Primary Ask (Leave-Behind)
When you hold a lobby meeting, whether with an aide or with the member of Congress, they want to know what we want from them. Our Primary Ask Leave-behind sheet lets them know what we want from Congress.
Send this handout to your Member of Congress or staffer ahead of your lobby meeting. It is also recommended that you use this ask to frame your conversation with them. To download this PDF resource click on the button below.
CCL’s primary ask of members of both chambers of Congress is: to support the bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R.763).
The primary ask should be made in every meeting. If your member is already a cosponsor of the Energy Innovation Act, then focus on thanking them and explore how they can support it by talking about their cosponsorship publicly in whatever way makes sense to them. CCL’s How To Work With Existing Cosponsors training provides more recommendations.
If your member of Congress in the House agrees to cosponsor the Energy Innovation Act during your lobby meeting, they will know what to do to take that next step (i.e. contact Rep. Deutch's office). If they agree to cosponsor or express significant interest, please also inform our CCL legislative staff by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you receive interest from a Senator, please indicate that Senator Coons' office is the right office to talk to for more information.