Thank you to everyone who attended our education event, Act for Change: US Farm Bill 2023, Farming, Climate and You. In case you missed it, view the recording here. Farm Bill 2023 hearings are underway now. Please contact our Massachusetts Congressional delegation this week and urge them to protect climate-smart agriculture and conservation technical assistance using the sample […]
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Pass Climate bill, S.9, Fast. Governor Baker, Sign it immediately January 25, 2021. The LWVMA just issued this action alert. Governor Baker vetoed the climate bill. The House and Senate have refiled it with a new number, S.9. A joint committee is holding S.9, which the House and Senate should soon vote on, then they will […]
LWVMA testimony on the ROE Act, S.1209/H.3320 here Sample letter to Governor Baker Dear Governor Baker, Please support the ROE Act provisions in the state budget that will soon come to your desk from the legislature. There is a very real possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade and abolish the […]
Act to REMOVE BIOMASS from climate legislation in Massachusetts Join us in writing to the joint committee that is reconciling the Senate and House climate bills, H.4912 and S.2500, passed earlier this year, with this message. Biomass energy must be removed from the list of “non-carbon emitting fuels.” The fact is biomass is a huge emitter of […]
Pass An Act ensuring safe and participatory 2020 state elections in response to COVID-19 Write to thank your representative and senator for co-sponsoring HD5075 and urge them to work for swift passage of HD5075. Write as a member of the League of Women Voters, which worked as part of a voting rights coalition to draft this […]
H2810 and S2018 are carbon pricing bills for MA have generated more than 100 cosponsors. Representative Benson’s description of her bill, H2810: In 2008, Massachusetts passed the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) and pledged to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. This bill puts a price on carbon emissions to incentivize a move toward renewable energy and help […]
H.3997 is the latest number given to An Act Relative to Greenworks, a bill supported by Speaker DeLeo. Below is the testimony presented by LWVMA which describes the importance of the bill to fund resilience and adaptation measures at the municipal and regional level. Note that in Launa’s testimony, she writes that the focus of the bill […]
H.832 is a major, extremely important bill for creating a roadmap with verifiable goals that would be periodically assessed and adjusted to ensure that we meet our energy goals for 2050. This excellent testimony by Launa Zimmaro explains the objectives of the bill and why it must be passed with record speed. Testimony submitted to the Joint […]
S.1958/H2836 is a large, comprehensive bill that tackles the climate crisis with big, structural changes across all sectors of the state economy. At our November 2nd meeting Senator Jo Comerford explained why she liked this bill. Then she told us she is more excited about a big new Senate omnibus bill, still in the writing stage, that […]
Two bills to mitigate harm to children at U.S. borders H.R. 3451, Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections (HELP) for Separated Children Act H.R. 3452, Help Separated Families Act LWVUS was a co-signer of the letter below. Orange sections describe the bills. Dear Member of Congress, The undersigned organizations are writing to express our strong support […]