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Dr. Katharine Hayhoe’s Opening Plenary - #CCL2019 Conference

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe’s Opening Plenary - #CCL2019 Conference

June 15, 2019

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist whose research focuses on understanding what climate change means for people and the places where we live. She is a professor at Texas Tech University, she hosts the PBS digital series Global Weirding, and she has been named one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People and Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders.

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Piper Christian, Keynote Address - #CCL2019 Conference

Piper Christian, Keynote Address - #CCL2019 Conference

June 15, 2019

Piper Christian is a Freshman at the University of Utah. She has volunteered for Citizens Climate Lobby since her sophomore year in high school. In 2018, Piper worked with CCL volunteers and students to pass a resolution through the Utah State Legislature which recognized the impacts of climate change and encouraged emissions reductions. She has spoken on youth panels, organized Utah’s first youth environmental summit in 2017, and gave a TEDx talk on climate change communication in 2016.

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Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali’s Closing Plenary - #CCL2019 Conference

Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali’s Closing Plenary - #CCL2019 Conference

June 15, 2019

A renowned thought leader, international speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali serves as the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate, and Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation. He is also the founder of Revitalization Strategies, a business focused on moving our most vulnerable communities from “surviving to thriving.” Before joining the National Wildlife Federation, Mustafa was the senior vice president for the Hip Hop Caucus, a national non-profit, non-partisan organization that connects the hip-hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change. Previously, Mustafa worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 24 years.

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CCL Training: Understanding Economic Support For The Energy Innovation Act

CCL Training: Understanding Economic Support For The Energy Innovation Act

June 15, 2019

Join CCL Research Coordinator Jerry Hinkle for a training that evaluates the climate and health benefits of the Energy Innovation Act and compares them to the policy costs.

Economists wholly support charging for carbon pollution, and many support returning all funds to households. Why such strong support? The recent peer-reviewed literature makes clear that the policy benefits of a revenue neutral carbon tax that refunds all money to households greatly exceeds the policy costs.

From this, supporters will better understand why economists insist a revenue neutral carbon tax is good for the economy and society.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Economists Statement on Carbon Dividends (3:53)
Health Co-Benefits (11:54)
Climate Benefits (15:47)
Policy Costs vs. Benefits (24:19)
Webinar Q&A: https://youtu.be/4JPON1vqCcA

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CCL June 2019 Meeting with Shi Ling Hsu

CCL June 2019 Meeting with Shi Ling Hsu

June 8, 2019

Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu is the John W. Larson professor and Associate Dean for Environmental Programs at the Florida State University College of Law. He is the author of The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy, which remains the most comprehensive general treatment and argument for carbon taxation. He teaches and writes in the areas of environmental and natural resource law, climate change, law and economics, and property. Professor Hsu holds an M.S. in ecology and a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics and was an EPA Star Fellow from 1996-98.

CCL Training: 2019 Conference & Lobby Day Logistics

CCL Training: 2019 Conference & Lobby Day Logistics

June 7, 2019

Join CCL National Partnerships Coordinator Taylor Krause and CCL Membership Coordinator Sara Wanous for a final walk-through of the who, what, when, where, how and why of the 2019 International Conference & Lobby Day in Washington, DC. If you’re attending for the first time​ this is ​a highly valuable webinar in preparing for what to expect with the schedule, logistics, and final details.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Your Lobby Schedule & Pre-conference materials (2:56)
Conference Schedule (13:30)
Getting To The Hill & Capitol Area Considerations (25:28)
Meeting Minutes Plans (34:43)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/logistics
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CCL Training: Understanding Congress Basics

CCL Training: Understanding Congress Basics

June 1, 2019

Join Taylor Krause, CCL's National Outreach & Partnership Coordinator, and Sara Wanous, CCL's Membership Coordinator for a training focuses on the details of Congress, the policymaking process, and what life is like for members of Congress and their staffers.

