CCL Danville KY Launches
CCL's five levers of political will include Chapter Organizing given the importance of organizing new groups around the country to demonstrate local support for the Energy Innovation Act.
One of CCL's newest chapters — CCL Danville — just launched less than two weeks ago in the heart of rural Kentucky. Group Development Coach Christine Missik and local co-leader Sallie Bright coordinated the startup.
Leading up to the event, Sallie leveraged the grasstops voice of local Centre College economists who had signed the Economists Statement of Support for Carbon Dividends by sitting down with Danville reporters to write a story covering this statement and the upcoming local CCL workshop.
"I am still energized by the number of people Christine and Sallie brought together to talk about climate solutions and the excitement they had," said Teresa Werner, CCL's Kentucky State Co-Coordinator, who led the workshop.
They interviewed one of those economists, Dr. David Anderson, who also joined more than 30 attendees at the workshop at the Boyle County Public Library. Sallie worked with Christine and a host committee of five other local Danville residents for several months ahead of the workshop to make sure the local community was engaged and ready to go.
To find out more about how you too can start your own local chapter or train to give CCL Climate Advocate Training workshops reach out to CCL's Field Development Director Elli Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"One of the most memorable moments for me came during our Save vs. Savor activity," Missik said. "A local farmer shared how her family had relocated from Colorado due to the long droughts they had endured, only to be swept up in increasing flooding on their Kentucky farm preventing them from fully being able to become successful. Having a voice to talk about climate impacts as well as bipartisan solutions that addressed these real impacts was transformational."