Weekly Briefing: Send President Biden A Postcard To Support Carbon Fee And Dividend
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 in an age where most communication is done digitally — social media, text, email. Going old school with snail mail will help our message rise above the noise. We’re aiming to have the postcards delivered by Earth Day (April 22), when Biden will host a virtual climate summit with world leaders. Plus, now is a great time to make your voice heard, since the White House is announcing its plans for jobs, infrastructure, and climate. (Read more about that here.)
The whole process can be done on your smartphone. Complete instructions for downloading the app, accessing the $3 credit, and creating and sending your postcard can be found here. After your postcard is sent, log it in the Action Tracker (found on your dashboard on CCL Community), share your postcard on social media, and invite friends and family to send a postcard, too.
If you’d rather not use the app, go ahead and send your own postcard to the White House.
We’re already doing tremendous work building support for carbon pricing in Congress. Let’s flood the White House with postcards to show the president that Americans support a price on carbon with a dividend sent to households!
Send A Postcard To The President
In other news this week:
Carbon pricing win in Canada: Last week, Canada’s Supreme Court ruled the federal government was on solid legal ground when it imposed a carbon tax on individual provinces. The policy, which utilizes a fee-and-dividend system, currently prices carbon at the equivalent of $24 per ton in U.S. dollars, and the government recently decided to increase the price to $135 by 2030. Read more.
Last day to make the biggest impact: All monthly recurring donations to CCL are being triple matched from March through May. Today is the last day to take full advantage of this amazing gift match opportunity. Sign up to become an Evergreen Donor today!
Take action this week
If you have a little time: The good news about Canada’s Supreme Court upholding that nation’s carbon-pricing system is worth sharing. Check out our post on Facebook and share it with your friends.
If you have more time: With our March Lobby Week behind us and Earth Day coming up, this is a great time to join CCL’s Monthly Calling Campaign. If you join this campaign, you will get monthly reminders and scripts to call your members of Congress. Sign up at cclusa.org/mcc and then double your impact by asking a friend to sign up, too.
You can also connect with your nearest CCL chapter to take action in your community, or join one of CCL’s national online Action Teams to take action on specific topics like agriculture, health, faith, and more.
Browse CCL Community’s Event Calendar to find upcoming events, trainings, and calls you can join.
This week on the CCL blog
API supports carbon pricing: The American Petroleum Institute announced last week it will support carbon pricing as a means to bring down greenhouse gas emissions. Members of CCL’s Team OIL weigh in on what this change of policy means for carbon pricing support in the business community. Read more.
Keeping your cool on a warming planet: In the latest episode of Citizens’ Climate Radio, Peterson Toscano talks with Dr. Krista Hiser about her research that offers guidance for teachers to help students manage emotions related to the climate crisis. Read more.