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1st of April 2021

What happened to Lawrence’s water?

“We don’t know how much damage we’ve done to our kids and our grandchildren, let alone ourselves. It’s profit over lives, it really is.”

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The corporation keeping us hooked on fossil fuels

We deserve an energy grid that is responsive to the needs of ratepayers and the people living with climate catastrophe and pollution, not fossil fuel executives and utilities.

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30th of March 2021

Unknowingly drinking contaminated water

When Lawrence and Penny found out their community’s water was polluted, the many health problems he sees in his community started to make sense.

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29th of March 2021
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Climate Bill Finally Becomes Law: Grassroots Activists Across Massachusetts Celebrate Landmark Victory

Today, after months of back-and-forth with the legislature, Governor Baker has finally signed the Next Generation Climate Roadmap bill into law.

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19th of March 2021

Training Series: Making Digital Organizing Accessible

If you’re working in rural areas where reliable internet connection may be inaccessible, or poor communities where technology may be unaffordable, or communities with low technology literacy, it’s critical to make sure everyone has what they need to participate in organizing online.

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15th of March 2021

One year later

In the past year since the pandemic hit the U.S., we’ve re-learned some hard lessons about the deadly impacts of inequality.

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Celebrating 15 years of Sylvia

This week, on the anniversary of her first day at Community Action Works, we’re celebrating 15 years of Sylvia’s organizing and leadership that has made the organization what we are today.

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18th of February 2021

Training Series: Understanding Technical Documents

In Understanding Technical Documents, the next webinar in our virtual training series, we answer questions like: How can I understand technical documents? How can I make the data meaningful? How can I use this information in my campaign?

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Baker, No Biomass: Springfield residents gather at Baker’s office to protest biomass rules rollback

Western Massachusetts residents spoke out against Governor Baker’s energy regulation rollbacks on Wednesday to protect their communities from a toxic biomass plant proposed for Springfield.

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17th of February 2021

COALITION CALLS ON GOVERNOR TO TAKE ACTIONAS STATE FINALIZES THE NEW TEN YEAR PLAN FOR WASTE, NEW REPORT PROVIDES ROADMAP TO ZERO WASTE

In a letter to the Governor, along with a report release, the coalition Zero Waste Massachusetts points out that landfills are leaking into drinking water wells, like in Southbridge, cancer-causing dioxins are spewing out of incinerator smokestacks in Saugus, the amount of trash we produce has dire public health consequences, and another course must be charted.

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