November 16, 2018 Mothers Go To Quincy - a personal account
Twenty-eight mothers and grandmothers made their way yesterday, by Red Line and car, to Quincy High School, south of Boston. We came to support Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station. Joining FRRACS at the school entrances, we held ‘NO WEYMOUTH COMPRESSOR’ signs, connected with each other and those who were entering.
Photo Credit: Susan Redlich
In spite of the incipient snow storm, Fore River residents and allies poured into the meeting as 7:00 pm approached - filling the large space to hear the Health Impact Assessment report and have their questions answered.
Photo credit: David Backer
A short video highlighting Mothers Out Front teams and campaigns in Rochester, NY.
Many thanks to Paul Flansburg for producing the video.
Dia De Los Muertos Brown's Last Chance Press Conference was held in old Sacramento on November 1st, 2018. Adelita Serena, community organizer at Mothers Out Front spoke at the event. The event was held to remember and honor those who have been lost from frontline communities impacted by fossil fuel extraction with a traditional Dia de Los Muertos altar.
Adelita Serena, Community Organizer, Mothers Out Front, at the mic.
Lighthouse Wind gets endorsement from the Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter!
Mothers Out Front...thanked the Atlantic Chapter of the Sierra Club for its resolution endorsing the Lighthouse Wind project, saying they know the project will be an excellent rural economic investment for the towns of Somerset and Yates — bringing jobs and revenue that has the potential for tax relief and funding local schools.
Listen to the Climate X podcast featuring Vanessa Rule, Co-Founder & Director of Learning & Expansion at Mothers Out Front and Stacy Levy, Volunteer Leader of the San Jose Mothers Out Front Team. Find out what's in our "secret sauce," and how mothers are stepping up...and out.
Mothers Out Front held its first ever National Volunteer Webinar on October 14, 2018. Ninety mothers and others joined the meeting and represented 15 states across the country!
Watch the video highlights and view the slides from the meeting if you missed it (or even if you were there)!
Meeting Highlights Video:
On October 14th, Mothers Out Front members Ania Camargo and Nathan Phillips with Trevor LaFauci from the Merrimack Valley Project, handed out clean efficient induction cooktops and pots to residents who were effected by the Columbia Gas explosions in Merrimack Valley on September 13th. The explosion left more than 8000 people without gas. More than 40 homes caught fire, 1 person was killed and 25 were reported injured.
"Mothers Out Front members and allies are prepared to distribute hundreds of induction cooking stoves to help the victims of the explosion in a course of next few months" said Ania Camargo, "We also want to educate people about induction cookstove and why it is better than gas and its benefit to environment."
On September 27th, Adelita Serena and Maria Hunt were guests on the radio show “Radio Informar” (KDVS) on behalf of Mothers Out Front. They spoke about ongoing efforts to put pressure on Gov. Brown as well as next steps for the Woodland/Sacramento team. A link should be available soon.
Thank you, Adelita Serena and Maria Hunt!
Check out Mothers Out Front at #HONKFEST in Somerville, Massachusetts - October 7, 2018
Thank you to Ania Camargo and Jessica Garrett for these photos.