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Rep. Ray Ward | Citizens‘ Climate Lobby | October 2021 Monthly Meeting

Rep. Ray Ward | Citizens‘ Climate Lobby | October 2021 Monthly Meeting

October 9, 2021

Is carbon fee and dividend really the policy that can bridge the divide between Republicans and Democrats? On this month's call we'll talk to Dr. Ray Ward, a Republican state representative in Utah, about why he likes the policy. When he's not working in the legislature, Ward is a family physician in Bountiful, Utah. Earlier this year, he signed on to an op-ed in the Deseret News with two dozen other Utah Republicans endorsing carbon fee and dividend.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Welcome
(2:45) Rep. Ray Ward
(9:07) Q&A Discussion
(22:59) Legislative Updates w/ Ben Pendergrass
(35:44) October Updates & Actions

CCL's October Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet  
October Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/626727421 
Desert News Republican Carbon Dividends Op-Ed: https://www.deseret.com/opinion/2021/6/4/22453352/carbon-dividend-act-republicans-for-climate-change 
Register for November 13-14 Conference: https://cclusa.org/November 
President Biden Campaign: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/white-house/

CCL Training: Understanding U.S. State Severance Fees

CCL Training: Understanding U.S. State Severance Fees

October 8, 2021

Join CCL State Level Carbon Pricing Coordinator Alexis Hermosillo and CCL's legislative interns Amanda Christophe and Matias Alberola for a training that will examine the connection between severance fees and carbon pricing, and help attendees understand current trends and future steps for action.

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(0:00) Introduction & Agenda

(2:41) Introduction of Severance Fees

(4:14) Scope of U.S. Severance Fees

(7:34)Tax Revenue Use

(9:47) Relation to Carbon Pricing

(11:55) Trends and Steps for Action

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/severance-fee-slides

National Conference of State Legislatures: https://www.ncsl.org/research/fiscal-policy/state-energy-revenues-update.aspx 

Dr. Barry Rabe’s research: https://www.brookings.edu/ author/barry-rabe/?type=posts and

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1wNYXHPs3VbXJjHn8MslG3OHzvHo47COK/edit#slide=id.p11 

 

 

CCL Training: Ten Social Media Actions to Take To Support A #PriceOnCarbon in Budget Reconciliation

CCL Training: Ten Social Media Actions to Take To Support A #PriceOnCarbon in Budget Reconciliation

October 1, 2021

Join CCL's Marketing Manager Ashley Hunt Martorano for a training that walks you through the strategic ways you can leverage the power of their own social media profiles to amplify and support the actions CCL is taking to help ensure strong climate policy like a carbon price is included in the emerging details of the budget reconciliation process.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(4:00) Why Take Action Now?
(11:09) Twitter Actions
(19:15) Facebook Actions
(25:38) Instagram Actions
(32:32) TikTok Actions
(37:06) LinkedIn Action and Final reminders

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/10-social-actions-slides  
Social Media Toolkit for CCL's Reconciliation Campaign: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/489

CCL Training: Communicating With Conservatives

CCL Training: Communicating With Conservatives

September 24, 2021

Join Nate Abercrombie CCL Conservative Outreach Coordinator for a training on communicating with conservatives regarding the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act. Nate reviews conservative messaging on climate change, especially with regard to the printed word and highlight the conservative support aligning with key messages and underlying components, connecting how the bill aligns with conservative values.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(2:08) General tips for communicating with conservatives
(12:02) Aspects of climate change conservatives care about most
(17:19) How the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act is politically conservative
(22:21) How the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act is economically conservative

Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/communicating-with-conservatives 
Conservatives on Climate Change Website: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/conservatives-on-climate-change/ 
Conservative Climate Policy Guide: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/conservative-guide-climate-policy/ 
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/communicating-across-the-aisle/conservatives 

CCL Training: Ask Community Leaders to Champion their Support to Congress

CCL Training: Ask Community Leaders to Champion their Support to Congress

September 24, 2021

Contact community leaders you know and ask them to personally call to urge their members of Congress to support carbon pricing in climate legislation. Join CCL Action Director Todd Elvins and CCL leaders Robin Paone and Mark Welsch to find out how you can take action locally.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(2:03) Why now and which community leaders? 
(6:38) How they should contact their members of Congress?
(8:15) How else to highlight support?
(9:50) Volunteer success stories

CCL Training Page:
https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/420 
Endorse at: 
https://energyinnovationact.org/endorse/ 

CCR Ep 64 Hinduism and LGBTQ climate work with Hari Venkatachalam

CCR Ep 64 Hinduism and LGBTQ climate work with Hari Venkatachalam

September 24, 2021

How does an American Hindu approach the climate crisis? What ancient values and teachings apply to modern life in America today? And how does this relate to LGBTQ issues and public health? Hari Venkatachalam connects his faith, work, heritage, and even his sexual orientation to living in a climate-changed world.

In the episode Hari reveals how extreme weather, which affects everyone, disproportionally impacts LGBTQ homeless youth. Citizens Climate Radio host, Peterson Toscano, explains, 

Up to 40% of youth living on the streets in the United States and Canada are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and non-binary. Many of them avoid going to shelters because they assume they will received the same discrimination and hostility they escaped. This is especially true for transgender and gender non-binary young people. This puts them at extra risk during extreme weather events.

