Weekly Briefing: CCL’s Conservative Conference Around The Corner
CCL’s conservative conference around the corner
CCL’s approach to enacting climate solutions is to work with everyone along the political spectrum. Our Conservative Climate Leadership Conference and Lobby Day — Mar. 28-29 in Washington, D.C. — provides the opportunity to engage climate advocates and lawmakers who are right of center.
The conference will gather conservative volunteers and members of Congress to make climate a bridge issue as conservative concern over climate change grows.
“The conversation around climate action has historically been dominated by the left. Even in nonpartisan circles, our voices, while valued, tend to get drowned out,” explained Drew Eyerly, CCL’s Conservative Outreach Director. “This is an opportunity for right-of-center individuals to come together and be heard. What we like, what we don’t like, and what we want… We may not always have quantity on our side, but we have quality. I can’t wait to be around those with similar mindsets as me in D.C. that understand the importance of this issue from a conservative perspective.”
Conference attendees can expect to hear from speakers such as Rep. John Curtis (UT-03), Former Commissioner and Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Neil Chatterjee, Vice President of External Affairs of the American Conservation Coalition (ACC) Chris Barnard, and Chief External Affairs Officer at ClearPath Luke Bolar. Attendees can also look forward to lobbying with a selected group of Republican members of Congress.
The application deadline for attending the conference and securing a limited lobbying spot is March 10. The application deadline for attending the conference with no lobbying is March 14.
If you’re interested in attending CCL’s conservative conference, click the link below for more information and to answer a few short questions before being given a link to register.
In other news this week:
- Want to spotlight your CCL chapter in the Weekly Briefing? Has your chapter done something cool or impressive? Want to show off your chapter’s efforts? Then fill out this form about CCL chapter accomplishments for a chance at having your chapter highlighted in the Weekly Briefing!
- Want to spotlight a CCL volunteer? Do you know a hardworking CCLer who has achieved something incredible for our planet? Nominate them here for a chance at being featured in our Volunteer Spotlight on CCL’s blog.
- Exxon and climate change: News broke last week that scientists at Exxon predicted the impacts of climate change 50 years ago — and then ignored those predictions. Check out CCL’s tweet about the story here.
- New En-ROADS Action Team: CCL is debuting the new En-ROADS Engagement Action Team (EEAT). This action team will teach members about the many possible uses of En-ROADS insights for CCL audiences, how to arrange a workshop, and even how to become a trained CCL En-ROADS Workshop facilitator through Climate Interactive’s training. You can attend the launch of this new action team on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. PT/ 7 p.m. ET here.
- Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Martin Luther King, Jr. spent his life working towards a healthier, more just world. Let’s work to make a difference, just like he did.
Take action this week
If you have a little time: Familiarize yourself with one of CCL’s new policies
It’s time to start diving into CCL’s new policy areas for 2023. A good place to start is with our Healthy Forests initiative. You can read more about this new policy area here.
If you have more time: Watch the recording of our January national call
If you couldn’t make it to our January national call this past weekend, don’t fret! The recording is now available on CCL’s YouTube channel. Click here to listen from Andrew Jones, who helped develop the En-ROADS simulator.
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Featured Lever This Week
Cleveland CCLer gets op-ed published
CCLer Michael Reiling of the Cleveland, Ohio, chapter of CCL recently had an op-ed published on Cleveland.com about the importance of bipartisan climate solutions in the 118th Congress.
Michael highlights the four new areas of CCL’s policy agenda as something that everyone can embrace.
“Action to mitigate climate change is absolutely necessary to provide quality life for Americans as well as all citizens of the world,” Michael wrote. “We can reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 without returning to a Stone Age of living.”
Click the link below to read Michael’s op-ed.
READ MICHAEL'S OP-ED
Upcoming Trainings1/19: Advanced Training on Building Electrification & Efficiency — Join CCL Research Coordinator Jonathan Marshall for an advanced training about Building Electrification & Efficiency. Jonathan will review the need to electrify and weatherize American buildings and why it’s important, as well as answer frequently asked questions on the topic. Join us!
1/26: Engaging New and Returning Members of Congress — Meeting in the local district of a member of Congress is an essential element to building connections with Congress. This training walks through the process of planning and setting up a successful meeting with your member of Congress back home in your community. Join us!
Need training on the basics? Catch our next session of Core Volunteer Training, made for newer volunteers:
1/24: Climate Change Economics AMA — Have a question about climate economics in general? Join Dr. Adrien Fabre, CNRS research fellow at CIRED, and Jonathan Marshall, CCL Research Coordinator and co-leader of CCL's Nerd Corner, for CCL's quarterly Ask Me Anything with some of the most well-respected climate scientists and economists in the country and beyond! Join us!
To see other topics and past trainings, visit the Training Topics page of CCL Community.