Weekly Briefing: We're Lobbying Next Week To Show Support For Carbon Pricing

Average Rating:

 March 17, 2021

Next week, CCL volunteers will head into meetings with hundreds of members of Congress. Our primary goal in these lobby meetings is to demonstrate support for carbon pricing so that this essential tool is included in legislation that Congress will consider this year.

37e72cfc27062ffdf4761dfac5ff27d8-huge-snIn a new recorded message for volunteers, CCL VP for Government Affairs Danny Richter said, "We're still not sure that a carbon price will be included in [President] Biden's climate package at all. Of course, we'd really like to see that, and so the primary asks are all geared toward showing as much support for a carbon price, especially fees and taxes, as we possibly can.”

During a special lobby training earlier this month, Danny reviewed the primary and supporting asks that volunteers will take into next week’s meetings. To help with our lobbying pitch, one-page handouts — “Carbon Pricing is Popular” and “Business Statements on Carbon Pricing” — are available on this CCL Community Resources page.

Watch Danny's Message


In other news:

More positions at CCL: We’re taking applications for an IT specialist to assist users throughout the organization and a Human Resources Director for Citizens’ Climate Education/Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

Leveraging the voice of business: CCL’s upcoming "Business Advocates for Carbon Pricing" conference — April 13 — provides an opportunity for local business endorsers to get an update on carbon pricing legislation and learn how they can effectively advocate for a price on carbon. Invite endorsers to attend and register here

Conversations on race: This Saturday, CCL continues its a series of monthly conversations about the intersectionality of race, culture and climate. These conversations will help you gain insights about yourself to build strength as a climate activist. Register here.

“I Am Greta” screening: Celebrate youth voices in the climate movement by watching a documentary about young climate activist Greta Thunberg. Hosted by CCL’s Higher Education team, the event on April 22 includes a short introduction to CCL — Invite your friends! — and the Energy Innovation Act. A discussion will follow the screening. Register here.

Unlock your $3-to-$1 gift match: This is a make or break year for our climate. And now, you can have an even greater impact. Become a CCL monthly Evergreen Donor and your gift will be matched $3-to-$1 for 3 months! Sign up to donate today.


Take action this week 

If you have a little time: Share our new video of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Sen. Whitehouse, a consistent champion of climate solutions, says in the video, “You've got to be looking at ultimately putting some kind of price on carbon emissions.”

If you have more time: Watch the recording of our March 13 national call with guest speaker Jennifer Burney, a UC San Diego professor who studies how to increase global food security and mitigate climate change. 


This week on the CCL blog 

No chapter? No problem: Many people concerned about climate change live in rural areas far from existing CCL chapters. Thanks to virtual meetings online, they can now participate with At Large state chapters. Read more

Success with virtual screening: CCL chapters in Virginia organized a virtual event attended by 300 people. They invited attendees to watch the climate documentary “Kiss the Ground” on their own and then participate in a forum to discuss the role agriculture can play in alleviating climate change. Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) was one of the participants. Read more.

Posted by Brett Cease on Mar 19, 2021 3:10 PM America/Los_Angeles

Share this


Recent Posts

  April 9, 2021 CCL chapters around the nation are getting to work on the vital task of building support for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 2307), which was  reintroduced in the House last week  by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL). And as of today, seven additional cosponsors have already joined ( more information here )! Rep. Deutch said the ... more
Posted by Brett Cease on CCL Community Bulletin Apr 9, 2021 7:44 AM PDT
Each month, Citizens’ Climate Lobby supporters gather locally for a  monthly meeting  where we educate ourselves by listening to a guest speaker. Go to your  local chapter's page  to find out more about your chapter's plans for listening in. April's Monthly Meeting will take place on Saturday, April 10th at 1 pm ET / 10 am PT and feature a ... more
Posted by Brett Cease on CCL Community Bulletin Apr 2, 2021 4:14 PM PDT
By Steve Valk, CCL Communications Coordinator Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL-22) reintroduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act this week with 28 cosponsors. ( Congress.gov Page For H.R.2307 ). The bill would place a rising fee on carbon pollution that will get America to net zero emissions by 2050. Revenue from the fee would be distributed ... more
Posted by Brett Cease on CCL Community Bulletin Apr 1, 2021 8:33 AM PDT
March 31, 2021 We want to show President Biden how popular carbon fee and dividend is, so CCL is asking volunteers to send 3,000 postcards to the White House for our April action. And here’s the good news: MyPostcard, the service we’re using to make and deliver the cards, is donating the 3,000 postcards, which normally are $3 apiece. Why postcards? We live ... more
Posted by Brett Cease on CCL Community Bulletin Mar 31, 2021 3:20 PM PDT