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Letter-writing about climate change at Couth Sat. Nov. 18th from 10am – 12noon:

Hope to see you this Sat at Couth Buzzards book shop & café, 8310 Greenwood Ave N, in Seattle. Please come, have a chat, and write a letter (or work with someone else there on a letter) to the editor or to your member of congress!
Here are links to articles in the Seattle Times that could inspire a Letter to the Editor or even an Opinion-Editorial:
US Cities, states defy Trump to support Paris climate deal Seattle Times Sun Nov. 12th https://www.seattletimes.com/…/us-cities-states-businesses…/
Rainfall levels like Harvey’s are more likely, study says Seattle Times Tues Nov. 14th https://www.seattletimes.com/…/harveys-biblical-rainfall-i…/
Arctic drilling legislation moves one step closer Thurs Nov 16 Seattle Times
https://www.seattletimes.com/…/arctic-refuge-drilling-clos

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November CCL meeting 10am, Sat. Nov. 11

Please join us for the next CCL meeting, Nov. 11th. Email Anne @ anneengstrom@gmail.com for the exact location, which is near 83rd and Greenwood Ave in North Seattle.
We have an optional potluck breakfast and social time at 9:30 am. 10:00am starts the International Call, which lasts about an hour. We listen to outstanding speakers, practice laser talks, have great discussions, take an action and finish about 12:00 pm.
Thank you for all of you who wrote Constituent Letters that Fran, Louise, & Mary will take to DC this weekend. Please make your calls to your MOC’s today, Thurs., Friday or all the way to the 14th. Please use the action page ( http://cclusa.org/callcongress ) to see a sample script and log your calls.

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Congratulations to Seattle CCL member Nancy Bagley for getting a Letter to the Editor published in the November 2017 newsletter of the 800-member League of Women Voters:

Reduce Global Warming—Tax Carbon
League members concerned about the changing climate will be interested to know that a movement, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, is underway to build support for carbon fee and dividend legislation at the national level.
Volunteers with the nonpartisan Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) are working at the grassroots level across the country to generate bipartisan support for national carbon fee and dividend.  They call for a gradually increasing carbon tax collected by the government, with all the revenue returned to the households. The fee would be placed on carbon-based fuels, oil, coal and natural gas at the first point of sale, such as a well, mine or port of entry into the US.  The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 52 percent below 1990 levels within 20 years, thus saving lives and helping the economy grow.
Citizens’Climate Lobby volunteers engage in training to help them raise public awareness of the need for national action to reduce global warming and allow creation of a clean energy economy.  They also work to build constructive, working relationships with Members of Congress so as to gather support for action to reduce global warming.
CCL promotes carbon fee and dividend as a climate change solution that Republicans, Democrats, and Independents can support.
Even in the extremely partisan environment in Congress today, many members of Congress are truly concerned about global warming. In 2016 Carlos Curbelo (R) and Ted Deutch (D) formed the Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group in the US House of Representatives, to explore policy options to address “the impacts”, causes, and challenges of our changing climate.  Membership is kept even between Republicans and Democrats.  There are currently 60 members of the caucus including Rep. Dave Reichert and Rep. Derek Kilmer from Washington State.
urrently there are 441 Citizens’ Climate Lobby chapters in the U.S., including 20 in our state of Washington. CCL welcomes new volunteers and members of other organizations at monthly meetings held around the state. For more information on CCL and the carbon fee and dividend proposal, check out the website, https:// citizensclimatelobby.org/
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JOIN OUR Weekly INTRO CALL on Wednesdays @ 5pm Pacific time.

Learn more about Citizens’ Climate Lobby and how you can make a difference in creating the political will for legislation that will wean our nation off the fossil fuels that are changing the Earth’s climate.


National Website: http://citizensclimatelobby.org

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We hold a letter-writing session most 3rd Saturdays at 10am!

