ACTION ITEM: Participate in the Lobby Day for Carbon Pricing


FOCUS: The Environment & Clean Energy
GOAL: Bolster legislative support for
DEADLINE: Tuesday, June 13th

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ACTION:

Superstar Level: Attend the rally and lobby day in Boston on Tuesday, June 13th. 

If you are able to make your way to into Boston, there are two great events being held on this day:

  1. Rally from 12:30 to 1:30 outside the Statehouse (right near the Boston Common) to support Massachusetts signing on to the Paris Agreement (via House Bill H.3564). Signs are welcome but not required.
  2. Lobby Day to identify new legislative supporters and mobilize current supporters of S.1821 and H.1726 – the two bills for carbon pricing here in Massachusetts. This event will take place between 9AM and 5PM, also on Tuesday, June 13th at the Statehouse. The lobby day is being organized by the Mass Climate Action Network, which has published a carbon pricing lobby day information page and is asking people who plan on attending to complete a quick RSVP form. (This form also includes links to direct emails for the organizers, in case of any additional questions.)

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Can’t make it into Boston? No worries – you can still take part:

  1. Call your legislators and let them know you support Massachusetts signing on to the Paris Agreement and you support carbon pricing bills S.1821 and H.1726.
  2. Use our super easy campaign page to email your legislators.

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Also – HEADS UP! – the hearing for these bills is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20th. You may want to put that date on your calendar so you can be there to support the environment. The hearing will take place from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the Massachusetts State House, Room 437 on 24 Beacon St in Boston.

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REASON:

From the Mass Climate Action Network Page:

One of the best ways to discourage behavior we don’t want is to put a price on it, and studies have shown that pricing carbon would cut our carbon pollution by up to 10%. This legislation would establish a common-sense fee-and-rebate system of carbon pollution fees charged to fossil fuel importers.  The proposals before the legislature would combat climate change, promote green infrastructure, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs.