Massachusetts

Mothers Raise Their Voices for #BostonCCE

Boston Mothers Out Front Jamaica Plain sparked a Twitter Storm on Mother's Day and the campaign continues! Thank you to everyone who participated!

 

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Why?

Boston CCE was passed unanimously by our Boston City Council and signed by Mayor Walsh in the fall of 2017. However, it STILL hasn’t been implemented.

We want to thank Mayor Walsh for CCE and let him know how important it is to us to implement it now.

 

What is Community Choice Energy?

Community Choice Energy (CCE), also known as municipal aggregation, will increase Boston’s clean energy portfolio by 5% and help Boston reach its goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020. It is an easy way to increase renewable energy use in Boston because there is no change to your electricity provider or the billing process. You turn on the lights and you are using 5% more clean energy.

Watch this video for more information!

 

Twitter Storm Highlights!

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Another Ipswich House Party!

May 16, 2018 - Another great HP in Ipswich thanks to the organizational efforts of Sarah Simon! Getting closer to having a solid team up there, yay! If you know anyone in Ipswich who may be interested, please send them to Sarah Simon, Betsy Erickson or Kristine Jelstrup.  Please send an email to info.ma@mothersoutfront.org!

(Thank you to Kristine Jelstrup for this story and photos.)

 

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Volunteer Madeleine Charney profiled in Yale Climate Connections!

Madeleine Charney, Mothers Out Front Amherst Volunteer, takes her responsibility as a librarian at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst:

"Charney: 'It’s not just inviting someone to come and speak in your library for programming, but you yourself as a librarian can be the front person if you feel called to this climate change topic.'"

Find out more:

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Mothers Raise Awareness of Trees Killed by Gas Leaks

IN THE NEWS: On Saturday, May 12, Mothers Out Front Brookline and Newton teams held events to call attention to "natural" gas leaks in their communities and the consequences of those leaks. It's helpful to remember that we pay for this leaked gas and it creates a health risk and increases our greenhouse gas emissions which cause climate change.

#MomsAsMegaphones #FixBigGasLeaks #BrooklineGhostTrees

Watch the video report on NBC10 here:

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Local moms rekindling the radical spirit of Mother’s Day - Arlington

Thank you to Mothers Out Front Arlington for your inspiration!

"Mother’s Day dates back to the 1850s in the part of Virginia that would soon become West Virginia. There, Anna Reeves Jarvis organized Mother’s Day work clubs to improve sanitary conditions for children. These women worked to lower infant mortality by fighting disease and curbing milk contamination. They also championed ideals of compassion, unity and peace, tending to wounded Civil War soldiers, Confederate and Union, and holding “Friendship Day Picnics” to bring together former foes.

Fast forward to 2018, and Arlington mothers say they are carrying on this spirit with action. While they may set aside a few hours to honor their own mothers, they say this is a time to unite for their children."

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Worcester Moms at the May Day Rally!

A Mothers Out Front team is taking shape in Worcester and they brought out the banner for the Worcester May Day Rally on May 1st. Thank you to those who came out and the little ones who brought their spirit!

 

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Local Moms Rekindle the Radical Spirit of Mothers’ Day (Bedford)

Find out more about Bedford Mothers Out Front here!

Mother’s Day may be known for flowers, chocolates, and breakfast in bed, but the holiday has activist origins and a group of mothers in Bedford is reclaiming these roots.

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Jamaica Plain Team at Wake Up the Earth Fest

The Mothers Out Front Jamaica Plain Team joined in the festivities for the 2018 Wake Up the Earth Festival; marching in the parade before spending an afternoon tabling to let their community know how important Boston Consumer Choice Energy is and why it needs to be implemented now!

 

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A Guide to Boston Mothers’ Facebook Groups

Thank you to Boston Magazine for including Mothers Out Front!

"Boston mothers’ groups have political sway, can rally their ranks at a moment’s notice, and have the power to make or break a local business with a single post. Here’s how to get on their good side."

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World Asthma Day #LetUsBreathe

Three Massachusetts were represented at World Asthma Day at the MA State House!

"Here we are at the State House in support of #LetUsBreathe, World Asthma Day, Workers Rights Day, really organized by the Green Justice Coalitionincluding Neighbor to Neighbor,ACE, Deeper Than Water. 

- Mina Reddy (Cambridge) Claire Humphrey (Jamaica Plain) and, Randi Soltysiak (Somerville).

 

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