Marin Chapter Newsletter
June 7, 2021
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CCL exists to create the political will for climate solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power. -- Mission Statement

Let's Help Local Business and Community Leaders Raise Their Voices for A Climate Solution

As the climate crisis deepens and the debate over how to address it intensifies, major corporations are weighing in, and national business organizations such as The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable and American Petroleum Institute have publicly recognized the urgent need for effective carbon pricing. 

As a grassroots organization with chapters in every congressional district, CCL members are also helping local community and business leaders to raise their voices to the attention of policymakers. Already a wide swath of prominent individuals, small businesses, educational, faith and nonprofit groups have supported the 59 members of Congress co-sponsoring the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, our favored House legislation.

If you run a business or nonprofit, or have a connection to someone who does, please let our Business Outreach Team know. A personal touch always makes it more likely. And we have prizes! You'll have a chance to win a gift certificate courtesy of two local stores which have endorsed the legislation.

For specifics, please read this letter from our outreach team leader. Thank you!
Climate -- and climate politics -- are both moving fast.
You can participate this weekend.
Calling on Congress
An economy-wide carbon price is the single most powerful tool we have to reduce America’s carbon pollution at the speed and scale necessary, and we’re asking Congress to enact that powerful tool this year. Hear updates on what’s happening in Washington from Brooking's Institution economist and CCL advisor Adele Morris and from CCL’s government affairs team. 

It Takes a Coalition 
Great social change has always required coalition building. Here, the Executive Director of the youth activist group Our Climate and the President of the conservative Niskanen Center share how they're supporting climate solutions. In breakout sessions you’ll 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 the core of the push for an effective carbon price. Citizens’ CCL's grassroots supporters span the United States' diverse climates and interests. Together, we’ll double down on the push for a carbon price. Train for actions you can take in your community with the media and your member of Congress.

In lieu of a Marin chapter virtual membership meeting in June, we'll be at this one. Please join us. See you in July.
What's new with the new
Energy Innovation Act?

59 House cosponsors and counting, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Hispanic Caucus, Asian Pacific American Caucus, and Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus. And the controversial "pause" is gone.

Momentum is building in Marin for HR 2307. Recent endorsers include MCE (Marin Clean Energy), Canal Alliance, Marin County Bicycle Coalition, Mike's Bikes, San Rafael Airport and the Green Business Committee of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce. Thank you!
If you still think we have plenty of time to address climate disruption, watch this stunning David Attenborough production. Then ask yourself how we get ourselves out of this mess while fossil fuels remain artificially "cheap." A carbon tax can act fast, like your favorite headache medicine, while other measures work their way through the complex legislative and legal process.

If you know someone who would like to be added to this distribution list, please send their email after obtaining their permission, or better yet, have them join CCL.
Prepared by Peter G. Joseph, M.D. 
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