Mother Up! Lobby Day 2017

Contact: Abby Mnookin
Brattleboro, VT

Mother Up! Day at the State House April 4

  There will be an upcoming Mother Up! Lobby Day at the State House on Tuesday, April 4th. This is an opportunity for parents and families throughout Vermont to come together to let state legislators know that not only is climate change a top priority, but also that now is the time to lead the way with bold climate solutions. The day will include a State House tour, being recognized on the House Floor, an 11 am meeting with Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, and 12 pm lunch with legislators. All are welcome to join.
  Mother Up!: Parents Exchange for Change is a project of 350Vermont bringing together families to talk about the tough realities of climate change and to participate in the transition to a healthier and safer world. What Joanna Macy calls the "Great Turning," or the third revolution, is this unprecedented time where we are called to stop the destruction of our world, to build new life-sustaining practices and ways of being, and to shift our collective consciousness. We especially wish to engage young parents in this vital discussion of how we can make positive changes to protect our planet for our children's future.
  Monthly meet-ups in Brattleboro, Montpelier, and Burlington bring families together for open discussion of stories and concerns about the climate, for planning and organizing meaningful actions, and for learning opportunities about the underpinnings of the climate crisis. Every meet-up includes childcare and a homemade vegetarian meal, as well as tips for self-care to prevent activist burnout. By creating family-friendly organizing spaces for parents and children to share stories with one another and to find ways to take action, Mother Up! helps to grow a stronger and more diverse community of climate activists.