CCL Omaha April Monthly Meeting

April Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 6:15 p.m., Weitz CEC, rm 128
Citizens’ Climate Lobby—Omaha Chapter

Agenda
6:15 p.m.: Introductory Meeting and Discussion
Introductions: Names (Bob)
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Short Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ii9zGFDtc

Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act
https://citizensclimatelobby.org/energy-innovation-and-carbon-dividend-act/

Discussion: Climate Change and You

7:00 p.m.: Monthly Meeting, Announcements, What We Are Doing

Postcards &
Very Brief Introductions: Names and How Long Coming to CCL

Monthly Video Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_4BloAqGyQ&feature=youtu.be

Rev. Susan Hendershot, Interfaith Power & Light

On the issue of climate change, the faith community speaks with a moral authority. One of the leading voices in that community is Interfaith Power & Light, whose mission is “to be faithful stewards of Creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.” IPL President Rev. Susan Hendershot joins our call this month to share the work they’re doing to spread the gospel of stewardship and sustainability. Rev. Hendershot is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University in Atlanta.

Announcements

International CCL Conference in DC. It is Sunday, June 9 through the 11th, 2019. There are optional activities on Saturday the 8th. On Wednesday morning there is a “Nebraska Breakfast” where all of Nebraska’s Members of Congress tell all who attend what they are doing.(https://www.eventbrite.com/e/citizens-climate-10th-annual-international-conference-lobby-day-tickets-54999360568)

-Lincoln Chapter Hosts meeting with Jeff Fortenberry
https://drive.google.com/file/file/d/0B6Ce_p96DVzNeGJWd1BCdFVleFVPazhIVIFNNjRCOWVyemtZ/view

Weathercaster project (Francis; FrancesMendenhall at yahoo dot com)

Facebook: can you help with Facebook? (Heather; HeatherJPash at gmail dot com)

Letters to the editor (LTEs)

Grass Tops Endorsements (Mark)

Movie/Book of the Month:  Merchants of Doubt   https://books.google.com/books/about/Merchants_of_Doubt.html?id=fpMh3nh3JI0C&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button#v=onepage&q&f=false

Grand Canyon Project (Bob; Bob at CCLOmaha dot com)

Legislative Contacts

Recording What We Do (Field Reports)

CALL Using: (cclusa.org/eicdacall)

WRITE to Congress Using: (cclusa.org/eicdawrite)
NEW Community Website:
(https://community.citizensclimate.org/dashboard)

AND CCL COMMITTEES
Lobbying Congress (Jennifer and Kay; JenniferHG at gmail dot com and CatharineGustafson at gmail dot com)
Generating interest in CCL International Lobby Day, prepare and train members for those meetings,
organizing letter-writing campaigns to members-of-congress, etc.
Media Committee (Tracy; TracyStanko at gmail dot com)
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hapter communications, including social media, traditional media, branding, emails, and the chapter website
Grassroots Outreach (Frances; FrancesMendenhall at yahoo dot com)
Committee will be responsible for finding opportunities to table at events, as well as identifying public speaking opportunities for the Chapter
Grasstops Outreach (Mark and Kay; MarkWelsch at CCLOmaha dot com and CatharineGustafson at gmail dot com)
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ommittee will work with local leaders, businesses and other organizations to support our legislative proposal
Chapter Organizing (Bob; Bob at CCLOmaha dot com)
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ommittee supports chapter meetings and membership recruitment, including mentoring new members, identifying their areas of interest for volunteering, onboarding them, organizing the agenda for the chapter meetings

Turn in your postcards to Jennifer &
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
May Meeting, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6:15 p.m., Weitz CEC, room 128