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CCL Training: Focusing Your Grasstops Outreach

CCL Training: Focusing Your Grasstops Outreach

June 28, 2019

One of the most critical elements of building political will for the Energy Innovation Act is spotlighting the support in for business, civic, and faith leaders in your local district.

Join National Partnerships Coordinator Stephanie Doyle and other CCL leaders in a training that will help you personally research your member, find major employers, focus your grasstops outreach and prioritize the community leaders important for your member of Congress.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Who Are Grasstops & Why Care? (2:05)
How to Focus Your Research (4:14)
Starting & Using An Organizer (9:27)
Connecting With Impacted Industries (18:48)
Lessons From the Hill (23:33)
Bringing The Grassroots Voice to Your Member (29:17)
Case Study: NC Asheville's Story (37:58)

Resources:
Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/focusing-grasstops
Training page on Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/273
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Introduction To The Energy Innovation Act

Introduction To The Energy Innovation Act

June 28, 2019

Join Dr. Danny Richter, Vice President for Government Affairs with Citizens' Climate Lobby, in a training that walks through the components the bipartisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019, H.R. 763, and helps new volunteers understand the details of this historic legislation.

Skip Ahead To The Following Section(s):
The Policy Benefits (1:37)
How It Works (3:18)
Support The Act (5:43)

Take Action: http://cclusa.org/energy-innovation-act
Endorse The Act: https://energyinnovationact.org/endorse/
More Details: http://cclusa.org/ennergy-innovation-qa
Questions? http://cclusa.org/energy-innovation-act-forum
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CCL Core Volunteer Training: Communicating With Progressives

CCL Core Volunteer Training: Communicating With Progressives

April 5, 2019

This training highlights recommendations on communicating with progressive groups about the Energy Innovation Act, reviews the organizational statements made on behalf of the recent legislation, and walks through CCL’s ongoing plan for outreach to progressive, environmental, and climate justice organizations at the national and local level.

Skip ahead to the following sections:
National Group Support (2:15)
CCL National Outreach (6:05)
Communications Considerations (9:40)
Four Roles of Social Activism (17:57)
Responding To Criticism (21:53)
Local Actions & Wrap-up (33:03)

Training slides: http://cclusa.org/progressive-outreach-bill
Training webpage: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/122
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CCL’s Core Volunteer Training: Celebrating Storytelling

CCL’s Core Volunteer Training: Celebrating Storytelling

April 5, 2019

Join CCL's President and Founder Marshall Saunders for a special training focusing on the transformative power of storytelling.

Marshall shares his own experience starting CCL, complete with setbacks and early victories

The training opens up to all volunteer stories on the line reflecting on moment they are most proud of as a CCL volunteer and what experiences helped expand comfort zones, leading to unknown places.

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 sections:
The Power of Stories (2:05)
The Purpose of Stories (4:54)
Marshall's Story of CCL's Beginning (8:06)
Stories of Empowerment & Transformation (19:20)
Closing Reflection & Wrap-up (29:31)

Training slides: http://cclusa.org/ccl-storytelling
Training webpage: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/65
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Core Volunteer Training: Climate Change Science

Core Volunteer Training: Climate Change Science

March 17, 2019

Join Dr. Sandra Kirtland Turner, CCE Board Member and Assistant Professor of Paleoclimate at UC - Riverside for a deeper discussion about: 

  • Understanding the natural carbon cycle as well as the basic concepts behind climate change (4:11)
  • Exploring how humans factor in (11:28)
  • The importance behind the scientific method and peer review process (18:33)
  • Responding to common questions (21:31)
  • A Success Story: The Ozone Hole (30:24)
  • Final Takeaways about communicating the science of climate change (36:18)
  • How to take action to find out more information and connect with climate scientists local to your group (40:26)

Core Volunteer Training is specifically created to engage and support new CCL volunteers in becoming more active and answering any questions you might have across a wide range of topics.

Training Slides:  cclusa.org/cvtclimatescience

Training on CCL Community:https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/51

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CCL’s Online Climate Advocate Training

CCL’s Online Climate Advocate Training

March 17, 2019

For those who can’t attend our Climate Advocate Training live, we provide a pre-recorded version here. After attending CCL's informational session (cclusa.org/intro) join Amy Bennett, CCL’s Director of Congressional Liaisons & Lobby Days, and Brett Cease, CCL’s Volunteer Education and Engagement Coordinator as they welcome you to CCL!

In this training you will:
-Learn the basics of becoming an effective climate advocate (throughout)
-Review the structure, mission, and purpose of CCL (from beginning)
-Practice how to appeal to the best in others and build common ground (9:29)
-Review CCL’s methodology of creating political will (20:36)
-Learn how to conduct constructive meetings with elected representatives (43:54)
-Review the details and further resources to understand the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act (47:52)

Slides & Notes/Transcript: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/recorded-climate-advocate-training/

Connect with your local chapter and explore CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/chapters

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CCL: The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Reintroduced

CCL: The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Reintroduced

January 24, 2019

On January 24, 2019, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was reintroduced into Congress by Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), and original cosponsors Reps. Francis Rooney (R-FL-19), Judy Chu (D-CA-27), Charlie Crist (D-FL-13), Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA-18), Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL-3), and Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA-52).