The next one is 10am Saturday Sept. 16th, at the Couth Buzzard book store and cafe between 83rd and 84th streets on Greenwood Ave N.  Questions: email seattle@citizensclimatelobby.org

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Our monthly meetings are every second Saturday at 10:00am near 85th and Greenwood in north Seattle.

You are also welcome to come before the call-in starts, for an optional 9:30 potluck breakfast that precedes the call-in. After the call-in, from 11-12 noon, we debate, discuss, role model, and make plans for action. Email seattle@citizensclimatelobby.org for exact street address of the meeting.  If you can’t make it to the meeting, you can still get the guest speaker’s talk by listening/downloading it from our podcasting channel or from our space on iTunes.

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 Watch CCL’s video to learn how you can

#SpeakUp4Climate!

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby exists to EMPOWERcitizens like YOU to connect with and influence their members of Congress; to spread the idea that each one of us can address climate change solutions like Carbon Fee and Dividend.

We can make this happen. Bring your voice to Citizens’ Climate Lobby!

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Past meetings and events

The next Monthly Meeting will be on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Our guest speaker, starting at 10am, will be Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu, Associate Dean for Environmental Programs at the Florida State University College of Law.

Shi-Ling HsuDr. Shi-Ling Hsu is the John W. Larson professor and Associate Dean for Environmental Programs at the Florida State University College of Law. He is the author of The Case for a Carbon Tax: Getting Past our Hang-ups to Effective Climate Policy, which remains the most comprehensive general treatment and argument for carbon taxation. He teaches and writes in the areas of environmental and natural resource law, climate change, law and economics, and property.

Professor Hsu holds an M.S. in ecology and a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics, and was an EPA Star Fellow from 1996-98.  A member of CCL’s advisory board, Dr. Hsu has completed 22 marathons, including 6 Boston Marathons.

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The Citizens Climate Lobby Pacific Northwest Regional Conference took place on March 4 and 5, 2016 at University Christian Church, 4731 15th Ave. NE, Seattle, in the University District. See the PDF document for more information.

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dave-reichertCCL-Seattle appears to have succeeded in drafting WA Rep. Dave Reichert (GOP) to join the House Climate Solutions Caucus

North Seattle CCL leader Anne Engstrom received the email below from Rep. Reichert on Feb 9th. In it he states:

“I Co-Chair the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus and National Park Caucus, and I have joined the bipartisan [House of Representatives] Climate Solutions Caucus and the Republican Energy, Innovation and Environmental Working Group because I firmly believe that bipartisan, Congressional action is required to protect our environment. We must come together to find ways to responsibly and effectively manage our natural resources.”

What you can do

Thank Dave Reichert (for this and his other bi-partisan work) :

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January Monthly Meeting, Sat, Jan. 14, 2017

at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, 9:30 Breakfast potluck

GUEST SPEAKER:

Yoram Bauman, founder of Carbon Washington

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At COP22: Carbon pricing, citizen engagement can make low-carbon transition irreversible – Citizens’ Climate Lobby 

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Our November 12, 2016 guest: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine HayhoeFollowing a very stressful election season, we thought it would be good to hear the calm and reassuring voice of our favorite climate change communicator, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe. Dr. Hayhoe recently gave CCL a big shoutout at the South by South Lawn climate change discussion at the White House with President Obama and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. In addition, she just launched a series of short videos on climate change, “Global Weirding.”

