Citizens’ Climate Lobby
June 2021 Lobby Training #2: Final Preparations

June 2021 Lobby Training #2: Final Preparations

June 11, 2021

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, legislative strategy, and how to talk about endorsements/ statements of support most effectively in meetings to support our agenda. This is a recommended training for any CCL volunteer planning on being a part of their group's 2021 June Lobby Meeting (as well as last week's - Lobby Training #1 - CCL's Primary & Supporting Asks).

Skip ahead to the following section(s):

  • (0:00) Intro & Agenda
  • (2:34) Primary Asks Finalized
  • (8:44) Samples For Carbon Pricing Is Popular Documents
  • (16:30) A Nuanced Border Discussion
  • (23:31) Anticipated FAQs From the Hand-outs
  • Q&A Discussion (https://youtu.be/L4E79sqQM28)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/june-lobby-prep

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/459 

CCL’s June 2021 Lobby Training #1: Primary & Supporting Asks

CCL’s June 2021 Lobby Training #1: Primary & Supporting Asks

June 4, 2021

Join CCL's Vice President of Government Affairs Dr. Danny Richter for a training that reviews the updates and context for CCL's 2021 Primary and Supporting Asks as well as guidance for lobby teams as they plan their online meetings. 

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(3:20) Primary Asks
(34:12) Big Picture
(47:17) Supporting Asks
(https://youtu.be/lVaLK-KwYTs) Separate Q&A Discussion

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/june-asks-slides

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/185 

CCL Training: Leading Your Lobby Team

CCL Training: Leading Your Lobby Team

May 28, 2021

Join CCL Regional Coordinator Sabrina Fu for a training designed for those who wish to learn more about leading a lobby meeting with a member of Congress or staff. In this training, we'll review the role of a lobby team leader, how they assign team roles, coordinate practice times and how to handle other special situations. This training is Part IV in the “Working With Congress” training series, designed to help our more experienced volunteers and citizen lobbyists get ready for our June lobbying meetings.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Introduction & Agenda
(3:33) The Importance of Leadership
(11:13) Advance Planning
(22:37) Meeting Planning Suggestions
(30:15) Expressing Leadership - Before, During, After Meeting
(38:42) Meeting Minutes & Final Considerations

Additional Resources:

Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/lobbylead

Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/working-with-congress/lobbying-401 

Questions: https://cclusa.org/forums 

CCR 60 60 Sovereignty, Land Rights, and Climate Change with Mary Kathryn Nagle and Jacques Kenjio

CCR 60 60 Sovereignty, Land Rights, and Climate Change with Mary Kathryn Nagle and Jacques Kenjio

May 28, 2021

As impacts of climate change affect the places where we live, conflicts and questions arise. This is what happened to Jacques Kenjio and his family in the costal city of Douala, Cameroon. Although a tribal chief provided them with legal documentation to occupy the land, the government forced them and hundreds of others to leave without providing any compensation. This motivated Jacques to learn about social justice and to pursue higher education in the United States.

Jacques Kenjio is a Ph.D. Candidate in environmental studies at Antioch University New England (AUNE) with a focus on two key areas: Government-Driven land dispossession and land policy reform in Sub-Saharan Africa at large, and specifically in his country of birth, Cameroon. His other research interests include: environmental justice and policy (especially climate change policy), multi-stakeholder participatory processes, social justice and community building.

In looking for ways to get involved in the climate movement, he stumbled upon Citizens Climate Lobby. At first he could not believe citizens were able to approach lawmakers and their staffs directly. This type of access just does not happen in Cameroon. In addition to taking part in CCL activities in the USA, Jacques is now active in Citizens Climate International in supporting CCL volunteers in French speaking African countries. 

Jacques reveals the challenges CCLers in many African countries face in part because of the daily challenges that come from poverty, underemployment, and political instability. He also tells us the moving story of Bunyui John Njabi, a CCL volunteer who was killed because of political unrest in Cameroon. In addition to his work wtih CCL  Bunyui John Njabi sang original songs about climate change and environmental justice. His song and music video Water Time Bomb and highlights the urgent need to address water shortages and pollution. You will hear the song in this episode.   

The Art House

Mary Kathryn Nagle is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She is also a partner at Pipestem and Nagle Law, P.C., where she works to protect tribal sovereignty and the inherent right of Indian Nations to protect their women and children from domestic violence and sexual assault. She is also a successful playwright who has been using the stage to raise awareness about land sovereignty issues and the epidemic violence against women. 

From 2015 to 2019, she served as the first Executive Director of the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program. Nagle is an alum of the 2013 Public Theater Emerging Writers Program. Productions include Miss Lead (Amerinda, 59E59), Fairly Traceable (Native Voices at the Autry), Sovereignty (Arena Stage), Manahatta (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Return to Niobrara (Rose Theater), and Crossing Mnisose (Portland Center Stage), Sovereignty (Marin Theatre Company), and Manahatta (Yale Repertory Theatre). She has received commissions from Arena Stage, the Rose Theater (Omaha, Nebraska), Portland Center Stage, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Yale Repertory Theatre, Round House Theater, and Oregon Shakespeare Theater. 

