Massachusetts mothers and grandmothers are mobilizing under a new group, Mothers Out Front, to pressure the state become the first US state to stop investing in fossil fuels and invest only in renewable energies. “Every time there is a decision between investing in clean energy or dirty energy, we will make sure that Massachusetts picks clean — because this is the only choice that protects our children’s future,” co-founder KelseyWirth said at the first public gathering of the group. This month marks 25 years since the first congressional hearings on global warming took place, presided by Wirth’s father, Tim Wirth, as the Democratic senator from Colorado. “Obviously, I’m very proud of my father having been a leader on this when he was in Congress,” Wirth said. She continued, “Of course, it points to how broken our political system is that 25 years later there has been no significant action to address climate change. But it also speaks to the need to have people come together to put pressure on leaders to do the right thing. And that political will is what we are hoping to inspire.”
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte
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MA Mamas Confront Leaders on Switching From Dirty to Clean Energy reports Lisa Bennett at the huffingtonpost. http://mothersoutfront.org/