Citizens’ Climate Lobby
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)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/ handling-difficult-scenarios
Training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/187
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CCL Training: Planning Your Meeting with Congress Training

CCL Training: Planning Your Meeting with Congress Training

May 17, 2019

Lobbying can be both exciting and intimidating. Being prepared is one way to reduce anxiety.

Join CCL Mid-Atlantic Co-Coordinator Sabrina Fu for a training that will walk you through CCL's step-by-step process for preparing for your meetings in Washington DC with Congress and/or their staff.

-Researching your legislator and their district or state before a visit

-The additional tools CCL offers to identify local climate impacts and economic demographics of the community

-Assigning meeting roles

-Practicing and working together as a team

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Intro & Overview (from beginning)
Tools for Preparing to Lobby (2:52)
Assigning Roles (14:12)
Supporting Asks & Legislation of Interest (19:50)
Practice Ahead (37:38)
Putting It All Together (45:49)

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Presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/planning-your-meeting
CCL Training page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/185

May 2019 Meeting with Carlos Curbelo

May 2019 Meeting with Carlos Curbelo

May 11, 2019

Before leaving Congress, Carlos Curbelo did more than any Republican to tone down the divisive rhetoric on climate change and start a movement to turn it into a bipartisan issue. Along with Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), he led the formation and growth of the Climate Solutions Caucus, which had 45 Republicans and 45 Democrats at the end of the previous Congress. In January, he joined the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and he also joined the advisory board of the Millennial Action Project, a nonprofit focused on getting younger lawmakers to work across the aisle and to bring civility to the governing process. He joins this month’s call to talk about building the momentum for a bipartisan approach to solving climate change.

CCL Training: How The Carbon Fee Is Assessed & Collected

CCL Training: How The Carbon Fee Is Assessed & Collected

May 10, 2019

Are you interested in finding out about where the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act is designed to assess the fee it places on fossil fuel emissions?

Join CCL's Research Coordinator Rick Knight for a training that explores more in-depth policy details behind how carbon-based fuels may be assessed their CO2 content and what it means to assess a fee as far upstream as possible.

Rick will follow the supply chain for coal, oil and natural gas to understand how the Energy Innovation Act might minimize the administrative burden of assessing the fee while maximizing the extent to which the fee captures the full fuel cycle greenhouse gas emissions.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Intro & Overview (from beginning)
Measuring Carbon Content (3:38)
Supply Chains for Coal, Oil & Gas (13:25)
H.R. 763 & Fee Placement (20:17)
Regulatory Discretion & Summary (29:18)

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Presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/point-of-assessment
CCL Training page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/130
Q&A from webinar here: https://youtu.be/EqtdQmlvbSA

Practicing Effective Lobbying - CCL’s Core Volunteer Training

Practicing Effective Lobbying - CCL’s Core Volunteer Training

May 8, 2019

Join Amy Bennett, CCL’s Director of Congressional Liaisons and Lobby Days, for a webinar that will walk you through what an actual meeting with your member of Congress can look like ahead of meeting for CCL's June Conference in Washington, DC.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Meeting Roles Review (3:06)
Researching Your Member (7:54)
Planning Your Meeting (14:49)
Meeting Demonstration: Beginning (21:39)
Meeting Demonstration: Middle (28:15)
Meeting Demonstration: End (35:36)
Final Reflections (40:57)

Webinar slides: cclusa.org/cvtlobby
This training on CCL Community: community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/186
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Communicating With Conservatives: CCL’s Core Volunteer Training

Communicating With Conservatives: CCL’s Core Volunteer Training

May 7, 2019

Join CCL's Jim Tolbert, Conservative Director, for a training on Communicating With Conservatives regarding The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act.

Jim will review conservative messaging on climate change and highlight the conservative support aligning with the bill as well as the Act's five key messages and underlying components, connecting each to how the bill aligns with conservative values.

Core Volunteer Training is 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):
Moral Foundations Theory (2:56)
In-Group Loyalty & Betrayal (8:53)
Authority vs. Subversion (15:06)
Purity vs. Sanctity (17:00)
Conservative Messaging on the Energy Innovation Act (21:13)
Resources on Community (33:22)

Webinar slides: http://cclusa.org/cvt-conservatives
This training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/55
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CCL Training: The Transformative Power of Citizen Advocacy Training

CCL Training: The Transformative Power of Citizen Advocacy Training

May 4, 2019

Does citizen advocacy and the constituent advantage still matter in this day and age in Congress?

