[act-ma] Fwd: Join us next week for a Vigil to End Climate Silence: October 23-30

George Mokray gmoke at world.std.com
Mon Oct 15 15:24:58 PDT 2012



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> From: "Vanessa Rule - 350 MA" <team at 350actionfund.org>
> Subject: Join us next week for a Vigil to End Climate Silence.
> Date: October 15, 2012 4:01:11 PM EDT
> To: "George Mokray" <gmoke at world.std.com>
> Reply-To: team at 350actionfund.org
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> 
> Friends:
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> It's time to break the silence on climate in the Massachusetts Senate race. 
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> Climate change is the biggest threat the world has ever faced, and we're quickly running out of time to take action. Countless lives are at stake, yet candidates and the media skirt the issue or fail to mention it at all.
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> So from October 23-30, Massachusetts residents will participate in a round-the-clock Vigil to End Climate Silence at Government Center in Boston. We encourage those who live far away to organize their own satellite rallies and spread the word.
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> Click here to be part of the Vigil to End Climate Silence - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHJadG9famJQRTJQOF9nSlZ2b0NKZlE6MQ#gid=0
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> We need bold climate policies and true leadership, as each passing second without action deepens the crisis we face. Here in Massachusetts, we watched the recent debates in Lowell and Springfield with a sense of growing disbelief. It was business-as-usual and politics-as-usual, with not a single mention of climate change.
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> We ask that candidates for federal office in Massachusetts 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.
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> We need to know whether the candidates 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.
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> Unless people across the country stand up and provide a moral counter-weight to the money and power of the fossil fuel industry, climate change will not be a top priority for elected officials or a central issue in political campaigns. Right now, there's no better place to take this stand than in Massachusetts, where the US Senate race is in the national spotlight.
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> Will you help us put climate change in the national spotlight too? Click here to sign up for a shift at the Vigil to End Climate Silence.
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> We hope to see you standing with us in Boston next week.
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> Onward,
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> Vanessa, Craig, Marla, and the 350 Massachusetts team
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> This message was sent on behalf of our partners at 350 Massachusetts. The Vigil to End Climate Silence is sponsored by 350 Massachusetts, the Better Future Project, Massachusetts Climate Action Network, Religious Witnesses for the Earth, and Students for a Just and Stable Future.
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> This email was paid for by the 350 Action Fund, which works to empower a dynamic activist movement to fight for the solutions to the climate crisis that science and justice demand. We must use all tools at our disposal for these purposes, including efforts to influence policy and policymakers through bold and creative campaigning. Therefore, the work of the 350 Action Fund is necessary to complement the work of our affiliated organization 350.org, which works to build a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis.
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