Weekly Briefing: Sign Up For CCL’s Summer Conference Livestream

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May 22, 2024

Pre-registration for the in-person conference is now closed. But you can still join in the fun! 

f26df6f9849e5a4aae1be91407a2b27b-huge-snSome sessions throughout the day will be livestreamed on Zoom and our YouTube channel. Sign up for the Zoom livestream to get reminders ahead of time, or head to CCL’s YouTube channel the day of to join in. 

The livestream will start at 9:00 a.m. EST both Sunday and Monday and stream the sessions taking place throughout the day in the main ballroom, including: 

  •  Making Climate an Election Priority (Sunday, 2:00 p.m. EST) featuring Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project 
  •  “True False Hot Cold” screening (Monday, 10:10 a.m. EST) featuring a conversation with filmmaker Ben Stillerman
  • Breaking the Climate Silence (Monday, 11:00 a.m. EST) featuring Sierra Petersen of Science Moms, and Elan Strait of Potential Energy Coalition
  • Closing Keynote (Monday, 5:15 p.m. EST) featuring Vera Songwe, chair of the Liquidity and Sustainability Facility and Senior Non-Resident Fellow at Brookings Institution

Check out the full program, including all livestreamed sessions, here. Get reminders and a sign up link in advance by registering for the conference livestream on Zoom.

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In other news this week:

• 1000+ Summer Conference registrations: We surpassed our goal of 1,000 registrations for CCL’s Summer Conference & Lobby Day! Thanks to everyone who signed up to join us in person. We’ll see you June 8-11 in Washington, D.C. for some good old-fashioned education, inspiration, and climate advocacy.

• CCL statement on FERC rules: Last week the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adopted two new rules related to transmission. While these rules are encouraging, it is clear Congress still needs to act so we can build at the speed required to meet our climate goals. Read CCL’s full statement.

Take action this week

If you have a little time: Write Congress in support of carbon pricing. In 2022, Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which contained historic levels of investment for climate action. That law put our country on track for a lot more climate pollution cuts — but not quite enough to reach our science-based goals. Researchers at the Hamilton Project and Brookings Institution just released a paper modeling what we can do to most effectively close the gap: enact a price on carbon. Write your representative and senators to build support for carbon pricing in Congress.

If you have more time: Get ready for Lobby Day. If you’re joining us on Capitol Hill this June, attend this Thursday’s Lobby Training with CCL’s Government Affairs team, which will cover our legislative plan in the context of current dynamics in Congress.

Featured chapter: CCL SC Beaufort

The Beaufort, South Carolina chapter of CCL has built strong alliances with local environmental advocacy groups to elevate climate as an election issue and fight for more clean energy in the state. 

In April, CCL Beaufort hosted a ‘Climate and Our Environment’ forum featuring two of the primary candidates for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional district, in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, Charleston Climate Coalition, and the Sierra Club.

The event received huge interest and was standing room only as Congressional hopefuls Mac Deford and Michael B. Moore answered questions about how they would accelerate the transition to green energy and combat a changing climate. Their answers and the event were covered in local newspaper the Island News

“Citizens who exercise their right to vote should know exactly who they are voting for,” said Mike Bogle, Group Leader of CCL Beaufort, who helped organize the forum. “Hearing candidates talk about addressing issues that directly affect their constituents is a great way to do that.” 

The CCL Beaufort chapter and other South Carolina chapters have also seen success partnering with Conservation Voters of South Carolina, the Coastal Conservation League, the Southern Environmental Law Center, the Southern Alliance of Clean Energy, and the League of Women Voters of South Carolina to challenge a South Carolina Legislature bill that would fast-track a huge new fossil fuel plant. 

Their efforts paid off, with the SC Senate vowing to study the state’s energy needs further.

Want to chat with the Beaufort chapter about how they organized their candidate forum? 

Join The Conversation on CCL Community.

Today's featured chapter story was written by CCL intern Nabila Wilson.

Upcoming trainings

5/23: Summer 2024 Lobby Training #2: Legislative Plan and Q&A - CCL's Vice President of Government Affairs Ben Pendergrass and Senior Director Jenn Tyler will provide up-to-the-moment insights on the dynamics in Congress and how we can most effectively use our time in upcoming lobby meetings to support our agenda. Join us!

5/28: Conference & Lobby Day Q&A - CCL staff members Alison Kubicsko and Mindy Ahler host this session to answer all of your questions about CCL's Summer Conference and Lobby Days. Join us!

5/30: Leading a Lobby Team - In this training, we 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!

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

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