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- 23rd (Friday) July at 5 PM is the deadline to sign up to speak the 28th of July at a virtual hearing on Michael Moore's MA smart meter opt out bill and other related bills
- 28th July (a Wed.) by 5 PM is the deadline to submit written testimony on the bills.
- https://malegislature.gov/Events/Hearings/Detail/3891 for registration & info
- SAMPLE WRITTEN TESTIMONY:
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- S.2204 support;
- H. 3309 support with amendment;
- H. 3313 support with amendment;
- S.2127 S.2128 S.2129 S.2130 S.2139 S.2187 S.2151 H.3368 S.2151 S.2222 S.2230 S.2230 H.3255 H. 3329 oppose based on health concerns
I appreciate your efforts to provide safe, affordable, and secure energy, and ask that you reconsider the smart grid.
I support Senator Michael Moore's bill S. 2204 as it allows residents to opt for an analog utility meter, for better power quality & hard-wired connections for better health.
I support Senator Thomas Golden's intent in H. 3309 to allow opt outs of wireless utility meters, and H. 3313 for regulatory measures with amendments.
I request amendments to these and all other bills to require hard-wiring and improved electromagnetic reduction and power quality control of the grid, as well as requirements grid operators respect privacy and for annual, independent audits.
S. 2144, like several other bills, is admirable in attempting to protect the poor from high energy costs, but also does not address the above neglected areas.
My opposition to S. 2144 and other bills is because the smart grid infrastructure, including charging stations, and vehicles add sensors, wireless, fields, and overall poor power quality to harm health, in addition to raising a host of other problems: privacy, insecurity, unreliability.
I ask that you investigate whether the smart grid is being promoted as the only option due to financial advantages to utilities. Please support investigation into whether there are better, safer options.
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- Please see Time-Sensitive section for smart meter hearings.
- New General Mailing List for MA. You can subscribe to our new announcement-only list, though right now the list is being built and posts will not go forward till late August. Visit this link to subscribe and be sure to confirm when sent the follow-up email.
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- Pesticide Action. If you live in or represent a local or relevant organization, please sign this letter for Holyoke to prevent aerial spraying of a toxic pesticide. See the resources page, chemicals section, for more information.
- Building MA Legislation Support. Please share MA Legislation listed relevant bills or see this PDF of bills with legislators, schools, and others, as well as educational resources.
- Write & Share MA Testimony. Last year, the legislature did not count all the testimony in support of some of our bills. This year, we request a copy of testimony you've written for the starred legislation on the MA legislation page. Information and instructions are listed on the MA Legislation page, but supporting testimony can be emailed with the bill number to testimony@ preceding our domain name lasttreelaws.com or better (we don't have the $ for printing) mailed to Kirstin Beatty, 149 Central Pk Dr, Holyoke, MA 01040.
- Amazon Sidewalk (Alexa, Ring). Opt out for privacy, health, and lower data consumption:
- Update. To opt out with Apple devices, you must update if using version 5.39 or not using iOS 14.6
- Open Alexa App > More > Settings > Account Settings > Amazon Sidewalk > Turn Amazon Sidewalk on or off for your account. If Ring is linked, then Ring will be disabled as well.
- Check if Alexa and Ring Linked. Open Ring App > Menu > Account > Linked Accounts
- Disable Ring. Open Ring App and tap 3 lines in upper left corner of screen > Control Center > Sidewalk > Tap Sidewalk slider button and confirm you wish to disable Sidewalk
- FEDS - Wired Only! Tell Biden & your federal legislators we want wired communications only - and tell your state legislators you want wired-only too! See our 2 phone scripts, contact info, & summary of federal wireless legislation.
- CA - Stop 5G bills.
Safe & Sound Pro measurements - Dr. Magda Havas asks citizens to survey and report local wireless levels. See https://globalemf.net for information.
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- Donations are needed. Okay, we should have the new ballot measure committee bank account ready soon - it is right now closed as we create a new committee. We are not a nonprofit despite volunteering, so lack access to supporting grants or cheaper nonprofit prices - please check back to donate.
