An open letter to Speaker DeLeo from a Winthrop constituent
Speaker DeLeo: You and I live in Winthrop. Our streets are flooding; the storms are fiercer, more frequent and more damaging; our insurance costs are sky rocketing; but most importantly, our health and our grandchildren’s health–yours and mine–is compromised as our state warms. Please don’t ignore the heat waves, the mold from flooding, the increase in mosquito and tick borne-disease, the allergies and asthma, the heart and lung effects, the mental stress from losing everything.
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In late June, the Mothers Out Front Cambridge team had a busy evening at the Central Square Soccer Nights! We engaged with lots of families and gave out 62 LED light bulbs. LEDs are 85%, or so, more efficient than incandescents and 40% more efficient than compact fluorescents.
Watch the video below!
Last week the Cambridge team held a Spanish-speaking House Party which was high energy and a lot of fun! Minga Claggett-Borne and Mina Reddy co-led the meeting. This party came together because Mina held a focus group at the Cambridge Community Learning Center and met some great women who were interested in energy efficiency.
A pre-premier screening of the Eagle and the Condor, from Standing Rock with Love was organized in Rochester by the Native American Cultural Center , SURJ ROC and hosted by the Visual Studies Workshop. The film will premier nationwide on October 8th, Indigenous People's Day 2018.
Mothers Out Front Hampton Roads is hosting a public house party on June 30th at 10am to invite Virginia Beach mothers to talk about climate change, local impacts and forming a team to take action. This article was published June 25th in the local online news Southside Daily!
Mothers Out Front Monadnock delivered 650 signed postcards asking Governor Sununu to support the principles of the Paris Climate Accord! #CleanEnergy is the right choice for our communities and families today and in the future.
On June 13th, outside Governor Brown’s office, members of the Mothers Out Front South Bay (San Jose) and San Francisco teams pose with their 265 “Yes on SB100” postcards for Governor Brown and their kids’ handmade signs.
On Sunday, June 10th we hosted a community event in conjunction with the Poor People's Campaign, on the toxic contamination at Elmira HS and the surrounding neighborhood. We provided information and dialog on this community issue in the broader context of poverty, race, and environmental justice. 35 people attended including 5 members of the Chemung County team and 7 allies from the Poor People’s Campaign including two local union organizers.
Our Cambridge team kicked off its “Bringing Paris Home” Campaign. Our federal government may have backed away from the International Paris Climate Agreement, but “We’re still in!” was the rallying cry at the kickoff event held at the Central Square Library on Thursday, May 31. About 40 attendees, including City Councilors Sumbul Siddiqui and Quentin Zondervan, gathered to snack on French foods, sing along with Music Out Front, hear an informative presentation, and engage in spirited small-group discussions.
Walking the Talk
Cambridge Mothers Out Front members were among the lively and vocal crowd gathered in Copley Square on the morning of June 8th to be sure that Marty Walsh and the other attendees of the US Conference of Mayors heard their message: that our cities need to be in the forefront of renewable energy innovation and infrastructure.
Mothers Out Front and other climate action allies were urging the mayors to Walk the Talk on climate by
- Committing to 100% renewable energy and taking concrete steps to increase renewables now. For Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, that means implementing community choice energy.
- Halting new fossil fuel infrastructure, including fracked gas.
- Championing net zero construction for new buildings.
- And divesting public holdings from fossil fuel.
Music Out Front performing for the crowd gathered for the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston, June 8th.