This webinar is also a part of CCL's Core Volunteer Training, a series specifically created to support you in becoming more active with CCL and answering any questions you might have across a wide range of topics.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Committees & Chambers (3:27)
How A Bill Becomes Law (11:42)
What's Law Like In Congress? (20:35)
Citizen Advocacy Resources (34:10)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/cvt-congress
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CCL Training: How To Lead A Lobby Team Training

CCL Training: How To Lead A Lobby Team Training

May 31, 2019

Are you interested in learning more about what it takes and key details to remember when leading a lobby meeting with a member of Congress or staff?

Join CCL Northeast Regional Coordinator Iona Lutey for a training that will review the role of a lobby team leader, how they assign team roles, coordinate practice times and how to handle other special situations.

Skip to the following section(s):
The Importance of Leadership (2:36)
Advance Planning (6:06)
Meeting Planning (17:40)
Transition Examples (26:53)
Other Considerations & Meeting Debrief (35:20)
Meeting Minutes (40:58)
TBD, Delivery Only, and Constituent Call-in Meetings(44:32)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/lobbylead
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CCR Ep 36 How to be an extraordinary climate advocate with Sam Daley-Harris and Glen Retief

CCR Ep 36 How to be an extraordinary climate advocate with Sam Daley-Harris and Glen Retief

May 25, 2019

Sam Daley-Harris, author of the book, Reclaiming Our Democracy, helped develop a model of advocacy that empowered citizens to connect directly with lawmakers. This model has helped shape organizations like Citizens Climate Lobby and the Friends Council for National Legislation. Sam reveals some of the sources for his own inspiration. His parents--their faith and public witness--along with insights he gained from his twelve years playing in the Miami Philharmonic orchestra directly contributed to his success in addressing world hungry, promoting micro-loans for the poor, and in training climate advocates. Sam highlights the important roles advocates play in taking on climate change.

Another climate advocate, Glen Retief, had the opportunity to take on the rebel role during the anti-Apartheid struggle in South Africa. He stood up to the racist policies of his government, but not as a rebel. Instead, he took on the role of advocate--lobbying, writing letters, and going to meetings. You will hear about the seemingly impossible task to turn his country around and the extraordinary lessons he learned that he now applies to his work in promoting solutions to climate change. Glen is the author of the Lambda Awarding winning book, The Jack Bank--A Memoir of a South African Childhood

Art House

Elizabeth Doud takes on the role of Siren Jones in her one-person performance, The Mermaid Tear Factory. Based in Miami, Florida, she has been a catalyst to engage other artists in conversations around climate change. Each year she helps organize Climakaze Miami

Elizabeth explains why she sees Miami as the city of the future--both with its international changing demographics and the many ways climate change is reshaping the city. She also shares why artists need to break away from telling the story of climate science and instead dig deep into the hard emotions around climate change.

Puzzler Question

You attended one of the recent student walk-out demonstrations. While there you spoke to a parent, Claire. Claire’s daughter was a protest organizer. You tell Claire how you speak to legislators about laws that will address fossil fuel pollution. You see yourself as an advocate, working in the system to bring about change. Claire confesses, “I would never have the patience for that. I am so angry and I need to protest.” She then asks, “So why do you do that kind of advocacy work instead of protesting and civil disobedience?”

Try answering the puzzler question. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from. Get back to host, Peterson Toscano by June, 15, 2018. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of 3 minutes or less at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.)

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CCL Training: Handling Difficult Lobbying Scenarios

CCL Training: Handling Difficult Lobbying Scenarios

May 24, 2019

How might you best respond to someone in a meeting yelling their concerns back at you? Or a group member taking over on a tangent?

Join Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator Tamara Staton and Southeast Regional Director Don Addu for this training to learn how to overcome objections and handle difficult situations with a proven process that keeps your meetings and conversations on topic and leads to more effective and meaningful relationships.

Skip to the following section(s):
What About China & India? (2:40)
Sounds like a Tax (6:44)
Revenue-Neutrality (10:11)
Climate Skepticism (13:00)
Key Takeaways & Common Temptations (16:30)
Difficult Situations (20:50)
Hot Button Topics (26:10)
Putting It All Together (34:30)

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