- Social media. We're not so active, but are on Facebook as Last Tree Laws and Stop 5G Massachusetts and welcome support. Kirstin is also on Twitter as @BeattyKirstin.
Important Update: Please come back later to donate as we set up a new ballot question committee. If donating right now absolutely, consider supporting Kirstin's research & writing work instead at Beatty.fyi.
Please consider donating to Last Tree Laws! We do not have the funds needed for basics needed for a ballot measure. Please also consider supporting Kirstin's educational, writing, and research work, which isn't covered by the ballot committee donations. We are not a nonprofit, and so do not have access to grants and cheaper prices.
LAST TREE LAWS. Donate online or by check! For online, see the donate link in the navigation menu or the donorbox at the top of the MA Legislation page. Here is how to send a check:
- Mail to Last Tree Laws, c/o K. Beatty, 149 Central Pk Dr, Holyoke, MA, 01040
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KIRSTIN BEATTY. Consider supporting Kirstin's related research, writing, and educational work, rather than the ballot measure committee for which Kirstin volunteers time. Here is how to do so:
- Visit the website Beatty.fyi and use online donation system, or
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We've posted resources and information freely to educate, and will continue in hopes that you will act and lead on these issues independently. We hope a swarm of independent actions will disrupt industry manipulations.
Officially, the leadership is as follows:
Kirstin Beatty, director and ballot measure co-chair, who became active after becoming ill from wireless exposures. Kirstin works on writing, content, legislation, and research for Last Tree Laws as a volunteer. She has a website, Beatty.fyi, with further writings, educational materials, and an option for patronage. Her Twitter tag is @BeattyKirstin.
Tatiana Cheeks, ballot measure co-chair, was successful in initiating and working with Science for the People for greater accountability to prevent mold in housing. Tatiana is also a long-time volunteer with Springfield-based ARISE, which focuses on the rights of the poor such as access to safe environment and housing.
Anonymous is the webmaster, who prefers to remain anonymous!
We're focused on legislative avenues for change. Last Tree Laws formed as a Massachusetts ballot measure committee to put forward popular legislation that state legislators will not put forward for a vote.
Reducing wireless exposures has been another point of focus. Kirstin has drafted original legislative solutions, such as to eliminate a PreK-12 public school screen time mandate or to register cell towers.
Other work includes:
- Analyzing Massachusetts laws & conflicts;
- Researching & synthesizing relevant information;
- Freely sharing information neatly online;
- Organizing educational events;
- Stop 5G MA ordinance development;
- Ballot measure development.
For this year, we are interested in a broadly popular topic that the state legislature would not likely pass due to industry opposition. We do not wish to share the topic until finalized.
Although we are working on legislation to limit wireless exposures, this is not a topic that would be easy to pass with a ballot measure.
Please check back! We will need voter signatures and help acquiring voter signatures!
Our fight for technology regulations isn't just about the environment or technology, but social justice.
A lot of legislation out there provides special favors and business opportunities for a few - instead, we favor legislation that helps everyone and avoids promotion of products, individuals, or businesses. Addressing societal problems should not be an exclusive business opportunity or require payment for knowledge or safety.
Locally, technology needs to be regulated in areas such as:
▪ developing safer, accessible technologies;
▪ limiting toxic chemicals & managing waste;
▪ limits on digital marketing & excess screen time;
▪ protecting digital privacy;
▪ protecting public education & curriculum;
▪ alternatives, such as eco-friendly jobs and entertainment;
▪ reducing electromagnetic emissions (wireless and electric exposures);
▪ acknowledge hubris and ignorance (e.g. genetic and nano engineering outcomes)
▪ limiting resource consumption (mining, scarcity);
▪ limits on automation (education, jobs, life);
▪ protecting quality of life and democracy in Massachusetts and globally;
▪ preventing monopoly, and
▪ preventing poverty.
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