Hari Venkatachalam also talks about his faith and the principles handed down to him from his father. Hari is an active member of Sadhana: A Coalition of Progressive Hindus, and his activism focuses on environmental justice, LGBTQ+ issues, and public health. He currently works in Tampa, Florida as a public health researcher for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Kathy Baughman McLeod, SVP, Atlantic Council & Director, Adrienne Arsht - Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, also weighs in to talk about the dangers of extreme heat.

The Art House

Joining us in the Art House is Dr. Krista Hiser, with the first in a series of an occasional feature called The Ultimate Cli-Fi Book cCub. The purpose of the book club is to look at climate-themed literature and consider how it can help us engage differently with interdisciplinary topics and existential threats related to the planetary predicament of climate change. 

 

In this episode Krista reflects on the cli-fi novel, Blaze Island by Catherine Bush, and lets her imagination run wild, as she pulls together some of the greatest minds in climate fiction. 

 

Dr. Krista Hiser is Professor at Kapiʻolani Community College. Her PhD is in Educational Administration from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She has published on community engagement, service-learning, organizational change, post-apocalyptic and cli-fi literature. 

You can read a written version of Krista’s essay at The Ultimate Cli-Fi Book Club for Sustainability in Higher Education on Medium. 

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

Good News Report

Our good news comes from Anthony Leiserowitz at Yale Climate Connections. You will hear about a new fund which aims to bring more people into the climate conversation. 

We always welcome your thoughts, questions, suggestions, good news, and recommendations for the show. Leave a voice mail at 518.595.9414. (+1 if calling from outside the USA.) You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org  

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CCL Training: Budget Reconciliation Explained

CCL Training: Budget Reconciliation Explained

September 17, 2021

Join CCL Strategy Director Tony Sirna for a background review of the budget reconciliation process, understand how this process might apply to carbon fee and dividend related legislation and review additional climate legislation emerging from the Senate and House packages.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(2:23) Background on Reconciliation & Filibuster
(4:37) More about Reconciliation & Budget Resolution
(11:53) Carbon Fee & Dividend in Reconciliation
(16:33) Other Climate Policy In Reconciliation 
(33:40) What Have Studies Found?
(39:19) Q&A Discussion

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/reconciliation-explained-slides 
Budget Reconciliation Actions: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/reconciliation-actions 
CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/487 

Aaron Cosbey | Citizens‘ Climate Lobby | September 2021 Monthly Meeting

Aaron Cosbey | Citizens‘ Climate Lobby | September 2021 Monthly Meeting

September 11, 2021

Border carbon adjustments, a mechanism to shield businesses in nations with robust climate ambition, have been a hot topic recently. The European Union has announced it will impose such taxes starting in 2023, and Senate Democrats in the U.S. have included it in the budget reconciliation resolution. To learn more, we turn to Aaron Cosbey with the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Aaron is an economist with 30 years of experience in the areas of trade, investment and sustainable development. He has served on the Deputy Minister for International Trade’s Academic Advisory Council on Canadian Trade Policy and recently wrote a report on the need for Canada to adopt a border carbon adjustment.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Welcome
(2:35) Aaron Cosbey
(13:20) Q&A Discussion
(28:11) September Updates & Actions
(30:30) CCL's Strategic Initiatives
(41:04) Carbon Fee & Dividend: How It Works

CCL's September Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet  
September Pre-Call Video: https://vimeo.com/602102372  
IISD Report: www.iisd.org/publications/enabling-climate-ambition-border-carbon-adjustment-canada  
Understanding Border Carbon Adjustments Training: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/132  

CCL Training: Getting New Volunteers Engaged

CCL Training: Getting New Volunteers Engaged

September 10, 2021

We're having a surge of new members join CCL! Want to brainstorm ideas on how to best support your own local efforts? Join Elli Sparks, CCL Field Development Director, for a training review that pulls on some of the best ideas from the Onboarding and Group Development Coaches action teams to offer tips and suggested strategies for bringing new people aboard CCL so that they acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become empowered CCL volunteers.

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(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(2:22) Onboarding Overview
(5:38) Basic Welcome Process
(16:30) Building Teams and Getting Help
(18:25) Boost Engagement via CCL Community
(20:17) Ongoing Engagement Ideas

Join the Onboarding Action Team for more ideas!
https://community.citizensclimate.org/groups/action-teams
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/new-volunteers-engaged 
CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/298 

CCL Training: CCL‘s Transformational Organizing Guide

CCL Training: CCL‘s Transformational Organizing Guide

September 3, 2021

Join CCL leaders for a review of CCL's training on our five pillars of transformational organizing to help us strengthen our leadership development and capacity throughout our organization. We'll review suggestions and ideas in our groups will increase the number of highly engaged and motivated people that we work with and enable us to reach our goals!

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(0:00) Intro & Background
(3:19) The Pyramid of Engagement
(9:50) The CCL Way
(15:06) The Conditions that Motivate 
(20:22) The Elimination of Blame
(27:13) The Empowerment of Volunteers

Presentation Slides: https://cclusa.org/transformational-organizing-slides 
CCL Community Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/222 

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