December 6 2015 email blast



This is a watershed moment for the climate movement in New England. In Boston on Saturday, December 12th, 350 Maine will join a diverse coalition including a dozen labor unions and workers’ rights groups, nearly 50 climate and environmental groups, and nearly 40 faith and social justice groups (see full list here). After the UN climate negotiations in Paris are over—and we know that they will fall far short of the dramatic changes we need—we will raise our voices together and have the last word.


WHAT: Jobs, Justice, Climate rally and march (1:00pm-3:00pm)
and Boston Climate Defense action (3:30-5:30pm)

WHEN: Saturday, December 12th

WHERE: Meet at Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common



Here’s what we need from you:

1. Let us know you’re coming! Please RSVP on our website here.


2. Decide how you’re getting to Boston. We have information and a form to sign up for

If the cost of transportation is prohibitive for you or others you know who would like to participate, please contact us at Thanks to a small donation from we are able to subsidize the cost of transportation for those who need it.

3. Get excited and invite your friends! Please forward this email and invite others to the Facebook events:
Jobs, Justice, Climate and Boston Climate Defense.



Here’s what Saturday is going to look like. Mainers are going to carpool and bus down to Boston, arriving around 12:30 pm at the Parkman Bandstand in Boston Common. We will put on our 350 Maine pinnies, unfurl the banners and signs, and reveal the beautiful "Ondine, Spirit of the Waters" puppet. At 1:00 pm, with help from all of you, 350 Maine will reprise the 11/28 action in Portland to kick off the rally. We will then hear from Sherri Mitchell, indigenous rights lawyer and Penobscot activist from Maine, as well as other justice movement leaders from across New England. We will march through downtown, ending at the State House.


From 3:30 - 5:30 pm many of us will join a separate Boston Climate Defense street theatre action to dramatize the imminent effects of sea level rise on coastal infrastructure. Dressed as Boston Transit Authority employees, we will “officially” announce and hand out Change of Service maps to people entering and exiting the subway system. The maps illustrate the impacts of massive flooding if we fail to keep 80% of known fossil fuel reserves in the ground. Uniforms and maps will be provided to everyone joining the action.


See you on Boston Common!


Michelle Fournier

and the amazing team of 350 Maine volunteers



P.S. 350 Maine is a 99% volunteer-run organization! We are separate from If you would like to financially support our work, please do so here.