Wednesday, January 20, 2021

350 Mass Greater Franklin Node Meeting, Thursday January 21, 7:00 PM

Hello to our members and supporters. The Greater Franklin Node of  350 Massachusetts will meet this week, Thursday, January 7th, at 7:00 pm.  Here are the the Zoom details, and a preview of the meeting.
Meeting ID: 863 0133 3214
Passcode: 350ma
Audio by phone: +1 646 876 9923  
There's no need to RSVP, and we'll send a reminder on Thursday.
This week we will devote much of the meeting to consider proposals for the 2021-2022 350 Mass Campaign. The Statewide Steering Team has collected proposals from throughout the organization, and all the Nodes are now weighing in.

       There are 13 proposals that we will review and rank. On the attached document you will find a form listing the proposals and providing links for more background (i.e., a video of a meeting at which the proposals were presented, the agenda from that meeting with links to descriptions of the proposals, and a file with short summaries of each).

       You are welcome to give us your input on the proposals. You may join the meeting on Thursday, or—if you are unable to attend—you can spend some time before Thursday evening to review the proposals and fill out the form and return it to

       Whether you've been active in the past or not, we are happy to include you in this important planning and our upcoming projects. 
On another matter, we and our allies in the climate movement are very disappointed that Governor Baker chose to veto the Next Generation Roadmap Climate Bill, a bill that thousands of Massachusetts residents like you worked relentlessly to see passed into law. The Governor's excuses are misleading and disingenuous. Please read this article with our response.    

     Thankfully, all is not lost, as the House and Senate leadership have refiled this landmark legislation, promising to return it to the governor with enough votes to override a veto if it comes.      

      Action step: We must call, email and tweet at our representatives and state senators, urging them to resubmit the bill as is. Share this op-ed in CommonWealth Magazine and use the hashtag #VetoProofClimateBill to call on our legislators to support the bill once again. 
Thanks for your participation and support.
Node Co-coordinators,
Carolyn Barthel
Ralph Halpern
781-784-3839 (h)
339-203-5017 (c)

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