Mark Reynolds Executive Director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby welcomes all conference attendees and provides an overview of the day ahead. Join CCL: https://cclusa.org/join
Join CCL Education & Engagement Director Brett Cease and Southeast Regional Coordinator Solemi Hernandez for a workshop that will help newer volunteers (and seasoned volunteers who want a refresher) understand CCL’s method and vision and inspire you to find your role so you can hit the ground running. You’ll even have a chance to participate in a mock lobby meeting so you are well prepared for our Nov. 15-18 Virtual Lobby Week (if you are participating). In this interactive workshop you will: Learn the basics of becoming an effective climate advocate through review of the CCL’s structure, mission, purpose and methodology of creating political will, Practice how to appeal to the best in others and build common ground, Review the details of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, Learn how to build constructive relationships with elected representatives and practice our lobbying methods.
CCL Community New Volunteer Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/new-volunteer
Dr. Danny Richter Citizens’ Climate Lobby Vice President of Government Affairs
More Lobby Training For CCL's November 2021 Lobby Days:
As carbon fee and dividend becomes more central to the national climate policy discussion, you may see more people or organizations criticizing it. Attend this session to learn 5 steps you can take to address these critiques effectively.
Responding to Negative Press: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/491
Handling Challenging Questions about Carbon Pricing: https://community.citizensclimate.org/handling-challenging-questions
Handling Opposition During Reconciliation: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19e2o3FZo2HPj8zJKD0A-z8tpf3R0W6jH0MahBEKiG1s/edit
En-ROADS is a transparent, policy simulation model that gives people the chance to experiment with different scenarios that limit future global warming. Ellie Johnston, Climate Interactive’s Climate and Energy Lead, will demonstrate this model and share how you can use it in your advocacy. https://www.climateinteractive.org/tools/en-roads/
Join Brett Cease, CCL Education & Engagement Director for a tour of CCL Community. Brett will review where you can find resources, training, events and how to log your CCL Actions. Tune in to hear exciting updates for training tracking and our badge system!
Start Exploring CCL Community: https://community.citizensclimate.org/help
Join CCL’s research and legislative affairs teams to review the budget reconciliation package, what’s in there and what’s not? What does that mean for CCL’s advocacy going forward? Come with your questions!
Reconciliation Actions Training Topic Page: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/reconciliation-actions
Questions? Ask in the CCL Community Forums: https://cclusa.org/forums
Want to build your skills for lobbying and climate conversations, particularly those that are difficult or oppositional? In this workshop we will review different states of the human nervous system, and explore how knowledge of these can help us to be better communicators. We will connect this to the skills of “Motivational Interviewing,” which have been shown in numerous studies to facilitate change in healthcare settings. These skills can also lower the temperature in our political conversations, helping us to connect and find common ground with members of Congress and others. Led by John Sabin, CCL Great Lakes Regional Co-coordinator, and Tamara Station, CCL Education & Resilience Coordinator.
CCL Resilience Hub: https://community.citizensclimate.org/topics/resilience-hub
Motivational Interviewing Training: https://community.citizensclimate.org/resources/item/19/123
As negotiations wrap up in Glasgow, hear from Joe Robertson, Citizens’ Climate International Executive Director, and Solemi Hernandez, CCL Southeast Regional Coordinator, for the latest on what happened at COP26 – what are the preliminary results and what does that mean for U.S. domestic and foreign climate policy?
CCL student leaders and regional fellows Daphne Hulse and Luke Bartol, as well as CCL Student Engagement Manager Steffanie Munguía, share the best practices and tips to start and maintain your campus organization. https://citizensclimatehighered.org/campus-leaders