Dear friends and allies of
Community Labor United -
-Hundreds of community residents and labor
-Mass. Secretary of Energy and
Environment Ian Bowles
-the Green Justice
and help us make weatherization work for
all. We are organizing a Community Action Forum
to expand access
barriers that lower-income communities and
workers are facing.
We've reached a critical
moment. Next month the state's utility companies will
file "mid-course corrections" in their 3-year, $1.4
billion energy efficiency plans. Changes are needed. Our
that flaws in the plans are:
-preventing us from
launching pilot programs and testing new, more effective
ways to run energy efficiency programs.
-discouraging responsible contractors
who want to create better jobs.
-keeping lower-income communities and
communities of color from accessing the home
weatherization programs they are paying
-in effect, using low-to-moderate
income ratepayers' money to subsidize weatherization in
wealthier parts of the state.
So join us
September 22 as we search for solutions and say:
Because our homes are old and drafty...
Because we need healthy, safe jobs...
Because we want to fight global warming...
Because Winter's coming...
Because we are paying for others' prosperity with
our dollars, health, and lives...
Because we are ready to weatherize our
We are ready and we are
willing to stand for green jobs and weatherization in