The Push for a Price on Carbon: CCL’s June 2021 Virtual Conference

June 12, 2021

June 13, 2021

1:00 PM To 3:30 PM

Online: EDT (USA)

See website for fee details

Event Description

The Push for a Price on Carbon

Citizens’ Climate June Virtual Conference

June 12 (10am-2pm PT / 1 – 5pm ET) & June 13 (starting at 10am PT / 1pm ET)

Find the full agenda and FAQ’s on our website.

Calling on Congress

An economy-wide carbon price is the single most powerful tool we have to reduce America’s carbon pollution to net zero by 2050. We’re asking Congress to enact that powerful tool this year. You’ll get updates on what’s happening in Washington, D.C., from keynote speaker Adele Morris, economist at the Brookings Institution, and CCL’s government affairs team.

It Takes a Coalition

Keynote speakers Jasmine Sanders, Executive Director of Our Climate, and Jerry Taylor, President of Niskanen Center, will share what their organizations are doing this year in support of climate solutions. At our breakout sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from faith groups, local leaders, businesses and more about their perspectives on the push for a price on carbon.

Grassroots Action

Grassroots action is at the heart of the push for a price on carbon. Citizens’ Climate grassroots supporters span the United States and its diverse climates and interests. Together, we’ll double down on the push for a price. You’ll be trained on actions you can take in your community, with the media, and with your member of Congress.

**We will be using a conference platform called Airmeet. For the best experience, we strongly suggest you join the conference on a laptop or desktop computer, using Chrome (version 79 or later) as your internet browser. Failure to do this will lead to video and sound issues, and limited access to the interactive features. You can download the latest version of Chrome here.**

Add a Sunday Seminar

Each of these virtual seminars lasts 1.5-2.5 hours (starting at 10am PT / 1pm ET on June 13), taking our attendees deeper into the material than a standard conference breakout. When you register for the June 12th conference, you can choose to RSVP for a Sunday Seminar as well, please select the “RSVP Sunday June 13” ticket in addition to your June 12th ticket. You can choose from one of four seminar topics:

  1. A Lens Into Race & Climate (2 hours)How do White and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals move beyond diversity to talk about race issues at a climate organization? Gain tools and practices for counteracting racial bias and microaggressions to help create a more compassionate and inclusive organization. This session will be hosted by Program Director Don Addu, Diversity and Inclusion Director Karina Ramírez and Diversity and Inclusion Program Coordinator Patricia Rubio. [Similar seminar offered at the Dec. 2020 Conference]
  2. Energy Innovation Act: Messaging and Policy Details (2 hours) How do you know what to say when talking about the Energy Innovation Act and other carbon pricing policies? We’ll review key messages, discuss how to tailor your message for your audience, and the materials available to help make the case. [New seminar]
  3. Understanding the Conservative Perspective—Critical to Achieve the Mission (1.5 hours) In our politically polarized times, we may not always want to interact with those who have different viewpoints from ours. But as lobbyists for a bipartisan climate solution, leaving our echo chambers is critical to achieving our mission. Join us for a Braver Angels Town Hall in which progressives/liberals will hear from a diverse panel of conservatives and learn to appreciate common ground. You will leave with an understanding that bipartisanship is not just a given – it requires conscious effort from all. [New seminar]
  4. Climate Advocate Training Workshop (2.5 hours)This workshop 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 June 14-18 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.


Citizens' Climate Education/Citizens' Climate Lobby

About the Organizers

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Our consistently respectful, nonpartisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act we train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community. Citizens' Climate Education (CCE), since its founding in 2007, has exponentially grown its global coalition to a remarkable 190,000+ registered supporters. Volunteers are organized into over 500 active chapters. Each chapter is run by a Group Leader and supported by State Coordinators and Regional Coordinators. Chapters work closely with their corresponding Congressional Liaison, who is a designated CCE volunteer leader that maintains the ongoing relationship between a specific member of Congress and local CCE chapters within that member’s district or state. At each level of our organizational model, CCE staff provides robust coordination, systems, training, and support to ensure volunteers are successful in their advocacy work. Learn more at Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) are sister organizations that complement each other in strategically building political will for impactful climate solutions. CCE is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that provides key trainings, tools, and other educational resources to help volunteers become effective advocates for climate solutions. CCL is a registered 501(c)(4) organization that supports volunteer-led and other direct lobbying efforts on specific climate legislation. Each organization has its own governing board, operating budget, and audited financials. As CCL has a more public-facing presence, most public accomplishments are attributed to it. Nevertheless, most program activities are related to climate education rather than direct lobbying efforts, and come from the CCE budget.

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