9-22-10 Community Action Forum

300 weatherization workers and community residents across the state mobilized September 22, 2010 to demand affordable weatherization, community mobilization, and good green jobs.
Chelsea Collaborative members.
Boston Workers's Alliance's Aaron Tanaka.
MassEnergy members staffed their table.
Who wants affordable weatherization, community outreach, and good jobs?
Boston City Councilor Felix Arroyo spoke in support of green justrice.
Isabel Lopez and Tolle Graham of MassCOSH were "fans" of green justice on a warm evening.
Lynn community leader Ana Perdomo was one of many Neighbor to Neighbor members present.
Chelsea Collaborative members may have out-shouted everyone.
New England United for Justice was out in strength!
Southeastern Mass spoken word artist Ben Gilbarg warms up the crowd with his "Green Anthem."
ADP members whoop it up for affordable weatherization and good jobs!
Delegations from around the state filled Our Lady of Lourdes church.
New England United for Justice's Mimi Ramos co-charied the meeting with CAP/CSJ's Deb Fastino.
Mimi Ramos detailed our communities' need for access to home weatherization and good jobs.
300 residents of Dorchester, Chinatown, Springfield, Lynn, .... filled Our Lady of Lourdes church.
Utility company representatives and state officials were in the front row to learn about Green Justice.
Jovanna Garcia: "Cape Wind tried to put a diesel plant in Chelsea. That shows how we are being excluded from the green economy."
Chelsea Collaborative rocks the church!
MassCOSH's Isabel Lopez translates as Israel Guevara describes the need to raise standards in the home weatherization industry.
ACE's Khalida Smalls and New England United's Trevor Harrigan listen to weatherization workers' testimony.
Chinese Progressive Association turned out its members for the Community Action Forum.
Chinese, Latino, and Anglo weatherization workers say "we need good jobs!"
Communities across the state turned out in force for the Forum.
Wen Wei Zhou, a crew leader for the Chinatown weatherization pilot program, is waiting for the project to start.
Labor, state, and utility representatives listened to weatherization workers' testimony.
Energy Efficiency Advisory Council members and state officials took in the demands of our communities.
Joel Rodriguez of ADP's United for Hire worker-community cooperative testified with other weatherization workers.
Pioneer Valley Labor Council-WMass Jobs with Justice's Jon Weissman and Western Mass Green Economy Working Group's Boone Scherer
ADP activists drove all the way from Springfield and Greenfield to strengthen our statewide demand for access and good jobs.
Agustina Matos of Neighbor to Neighbor argued for access to home weatherization and good green jobs.
Loie Hayes of Boston Climate Action Network laid out the logic behind Green Justice's demands.
Alex Papali and Cindy Luppi of Clean Water Action ran down the health reasons for energy efficiency in our communities.
Hazel Dardana of the Alliance to Develop Power's Greenfield housing cooperative said: We need green justice now!
Utility company and state government representatives stand with the crowd.
Khalida Smalls of Alternatives for Community and Environment appeals to state officials and utility representatives for access.
Khalida Smalls.
New ENgland Carpenters secretary-treasurer Mark Erlich introduces members of the state Energy Efficiency Advisory Council.
Danah Tench pledges Environment Northeast's continuing partnership.
Energy Efficiency Advisory Council coordinator Frank Gorke pledges to help win job creation, financing, and community outreach.
Translation didn't stop the audience from listening intently to the two-hour program.
Chelsea, Dorchester, and Chinatown were in the house!
Lynn and North Shore sent a strong delegation to the forum.
Neighbor to Neighbor turned out in force.
Assistant Attorney General Jed Nosal pledged his office's support for Green Justice's demands.
Mr. Cohen promised that the state Department of Labor would continue working for higher standards in the weatherization industry
Organizations and communities from across the state moved the program forward.
Green Justice Now!
Co-chair Mimi Ramos is interviewed by the JP Voice.
CAP-CSJ members represented Southeastern Massachusetts at the Community Forum.