Info and Instructions First, know that letters from constituents are very helpful for our lobbying efforts and make a difference. Thanks so much for your time and effort to complete it!
Three copies will be made of your letter – one each for your representative and two senators. Please use black ink – it copies well.
Letters will be delivered to Congressional Offices by Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Volunteers. It is helpful if the tone of your letter is respectful and appreciative. This is how CCL Volunteers interact with all our Members of Congress.
In the blank space in the first sentence after “and I am,” put whatever fits for you ex. – alarmed, concerned, worried. Some examples of things many people are concerned about are: *Ice Melt and Sea Level Rise *Fresh Water Supplies *Health Impacts of Pollution *Vector Borne Diseases *Extreme Weather Events *Flooding *Drought *Heat Waves *Agricultural Disruption/Food Supplies *Impacts on those Living in Poverty *National Security Implications *Marine Ecosystem Impacts *Invasive Species *Species Extinction *Personal and Family Impacts *Future for Children and Grandchildren. Sharing your personal connection to these issues has the most impact.
Persons completing this letter will be added to the CCL membership email list to receive a once a month newsletter and opportunities to learn about and volunteer with CCL. If you do not wish to receive email from CCL please leave the email line blank. Thanks!
If you are able to complete your letter right away and give it back to the person who shared it with you – that is best. If you need a bit more time please make arrangements to get your letter into the hands of a CCL Volunteer for copying and delivery. Thanks again!
The files available to download and the documents pictured below them are the same.
Our focus at this time has been to use the Constituent Comment Letter. That said there may be situations where postcards would be useful. We usually collect these for hand delivery. For more information and postcards contact Linda Farmer
Some things to keep in mind when using the postcards
It is important to check that both sides have been filled out
Usually only the name of the congressperson is needed for the address because we collect these for hand delivery or to send them together with a letter.
These do require people to express their support for Carbon Fee and Dividend. Some people may not know enough to do this yet. In this case the Constituent Comment Letter is something they could do instead.
Pictured Below - 13 postcards Collected at an Outreach Event