NY - Lakeshore Mothers & Others Organizing for Wind Power

Susan Campbell, NYS Leadership Team Member, Lakeshore Mothers and Others Out Front Team leader, and fierce advocate for wind writes:

"Members of the Lakeshore Mothers and Others team met on Saturday to write postcards to the NYS Public Service Commission in support of the two wind turbine projects proposed in Orleans County. We are also promoting an action to have people put "YES" pins on their visors in their cars that will show when the visors are lowered. Everyone is encouraged to put their visors down every time they park to create a visual with a positive message about wind energy. We will be meeting once a month to write more cards and to build support for these wind projects. Everyone is welcome to join us and we hope to grow the number of people attending every month."

For more information on how to join, please email neely.kelley@mothersoutfront.org

 

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NY - Tompkins County at the Ithaca Festival

 

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Postcard design by Mother Out Front Gina Cacioppo.

 

The Tompkins County team participated in the annual wacky and wonderful Ithaca Festival again this year. People come from near and far to enjoy this unique event. The festival kicks off with parade on Friday evening and then a street fair on Saturday and Sunday with music, food, vendors, tabling and lots of family activities.

 

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NY - Update on Cricket Valley Energy Center Project

Mothers Out Front #InTheNews!

“The [Cricket Valley Energy Center] projecthas been controversial with community and environmental groups, including NYPIRG, Mothers Out Front, and Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance, suggesting the project involves fracking and arguing that emissions from the power plant will be harmful to residents, especially to area school children. Interest groups continue to hold protests opposing the center’s construction.”

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2018 Liff Spirit Award Recipient - Kelsey Wirth

Kelsey Wirth, Co-founder and Chair of Mothers Out Front was awarded the 2018 Liff Spirit Award by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy on May 31, 2018!

Visit the Emerald Necklace Conservancy website for more info:

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PODCAST: Interview with Kelsey Wirth - No Match for Moms

Thank you to the host of the "Hiding in the Bathroom" Podcast, Morra Aarons-Mele, for this profile on Kelsey Wirth, Co-founder and Chair of Mothers Out Front! Find out more by clicking the link below!

"From the time she was five, Kelsey Wirth traveled with her dad Tim Wirth as he was up for reelection in Congress- every two years in a swing district. Kelsey says she grew up in the spirit of both unpredictability and standing up for what you believe in. She is comfortable with uncertainty, something she credits with her success as an entrepreneur (she co-founded Invisalign at 27) and her work behind the non profit Mothers Out Front, which uses grassroots organizing to tackle the dirty energy powering climate change. Mothers Out Front creates practical solutions against a threat that can feel hopeless. Recently, members mapped gas leak spots in their community, setting in motion a plan that could reduce methane from gas leaks Massachusetts by 50%."

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MA - Mother’s Day Inspires Climate Activism

Mother Out Front and Columnist Felicia Mednick shares what Mother's Day means to her:

As a part of honoring the mothers in our lives, and as members of Mothers Out Front, we honor the many women who have organized mothers to take action. They give us strength to face the climate crisis, to raise our voices, and to organize. They took their messages to their communities, to the streets and to the halls of government.

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MA - A Warm Line from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania

by Anne Goodwin

The passion of parents to protect our children and the power of personal stories resonated in our hearts when Mothers Out Front co-hosted four fracking activists from Pennsylvania this week. Lois Bjornson, Jane Worthington, and father and son Brian and Ryan Latkanich spent two days as our guests telling the stories of how their livelihoods, land, health, and children’s health have been destroyed by intensive fracking for methane gas fuel all across their rural area.

 

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Pictured - Back row: some of the Co-sponsors - Susan Lees, Anne Goodwin, Cindy Luppi;
Front row: our guests from PA - Brian Latkanich, Ryan Latkanich, Jane Worthington, Lois Bjornson.

 


MA - Keeping Rachel Carson’s Legacy Alive - Newton

Congratulations to Mother Out Front Ellie Goldberg for her publication in Medium!

"On May 23 at Newton City Hall, Mayor Ruthanne Fuller honored the legacy of scientist Rachel Carson by proclaiming her birthday, May 27, as City of Newton Rachel Carson Day. Carson‘s birthday is an urgent call to action for the policies and safeguards that protect us from threats such as climate change, pollution, and waste."

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Rev. Leo Woodberry: New push for Environmental Justice in South

With gratitude to Rev. Leo Woodberry:

"Our elected officials must listen to climate scientists. They must put the interests of real people ahead of the interests of corporations. And they must be honest about counting all the costs — including pollution and climate degradation, and human health costs — when considering dirty energy sources that damage our land, air, water, climate, communities and health....

That’s the vision that brought the Justice First Tour to Portsmouth, where this past weekend we met with justice activists from groups including the Center for Sustainable Communities, Mothers Out Front, Portsmouth’s Cavalier Manor Civic League, Virginia Interfaith Power and Light, and ECO District Hampton Roads. We heard about important issues, from Virginia’s Carbon Reduction Plan to increased flooding in Hampton Roads neighborhoods to energy equity and 100 percent clean energy for all."

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CA - Moms Showing Up for Clean Energy - SB100

At their team meeting this weekend, members of the South Bay (San Jose, CA) Mothers Out Front team celebrated getting 655 hand-signed postcards from constituents in favor of Senate Bill 100, the California Clean Energy Act.

You can join them on June 13th as they deliver the postcards in person to Sacramento. They're inviting parents, grandparents and children to join them as they advocate for a livable climate for all children!

Click here to find out more!

 

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