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

Note: For June 2022, this resource will be updated by May 26th, below is the description from our November 2021 Lobby Days:

For your 2021 November Lobby Week, there are two separate primary asks depending on whether your meeting is with a Republican or Democrat.

  • Senate or House Democrats: Include a Strong Carbon Price in Reconciliation 
  • Senate Republicans: Select from the list of Supporting Asks
  • House Republicans: Support Growing Climate Solutions Act (GCSA)

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 Lobby Training on CCL's Nov. 2021 Strategic Plan & Primary Asks.

Primary Ask For Senate & House Democrats Primary Ask For Senate & House Democrats (.pdf)(updated 10/28/21)52 KB
Older Handouts/Resources from the June 2021 Primary Asks

 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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