MA - Benefit Concert for Victims of Gas Disaster

The concert included choral music by Koleinu and will feature Temple Emanu-El’s own Cantor Vera Broekhuysen, Cantor Michael McCloskey of Temple Emeth, Chestnut Hill, and a singalong led by Music Out Front, the musical arm of Mothers Out Front.

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VA - Around Prince William: Pascal’s wager on climate change

Read the profile (linked below) on Tiziana Bottino, The Greater Prince William Climate Action Network's founder and chairperson, and Community Organizer for Mothers Out Front, Northern Virginia:

[Tiziana] Bottino shared that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts an increasing risk of extreme droughts, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people as early as 2030.  Anyone who reads the papers understands we are living this prediction. The network believes that educating the public and elected officials and influencing public policy is a good place to start. 

Moms worried about the future of their kids resonated with me.

 

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MA - Cambridge Mothers Connect with the Global Warming Youth Summit

Cambridge Mothers Out Front enjoyed connecting with young people and asking them to write postcards to Gov. Baker, at the Global Warming Youth Summit at MIT in Cambridge.

 

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NY - Demanding Action on #CricketValley in Albany

Mothers in the news with allies in New York:

Members of Mothers Out Front and allied groups, including SANE Energy, Stop Cricket Valley Fracked Gas Plant, the Schaghticoke First Nation and Ulster Climate Action, demonstrated outside the New York State Capitol building Monday, April 29, after delivering petitions requesting a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the planned Cricket Valley Energy Center to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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NY - #FuelChange at Earth Festival in the Town of Huntington

Thank you to the Town of Huntington Mothers Out Front Team for this report-in and for spreading the word about Green Transit for our schools!

This photo is of a mother and child who came to the Family Earth Day Expo at Heckscher Park in Huntington on April 13, 2019, where the Mothers Out Front team (Jennifer Rogers-Brown, Billii Roberti and Jenny Strandberg) was tabling about electric school buses. The little girl had just finished coloring in the yellow school bus as part of the #FuelChange music video campaign in support of transitioning to electric school buses. Behind them is a poster board displaying heart-shaped Earths that other children had colored, while, their parents signed our Mother’s Day postcards about electric school buses. We collected 55 postcards that will be presented to the various school boards to show community support for the initiative.

 

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Find out more about New York's Green Transit campaign by clicking here.


CA - 100% Renewable Electricity Press Conference with Mayor London Breed

Earlier in April, Mothers Out Front San Francisco stood up at a press conference with Supervisors Ahsha Safai and Vallie Brown and representatives from the Sierra Club, SF Bay Chapter and 350 Bay Area to hear Mayor London Breed announce San Francisco’s commitment to a just and swift transition to 100% renewable electricity in buildings citywide by 2030, and to becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

#AtTheTable #OnTheStage #OutFront

 

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MA - Worcester Team held a Community Forum on Gas Leaks

On Saturday, March 31st, on a beautiful spring day, the Mothers Out Front Worcester team held a community forum on Gas Leaks in school zones and climate change. The forum was a culmination of months of research, strategy-planning and thinking from the Mothers Out Front Worcester team.

 

 

The forum attracted a crowd of fifty people who represented a wide cross-section of the Worcester community. In attendance, there were Worcester Public School parents, college students, community activists, environmentalists, residents concerned about gas leaks in schools, in the community and climate change, moms, dads, grandparents.

 

 

Worcester's Mayor came, as well as District 3 City Councilor George Russell, State Representative Keefe, School Committee member, Dante Comparetto, and two school committee candidates. Local grassroots organizations, like, SunRise Worcester Chapter, the Regional Environmental Council, RENEW, Socialist Alternatives, 350 Central Mass, also came to support this team's work. 

 

 


CA - South Bay Team named San Jose’s Climate Champion of the Year!

In an official ceremony at San Jose City Hall in March, the Mothers Out Front South Bay team was named San Jose’s Climate Champion of the Year! And three of the young members of the team were named Youth Climate Champions of the Year!

Congratulations to the teams and thank you for your leadership!

 


NY - Susan Campbell wins Bruce Kershner Award

Catherine Mosley at Apex Clean Energy writes "Congratulations to Susan Campbell who was awarded the Bruce Kershner award this week by the Niagara Chapter of the Sierra Club for her "commitment to community and environment"! We couldn't agree more! Thank you also to Sierra Club Niagara Chapter, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter and Mothers Out Front, particularly Ellen Banks and Neely Kelley who are also pictured here."

Neely Kelley writes " Susan’s message has consistently been: the Lighthouse Wind  turbines will ensure a strong local economy, provide good paying jobs, give us tax relief, increase funding for our schools, support our farmers, all the while ensuring a livable planet for all future generations. She is a mother of 4 and grandmother of 13, and is the family breadwinner. The countless hours she has spent to ensure economic growth and prosperity to her hometown is laudable and worthy of recognition. It is Susan Campbell’s tireless and fearless grassroots volunteer leadership that is changing the world. She is showing her community, and the world, how we can fight with dignity, grace, compassion and courage for environmental and economic justice and a 100% clean and renewable energy future."

 

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Photo Credit to Niagara Regional Group of the Sierra Club




VIDEO: 2019 National Meeting Highlights

 

On April 6th & 7th, nearly 200 mothers from across the country gathered for Mothers Out Front’s first National Meeting. The power of connection was palpable as local fights gained greater context as pieces of a larger picture. Mothers united for their children. Mothers determined to take on the impossible.

 

Watch our highlights video below!