Jenny Harbine, a lawyer with Earthjustice, speaking at our December meeting, held everyone’s attention as she explored the way grassroots and legal advocacy work in tandem. We are the grassroots part of the equation!
How timely this message was! We had just heard the great news that the PSC turned down NWE’s request for an unfair fee on residential solar that would have stopped our solar industry here in MT dead in its tracks. This time, grassroots organizing did the job by itself, but had the ruling gone another way, we would have needed a lawsuit!
Our grassroots organizing efforts have at their very core the spirit of democracy. We accomplish our work collectively using all the tools that our democracy provides, helping keep it alive.
Thank you Jenny! We’re grateful for your commitment to preserving our unparalleled Montana ecosystems, and for Earthjustice for making sure there is a lawyer when grassroots work falls short.