Citizens’ Climate Lobby
CCL Training: Paperless Grassroots Outreach

CCL Training: Paperless Grassroots Outreach

February 14, 2020

Join CCL leaders for a training to find how to try out paperless constituent messaging to save paper, reduce the number of names that you have to decipher and type in, and decrease the number of field reports for you to file. Especially if you are in a metro area or tabling at a big event this is an excellent review for additional engaging options.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Paperless Advantages (2:46)
How To Go Paperless (14:12)
Using CCL’s Online Action Tools (23:35)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/paperless-outreach-slides

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/161

 

Bob Inglis | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | February 2020 Monthly Speaker

Bob Inglis | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | February 2020 Monthly Speaker

February 8, 2020

Our February guest, Bob Inglis, is no stranger to Citizens' Climate Lobby. A member of CCL's advisory board and the governing board of Citizens' Climate Education, Bob served as a Republican Congressman from South Carolina from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2005 to 2011. During his tenure, Bob introducing the Raise Wages, Cut Carbon Act — a revenue-neutral carbon tax. After leaving Congress, he started republicEn.org, an organization devoted to persuading conservatives to address climate change with market-based solutions. Bob has been a featured speaker at CCL national and regional conferences, coaching volunteers on how to effectively engage conservatives on climate change.

Featured Links:
Register for June Conference: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/2020-june-conference/

RepublicEn: https://www.republicen.org/

CCL February Action Sheet: https://cclusa.org/actionsheet

Join Us! http://cclusa.org/join

CCL Training: How To Work With Existing Cosponsors

CCL Training: How To Work With Existing Cosponsors

February 7, 2020

So your member of Congress is a sponsor on the Energy Innovation Act. Hooray! But now what? Join CCL Great Lakes Regional Co-Coordinator for a training provides guidance for continuing to maintain and build your relationship with your member of Congress.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Constant Love (2:26)
Champion Scale (9:40)
In Your Lobby Meetings (14:26)
Communication Skills (25:35)
Beyond Your Representative (28:06)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/work-with-existing-sponsors
CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/274
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CCL Training: Media Resources & Roles

CCL Training: Media Resources & Roles

February 7, 2020

Join CCL Communications Coordinator Steve Valk for a webinar geared at enhancing your understanding and confidence in writing effective letters to the editor and building key press relationships.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Role of media (2:22)
Media manager role (3:30)
Overview of media opportunities (5:30)
Media resources from CCL staff (14:26)
Additional Practice & Resources (30:21)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/media-resources

CCL Community Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/372

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CCL Training: Developing Your Chapter Action Plan

CCL Training: Developing Your Chapter Action Plan

January 17, 2020

Join Todd Elvins, CCL's Action Coordinator, for a training that provides a thorough action guide organized by CCL’s five levers of political will that your group can use to plan and coordinate your areas of focus for the year ahead. We trust that each group will do what is appropriate for its local politics and volunteer resources.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Actions For All (2:59)
Group Development (7:12)
Lobbying Congress (10:25)
Media Relations (14:45)
Grassroots Outreach (18:12)
Grasstops Engagement (22:32)

CCL Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/384

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/chapter-action-slides

 

Dr. Carolyn Woo | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | December 2019 Monthly Speaker

Dr. Carolyn Woo | Citizens’ Climate Lobby | December 2019 Monthly Speaker

December 14, 2019

Dr. Carolyn Woo spearheaded a dialogue at the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences on “The Energy Transition and Care for Our Common Home.” At the conclusion of the event, leaders from the energy sector and the global investment community released a statement saying, "The combination of policies and carbon pricing mechanisms should be designed in a way that simultaneously delivers innovation and investment in low carbon solutions while assisting those who are least able to pay."

Woo, currently a Distinguished President’s Fellow for Global Development at Purdue University, served as President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services from 2012 to 2016. She was featured in the May/June 2013 issue of Foreign Policy as one of the 500 Most Powerful people on the planet and one of only 33 in the category of “a force for good.”

