Energy Innovation Act Media Packet

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A document which contains resources and information for reporters and publishers regarding the Energy Innovation Act. It's a one-stop shop for all of the information journalists need.
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Download the media packet below to share with your local press contacts to highlight information regarding the Energy Innovation Act. Make sure to coordinate with your local group to determine who will be doing the outreach to your local media.

This media packet covers the introduction of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, which you can use in pitches to editorial writers for endorsements. Here's a suggested pitch:

Dear [NAME HERE],

This is [YOUR NAME] with the [YOUR CITY] chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.We have some exciting news we’d like to share with the editorial board: A bill to tackle climate change has been reintroduced in the House of Representatives by a bipartisan group of seven cosponsors. With scientists warning we’re running out of time to reduce the carbon pollution that causes global warming, we’re hoping you can lend your support to this bill and encourage our members of Congress to get behind it.

Can we schedule a meeting with the board to discuss this?

Thank you,

[YOUR NAME & PHONE]

If the newspaper declines to publish an editorial, ask if they'll consider an op-ed from your group and have a member of your chapter draft one based on the media packet.

Download by clicking on the image or download button below.

Energy Innovation Act Media Packet
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Jim Tolbert’s op-ed for papers in Republican districts 

Included below is an op-ed from CCL Conservative Outreach Director Jim Tolbert. It is written to appeal to a conservative audience. If your newspaper circulates in a conservative area, submit this op-ed to your paper.

Conservative Op-Ed For Energy Innovation ActConservative Op-Ed For Energy Innovation Act(.docx)15 KB
Rep. Deutch Press Call
This Press Call was recorded Dec. 6, 2018, Rep. Ted Deutch and Citizens’ Climate Lobby staff introduce the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. Listening to the call and asking questions are members of newspaper editorial boards from across the country.

Viewers are welcome to share this video with other press contacts, and for additional information, please contact Steve Valk, CCL’s Communications Director, at steve@citizensclimate.org
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