Citizens’ Climate Lobby
Lobbying 401: Leading A Lobby Team

Lobbying 401: Leading A Lobby Team

June 5, 2020

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

Join CCL Mid-Atlantic Regional Co-coordinator Sabrina Fu and Great Lakes Regional Co-coordinator John Sabin 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 ahead to the following section(s):
The Importance of Leads (5:09)
Advance Planning (9:48)
Pre-Lobby Meeting Suggestions (18:46)
Expressing Leadership (26:36)
Meeting Debrief & Filing Minutes (37:44)

Additional Resources:
Presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/lobbylead

Training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/working-with-congress/lobbying-401

CCL Training: Reviewing 2020 Primary & Supporting Asks

CCL Training: Reviewing 2020 Primary & Supporting Asks

May 29, 2020

Join CCL's Vice President of Government Affairs Dr. Danny Richter for a training that reviews the updates and context for CCL's 2020 Primary and Supporting Asks as well as guidance for lobby teams as they plan their virtual June 2020 meetings.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Congressional Context (2:05)
Primary Asks (6:46)
RECLAIM Act (10:55)
Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act (16:20)
Supporting Asks (23:13)

More Information:
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/2020-asks-review

CCL Community’s Lobby Forums: http://cclusa.org/lobby-forums

Primary Asks: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/237

Supporting Asks: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/240

Danny's Q&A Discussion: https://youtu.be/Vx38Iprwnfk

CCL Training: Lobbying 301 - Handling Difficult Scenarios

CCL Training: Lobbying 301 - Handling Difficult Scenarios

May 22, 2020

Join CCL Northeast Regional Coordinator Iona Lutey and CCL Education & Engagement Assistant and Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Coordinator Tamara Staton for a training that will help you prepare 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 ahead to the following section(s):
What About China & India? (5:20)
Concern About Taxes (8:30)
The Price Doesn't Rise Quickly Enough (12:29)
Handling Challenging Questions Resource (16:46)
Common Temptations (17:58)
Difficult Situations (19:46)
Potential Hot-Button Topics (29:16)
Final Role Play Scenario (35:53)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/handling-difficult-scenarios

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/working-with-congress/lobbying-301

 

CCL Training: Reframing - Moving People from Resistance to Support

CCL Training: Reframing - Moving People from Resistance to Support

May 16, 2020

You already know what to say…but what if they don’t come along? Learn how to respond to resistance by tapping into their values and beliefs, then finding a more useful frame that allows them to join our cause. Join Steve Levin‍, an Executive Coach & Organizational Change consultant with over 20 years experience, and leader of workshops in “Powerful Conversations” to help leaders and coaches be more influential. We will practice on real and realistic scenarios that we face every day, so come prepared to experiment and discover the power of reframing.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
The Importance of Reframing (3:10)
Four Steps To Reframing (7:42)
Examples of Reframing (8:55)
Practice Reframing (14:58)
Final Review (23:20)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/reframing-resistance-support

CCL Community Training Page:https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/457

Lobbying 201: Planning & Practicing Lobbying Meetings

Lobbying 201: Planning & Practicing Lobbying Meetings

May 16, 2020

Join this opportunity to practice how to meet with your member of Congress this year for our online lobby meetings. Join Amy Bennett, CCL’s Director of Congressional Liaisons and Lobby Days for an online training that will walk you through important considerations for preparing to meet and what an actual meeting with your member of Congress looks like.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Meeting Roles (4:59)
Planning The Meeting (10:26)
Researching & Listening To Your Member (17:50)
Meeting Demonstration: Beginning (32:22)
Meeting Demonstration: Middle (38:19)
Meeting Demonstration: End (46:50)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/cvtlobby
CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/working-with-congress/lobbying-201

Lobbying 101: The Transformative Power of Citizen Advocacy

Lobbying 101: The Transformative Power of Citizen Advocacy

May 9, 2020

Join CCL Mountain West Regional Coordinator Bill Barron for a training that will demonstrate the advantages we hold as citizens in transforming our government and the policies we adopt. Tune in to hear the personal stories of transformation from CCL volunteers from across the country from Latinos Action Team Co-Lead Alfonso Saldaña to CCL Youth Leaders Nicolas Polimeni and Remi Masarik to New Hampshire State Coordinator John Gage.

Skip ahead to the following sections(s):
Marshall's Invitation To Empowerment (3:08)
Why Lobby As A Citizen? (10:55)
Building Relationships (20:12)
Researching Local Impacts (25:04)
Sharing Your Story (33:28)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/transformative-power

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/working-with-congress/lobbying-101

Dr Natasha DeJarnett | Citizens Climate Lobby | May 2020 Speaker

Dr Natasha DeJarnett | Citizens Climate Lobby | May 2020 Speaker

May 9, 2020

Climate change and carbon pollution have always had an impact on public health, and the COVID-19 pandemic bears that out. On this month’s call, Dr. Natasha DeJarnett will look at how these two crises are connected. Dr. DeJarnett is the interim associate director of Program and Partnership Development at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), where she leads research as well as climate and health activities. She also serves on the governing board of Citizens’ Climate Education.

Helpful Links:

National Environmental Health Association: https://www.neha.org/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Additional Health Action Team Recommended Research Articles: http://cclusa.org/health-research-may-call

Sign up to find out more about Citizens' Climate Lobby: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/join-citizens-climate-lobby/

 

CCL Training: Handling Challenging Questions About The Energy Innovation Act

CCL Training: Handling Challenging Questions About The Energy Innovation Act

May 1, 2020

Join CCL Strategy Director Tony Sirna and Government Affairs Coordinator Adeline DeYoung for a training that will highlight recommendations for communicating about the Energy Innovation Act and including how to approach talking with community members who may voice concerns about provisions within the legislation.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):

Importance of Listening (4:48)

How To Find & Use This CCL Resource (8:03 )

Role-play scenarios (15:14)

CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/handling-challenging-questions

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/handling-challenging-questions-slides

Join CCL: https://cclusa.org/join

CCL Training: Preparing For Media Interviews

CCL Training: Preparing For Media Interviews

April 17, 2020

Join CCL's Communications Director Flannery Winchester for a training that builds volunteers’ interview skills, particularly for radio and television. Learn how to prepare for and respond to interview questions, keep the interview on track, and get your message across in the media.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Pre-interview prep (1:59)
Preparing your message (6:05)
Practicing: Bad, better, best (11:20)
CCL’s recommended talking points (17:11)
Pivoting (28:08)
Presentation tips (37:15)

Helpful resources:
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/preparing-for-interviews
CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/110

CCL Training: Talking Climate Change with NNOCCI

CCL Training: Talking Climate Change with NNOCCI

April 10, 2020

This training will boost your skills in proven communications techniques that shift the national conversation about climate change to be more positive, civic-minded and solutions-focused through providing an overview of the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation's recommendations for identifying common values, metaphors, and solution-framing.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
What is NNOCCI? (3:14)
NNOCCI Resources Available (11:40)
What Americans Think About Climate Change (13:37)
The Core Story of Climate Change (21:35)
What Does This Look Like In Conversation? (31:48)
Summary & Next Steps (44:15)

Presentation PDF: https://cclusa.org/talking-climate-change-training

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/451

Follow NNOCCI On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NNOCCI/

CCL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CitizensClimateLobby