]) and see all the events here. ([link removed])

And see below for more opportunities to work toward a better future.

In solidarity,

Rosemary Mosco
Newsletter Volunteer

** We're Hiring a Digital Organizer & Communications Specialist

Better Future Project is looking for an experienced, strategic, and collaborative individual to lead our digital organizing efforts. The Digital Organizer supports the statewide volunteer network 350 Mass using digital tools in service of both on-the-ground actions and in-person meetings, as well as decentralized statewide campaigns. Ready to join us? See the listing on our jobs page! ([link removed])

** Other 350 Mass News

In Memoriam—Marc Grant: 350 Mass is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Marc Grant, a volunteer for the Lowell node. A retired environmental engineer, Marc volunteered with numerous environmental organizations, coached youth soccer, and cared for his garden, bees, and apple trees. He passed away peacefully on June 8. Our thoughts are with Marc's family. Read his obituary here. ([link removed])

Course Correction—Just Transition in the Age of COVID-19: The 350 Mass Solidarity Working Group is forming small-group discussions for each of the four sessions in Movement Generation's free virtual class Course Correction: Just Transition In The Age of Covid-19. ([link removed]) This is a great chance to unite and explore preventative approaches to cultural, economic, and scientific complexities. Register for the discussion group here! ([link removed])

Give Chase an F on Climate: Join Climate Courage, our Direct Action group, to leave reviews for Chase Bank on a number of platforms, calling out their outrageous financial support of the fossil fuel industry! We'll send you a reminder email with easy, step-by-step instructions (plus sample reviews) for a variety of platforms like Yelp and Google Maps. Sign up here. ([link removed])

Sign a Petition to Build Back Better: Support the 350 Mass North Shore and Greater Lowell nodes in their efforts to show their representatives that the people of Massachusetts demand action to address the climate crisis, reduce pollution, invest in infrastructure, and create good jobs. Sign here. ([link removed])

Write a Letter to the Editor: There has never been a better time to take part in 350 Mass' Letters to the Editor (LTE) team. Want to join? Email Alan Palm, Director of Organizing, (mailto:[email protected]) to find out more! Our members have a great success rate in getting letters published!
Here are some recent letters:
Read 350 Mass member Debora Hoffman's letter in the Gloucester Times: Letter: Reckoning with the #antiObama ([link removed])
and Fred Hewett's letter in the Fitchburg Sentinel, "In Response to Bernard Weinstein and climate agendas ([link removed]) "

** Other Climate Movement News

Court Vacates Air Quality Permit for the Weymouth Compressor!: The first Circuit Court agreed that the MA Department of Environmental Protection made the wrong decision. "It means that although Enbridge may continue constructing, they cannot operate this facilitiy without the air quality permit." Learn more about the decision and how to support it here. ([link removed])

Tell BlackRock To Divest from Fossil Fuels: BlackRock is the world's leading investor in fossil fuels. Send a postcard ([link removed]) urging CEO Larry Fink to be true to his words and "transform finance" in the face of the climate crisis.

Urge Liberty Mutual to Stop Funding the Climate Crisis: Liberty Mutual is a huge backer of the tar sands sector, which spells disaster for the climate and Indigenous rights ([link removed]) . Are you a Liberty Mutual policyholder? You have a unique platform to voice concerns. Sign up here. ([link removed])

** Solidarity Opportunities

TWO DAYS LEFT—10 Days of Action for 10 Days of Emergency Paid Sick Time: The federal coronavirus response package left out hundreds of thousands of workers in Massachusetts. These workers are forced to choose between working while sick or losing the pay they need to make ends meet. Emergency Paid Sick Time would provide ten additional days (80 hours) of job-protected paid sick time for immediate use during the outbreak. Join Raise Up Mass to take part in ten days of action through June 17 ([link removed]) and help keep working people and the public safe and healthy!

Petition—Tell Governor Baker that Reopening Plan Must Protect Workers and Hard-hit Communities: Essential workers, communities of color, and nursing home residents are bearing the worst brunt of the COVID-19 epidemic. None of these groups are represented in Governor Baker's Advisory Board for reopening the Massachusetts economy. Sign a petition demanding a more equitable reopening ([link removed]) .

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** About Better Future Project and 350 Mass
Better Future Project (BFP) ([link removed]) builds grassroots power to advance a rapid transition beyond fossil fuels. 350 Mass ([link removed]) is Better Future Project's volunteer-led climate action network.

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Questions? Email Alan Palm, [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])
Upcoming Node Meetings
All are welcome! Use the password 350ma.

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Wed, Jun 17, 6-8 pm
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Tue, Jun 23, 7-8:30 pm
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Tue, Jun 23, 6:30-8:30 pm (orientation for new members at 6 pm)
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Wed, Jun 24, 7-8:30 pm
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Tue, Jun 16, 7-9 pm
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North Shore
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Tue, Jun 23, 7-8:30 pm
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Tue, Jun 16, 7:30-9 pm
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Mon, Jun 22, 7-8:30 pm
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