Dottie Lamm of the Denver Post reports on grassroots organizations working to protect the climate in Colorado and Massachusetts. Kelsey Wirth is interviewed about Mothers Out Front.
Linda Hutchins-Knowles, San Jose Mother Out Front:
"While it’s important to call out Pruitt for his climate deception, it is equally important to take action to stabilize our climate. San Jose could take a huge step in the right direction by implementing a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program, as virtually all of the other cities in Silicon Valley have done."
Thank you to Sue Swanson from Bedford Mothers Out Front for this letter to the editor about why pipelines are the wrong choice for Massachusetts!
Mother Out Front, Mary Lupien, from Rochester, NY, makes the case for why Community Choice Aggregation is the best choice for her community.
Marty Nathan [of Climate Action NOW] "called the fight against climate change 'the most important task ever undertaken.' A staunch supporter of community activism, she encouraged the crowd to get involved in local organizations like Mothers Out Front or the Sugar Shack Alliance."
With less than 24 hours, and in the FREEZING rain, a new band of Mothers pulled together a last minute rally, and with 25 people showed their support for the EPA office in their community. AND they made the news. #HugtheEPA
Read the profile on Kim Miller, Mothers Out Front Hampton Roads Organizer and the Women's March on Washington!
"Arlington's Mothers Out Front and their friends and supporters will join state event host 350 Massachusetts for a Better Future in a rally protesting president-elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks - many of whom say they deny the existence of climate change - at a rally at noon Jan. 9 outside the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority station at Park and Tremont streets in Boston."
“Having a man who denies climate change science in the White House poses a grave threat to all we hold dear,” says Kelsey Wirth, a parent of two who founded Mothers Out Front in 2013. “[But] we have the most potent counter to this: a growing movement of mothers who will stop at nothing to protect their kids.”
"Ania Camargo is with the advocacy group Mothers Out Front, which has been lobbying for legislation to fix leaks.
“Change happens at the local level," she said. "And it’s at the road repair level. And so if we really can speed up the coordination between the utility companies and the city, then we will be able to fix and replace that many more pipes a year.”