Primary Ask (Leave Behind)

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When you hold a lobby meeting, whether with an aide or with a member of Congress, they want to know what actions we want them to take. Our Primary Ask (Leave Behind) sheet lets them know.

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Usage Instructions

This June, CCL's three Primary Asks are organized based on the political party and the congressional chamber you’re meeting with:

  1. Democrats (Senate & House): Help America Meet President Biden’s Climate Pledge (hand-out PDF below)
  2. Republicans (Senate House Moderate): Use A Supporting Ask
  3. Republicans (House Populist): Help America Win: Have a Look at a Carbon Border Adjustment (hand-out PDF below)


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 your ask will differ if your member is a Republican or Democrat. For full instructions for how to use these documents, see the Reviewing Primary & Supporting Asks training.

 Primary Ask For Senate & House Democrats Primary Ask For Senate & House Democrats(.pdf)(updated 5/26/22)47 KB
 Primary Ask For House Populist Republicans Primary Ask For House Populist Republicans (.pdf)(updated 5/26/22) 45 KB
What Are CBAMs? HandoutWhat Are CBAMs? Handout(.pdf)(added 5/27/22)103 KB
Using the CBAM Handout Explainer (for CCL volunteers) Using the CBAM Handout Explainer (for CCL volunteers) (.pdf)(added 6/6/22) 543 KB

Primary Ask for Senate & House Moderate Republicans (select a Supporting Ask)

Older Handouts/Resources from the June 2021 Primary Asks

Archived Primary Ask Hand-outs from earlier years


 Carbon Pricing Is Popular Carbon Pricing Is Popular (.pdf)(updated 6/16/21) 266 KB
 Business Statements on Carbon Pricing Business Statements on Carbon Pricing (.pdf)(updated 6/10/21) 268 KB
Developed Economies with Carbon PricesDeveloped Economies with Carbon Prices(.pdf)(updated 06/02/21)81 KB
Related Trainings

Dr. Danny Richter's June 2022 Trainings:

Lobbying Congress, Grassroots Outreach
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