Political Action Subcommittee


REDISTRICTING: HELP CHANGE OUR FUTURE

Sister District helps Democratic candidates for state legislatures win strategically critical elections across the country, and works to expand voter education and engagement among rising groups in the American electorate. Candidates have won resounding victories in Virginia, Florida, and Pennsylvania, and we’re just getting started; we’re aiming to flip red seats blue in 2019 and beyond. Help us revitalize American Democracy, from sea to shining sea!

Sign up with Sister District, then attend an event, host one yourself, give what you can, and connect with our community of volunteers!

Swing Left Greater Boston helps people from Greater Boston take effective action to restore our democracy, fix our broken Congress, and elect a new leader to the White House. Connect to the thriving community of activists right here in the Greater Boston area.

Redistricting U: All on the Line
President Obama’s community activism organization, which offers free, in-person organizing training initiative. They send dedicated trainers to cities across the country to train volunteers, give them the tools to impact the redistricting process in their state, hear from them on how to best make change in their communities, and empower them to be leaders in the movement for fair maps.

CLIMATE CHANGE: GET INVOLVED

THE BOSTON ACTION CLIMATE NETWORK
is a climate justice organization that works to broaden the constituency for a green economy and frame climate concerns to resonate with Boston residents’ daily lives.

MASS CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK
The Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN), a 501(c)3 non-profit, fights the climate crisis one town at a time, with the help of local MCAN chapters – and you!

MCAN’s role as a facilitator of municipal-level action is unique among Massachusetts environmental groups. We empower our local chapters by enhancing communication, promoting town-level projects that improve communities, decreasing climate change-causing pollution, and reducing development time for those projects. MCAN speaks on behalf of all chapters to improve Massachusetts energy and climate policies and programs.

How We Work:

Support local MCAN chapters to implement change at the municipal level. Municipalities have been the most active level of government to fight climate change on a worldwide basis.
Advocate at the state and regional level for policies and programs that will benefit municipalities and their citizens.
Facilitate peer learning and tool-sharing to effectively replicate successful programs from one municipality to the next.
Work with partner organizations, including neighborhood and faith associations and affinity groups, to help them take action on climate change.

ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND
Guided by science and economics, we tackle urgent threats with practical solutions
EDF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Federal Tax ID: 11-6107128.

Our people: We’re one of the world’s largest environmental organizations, with more than 2.5 million members and a staff of 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. Meet our staff »

Our values: We believe prosperity and environmental stewardship must go hand in hand. We’re optimists, because we have seen smart ideas make a huge difference. And we build strong partnerships across interests to ensure lasting success. See our mission and values »

Our focus: We address today’s most urgent environmental challenges. Working in partnership with others, we focus where we’re best positioned to help, based on our strengths.

350 MASS
350 Massachusetts for a Better Future is building a powerful statewide social movement to confront the climate crisis, hold our politicians accountable and undermine the destructive influence of the fossil fuel industry. Our name comes from 350 parts per million, the safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

350 Mass is made up of several local volunteer-led chapters we call “nodes” around the state that carry out both municipal-level and statewide campaigns, coordinated by a Statewide Steering Team (SST).

Better Future Project created 350 Mass in June 2012 and continues to support 350 Mass. Although 350 Mass is closely aligned with the mission and values of 350.org, and partners with 350.org organizationally, it is not part of 350.org. More information on the relationship between Better Future Project and 350 Mass is here.

The 350 Mass charter lays out the network’s basic structure and gives guidelines for decision-making. You can read the charter here!

CREW
CREW is a network of local leaders building grassroots climate resilience through inclusive & hands-on education, service, and planning.

Together, we are working to equip families & communities with the resources and capacity to prepare for and respond to local climate changes equitably, sustainably, & collaboratively.

BELMONT COMPOSTING
Belmont Composts! has a mission: to reduce Belmont’s trash by increasing curbside composting. By sharing information and cooperating town-wide, we can ensure quality, low cost service for Belmont’s residents, schools, and businesses.

​Belmont Composts! is a project of The Belmont Food Collaborative, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Belmont, Massachusetts.

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