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Actions you can take

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We Demand Racial Justice Legislation

WE DEMAND RACIAL JUSTICE LEGISLATION!

Use the directions and script below to guide your call:

Directions: The number may connect you to a menu or operator. Ask (or dial) for your legislator’s office. You’ll likely be connected to a staff member or voicemail and that’s fine. Parts in bold are the most important. Feel free to ad-lib as you are comfortable. Freaked out about making the call? Watch a sample video of someone calling an elected official (unrelated to this campaign): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1PhYlgAZug 

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Hello, my name is _______ , I am [age] _______ and I live at [address] _______  in [city/town] _______ making me a constituent of [representative/senator] _______. I’m also a member of  _______ [organization if you’re a part of one]. I want to thank [“you” or Rep’s name if speaking with aid] for leadership during this pandemic. 

In light of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the thousands of other victims of police brutality, we are deeply concerned about the state of policing and racial justice in Massachusetts. To work towards justice, I am first calling on you to support HD.5128/SD.2968: An Act relative to saving Black lives and transforming public safety and H.3277: An Act to secure civil rights through the courts of the Commonwealth.

While these bills would be a step in the right direction, they do not go nearly far enough to meet the demands of the Movement for Black Lives. We are committed to listening to and amplifying revolutionary black voices and expect you to do the same. Please study their demands and commit to writing and supporting legislation that will demilitarize, defund, and disband police, end jails, prisons, and immigration centers and instead invest in Black communities in ways that they determine. 

Lastly, as climate activists we could not agree more with the Movement for Black Lives, that the fossil fuel industry is an oppressive, racist institution that endangers us all. Climate justice is racial justice and these battles must be fought and won together. 

Thank you for your urgent attention to these issues. Feel free to reach back out to me at ____________ [number/email]. I’ll follow up soon.

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To take the next step, you can email your legislator and provide a more in-depth description of why these issues matter to you, and which M4BL demands are not adequately addressed in this legislation. You can find their demands at m4bl.org/policy-platfdemorms

Youth demand just climate policy

Use the directions and script below to guide your call:

Directions: The number may connect you to a menu or operator. Ask (or dial) for your legislator’s office. You’ll likely be connected to a staff member or voicemail and that’s fine. Parts in bold are the most important. Feel free to ad-lib as you are comfortable. Freaked out about making the call? Watch a sample video of someone calling an elected official (unrelated to this campaign): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1PhYlgAZug 

If you have Representatives DeLeo, Golden, or Michlewitz click *here* before calling. 

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Hello, my name is _______ and I live at [address] _____________ so I’m a constituent of [representative] _____________. I want to thank [“you” or Rep’s name if speaking with aid] for your extraordinary leadership during this pandemic. I’m calling because I want to make sure that an equally urgent crisis, climate justice, also gets addressed this legislative session. 

Feel free to share at this point why climate change is important to you: I’m concerned about... ________ [an experience or worry you’ve had about climate change; especially, effects--pollution, heat, asthma, flooding--where you live or concerns about you/your family’s future]).

I want Representative/Senator _____________ to address the climate crisis by supporting 2 critical pieces of legislation. Specifically, I want him/her to call Tom Golden, as Representative Golden is Chair of the committee where these bills are STUCK, and ask him to vote the 2 climate bills forward from his committee on July 22! These bills are:

  1. Bill H.2836, which establishes strict emissions limits that get us to 100% Renewable energy by 2045 
  2. H.2810, which levies strong, specific corporate polluter fees to equitably fund a just transition to a green economy, and 

Lastly, we cannot have climate justice without racial justice. Please also ask Representative/Senator _____________ to address the climate crisis by supporting 2 critical pieces of legislation:

  1. Bill HD.5128/SD.2868, an Act Relative to saving black lives and public safety
  2. H.4264/S.453/S.464, which provide legal definitions that will allow us to protect communities from environmental racism and classism.

Thank you for treating these issues with as much urgency as the COVID-19 crisis. Stay healthy!

 

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