BREAK FREE: Taking Bold Direct Action on Climate This Spring

unnamed_(2).jpgThis spring, tens of thousands of people across the globe will take direct action to confront the fossil fuel industry and demand climate justice. Join us on April 7 to learn more about this exciting moment for the movement and get plugged into opportunities for bold resistance in New England this spring!

We'll be joined by Jay O’Hara and Marla Marcum of the Climate Disobedience Center, who will talk about the massive action against oil trains planned in Albany on May 14. Marla Marcum will also talk on behalf of Resist the Pipeline about the ongoing resistance to the West Roxbury Lateral gas pipeline here in Boston.

Whether you're completely new to the movement or a veteran, we'd love for you to join us as we share food, discuss and plan together!

What: Potluck and discussion about opportunities this spring for bold direct action on climate 
When: Thu, April 7, 6pm – 9pm
Where: Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston St #2, Boston 

RSVP here. Please bring a snack, drink, or dessert to share if you can! 


Should We Be Forced to Pay for New Gas Pipelines?

On February 25, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities is holding a hearing about whether or not Eversource customers should be forced to pay for the giant Access Northeast pipeline project.  

We need to stand up and speak out. We should not be forced to pay for polluting new pipelines we don't need!

350 Mass will be doing a street action starting at 1:30 pm outside South Station (the Department of Public Utilities is located above the train station at 1 South Station, Boston). We will hold a large banner that says: "Big Sneaky Pipeline Meeting Happening Here," sing songs and hand out leaflets to get some public awareness.

We'll then attend the hearing, which starts at 2:00 pm and will probably go for a few hours. 
  • No need to pre-register to testify; sign-up on arrival.
  • Please dress in professional attire.
  • Bring ID. 
  • Here's some draft background information and possible talking points for folks who want to pre-write their testimony. We'll  be sending around sample testimony and finalized talking points this week. We'll also have talking points available there for those who just want to show up and testify. For feedback on your testimony, feel free to email your draft to larry.rosenberg@gmail.com.
  • We'll have small signs for folks to hold in the hearing room, although they may be taken away.
Shea Riester (shea@betterfutureproject.org857-756-3730) will be bottom-lining for 350 Mass on the day of, so feel free to email, call or text if you have any questions!

350 Mass Supports Boston Gas USW Local 12003

With the clock winding down on upcoming contract negotiations with National Grid, the members of Boston Gas USW Local 12003 have authorized their union leadership to call for a strike, if needed. 

One of the major issues under discussion is that National Grid has been replacing union workers with contractors, leading to serious safety concerns. 

“Massachusetts relies on our workers to repair dangerous gas leaks and protect and maintain key infrastructure, yet National Grid wants to outsource this work to contractors who often lack the experience and expertise to adequately do it,” Joe Kirylo, president of USW Local 12003, said in a recent statement.

350 Mass recognizes the dangers posed by gas infrastructure and the importance of ensuring that gas leaks are fixed in a timely fashion by skilled and well-compensated union workers. We stand with and support USW Boston Gas Local 12003 in their struggle for a fair contract with National Grid. Please stay tuned for more information on how you can offer your support! 


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