By Grey Lee
The Chapter participated with a coalition of advocacy organizations in a “Co-Signing Fair” at the Massachusetts State House on 1/14/15. Two dozen organizations presented opportunities for legislators to co-sign various legislative initiatives relevant to sustainability, energy and ecology. Co-signing is when a legislator adds their name to the bill as it is introduced to the session. More co-signers means a bill has more momentum moving forward. The event was organized by the Environmental League of Massachusetts and the Audubon Society.
Chapter volunteer Craig Foley and Grey Lee were on hand to meet with lawmakers and their staff to help them understand the initiatives.
We were pitching our top three priorities (click to link to our Advocacy Resources page for more information):
Thank you to the team at ELM (pictured here: Josh Craft, Program Director and Erica Mattison, Legislative Director). Thank you for organizing and helping so many good organizations connect on so many issues!
I like this mural in the rotunda at the State House of a Minuteman rallying the militia to join the cause of freedom against tyranny!