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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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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/

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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