Join CCL's Mark Reynolds, Madeleine Para, and Danny Richter in a webinar that celebrates this achievement, reviews the basic framework of the bill, and highlights what CCL is calling on volunteers to do today, tomorrow, and over the next few weeks to help now that a bill introduced.

Outline (skip forward to times listed):

Review of the Bill's Basic Framework (starts at 2:12)

What Happens This Year (starts at 8:42)

Review of Actions & Next Steps (starts at 15:45)

Mark Wraps up (starts at 23:55).

This historic bipartisan legislation would enact carbon fee and dividend into law when passed, and is the result of the hard work and support of thousands of CCL volunteers over many years. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 incorporates the most important provisions of carbon fee and dividend: a fee on carbon emissions at the source that starts at $15 per ton and goes up $10 per year, and a full dividend allocated to households. There are also a few provisions that have been added that are not in our proposal.

For Full Details, visit: www.cclusa.org/bill.

For the extended Q&A from this webinar, visit: https://youtu.be/MUUPmElrrNQ

CCL: The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Introduced in the Senate!

CCL: The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act Introduced in the Senate!

December 19, 2018

On December 19, 2018, the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act was introduced into the Senate by Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ).

Join CCL's Mark Reynolds, Madeleine Para, and Danny Richter in a webinar that celebrates this achievement, reviews the basic framework of the bill, and highlights what CCL is calling on volunteers to do today, tomorrow, and over the next few weeks to help now that a bill introduced.

Outline (skip forward to times listed): The Bill's Background (starts at 0:30), Review of the Bill's Basic Framework (starts at 2:45),  Review of Actions & Next Steps (starts at 11:55), Mark Wraps up with Rep. Delaney speech (starts at 16:55).

This historic bipartisan bill would enact carbon fee and dividend into law when passed, and is the result of the hard work and support of thousands of CCL volunteers over many years.

The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2018 incorporates the most important provisions of carbon fee and dividend: a fee on carbon emissions at the source that starts at $15 per ton and goes up $10 per year, and a full dividend allocated to households. There are also a few provisions that have been added that are not in our proposal.

For Full Details, visit: cclusa.org/bill

Ep 31 Dr Katharine Hayhoe and Dr Jeffrey Bennett

Ep 31 Dr Katharine Hayhoe and Dr Jeffrey Bennett

December 15, 2018

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist, a professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. She is also a brilliant climate communicator and the host of the Global Weirding web series. She chats with show host, Peterson Toscano, about what has changed since she her famous address at the 2015 Citizens Climate International Conference. There is no more speculation; climate change is here. She talks about the many ways people are adapting, and she provides excellent climate communication tips. Dr. Hayhoe also reveals where she finds hope in these troubling times. 

The Art House

Dr. Jeffrey Bennett and illustrator Roberta Collier-Morales created the whimsical and moving illustrated children's book, The Wizard Who Saved the World. While most of his Dr. Bennett's Max the Dog books are about space travel, Jeff felt it was time to write about what was happening on earth with global warming. Not only did he need to tap into deep emotions, he had to find a new illustrator who could capture the story of Diego, a boy suddenly alarmed by climate change and motivated to do something about it. To create the vibrant images about Diego's inner and outer world, Roberta Collier-Morales drew on her own childhood struggles with dyslexia and the role imagination played in her young life.

Puzzler Question

Listener Sherri Michalovic answers the question, What does your faith have to do with climate change? She makes connections to a changing climate, asthma among children in her city, and the mandate she feels as a Christian to love her neighbor. 

New Puzzler Question

You are part of a group that pursues bi-partisan economic solutions to address climate change. One of your co-workers, Janet is a Progressive Liberal who also wants to see us do something about climate change. But she is pushing back against your ideas. She says, “Right now I don’t trust any plan that has Conservatives involved. How do I know this is not some group that is  lying, greenwashing, and is an enemy of environmental justice?”

Janet has fears and doubts that need to be addressed. How would you respond?

Send your answers to Peterson by January 15, 2019. Leave your name, contact info, and where you are from.

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 Local Actions To Take On The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act

CCL Local Actions To Take On The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act

December 7, 2018

Join Citizens' Climate Lobby’s Vice President of Programs Madeleine Para, CCL Action Coordinator Todd Elvins and CCL Southeast Regional Director Don Addu for a webinar highlighting the actions volunteers can take across all five levers of political will to generate support for the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act.

Video outline and sections:
3:26 - Don compares the focus for location action in 2018 & 2019
5:33 - Madeleine highlights actions with Congress and Lobbying
11:26 - Madeleine highlights actions with generating media
16:20 - Todd highlights grasstops engagement and endorsing actions
30:27 - Don reviews grassroots outreach plans and opportunities
36:48 - Don reviews chapter organizing plans
40:39 - Madeleine role models communicating with others that might respond with criticism
48:40 - closing contact information and inspirational Rep. Deutch quote

 

You can get more information on its website: www.energyinnovationact.org

As well as on CCL Community at: www.cclusa.org/bill