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Legislative Actions Working Group

This working group is focused on legislation that is pending and/or being proposed at the Statehouse for State Legislators to consider and vote on. The Legislative Working Group organizes visits to the Statehouse, letter writing campaigns, and events to educate us on what the bills do and don’t do, as well as which versions we want to focus on.

Current Time Critical actions – Call your Legislators

Looking to Take Action?

Our legislative campaign is picking up real steam. Last week, all of our bills were either moved out of committee or were given extensions so that they might continue the process! That means we are on track to pass meaningful climate policy, like increasing the amount of renewable energy utility companies have to buy and reforming the Department of Public Utilities.

Today, we are working to keep the momentum rolling by gathering with our allies in Mass Power Forward to lobby our legislators on Beacon Hill. Even if you can’t be there, we need your help!  Please take just five minutes to call your state legislators by using our call scriptand ask them to work to pass the following important policies:

1. a 3% increase in the Renewable Portfolio Standard
2. Reform to the Department of Public Utilities and banning the pipeline tax (H.3400)
3. Extension of solar benefits to low-income populations (h.3396)
4. Codification of the Patrick-era environmental justice regulations (H.2913)
5. Setting 2030 and 2040 emission reduction goals (H.2149)

After completing your calls, please remember to log your experience here so that we know which legislators were reached. The next few months are absolutely crucial.  Utility companies and big business interests in Massachusetts want our representatives to reject climate progress and make us shoulder the burden for more dirty energy. The only way that we’ll beat them is together.

 

Please Join Us at Our Next Meeting

350 Metrowest Node
March 1, 7:00pm
First Parish of Sudbury
327 Concord Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776, USA

 

The 350 Metrowest Node is a local environmental group focusing on climate change, legislation and community sustainability. For more information contact us at www.350massmetrowest.org and www.facebook.com/350MAMetrowestNode.

Legislative Actions

Time critical actions:

Municipal Sustainability Checklist

We have created a municipal “sustainability checklist” that can help towns compare what they are doing with other towns, as well as get ideas and encourage collaboration. For residents, the checklist helps understand what towns are doing and not doing, as well as set priorities for local advocacy. For organizers, the checklist is an excellent tool to organize local groups around, and to build networks of people who care about sustainability.

Click here for details.