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.”
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.
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."
Norfolk, Virginia faces the consequences of sea level rise regularly and the residents of Tidewater Gardens, among the most flood-prone areas in a city with one of the fastest rates of sea level rise in the country, are facing relocation. Click the link below to find out more.
“Water stood wheels-deep in a nearby intersection. In heavy rain, she said, both the road and the path flood, and children find another way to school. Or, they simply stay home. 'Flooding, rain, just to hear those words, for parents it puts a heavy burden on them,’ she said.”
- Michelle Cook, Mother Out Front Volunteer
Madeleine Charney, Mothers Out Front Amherst Volunteer, takes her responsibility as a librarian at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst:
"Charney: 'It’s not just inviting someone to come and speak in your library for programming, but you yourself as a librarian can be the front person if you feel called to this climate change topic.'"
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VIDEO! IN THE NEWS: Mothers Out Front Brookline and Newton teams held events to call attention to "natural" gas leaks in their communities and the consequences of those leaks. It's helpful to remember that we pay for this leaked gas and it creates a health risk and increases our emissions (which cause climate change.)
Watch the video report on NBC10 here:
Thank you to Mothers Out Front Arlington for your inspiration!
"Mother’s Day dates back to the 1850s in the part of Virginia that would soon become West Virginia. There, Anna Reeves Jarvis organized Mother’s Day work clubs to improve sanitary conditions for children. These women worked to lower infant mortality by fighting disease and curbing milk contamination. They also championed ideals of compassion, unity and peace, tending to wounded Civil War soldiers, Confederate and Union, and holding “Friendship Day Picnics” to bring together former foes.
Fast forward to 2018, and Arlington mothers say they are carrying on this spirit with action. While they may set aside a few hours to honor their own mothers, they say this is a time to unite for their children."
Mother Out Front, Lisa Marshall, shares her wish for Mother's Day. Read the full letter to the editor by clicking below.
"This Mother’s Day, I don’t need flowers or chocolate or breakfast in bed. What I and tens of thousands of other New York mothers really want is meaningful action in Albany to preserve a livable future for our children."
Thank you Bedford Mothers Out Front!
Mother’s Day may be known for flowers, chocolates, and breakfast in bed, but the holiday has activist origins and a group of mothers in Bedford is reclaiming these roots.
Thank you, Johanna Fallert, Mother Out Front Poughkeepsie, NY, for speaking up:
“It’s a beautiful day in New York, but my son’s elementary school has to keep the kids indoors because of a local blowdown … toxic gases have been released nearby from a pipeline carrying fracked gas. The air isn’t safe for children to play outdoors."