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.
For your 2021 March Lobby Weeks, there is a list below of four different primary asks depending on whether your meeting is with a Republican/Democrat and in the House or Senate.
- For Senate Republicans: Support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act
- For Senate Democrats: Be Ambitious: Co-sponsor a Carbon Price
- For House Democrats: Support the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act
- For House Republicans: Get to the Table on Climate: Support a Carbon Price
Along with the primary ask, there are two different companion documents included below as well - one highlighting "Carbon Pricing Is Popular" for Democratic offices and one highlighting Business Support For Carbon Pricing for Republican offices.
Send the corresponding handout and companion document 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 your PDF resource click on the button(s) below.
The primary ask should be made in every meeting, but for March, your ask will differ if your member is in the House or Senate and a Republican or Democrat. For full instructions for how to use these documents see the March Lobby Training on Making Primary and Supporting Asks.