Legislative Slate

Legislative Slate

350 Massachusetts for a Better Future is building a powerful statewide social movement to confront the climate crisis and undermine the destructive influence of the fossil fuel industry. 

350 Massachusetts for a Better Future is building a powerful statewide social movement to confront the climate crisis and undermine the destructive influence of the fossil fuel industry. 

IT'S NOW OR NEVER: Call Your State Rep on Climate and Immigrant Justice

The MA House has decided to bring an unacceptable energy bill to conference and, to make matters worse, walked away from annual budget negotiations without any of the needed protections for our immigrant brothers and sisters in Massachusetts. 

Call them on Thursday, July 19th and ask them to do the right thing: pass a better energy bill out of conference committee and revive the MA Safe Communities Act before July 31st. 

 

Hello, my name is ___________ and my home address is ____________.

  • I'm calling because the conference committee will soon meet to discuss the final energy legislation for this year and it needs to be better.

  • First, did Rep_____  cosponsor Rep. Khan’s amendment to increase the RPS?

    • If YES:  Thank you so much for standing up. I’m calling so that you have cover to make one more push.

    • If No or Unsure:  There is still time to get ...

 

Hello, my name is ___________ and my home address is ____________.

  • I'm calling because the conference committee will soon meet to discuss the final energy legislation for this year and it needs to be better.

  • First, did Rep_____  cosponsor Rep. Khan’s amendment to increase the RPS?

    • If YES:  Thank you so much for standing up. I’m calling so that you have cover to make one more push.

    • If No or Unsure:  There is still time to get in the game.  

  • ASK 1: I'm calling on the representative to talk to leadership or House members of the conference committee about including the following provisions in the conference bill:

    • Increasing the Renewable Portfolio Standard to 3%

    • Establishing low-income solar incentives

    • Codifying Environmental Justice

  • These policies are crucial to generating more renewable energy, creating more green jobs, reducing our emissions, and ending our over-dependence on fossil fuels.   

  • I’m also deeply disappointed that 4 key protections for immigrant families were not included in the budget reported out of conference committee:

    • No police inquiries about immigration status

    • No collaboration agreements with ICE

    • No contributions to a discriminatory registry

    • Due process protections

  • ASK 2: I’m asking the representative to ask leadership to pass these 4 keyprotections for immigrants before formal sessions end on July 31st.

  • ASK 3:  Can you contact me when Rep. ______ has taken these steps? 

  • Remember to thank them for their time and LOG THE CALL! 


 

 

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