Carbon Pricing Campaign Enters Next Phase

Many thanks to the seventeen League members from across the state who helped fill the hearing room at the State House on October 27 in an impressive show of support for putting a price on carbon. LWVMA Environmental Specialist, Launa Zimmaro, provided oral testimony in favor of carbon pricing legislation, stating that LWV members are “mothers and grandmothers from legislators’ districts and across the country who are deeply concerned about the world we are leaving the next generation and who are looking to the people they elect to take positive action.”

Advocates are gearing up for the next phase of the campaign – building public support through media coverage and regional public forums.

LWVMA members can support passage of carbon pricing legislation by contacting their representatives by phone, email, or by scheduling in-person, in-district meetings with their representatives, as well as through letters to the editor and hosting public forums in their towns. For a general explanation of carbon pricing, go to Carbon Pricing Basics.  Find out more about carbon pricing here. To find out how you and your local League can help this campaign or host a member or public forum, contact Launa Zimmaro lzimmaro@lwvma.org.