GRASSROOTS CENTRAL MASS provides opportunities for folks to get involved in activism with their like-minded neighbors. By joining forces, we can help move our communities forward on issues that impact us all, whether it be climate change, providing a fair and safe transition from immigrant to citizen, common sense gun control, or helping grow our regional economy. Below are some of the local organizations we support. To let us know about an organization to add to this list, please email us.
Central MA Citizens’ Climate Lobby We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization. Our chapter is one of hundreds creating the political will for a livable world. We are working for the passage of the Carbon Fee and Dividend Act, the solution economists and climate scientists say is the “best first-step” to preventing the worst impacts of a warming world.
Contact: Gene at firstname.lastname@example.org
350 Central Mass (local chapter of 350.org) A grassroots movement to fight the climate crisis and transition to a just and sustainable future. Meetings (Prior to COVID) 1st & 3rd Weds, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Worcester State Ghosh Science & Technology Bldg Rm 402B.
Sunrise Movement is a youth movement to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process. We’re building an army of young people to make climate change an urgent priority across America, end the corrupting influence of fossil fuel executives on our politics, and elect leaders who stand up for the health and well-being of all people.
Sierra Club is volunteer-driven and one of our current activities is to promote the Green New Deal. Our mission: To explore, enjoy, and protect the planet; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives.
Contact: Rich at email@example.com
MA Democratic Town Committees
MassDems believe that every person has the right to live a full, meaningful life with equal access to opportunity, security, and inclusion. When people are empowered to organize their local communities, we can change our Commonwealth and our country for the better.
Contacts: Kate (Barre), Klpawz@gmail.com or Danielle (Brookfield), firstname.lastname@example.org
Massachusetts Safe Communities Act
MIRA Coalition (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition) is working to pass legislation that would ensure that in Massachusetts, no one has to live in fear, and everyone’s civil rights will be respected. Contact: Jeana, email@example.com
Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden
Helping asylum seekers with an “overground railroad” of support.