We did it! 2 New Citizens' Climate Lobby Staff for DC!
Notes and Art by Dan Slick
Why I chose to contribute!
There is a lot going on in Congress. - The bipartisan (50-50) House Climate Solutions caucus has grown since the election. - A group of 17 House Republicans have introduced a resolution recognizing human-caused climate change and call for action to address it. We are working toward a similar resolution in the Senate. - Former Republican administration officials George Schultz, Howard Baker and others, along with conservative economists like Greg Makiew have formed the Climate Leadership Council and are pushing a carbon dividends proposal very similar to CCL’s carbon fee and dividend.
This is the right time, and we’re in good position An effective climate solution has to be bipartisan. Our strategy is to encourage and highlight Republican leaders who are proactive on climate, because they are powerful messengers in a place we need them. To succeed in that, we could use more help.
There is a lot of upheaval and volatility in government right now, and almost anything can happen. We need to be alert to challenges, see and take advantage of opportunities. When an opening comes we need to move quickly. That's why having those extra CCL staff people talking regularly with members and staff on the hill are important.