Legislative Strategy

Learn how CCL interacts with members of Congress to develop legislative strategy around climate, and gain an understanding of congressional processes, which can help you work more effectively with your member of Congress.

 

Self-Paced Training

CCL also offers live training sessions on a variety of topics every week. View Events Calendar for a full list

2021 Legislative Plan

  All Levels This training appropriate for volunteers of any skill level.
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  Traditional Training content presented in a tab format with more straightforward access to text, webinar, and audio recordings.

Join CCL's Vice President of Government Affairs Dr. Danny Richter for a training that will provide up to the moment insights on the dynamics in Congress and how we can most effectively use our meetings to support our agenda.

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Understanding Congress Basics

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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  Interactive Training content presented in a more interactive format with integrated images, audio, video and learner-centric activities.

Learn the details of the congressional policymaking process, how a bill becomes law, and research from the Congressional Management Foundation on life in Congress for both staff members and our representatives and senators.

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How To Work With Existing Cosponsors

  Intermediate This training is created for volunteers who already have a grasp of the basics and are looking to deepen their understanding on a more focused topic.
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So, your member of Congress is a sponsor on the Energy Innovation Act?! Hooray! But now what? This training provides guidance for maintaining and building your relationship with your member of Congress.

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Budget Reconciliation Explained

  Advanced This training topic is more advanced and intended to provide complex information and resources for volunteers looking for an in-depth explanation.
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This training reviews the Congressional process of budget reconciliation and how it might apply to a carbon fee and other climate legislation.

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The House Climate Solutions Caucus

  Beginner This training is intended for new/er volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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The bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives is a bipartisan group working on solutions for climate change. The purpose of the caucus is to “explore policy options that address the impacts, causes and challenges of our changing climate”

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The Senate Climate Solutions Caucus

  Beginner This training is intended for volunteers who are seeking a basic understanding of this topic.
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The Senate Climate Solutions Caucus was initiated by two Senators stepping up to the plate on climate change in a major way. Learn the details of how Sen. Chris Coons, a Democrat from Delaware, and Sen. Mike Braun, a Republican from Indiana, are creating a bipartisan climate caucus in the Senate.

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CCL's June Meeting Analysis

  Intermediate This training is created for volunteers who already have a grasp of the basics and are looking to deepen their understanding on a more focused topic.
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Review the June Meeting Analysis and learn how to use it in a meeting with a member of Congress and with the media, potential endorsers, and the larger community.

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