by Sonali Deshpande, Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter intern
As Abigail Dillen of Earthjustice put it,"When policy experts think about climate change, what they have in mind is a big coal-fired power plant or cars we drive or the freight that moves our Amazon purchases around." But what about our closets at home, filled with stacks upon stacks of clothes?
"Pretend you’re on a dare," suggested Emily Norton, Massachusetts Chapter Director of the Sierra Club. “You have 120 seconds to impart information for them to be tested on the next day.” In her July 12 Activist Training session in Quincy, she emphasized that state legislators are busy people, who may not know about an issue quite as much as you, so frame the information in a brief, compelling way.