October 2023 Monthly Actions & Meeting W/ Ben Pendergrass, CCL VP Gov't Affairs
Ben Pendergrass serves as Vice President of Government Affairs and is part of the CCL government relations team in Washington D.C. In this role, he works to advance CCL’s policy goals in Congress. Ben has worked for over 14 years in Washington D.C., both as Congressional staff and as a government relations professional. For several years, Ben served on the legislative staff of Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM). Most recently, he was Senior Vice President, Policy and Legislative Affairs for a national trade association. Ben has worked in a wide range of policy areas including taxes, natural resources, agriculture and national security. He has successfully advanced standalone legislation as well as provisions in annual appropriations bills, tax extender legislation, and farm bills. He has also worked extensively with federal agencies and worked on numerous federal regulations.
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October's Monthly Actions (click here to download the full sheet)
- With your liaison, plan your November 6-10 lobby meeting(s)
- Continue planning your November 4 Fall Conference watch party
- Social media bonus action: Repost CCL’s invitations to our Fall Virtual Conference
- Educate and activate people in your district on the Energy Innovation Act
- Communications skills exercise: Practice explaining the benefits of the Energy Innovation Act
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