Pages tagged "MA"

  • MA Office Hours

    Office Hours with Laura Davis


    OFFICE HOURS

    Drop-in hours with Massachusetts Community Organizer, Laura Davis for Massachusetts leaders.

    Leaders from community chapters and statewide teams can drop in to learn how put the website, database, and digital tools to work! This is a time for your questions!

    New to Mothers Out Front and not sure where to get started? If you live in Massachusetts - drop in and say hello!


    Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87172019587

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    April 29, 2021 at 10:30am
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  • MA Office Hours

    Office Hours with Laura Davis


    OFFICE HOURS

    Drop-in hours with Massachusetts Community Organizer, Laura Davis for Massachusetts leaders.

    Leaders from community chapters and statewide teams can drop in to learn how put the website, database, and digital tools to work! This is a time for your questions!

    New to Mothers Out Front and not sure where to get started? If you live in Massachusetts - drop in and say hello!


    Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87172019587

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    March 25, 2021 at 10:30am
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  • MA Office Hours

    Office Hours with Laura Davis


    OFFICE HOURS

    Drop-in hours with Massachusetts Community Organizer, Laura Davis for Massachusetts leaders.

    Leaders from community chapters and statewide teams can drop in to learn how put the website, database, and digital tools to work! This is a time for your questions!

    New to Mothers Out Front and not sure where to get started? If you live in Massachusetts - drop in and say hello!


    Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87172019587

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    April 22, 2021 at 10:30am
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  • MA Office Hours

    Office Hours with Laura Davis


    OFFICE HOURS

    Drop-in hours with Massachusetts Community Organizer, Laura Davis for Massachusetts leaders.

    Leaders from community chapters and statewide teams can drop in to learn how put the website, database, and digital tools to work! This is a time for your questions!

    New to Mothers Out Front and not sure where to get started? If you live in Massachusetts - drop in and say hello!


    Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87172019587

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    April 08, 2021 at 10:30am
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  • MA Office Hours

    Office Hours with Laura Davis


    OFFICE HOURS

    Drop-in hours with Massachusetts Community Organizer, Laura Davis for Massachusetts leaders.

    Leaders from community chapters and statewide teams can drop in to learn how put the website, database, and digital tools to work! This is a time for your questions!

    New to Mothers Out Front and not sure where to get started? If you live in Massachusetts - drop in and say hello!


    Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87172019587

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    March 11, 2021 at 10:30am
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  • MA Office Hours

    Office Hours with Laura Davis


    OFFICE HOURS

    Drop-in hours with Massachusetts Community Organizer, Laura Davis for Massachusetts leaders.

    Leaders from community chapters and statewide teams can drop in to learn how put the website, database, and digital tools to work! This is a time for your questions!

    New to Mothers Out Front and not sure where to get started? If you live in Massachusetts - drop in and say hello!


    Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87172019587

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    April 15, 2021 at 10:30am
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  • MA Office Hours

    Office Hours with Laura Davis


    OFFICE HOURS

    Drop-in hours with Massachusetts Community Organizer, Laura Davis for Massachusetts leaders.

    Leaders from community chapters and statewide teams can drop in to learn how put the website, database, and digital tools to work! This is a time for your questions!

    New to Mothers Out Front and not sure where to get started? If you live in Massachusetts - drop in and say hello!


    Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87172019587

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    March 18, 2021 at 10:30am
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  • MA Office Hours

    Office Hours with Laura Davis


    OFFICE HOURS

    Drop-in hours with Massachusetts Community Organizer, Laura Davis for Massachusetts leaders.

    Leaders from community chapters and statewide teams can drop in to learn how put the website, database, and digital tools to work! This is a time for your questions!

    New to Mothers Out Front and not sure where to get started? If you live in Massachusetts - drop in and say hello!


    Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87172019587

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    April 01, 2021 at 10:30am
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  • We Have Your Backs on Climate Bill: Don't weaken the bill, Override ASAP

    A ground-breaking climate bill, “An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy,” passed before the end of the 2019-2020 legislative session and again after the Governor vetoed it. This bill gives us tools to create a livable future for all our children.

    Governor Baker has refused to sign it twice and sent it back with amendments. We want the legislature to pass the amendments that strengthen the bill, like one that gives additional protections to environmental justice communities. But we want the rest voted down.

    Now is the time to support the legislative leadership, our own State Senators and Reps, and encourage them to:

    • not weaken the climate bill
    • quickly move to final passage of the bill

    Then we will have firm ground to stand on as we start the new session with legislation that builds on the victories in the 2020 climate bill. For ongoing updates about the Climate Bill, and ideas for more actions, check here.

    Please sign the petition below. Tweet and share with your legislators.

    780 signatures

    Mothers Out Front and our allies are proud of and grateful to our legislators for being champions of An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy. We consider this legislation the crowning achievement of the leadership of the Senate and House. Senate President Spilka, Speaker Mariano, Senator Barrett, Representative Golden, have shown courage, putting our children and grandchildren first, through their firm stand on quickly refiling and passing the bill with no changes.

    We have your backs! As mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, students, and all who are fighting for bold climate policy, we want you to continue holding fast to your principles, not to accept any amendments that weaken the bill, and quickly override other amendments. We support the speed of your actions to reach final passage of this landmark legislation and to finally finish the tremendous work you did last session. We look forward to continuing to work together in the 2021-2022 session. 

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  • 2020 Conference Committee Letter

    August, 2020

    Honorable Members of the Climate Bill Conference Committee:

    Mothers Out Front congratulates the House and Senate on the passage of thoughtful and comprehensive climate legislation. We are gratified that both H4933 and S2500 include the mandate of Net Zero emissions by 2050 and that both authorize geothermal microdistrict projects as originally described in the FUTURE Act. We look forward to seeing these provisions in the final bill. 

    We also ask you to consider the following Mothers Out Front priorities.

    1. Include H4933’s definitions of Environmental Justice Principles and Environmental Justice Population, as found in Sections 15NN-15RR, H.4933 (lines 687-831) They acknowledge that environmental injustice occurs in low-income communities and in communities of color, and they establish clear mechanisms to identify said populations.
    2. The urgency of the climate crisis calls us to tighten the timeline for emissions limits, benchmarking and reporting. We ask the Committee to adopt the emissions limits in Section 3 of S2500.
    3. Include Net Zero stretch code language to enable municipalities to adopt the Net Zero stretch code as set out in S2500, Section 30, clause and in 14, Sections 31, 42 and 54. We also support expansion of the Bureau of Building Regulations and Standards membership as proposed in Sections 15A-15F, S2500.
    4. Increase solar project capacity to 25 kW, as provided in Section 2 of Amendment #16 to H4912. This addresses the need for more solar generation to meet the Commonwealth’s emissions goals and create local clean energy jobs. Also, adopt Section 17 of the final version of H.4933, addressing the cap for certain net metering facilities and any credits accrued in excess of annual electricity consumption by those facilities.
    5. Reject the expanded definition of non-carbon emitting sources now in H4933. Municipal Light Plants should not be allowed to include more biomass, landfill methane gas, trash, anaerobic digestion and wood as in the House’s proposed new greenhouse gas emissions standard. Only resources that are qualified under the state's Renewable Portfolio Standard or the new Clean Energy Standard. 

    Mothers Out Front is a grassroots movement dedicated to a swift, complete, and just transition  from fossil fuels to clean, renewable, and sustainable energy in order to ensure a healthy and viable future for all children. We thank you for your support for these goals and look forward to a climate bill that is robust, equitable and fully committed to mitigating climate change.

     

    Ellie Goldberg, Newton, and Hewon Hwang, Concord

    On Behalf of the Massachusetts Mothers Out Front Legislation Team