Environmental Action Committee Seeks Members

The last legislative session resulted in significant energy and environmental legislation, along with a unanimous Massachusetts Supreme Court ruling requiring the Commonwealth to meet emissions targets in the Global Warming Solutions Act.  There is much more to do and LWVMA members can make a difference. Public education and outreach are key to advancing policies, and no one does education and outreach better than the League!

A Steering Committee to support action and advocacy on the environment is being formed.  The committee of 10-12 leaders from across the state will work together to connect and guide Leagues within their regions to advance LWV action and advocacy on critical energy and environmental issues.  Contact Launa Zimmaro or Karen Price if you would like to be a part of this important effort.

Role of Steering Committee Members

  • Develop a statewide League action plan
  • Receive periodic updates from the Steering Committee Chair on the current status of statewide initiatives
  • Inform the Steering Committee of local or regional issues (e.g. plastic bag ban, pipelines)
  • Be a regional resource and conduit for environmental action and advocacy
  • Develop regional programs with Leagues in your region

Communication

  • Monthly teleconferences of about one hour to keep members informed
  • Google Group for email discussion
  • Google Docs as a repository of information and teleconference notes

Leadership and Membership

  • Co-chaired by Launa Zimmaro and Karen Price
  • Membership open to any interested member
  • Representation from all regions of the state
  • 10-12 total members (approximately)
  • More than one member per League is OK