NY - Elmira Team Makes The News!

Mothers Out Front Chemung County's Heather Stanton was in a TV report about #RiseForClimate in Elmira, NY! She let them know why she's taking action. Way to go Heather!

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WA - Moms Take the Mic for a Reusable Bag Ordinance - Bothell City Council

Thank you to Mothers Out Front Puget Sound leader, Jeanine SanClemente for report-in about taking on single use plastic!

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On September 4th, two members of our team spoke at the Bothell City Council meeting about the dangers of plastic and a potential reusable bag ordinance. Andrea’s speechs were fabulous! [We think Jeanine's was, too!] Our next steps are talking to individual council members and gathering more signatures. We have almost 400 signatures at this point!

You can sign the petition now by clicking here!

 

Watch the video of Jeanine's comments here:

 

And watch Andrea's comments here: 


NY - Lighthouse Wind community supporters turn out in force

On Monday, September 10th, the Lakeshore Mothers and Others Out Front team organized a meeting to prepare for speaking in favor of the Lighthouse Wind Project at that night's Yates town board meeting. Although Lighthouse Wind was not on the Town Board agenda, 18 community supporters mobilized to express support for the project.

 

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CA - Mothers Out Front Flips The Switch for San Jose CCE

On September 13th, not one but two of members of the Mothers Out Front San Jose/South Bay team (the team’s co-coordinator, Amanda Senior, and team member Rebecca's 7th grade daughter, Ariana Habermann) spoke at San Jose’s Global Climate Action Summit (#GCAS) affiliate event for the official “Flipping of the Switch” launching the San Jose’s new Community Choice Energy program. The comments about Mothers Out Front were glowing!

Watch the video of Ariana Habermann (7th Grader) speaking for her future!

 


NY - Westchester Rivertowns on the Rise For Climate

Thank you to Sarah Miles Smiley for the report-in from the Westchester Rivertowns Team and for all you're doing to #RiseForClimate!

Our table at the TASH Farmers Market on Saturday was a success! We signed up 33 supporters/potential team members, plus had some great conversations with people about the need to transition our communities to renewable energy and reduce our carbon footprint. Many thanked us for doing this, and others were excited and hopeful to find a local group of like-minded people to join. One mom knew of the Mothers Out Front chapter in Boston and was happy to find out that there was a chapter here. 

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Gov. Brown, keep oil and gas in the ground

Read Robyn Purchia's column in the San Francisco Examiner profiling the #BrownsLastChance Campaign:

During a heat wave last year, the night-time temperature in Amanda Senior’s San Jose home was 95 degrees. The air conditioning wasn’t working, and Senior was worried about her two young sons, who were only two and six-years old at the time. She did all she could to keep them healthy and comfortable, including letting her youngest sleep without his diaper. A dirty, wet bed was the least of her concerns.

“I was concerned when I woke up the next morning, they may not,” Senior, a volunteer with the nonprofit Mothers Out Front, told me. “I can only imagine how worried other mothers who have no air conditioning must have been for their children.”

Read the whole column here:

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Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice Elmira Report!

On Saturday in the Finger Lakes region, hundreds of mothers, fathers, college students, teachers, clergy, scientists and concerned citizens of every stripe joined millions of others around the globe in "Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice," calling on their elected officials to take immediate and bold action in the face of the climate crisis.

Watch video of the event below!

 


NY - Neely Kelley (Sr. Organizer) talks about wind energy on Connections with Evan Dawson

What do you know about wind energy? Do you want to learn more? Check out Neely Kelley, Senior Organizer with Mothers Out Front, on a panel about wind energy on Connections with Evan Dawson!

 

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WA - LTE by Mothers Out Front from Snohomish!

Congratulations to Mothers Out Front Puget Sound for the published LTE!

We are Mothers Out Front, a group that wants to provide a livable future for all children. We have seen the worsening of our air quality and the decline in our natural environment. We worry about what life will look like for our kids. The good news is each of us can do something to preserve our safety and to re-create the natural beauty of our area. Please vote for I-1631 to protect Washington and our children’s future.

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VA - Neighbors come together at pipeline resistance meeting - Norfolk

One of the biggest challenges we all face is making sure community members are aware of fossil fuel infrastructure work in their neighborhoods. Virginia activists are bringing everyone together to keep people informed.

Members of the Berkley and South Norfolk communities listened intently as panelists spoke about why two pipelines are a danger to the community. The meeting was organized by three organizations: The Chesapeake Pipeline Resistance, Mothers Out Front and The Chesapeake Climate Action Network, to bring an open and honest discussion about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Southside Connector Pipeline.

"We passed the construction coming into the neighborhood," said Kim Miller with Mothers Out Front. Miller said she moved into the neighborhood recently and discovered many of her neighbors don't know what's happening. "Our streets are being diverted. People are thinking they're fixing the roads. I don't think Virginia Natural Gas was doing enough to educate their community they were putting natural gas in their backyards."

 

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