Details and FAQ
Who is this for?
Ten Minute Heroes are people who are concerned about the climate crisis but have other commitments that keep them busy. They can’t go to meetings or attend rallies. They have jobs, they have kids, they travel, they are looking after elderly parents. Does this sound like you?
What difference can ten minutes make?
Many state legislators say that getting 5 or 10 phone calls or emails on a particular bill really gets their attention, and can be a game-changer for them. We need you to make those calls. Various government agencies or certain corporations periodically need our advice. And sometimes, even the Governor needs to hear from us!
A small number of state bills in Massachusetts can make a huge difference. And if Massachusetts does it right, we can set a model for the nation.
You probably don’t have time to keep of track of these bills, or to figure out which other issues are most important. But we do. And we’ll let you know when something important is on the table. We’ll ask you to contact your representative, or another key person, and we’ll outline what what to say. Ten minutes. Done.
How will it work?
We ask for your email when you sign up. When we need you to take action, we’ll let you know via email.
You’ll recognize our emails—the subject will say, Heroes Call to Action! You take action within the next day. If you’re calling a legislator, you can call at midnight, and leave voicemail! Every contact counts.
We’ll let you know what happens. But we won’t clog up your email box—we know you’re busy!
Then—you are a Ten Minute Hero! Instead of feeling uneasy because you are not in the fight, you can be proud that you are playing a crucial role. Brag to your neighbors—you deserve to. (Even better—sign them up too!)
Who is behind Ten Minute Heroes?
Ten Minute Heroes is a program of 350 Massachusetts, a grassroots volunteer network committed to fighting climate change. 350 Mass works on state legislation, local policy, and changing the public narrative on climate change. We are supported by a small nonprofit, Better Future Project.