Weekly Briefing: Join Us June 12 To Push For A Carbon Price
May 26, 2021
As we make the big push to include carbon pricing in climate legislation that moves forward in this Congress, our June 12 conference is designed to help you be an effective advocate for this powerful tool, which can put us on track to reach net zero emissions by 2050.
In addition to the stellar lineup of keynote speakers — Jerry Taylor, Jasmine Sanders and Adele Morris — our breakout sessions feature a wide range of people and organizations who will talk about why they support carbon pricing. You can choose to hear from faith groups, mayors, doctors, students, outdoorsmen, labor unions or environmental justice advocates.
The conference also includes the option to attend one of four Sunday seminars. Two of these sessions are new this year: Energy Innovation Act: Messaging and Policy Details, and Understanding the Conservative Perspective—Critical to Achieve the Mission.
Something else that’s new this year: "We're using Airmeet as our conference platform this June,” said Alison Kubicsko, CCL’s National Events Manager. “It has more opportunity for attendees to connect to each other, and it will allow for much easier transitions between conference sessions."
Join Alison and CCL’s Amy Bennett for a Q&A next Tuesday to learn more about what you can expect at the virtual June conference and procedures for lobbying the week following the conference.
Register For The Conference Here!
In other news this week:
More cosponsors for H.R. 2307: Since last week, two more House members have signed on as cosponsors for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act: Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-03) and Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02). You can tweet your appreciation to them and other cosponsors with CCL’s online action tool.
CCL submits testimony: Late last month, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing about climate challenges and the tax code. CCL submitted testimony for the record about the benefits of carbon pricing, such as more quality jobs in clean energy and jobs created from the distribution of the carbon dividend. Read more.
Want to work for CCL? Citizens’ Climate Lobby is still accepting applications to fill three positions: Director of Government Affairs, Conservative Outreach Coordinator, and Action and Endorsement Coordinator.
Take action this week
If you have a little time: Send an email today to your senators asking them to vote in favor of the Growing Climate Solutions Act, S. 1251, when it comes to the floor. Our online tool will give you a message to customize, and your action will be logged for you.
If you have more time: Sign up for the next series of workshops on motivational interviewing. The workshops are designed to give you the skills to communicate in a collaborative way with anyone, particularly “difficult people.” The series is facilitated by Vince Schutt, a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. Learn more.
5/27: Big Tent Climate Talks, Hannon Armstrong - In this month’s conversation within the coalition of people working on climate change, CCL’s Sara Wanous talks with Gil Jenkins, vice president of communications and public affairs for Hannon Armstrong, a leading investor in climate change solutions. Join us!
5/27: Lobbying 401: Leading a Lobby Team - Ready to step up and lead a lobby meeting? This session will cover how to assign team roles, coordinate practice times and how to handle other special situations. Join us!
6/1: Climate Advocacy Certificate Program: In this 15-week program, open to everyone regardless of age or student status, participants learn how to use the levers of political will to be effective climate advocates. The program takes about two hours a week and academic credit is possible through arrangement with the student's academic institution. Register by May 31.
To see other topics and past trainings, visit the Training Topics page of CCL Community.
This week on the CCL Blog
Success through relationship building: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton is one of the most progressive members of Congress, but the District of Columbia delegate initially had reservations about cosponsoring the Energy Innovation Act. After patient and persistent relationship building on the part of CCL’s D.C. chapter, she eventually came around and is now a cosponsor of H.R. 2307. Read more.