The Vigil to End Climate Silence will take place from Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 5:30pm to Tuesday Oct. 30th at noon at Government Center in Boston.
Why the Vigil to End Climate Silence?
It’s time to break the silence on climate in the Massachusetts Senate race.
Climate change is the biggest threat the world has ever faced, and we’re quickly running out of time to take action. Countless lives are at stake, yet candidates and the media skirt the issue or fail to mention it at all.
So from October 23-30, Massachusetts residents will participate in a round-the-clock Vigil to End Climate Silence at Government Center in Boston. We encourage those who live far away to organize their own satellite rallies and spread the word.
We need bold climate policies and true leadership, as each passing second without action deepens the crisis we face. Here in Massachusetts, we watched the recent debates in Lowell and Springfield with a sense of growing disbelief. It was business-as-usual and politics-as-usual, with not a single mention of climate change.
We ask that candidates for federal office in Massachusetts spell out their positions on climate change between now and the election, particularly at the October 30th debate—even if the debate moderator or other journalists do not ask them about it.
We need to know whether the candidates acknowledge the climate crisis as the biggest issue of our time. We need to know whether they will make climate change a top policy priority—beginning with a vote to repeal the billions of dollars in federal subsidies and giveaways to the fossil fuel industry, the very industry that is destroying our climate and our future.
Unless people across the country stand up and provide a moral counter-weight to the money and power of the fossil fuel industry, climate change will not be a top priority for elected officials or a central issue in political campaigns. Right now, there’s no better place to take this stand than in Massachusetts, where the US Senate race is in the national spotlight.
Will you help us put climate change in the national spotlight too? Click here to sign up for a shift at the vigil.
We hope to see you standing with us in Boston next week.
Vanessa, Craig, Marla, and the 350 Massachusetts team
via 350 Massachusetts.
Now … I know everyone’s got enough to do: Knocking on doors for Elizabeth, Barack, and the whole team. But it’s got to mean something, one way or the other. I will be there on Wednesday morning, and I’ll be multi-tasking: making phone calls for Elizabeth while I’m holding signs. If we win — and we should — it’s gotta mean something.
Whatever you do, do not let this moment pass you by. Don’t let your kids ask how you said and did nothing while the world became a harsher, uglier, hungrier, meaner place to live.