Weekly Briefing: CCL’s Conservative Conference Is This Week!
March 30, 2022
CCL’s Conservative Conference on March 29 and 30 has been a great success in uniting right-leaning climate advocates in D.C. More than 100 right-of-center attendees have gotten to learn about the importance of right-wing participation in the climate movement. Pictured above are Rep. Young Kim, the Republican representative for California's 39th district, and Craig Preston, chair of CCL's Conservative Caucus, at the conference yesterday.
In the weeks leading up to the conference, many media outlets were buzzing with excitement about the conservative-focused climate conference. Nate Abercrombie, the Conservative Outreach Coordinator for CCL, went on a radio and television media tour, appearing on WKBW7, WUSA9, and WDVM.
The event featured speakers such as Rep. Nancy Mace (SC-01), Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Executive Director of RepublicEN Bob Inglis. The conference was co-hosted by climate-focused conservative organizations RepublicEn and DEPLOY/US.
The speakers delivered messages about the history of conservatives in conservation, as well as how U.S. jobs, business, and health are impacted by climate change and can benefit from market-driven solutions. The second day of the conference taught volunteers how to be conservative climate leaders in D.C. and locally.
In other news this week:
In other news this week:
- CCL’s March fundraiser: Concerned about climate change? Do NOT put your money where your mouth is. Each dollar bill can contain up to 3,000 germs. Instead, “trash your cash” with CCL each month: there’s still one day left to sign up! March 31 is the last day to start your recurring monthly donation: fueling our grassroots climate advocacy and helping us unlock a one-time $150,000 bonus gift. Trash your cash by registering to give monthly to CCL today!
- Now hiring: CCL has a contractor position available for a Front-End Developer. Interested applicants can find more information here.
- Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 70: Esteban Gast joins Peterson Toscano for a conversation about Esteban’s podcast and journey into climate communication through comedy. Listen now.
Take action this week
If you have a little time: Share the latest carbon pricing support
The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 2307) got a new cosponsor this week. Like and share this tweet, and thank Rep. Haley M. Stevens (D-MI-11) for supporting this carbon pricing bill.
If you have more time: Register for CCL’s June conference
Registration is open for CCL’s June conference! This is the first organization-wide in-person CCL event in two years. Attendees can expect many interesting features and breakout sessions, including a breakout session on how to work with your member of Congress. This session will help you become a CCL political strategist and learn what stakeholders are important in your area, as well as effective messaging to use with your member of Congress. Register here.
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.
Featured Lever This Week
Media: CCL Executive Director’s op-ed success
Earlier this month, CCL’s Executive Director Madeleine Para wrote an op-ed, connecting the dots between war in Ukraine and fossil fuel, calling for cleaner energy usage.
“The clean energy transition would bring more geopolitical, economic, and climatic stability, keeping us safer and more secure on many fronts,” she writes, pointing to a well-designed price on carbon as a policy to speed up that transition.
If your chapter hasn't submitted Madeleine's op-ed yet, there's still time. You can access Madeleine’s op-ed on CCL Community and submit it to your local newspaper for publication. (Check in with your chapter to make sure multiple people don’t submit the piece to the same newspaper.) Need help? Head to our Media Relations forum to ask questions.
3/31: Running Engaging Online & Hybrid Meetings — Join CCL Education & Resilience Coordinator Tamara Staton for a training that will review recommendations and tips for chapters interested in running online and hybrid meetings. Join us!
4/7: Introducing CCL's Stand With Ukraine Campaign — Join CCL's Marketing Manager Ashley Hunt-Martorano and Vice President of Organizational Strategy Tony Sirna for a training that will introduce CCL's "Stand with Ukraine" campaign. The goal of this campaign is to push for clean energy as a way to achieve real energy independence and reduce the power of autocrats and dictators like Putin. Join us!
Need training on the basics? Catch our next session of Core Volunteer Training, made for newer volunteers:
4/5: Engaging With CCL Community Website — Learn how to use CCL's main websites to get up to speed and identify opportunities for participation that match your talents and interests. This training will focus on helping participants navigate our websites as well as opportunities for harnessing the talents, experience and interests you bring to CCL. Join us!
To see other topics and past trainings, visit the Training Topics page of CCL Community.