In the fall of 2016, 350 Mass Action launched the Clean Money for Climate Pledge, detailed below. 75 candidates for the Massachusetts state legislature signed the pledge, and 40 of these candidates were elected or re-elected to the state legislature. Our work helped inspire the national No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge, and we are encouraging candidates to sign that pledge moving forward to clearly align with the national movement.
"As a candidate for office in Massachusetts, I pledge not to take campaign contributions from climate polluters so that the public can be confident that my votes on energy policy are in the best interests of my constituents."
Specifically, I will refuse campaign contributions of $200 and over from executives, in-house lobbyists and others employed by the following ten companies: BP, Chevron, Eversource, Exxon Mobil, Global Partners, Global Petroleum, Kinder Morgan, National Grid, Shell and Spectra Energy. "
To learn more about the candidate pledge, visit our frequently asked questions page.
If you are a candidate for local, state, or federal office in Massachusetts and would like to pledge not to take money from dirty energy, please e-mail Andrew Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.