May Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6:15 pm

May Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, May 14, 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)
Please sign in

Short Video: https://www.ted.com/talks/michele_wucker_why_we_ignore_obvious_problems_and_how_to_act_on_them

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=oQb48rkW7k4&feature=youtu.be

Carlos Curbelo, former U.S. House member (R-FL)

Before leaving Congress, Carlos Curbelo did more than any Republican to tone down the divisive rhetoric on climate change and start a movement to turn it into a bipartisan issue. Along with Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), he led the formation and growth of the Climate Solutions Caucus, which had 45 Republicans and 45 Democrats at the end of the previous Congress. In January, he joined the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and he also joined the advisory board of the Millennial Action Project, a nonprofit focused on getting younger lawmakers to work across the aisle and to bring civility to the governing process. He joins this month’s call to talk about building the momentum for a bipartisan approach to solving climate change.

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)

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)

Dialing Congress Campaign (previously called the 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
June Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 6:15 p.m., Weitz CEC, room 128