Our monthly meetings are every second Saturday at 10:00am near 85th and Greenwood in north Seattle (more info below).
On Oct. 4, 2016, we held a
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.
Please join us for our monthly meetings every second Saturday at 10:00am near 85th and Greenwood in north Seattle.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for exact address. All are welcome.
For our Saturday Nov. 12th (2016) meeting: Our guest speaker for the 10-11am call-in that day will be announced here 5 days before the meeting. 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 11-12noon, we debate, discuss, role model, and make plans for action.
We hold a letter-writing session most 3rd Saturdays at 10am!
The next one is 10am Saturday Nov. 19th, at the Couth Buzzard book store and cafe between 83rd and 84th streets on Greenwood Ave N. Questions: email email@example.com
At our October 2016 meeting, our guest speaker for the 10-11am call-in was
Linguistics 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.
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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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.