Many thanks to CCL volunteer Melissa Giusti for introducing me to Mary Kathryn Nagle. 

You can hear standalone versions of The Art House at Artists and Climate Change

Good News Report

Our good news story today comes from a filmmaker in the United States. INHABITANTS: An Indigenous Perspective brings essential stories to screens and has been well received. It premiered at the DocLands Film Festival earlier this month. 

For screening details and more info visit inhabitantsfilm.com

If you have good news to share, email us radio @ citizensclimate.org

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CCL Training: Messaging For The Energy Innovation Act

CCL Training: Messaging For The Energy Innovation Act

May 21, 2021

Join CCL's Marketing Director Lesley Beatty for a training that will provide an overview of the important role of focus and resonance in communicating the four key points behind the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, as well as additional messaging recommendations, depending on your audience, and where to find all of the supporting resources.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Four Key Leading Messages (2:49)
Using The Expanded Messages (19:45)
Supporting Graphics & Videos (29:30)
CCL’s Support For Price On Carbon (35:30)
Resources on CCL Community (37:00)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/messaging
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/378  
Price On Carbon Page: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/price-on-carbon/ 

CCL Training: Understanding Border Carbon Adjustments

CCL Training: Understanding Border Carbon Adjustments

May 14, 2021

This training with CCL Board Chair Dr. Ross Astoria reviews the basics of border carbon adjustments, how they're viewed constitutionally and in terms of trade legality and the practical aspects of border carbon adjustment implementation along with its constraints.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Intro & Background
(2:29) Context & History of International Trade
(6:37) What Are Tariffs & Resolving Disputes
(16:24) Adjustment Design For Fossil Fuels
(19:14) Carbon Intensive Goods
(26:47) Global Diplomacy Considerations & Examples
Separate Q&A Discussion: https://youtu.be/OAdXY2bVCE8 
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/border-carbon-adjustments
CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/132 

Andres Jimenez | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | May 2021 Monthly Meeting

Andres Jimenez | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | May 2021 Monthly Meeting

May 8, 2021

People of color are likely to be the most impacted by environmental and climate degradation. And yet, they are typically the most underrepresented in environmental organizations and the national conversation about cleaning up our environment. Our guest this month is Andrés Jimenez, Executive Director of Green2.0, an organization dedicated to increasing the diversity of voices being heard at the table when it comes to environmental justice. Before joining Green2.0, Andres was Senior Director of Government Affairs for Citizens' Climate Lobby. Before that, he was Associate Director of Government Relations at Ocean Conservancy. Andres has also worked on the Hill in the offices of Rep. Linda Sanchez and Rep. Howard Berman.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Welcome
(1:22) CCL's New Staff
(5:53) Andres's Presentation and Q&A
(32:48) AirMeet Intro For June Conference
(37:07) May Actions & Accomplishments

Green 2.0: https://diversegreen.org/ 
CCL's May Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet 
CCL's June Conference: https://cclusa.org/june 
May Pre Call Video: https://vimeo.com/546579112 

CCL Training: 2021 Updates  From Around The World

CCL Training: 2021 Updates From Around The World

May 7, 2021

Join Director of Programs, Citizens’ Climate International, Cathy Orlando for a training that highlights what is going on around the world in 2021 with ​CCL’s​ network, what other countries are doing in terms of carbon pricing and citizen engagement, and how CCL is engaging in international civil society meetings.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):

(0:00) Intro & Overview
(2:58) About Citizens’ Climate International
(10:58) International Progress on Carbon Pricing
(25:30) Stories From Around the World

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/around-the-world

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/157

CCL Training: How To Host Online Zoom Meetings

CCL Training: How To Host Online Zoom Meetings

April 30, 2021

CCL mainly uses Zoom for our video conferencing and training. This training with Alison Holtzschue will walk through the process of setting up and hosting an online group meeting on Zoom, including important considerations to get your meeting all set up online. In the meantime, Zoom's Training Center offers many live training webinars, recordings and video tutorials for everyone, and they're available here

 

CCL mainly uses Zoom for our video conferencing and training. This training with Alison Holtzschue will walk through the process of setting up and hosting an online group meeting on Zoom, including important considerations to get your meeting all set up online. In the meantime, Zoom's Training Center offers many live training webinars, recordings and video tutorials for everyone, and they're available here.

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/hosting-zoom-meetings 
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/347 

Countering Scientific Misinformation AMA with Dr. John Cook, Skeptical Science Founder

Countering Scientific Misinformation AMA with Dr. John Cook, Skeptical Science Founder

April 30, 2021

Join Dr. John Cook, research fellow at the Climate Change Communication Research Hub at Monash University, creator of Skeptical Science, and Cranky Uncle for an AMA on Countering Scientific Misinformation. Dana Nucitelli, environmental scientist, writer, and author, interviews Dr. Cook about the beginnings of Skeptical Science, his work on Cranky Uncle, and his perspective on questions from the audience on how to counter scientific misinformation.

If you're interested in exploring Cranky Uncle, Dr. Cook has set up a group code "CCLAMA" to jump straight into the game - download the game on iPhone (http://sks.to/crankyiphone), Android (http://sks.to/crankyandroid), or browser (https://app.crankyuncle.info).

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