Weekly Briefing: Follow Along From Home & Register For June Conference Virtual Livestream

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May 25, 2022

While hundreds of CCL volunteers will be heading to D.C. in June for our national conference, CCLers who won’t be traveling can join the fun from home. 

This virtual version of the conference will be hosted by Brett Cease, Senior Director of Volunteer Education and Engagement. Online attendees will be in a virtual lobby and will be able to chat with one another. Volunteers who register can look forward to a host of panels and seminars, some of which will be recorded, and others that will be live-streamed during the conference on Zoom from June 11 - 13.

Here are just a few of the live events that you can look forward to tuning in to:

  • The Climate Advocate Training Workshop will help new and old volunteers alike understand CCL’s methods and vision. 
  • Lobby training with Dr. Danny Richter, CCL VP of Government Affairs will reflect on this Congress and bring us up to speed on any current climate action in Congress. He’ll also share his perspective on the road ahead for carbon fee and dividend and other key climate priorities.
  • A film screening of "Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops," which is a series of five short films emphasizing why climate scientists have felt increasing alarm. 
  • Keynote speeches from guests like Alex Flint, Executive Director for the Alliance for Market Solutions, and former Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources. Flint will share his perspective on the process of budget reconciliation, how a carbon price can fit in, and future opportunities for carbon pricing policy.

The virtual portion of CCL’s June Conference will be on Zoom Events. To register for Zoom Events, you must have at least a free Zoom account and you will be prompted to log in to your Zoom account. If you don’t already have one, please sign up for a free Zoom account before registering.

There’s so much to do and see virtually, even from the comfort of your own home!

Register For The Conference Livestream


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   •  Now hiring: CCL has several open positions available. You can view those positions and apply here.

   •  Nerd Corner — Health costs and fossil fuel: CCL Researcher Jonathan Marshall recently posted an analysis of a new study detailing health costs as a result of fossil fuel pollution on CCL’s new Nerd Corner. This community page is devoted to the research and science that gives our action direction. Check out Jonathan’s post on Nerd Corner here!

   •  Rural Roundup: For Earth Day, volunteers across CCL’s Third Coast region organized the “2022 Rural Roundup,” to build political will for climate action in Texas and Mississippi.


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If you have more time: Find out more about CCL in this info session

Are you wondering what exactly CCL does? Are you interested in getting more involved with CCL, but aren’t sure how? Joining our Wednesday night informational session is a good place to start! This session at 8 p.m. ET will tell you more about Citizens’ Climate Lobby and how you can make a difference in our climate. Join here.

Find your CCL chapter | Check out our Action Teams | Browse upcoming events

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Media: CCLers make climate an election issue

An article on Sudbury.com this past week detailed how climate activists led a rally in Ontario, Canada and pushed climate action to be a focal point of the elections. Among the activists were CCLers. 

Cathy Orlando, the Program Director at Citizens’ Climate International, attended the rally with her daughter, Fridays for Future member Sophia Mathur. Fridays for Future is a group of young climate activists under the age of 16. Sophia, who is 15, was named International Young Eco Hero just last year.

Cathy explained the importance of consensus-driven science reports, such as the reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as one of the reasons that politicians should emphasize the importance of climate policy.

Read The Article


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5/26: June Lobby #2: Primary & Supporting Asks — Join CCL's Vice President of Government Affairs Dr. Danny Richter for a training that will review the updates and context for CCL's June 2022 Primary and Supporting Asks. Attendees can also expect guidance for lobby teams as they plan their online meetings. This is a recommended training for any CCL volunteer planning on being a part of their group's June 2022 Lobby Meeting. Join us!

6/2: Lobbying 401: Leading Your Lobby Team (CCU) — This training is designed for those who want to learn more about leading a lobby meeting with a member of Congress or staff. This training will review the role of a lobby team leader, how they assign team roles, coordinate practice times, and how to handle other special situations. Join us!

Need training on the basics? Catch our next session of Core Volunteer Training, made for newer volunteers:

5/31: Climate Science Ask Me Anything — Did you hear Dr. Andrew Dessler recently on Joe Rogan, or have a question about climate science in general? Watch Dr. Dessler, Texas A&M Professor, Reta A. Haynes, Chair in Geosciences, and Dana Nuccitelli, CCL Research Coordinator and leader of Science Policy Network, for CCL's quarterly Ask Me Anything! Join us!

To see other topics and past trainings, visit the Training Topics page of CCL Community

Posted by Brett Cease on May 25, 2022 3:03 PM America/Los_Angeles

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