 The conversation she held via Skype with CCL members all over the US is here:

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On Oct. 4, 2016, we held a

Climate Forum for 7th Congressional District Candidates, on Climate and the Environment

CCL and Cascadia Climate Action forum

Seattle Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Cascadia Climate Action put on a Forum to hear Rep. Brady Walkinshaw and Senator Pramila Jayapal speak about Climate and the Environment. We had an excellent turnout of around 100 people at the Peddler’s Brewery. Both candidates had a terrific understanding of the climate crisis with the exception of the moderator, Lynda Mapes from the Seattle Times question about dams on the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Both have a plan for the Climate Crisis. Rep. Walkinshaw’s priority is the effects of climate on agriculture and our food system. He supports the Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax initiative I-732 and he signed an endorsement for Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s National proposal of a Carbon Fee and Dividend. Senator Jayapal’ priority is Social Justice issues , in which she has excellent experience. She also supports the Climate Justice proposal of Cap and Trade, because she believes that collecting the money, rather than giving it back to citizens, can be put to better use to help vulnerable communities, and to have focused research and development. Both Candidates support progressive issues and we are lucky to have such a choice for our Congressional District #7.

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At our October 2016 meeting, our guest speaker for the 10-11am call-in was: 

George Lakoff Guest SpeakerLinguistics expert George Lakoff, author of “Don’t Think of an Elephant,” “The Political Mind,” and many more books examining the power of language. He shared his recent work on the distinction between direct causation and systemic causation, which is the frame through which climate change can be better comprehended. Mr. Lakoff is recently retired from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics. Watch the recording of his conversation.

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At our Sept. 2016 meeting: Our guest speaker for the 10-11am call-in was  former US Representative and strong climate change mitigation advocate Bob Inglis of South Carolina.

Our Sept. guest speaker, former Rep. Inglis, is now the Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative based at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.

Mr. Inglis founded and launched the national, grassroots organization on July 10, 2012. Under his leadership, E&EI advocates conservative alternatives to big-government mandates and fickle tax incentives. E&EI maintains that the accountability of a  “true cost” comparison between competing fuels will drive innovation and economic growth. As an optimistic conservative, Mr. Inglis launched E&EI to apply a “can-do” American spirit to the challenges at hand.

Before starting E&EI, Mr. Inglis represented South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District (Greenville, Spartanburg, Union counties) for 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Inglis was first elected to Congress in 1992, having never run for public office. He spent six years in the U.S. House (1993-98) and kept a campaign commitment to serve just three terms. In 1998, he unsuccessfully challenged Democratic U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings.

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Need more info?

JOIN OUR Weekly INTRO CALL on Wednesdays @ 5pm Pacific time.

Learn more about Citizens’ Climate Lobby and how you can make a difference in creating the political will for legislation that will wean our nation off the fossil fuels that are changing the Earth’s climate.


National Website: http://citizensclimatelobby.org


 Watch CCL’s video to learn how you can

#SpeakUp4Climate!

climate-change-solutions


Citizens’ Climate Lobby exists to EMPOWERcitizens like YOU to connect with and influence their members of Congress; to spread the idea that each one of us can address climate change solutions like Carbon Fee and Dividend.

We can make this happen. Bring your voice to Citizens’ Climate Lobby!


Goals:

  • Create the political will for a sustainable climate.
  • Empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power.

Introductory Call:  Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM Pacific, this national call is for those new to Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) who would like to know more about us, what we do, and how we do it.  Please, register here.

Monthly Meetings: The 2nd Saturday of every month at 10:00 am Pacific, includes the national conference call with guest speaker, followed by time for an Action and Laser Talk.  We forge relationships with congressional representatives and media through letter, calls and meetings. Listen to past conference calls here.

Contact: seattle@citizensclimatelobby.org

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is…

A national, non-partisan, grassroots organization committed to creating the political will for a stable climate.

Volunteer driven, with approximately 4,000 volunteers in 46 states.

Actively advocating for a national, revenue neutral carbon tax: CCL volunteers meet directly with congressional offices, editorial boards, and community leaders, and publish hundreds of letters to the editor each year.

Fun! The Seattle chapter’s monthly meetings include a potluck breakfast and time to socialize, discuss climate change issues, and plan for legislative and community action.

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  1. Thinking globally requires acting locally. I invite Seattle CCL members to protect our historical legacy of publicly controlled green space by learning more about ProtectVolunteerPark.org.

    Thanks!

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