[act-ma] ONE WEEK CAMP AT GOVERNMENT CENTER BY 350.ORG - Vigil to End Climate Silence?

Deborah Sirotkin Butler amberpaw at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 06:24:26 PDT 2012


*350.ORG is taking the same tactic as Camp Charlie - this is a one week
"Occupation" and I think we should jump right in.  Hey, y'all - someone
willing to do this as an SAA or GA proposal?  I can rally food support
anyway.  Deb Sirotkin Butler*

On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 8:55 AM, Aria Littlhous <aria at littlhous.net> wrote:

>
>
> Have you signed-up for the Vigil to End Climate Silence (in the
> Massachusetts Senate Race) that will take place round-the-clock in Boston
> from Tuesday, October 23 to 30th?
>
> *J*<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHJadG9famJQRTJQOF9nSlZ2b0NKZlE6MQ#gid=0>
> *oin*<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHJadG9famJQRTJQOF9nSlZ2b0NKZlE6MQ#gid=0>the 50+ other folks who have already signed-up to stand up for a livable
> climate and future.  This event is an opportunity* *to* help build a
> climate movement that will demand that elected officials and the media
> recognize the climate crisis for the threat that it is.*
>
> Thanks what you are already doing to address the climate crisis.  Below
> is the rational for this Vigil.  *Please circulate widely, sign-up<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHJadG9famJQRTJQOF9nSlZ2b0NKZlE6MQ#gid=0>
> * for a shift*, and ask your friends, neighbors, families, co-workers, to
> do so as well.*
>
> Vanessa
> --------------------------------------------
> VIGIL TO END CLIMATE SILENCE
>
> This is it. The time to break the silence on climate in the Massachusetts
> Senate Race is now.
>
> As Bill McKibben, James Hansen, and many other respected climate
> scientists and leaders have made clear, time is running out to take
> action and preserve a livable climate.
>
> Climate change is the biggest threat ever faced by human beings. Countless
> lives are at stake. Yet candidates and the media are skirting this
> indisputable fact -- or fail to mention it at all -- even as the climate
> crisis threatens to spin out of control.
>
> From October 23rd through the 30th, at Government Center in Boston,
> Massachusetts residents will participate in a round-the-clock Vigil to
> End Climate Silence and call for building a just and livable future for
> all.  Rallies, with keynote speakers, will be held at strategic times to
> bring as many of your voices as possible to this call to action. Click
> here<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHJadG9famJQRTJQOF9nSlZ2b0NKZlE6MQ#gid=0>to take part in this vigil.  We
> want to support people who live far from Boston to organize vigils in their
> areas -- if interested, email vanessa at 350ma.org.
>
> We understand that every passing second without action is a step closer to
> robbing us of a livable future. We watched the Brown/Warren debates in
> Lowell and Springfield with a sense of overwhelming grief and disbelief. It
> was business-as-usual and politics-as-usual, with not a single mention of
> the climate catastrophe looming over us. Warren even ended the Springfield
> debate with an appeal to "our children's and grandchildren's future" -- but
> failed to say the word climate.
>
> What we ask is that Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown spell out their
> positions on climate change between now and the election -- particularly at
> the October 30th debate -- even if the debate moderator or other
> journalists do not ask them about it.  We need to know whether they
> acknowledge the climate crisis as the biggest issue of our time. We need to
> know whether they will make climate change a top policy priority --
> beginning with a vote to repeal the billions of dollars in federal
> subsidies and giveaways to the fossil fuel industry, the very industry
> that is destroying our climate and our future.
>
> Politicians and the media need to wake up -- and start addressing the
> single greatest threat to our future. Unless people across the United
> States stand up and provide a moral counter-weight to the money and power
> of the fossil fuel lobby, climate change will not be a top priority for
> elected officials or a central issue in political campaigns.  We’ve learned
> that we can't merely vote and then wait for politicians to lead us.  From
> women's suffrage to the civil rights and antiwar movements, we have seen
> that the people must lead them.  What better place to take this stand than
> in Massachusetts, where the U.S. Senate campaign is in the national
> spotlight?
>
> Can you commit to attending a shift for this vigil? Sign up here<https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHJadG9famJQRTJQOF9nSlZ2b0NKZlE6MQ#gid=0>
> .
>
> Massachusetts is in the national spotlight. It’s time for us to put the
> climate crisis -- and politicians and the media’s silence on climate change
> -- in the spotlight too.
>
> Onward,
>
> 350 Massachusetts
> Better Future Project
> Massachusetts Climate Action Network
> Religious Witnesses for the Earth
> Students for a Just and Stable Future
>
>
> --
> Director of Community Engagement
> Better Future Project <http://betterfutureproject.org/>
> Climate Summer <http://www.climatesummer.net/>/Ride for the Future<http://rideforthefuture.org/>
> /350Massachusetts <http://350mass.org/>
>
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