State House Stand-Out: Day 101 Celebration!

Friday, Oct 27

Since June 5, XR Boston has facilitated a "Perpetual State House Stand-Out for No New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure" in collaboration with Scientist Rebellion, Our Revolution Massachusetts, Mothers Out Front, 350 Mass, 350 Newton, XR Youth, Elders Climate Action Mass, and Sustainable Wellesley. Every business day between 9 am and 5 pm, volunteers stand in front of the Massachusetts State House, pressuring the government to ban new fossil fuel infrastructure and take immediate decisive action on the climate crisis. Participants write unique, heartfelt postcards to Governor Healey, House Speaker Mariano, and Senate President Spilka, and deliver them to their offices throughout the day. The Stand-Out has been featured on numerous radio shows, and the efforts are reported in a daily blog:

For the 101st day of the Stand-Out, Friday October 27th from 11:30 am to 1 pm, organizers are planning a celebration at the State House and we want you to join us! During the celebration, attendees will write and deliver postcards together to Healey's, Mariano's, and Spilka's offices while members of the XR Choir perform choral selections. Then we'll be honored with inspirational speeches from climate celebrities and possibly engage in a performative die-in on the third floor!

Because this is a lunchtime event, some food will be provided to attendees. You are also welcome to bring snacks to share.

If you haven't joined the Stand-Out team for a shift yet, this is the perfect event to join! You'll get to experience the joy and community shared every day outside the State House. RSVP on this page for more information!


State House has stairs at entrance