From: Lisa Clauson [[email protected]]
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3:20 PM
To: Maguire, Patricia
Subject: Let's expand weatherization September 22
September 22, 6 pm
Community Action Forum for
Green Jobs and Home Weatherization
at Our Lady of Lourdes
45 Brookside Ave
Jamaica Plain (Boston)

Dear friends and allies of Community Labor United -

Please join:
-Hundreds of community residents and labor union members
-Mass. Secretary of Energy and Environment Ian Bowles
-the Green Justice Coalition
and help us make weatherization work for all. We are organizing a Community Action Forum to expand access  and remove 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 newIssue Brieffinds 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 for.
-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 communities...
We are ready and we are willing to stand for green jobs and weatherization in our communities.

Our mission is to move strategic campaigns combining the joint power
of community-based organizations and labor unions in order to protect
and promote the interests
of low and middle-income working families in the greater Boston area. Through a program of coalition building, research and policy development, public education and grassroots mobilization, we will move forward policies that promote quality jobs, secure healthcare and affordable housing for all
of the Boston area's
working people.

Visit our site:
Acia Town Meeting
 8 Beacon Street,
2nd Floor

Boston, MA  02108
Phone:  (617) 723-2639
Fax:  (617) 723-2480

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