Join CCL's Advisory Board Member and Civic Courage Executive Director Sam Daley-Harris and CCL leaders' stories from throughout the country for a training that will demonstrate the advantages we hold as citizens in transforming our government and the policies we adopt.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
RESULTS background (Sam's Story) (5:45
Our Sense of Powerlessness (17:35)
Making A Difference (21:46)
The Role of Citizens (Destiny's Story) (29:29)
Building Relationships (Krystal's Story) (41:19
Sharing Our Stories (Grant's Story) (49:52)

Webinar slides: cclusa.org/transformative-power
This training on CCL Community: community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/48
Prepare For Lobby Day Training: community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/272
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CCL Training: Engaging Community Leaders

CCL Training: Engaging Community Leaders

April 27, 2019

Join CCL Action Coordinator Todd Elvins for a training that highlights the beginning steps to get started building support for the Energy Innovation Act from prominent local faith, business, and community leaders and elected officials who will impress your members of Congress in your own community.

Skip Ahead to the following section(s):
Endorsement Story & Five Levers Review (2:25)
Getting Endorsements (7:45)
Using the Energy Innovation Act Website (17:08)
Prioritizing Engagements (22:14)
Types of Endorsements (27:08)
Action Teams Discussed (31:30)

Resources:
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/cvt-grasstops
Engaging Community Leaders Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/62
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CCL Training: Diversity & the Climate Movement: Bridging the Cultural Gap on Climate Change

CCL Training: Diversity & the Climate Movement: Bridging the Cultural Gap on Climate Change

April 27, 2019

Join Clara Fang, CCL's Higher Education Outreach Coordinator, as she shares findings from her PhD research on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the environmental movement.

Studies show that people of color in the United States support climate action as much if not more than Whites, but they don't seem to be translating that concern into membership in environmental organizations, many of which struggle with diversity.

In this webinar, you'll learn about the historic and cultural barriers for people of color in the environmental movement, and what CCL can do to be a more diverse and inclusive organization.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
The Challenge of Diversity (2:06)
Benefits of Diversity (5:29)
Perceptions of Climate Change (8:18)
Barriers of History and Culture (15:10)
Building A Just & Inclusive Climate Community (24:10)
What Can I Do? (29:35)
Final Resources & References (36:27)

Resources:
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/diversity-climate
Reaching Out To Diverse Communities Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/173
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CCR Ep 35 Plastic Pollution and Heavy Metal

CCR Ep 35 Plastic Pollution and Heavy Metal

April 27, 2019

Nicole Chatterson at the University of Hawaii and Dominic Scicchitano at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania have spent a lot of time in the water. Nicole talks about plastic pollution she has been hauling up in the Pacific Ocean while Dominic shares his findings regarding micro-plastics in the Susquehanna River. The segment helps listeners connect plastic production and pollution with climate change. What happens to our trash once we throw it out?

Nicole discusses the complications of the waste to energy incinerator on the island of Oahu. Both guests also talk about the need to advocate for systems changes that will reduce plastic waste especially from single use plastics. Discover the individual and larger policy changes that will help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

The Art House

Peter Buckland is a local politician, a sustainability expert at Penn State University, and a poet. He also loves to listen to music. He talks about the powerful environmental messages he hears in heavy metal music. Discover how this loud and very fast music speaks directly to the climate change problems we created and must address.

The Puzzler 

We hear answers to the puzzler question, "If global warming is happening, why did we just have such cold weather this past winter in the USA?" 

New Puzzler Question

This puzzler is for people in groups like Citizens Climate Lobby that speak to members of congress.

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 told Claire about the work you do speaking 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 confessed, “I would never have the patience for that. I am so angry and I need to protest.” She then asked, “Why do you do that kind of advocacy work instead of protesting and civil disobedience?”

Send Peterson your answers by May 15, 2019, along with your name, contact info, and where you are from. You can email your answers to radio @ citizensclimate.org or leave a voicemail of three minutes or less at 518.595.9414 (+1 if calling from outside the USA). 

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