Weekly Briefing: Support Our Climate Work This Giving Tuesday
CCL has been able to accomplish a lot in the climate realm this year, thanks to our volunteers. Your hard work, dedication, and donations helped set the stage for the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, and have made the potential passage of several more climate policies during Congress’ lame duck session a possibility. Thank you so much for all of your support.
As we enter a season of gratitude, you can help push CCL-backed climate solutions across the finish line and give us a strong start in the new year.
Giving Tuesday is right around the corner – Nov. 29 – and now you have the opportunity to double your impact! The first $350,000 in donations received on or before Giving Tuesday will be matched dollar-for-dollar, thanks to a matching pool provided by a group of Climate Guardian donors. Give soon and your dollar can go even further to mobilize even more dedicated citizen lobbyists in support of bipartisan climate action. Save the date for Nov. 29, or make a tax-deductible donation today (and your gift will be matched early)!
In other news this week:
- A sneak peek at our December conference: Curious about our speaker lineup? Determined to hear from our experts on policy updates and legislation? Read more about what you can expect at our free, virtual December conference here.
- Lobby season asks: Want to know about CCL’s primary and secondary asks for your member of Congress. Wait no longer! You can find a blog outlining lobby season asks and a legislative update here.
- Carbon price discussion at COP27: The head of the International Monetary Fund advocated for a carbon price this past week at the COP27 summit. You can read more about this promising statement in this tweet.
- A heartfelt farewell…Amy Bennett says goodbye: CCL’s Amy Bennett announced that she will be moving on from CCL this week. “As you know, I recently went on vacation to my beloved Mount Tamalpais. What a great place to reflect...It really helped me focus and see things in a refreshed way,” Amy said. “Now is a perfect time to hand over the reins to Kesten, who is more than capable, as you all know!” We’ll miss you Amy! You can read Amy’s goodbye statement here on CCL Community.
Take action this weekIf you have a little time: Register for our December conference
How can Democrats and Republicans and everyone in between can work together on the issue of climate? Former GOP Congressman Carlos Curbelo will be weighing in, as seen in this tweet here. See what he and several other speakers have to say by registering for our conference today!
If you have more time: Watch the November monthly call recording
Forgot to watch CCL’s November monthly call? Don’t fret! You can watch a recording of the call here. This month’s guest speaker was Sam Daley-Harris, author of Reclaiming Our Democracy, who talked about civic courage and the midterms.
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Featured Lever This Week
CCLers connect with conservatives at hunting and fishing event
In South Carolina this past September, CCLers tabled at the National Hunting and Fishing Day event, which attracted a largely conservative crowd.
“South Carolina is a very conservative state. We’re always thinking about how to welcome more conservatives into our chapters and encourage them to come to lobby meetings,” said Charlotte Ward, CCL State and Local Media Coordinator who also volunteers as a group co-leader for the Greenville chapter.
Charlotte, accompanied by her chapter co-lead Constantine Khripin, volunteer Lauraleigh Bush, and fellow chapter members John Beckerle and Bill Harclerode, set up a table at the event with a posterboard.
The posterboard depicted the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication study graph of belief and concern regarding climate change. Lauraleigh noted that most participants seemed to be concerned about climate change.
“Cautious was the most common response, but the overall trend was that people were concerned about climate change,” she says. “So the first three dots on the chart got the most pins, which I felt was really encouraging.”
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- 11/17: Why Permitting Reform Is An Important Climate Priority — Join CCL Research Coordinator Dana Nuccitelli for a training on the climate significance of permitting reform. Join us!
- 11/22: No CCU training. Happy Thanksgiving.
Need training on the basics? Catch our next session of Core Volunteer Training, made for newer volunteers:
- 11/22: Social Media Basics — Join CCL’s Marketing Manager Ashley Hunt Martorano for a training geared at enhancing you and your group’s use of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Join us!
To see other topics and past trainings, visit the Training Topics page of CCL Community.