Hello to all from the 350 Mass Greater Franklin Node. Please mark your calendars for this week's Node meeting, Thursday, July 15, 7:00 PM. (As a reminder, we meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month.)
We continue to hold meetings via Zoom. Here are the the Zoom details.
Zoom link for the meeting, July 15, 7:00 PM
Meeting ID: 544 734 092
Audio by phone: +1 646 876 9923
At our meeting we will update the status of bills that 350 Mass is promoting. You can view our legislative priorities here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TlmDp8VO0p5GGXFQZkyPisA5CJKt5ehQ/view). We'll also discuss local and regional issues and action plans.
As for the national scene, a major focus among climate activists is trying to stop the Line 3 Pipeline, a tar sands oil pipeline in Minnesota that Enbridge is building through Indigenous territory, breaking the treaties. It is despoiling hundreds of delicate waterways and will inevitably leak heavy tar sands oil into them, including the Mississippi River, a source of water for over 18 million people. A campaign is underway to pressure the banks who are funding the project; these loans are up for renewal this month. If you are able to help, you can contact the banks via phone or email using this online tool (https://stopthemoneypipeline.com/line3/). Or you can join our local protest action, this Saturday morning, July 17, 10-11 AM, in front of the Bank of America building, 49 Main Street, Franklin, next to the Post Office; for more information, contact Carolyn Barthel (firstname.lastname@example.org; 508-335-0848).
We hope you can join us on Thursday. We'll send a reminder that day.
Thanks for your participation and support.Node Co-coordinators,