More Information on the Dialogue: http://www.humandevelopment.va/en/eventi/2019/la-transizione-energetica-e-la-cura-della-nostra-casa-comune.html

Monthly Action Sheet (and Dr. Woo's slides): http://www.cclusa.org/actionsheet

CCL Training: Extended Q&A with Dr. Andy Hoffman

CCL Training: Extended Q&A with Dr. Andy Hoffman

December 13, 2019

 

 

Join our November 2019 speaker, Dr. Andy Hoffman, University of Michigan, for an extended Q&A featuring CCL volunteer questions that we didn't have time for during our monthly call.

Solving climate change — and saving civilization as we know it — will require a major systemic shift in our culture. Dr. Hoffman maintains that we are in a societal moment akin to a new era of enlightenment and joins us to talk about the system-level changes to our thinking needed in the anthropocene and the role of business in the great rethinking of our economy. Dr. Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan. He has published 16 books, including How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate and Re-engaging with Sustainability in the Anthropocene Era: An Institutional Approach.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):

  • The critical role of business engagement on climate action with its associated opportunities (1:44)
  • Encouraging companies to be first movers towards solving climate change (5:12)
  • Fundamentally rethinking the transportation industry, consumers vs. producers (10:25)
  • Whether carbon fee and dividend policies violate the concept of a free market (12:41)
  • The influence of the military in climate change (15:14)
  • Changes impacting the broader public conversation on climate change (16:57)
  • Changes in our cultural self-awareness (24:15)
  • Encouraging people to live their lives to reduce energy use (29:37)
  • Artists and sports figures influencing public opinion on climate change (33:29)
  • How climate change has affected real estate prices & development (38:21)

Find this recording on CCL Community's Monthly Speakers page: http://cclusa.org/monthly-speakers

Find out more: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/

CCL Training: November Lobby Day Logistics Q&A

CCL Training: November Lobby Day Logistics Q&A

November 8, 2019

Are you curious about what to expect about the November Lobby Day or have a question about any final details? Join CCL Project Specialist Morgan McCue and CCL National Outreach & Partnerships Coordinator Taylor Krause for a final walk-through of the who, what, and where for the November Lobby Day to help you prepare for what to expect with the schedule, logistics, and details.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
Pre-conference Preparations (2:21)
Your Meetings (5:08)
November Lobby Day Schedule (16:45)
Getting To The Hill (27:41)
Submitting Meeting Minutes (32:42)

Presentation slides: http://cclusa.org/logistics
Training Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/272
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CCL Training: 2019 June Meeting Analysis

CCL Training: 2019 June Meeting Analysis

October 25, 2019

Join Adeline DeYoung, CCL Legislative Assistant, as she walks through this year's June Meeting Analysis results as well as how you can use it in a meeting with a Member of Congress, the media, potential endorsers, and the larger community.

This annual analysis covers CCL's 528 meetings with members of Congress and their staff in June each summer. Additionally, the CCL June Meeting Analysis reports paved the way for the creation of the Frequently Raised Topics resource we use to prepare for meetings with members of Congress or their staff.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
How was this done? (3:30)
What were the most frequent topics? (9:23)
Change of annual trends (13:38)
Other Frequently Raised Topics (and where to find them) (15:57)
Assessing Engagement (21:11)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/2019-june-analysis
Training on CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/271
Frequently Raised Topics Resource: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/248
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CCL Training: Joy, Culture, & Community Building With Your Chapter

CCL Training: Joy, Culture, & Community Building With Your Chapter

August 24, 2019

Join CCL Regional Coordinator Tamara Staton for a training that will highlight how local groups can incorporate more fun, volunteer support, culture and community building into their group meetings and local activities with examples of what's worked for CCL chapters around the country.

Skip ahead to the following section(s):
The Importance Of Group Culture (1:40)
How CCL National Creates Culture (5:31)
Building Culture & Joy In Your Meetings (12:33)
Gratitude Practices (23:45)
Additional Chapter Activities (26:12)

Presentation Slides: http://cclusa.org/fun-culture-building
CCL Community Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/422
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