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Conservative-only climate event pushes for congressional action
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 29-30, 2022 — At the end of this month, conservative voters from across America will come to D.C. to build Republican support for a carbon price. This conservative climate leadership conference is hosted by Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) and will be attended by more than 60 people who identify on the political right.
On Tues., March 29, attendees will hear from CCL staff, business leaders, other organizations on the eco-right, and members of Congress. Invited speakers from the Hill include Rep. John Curtis (R-UT-03), Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC-01), Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), among others.
“Today, we see Republicans in Congress getting engaged on the climate issue and bringing conservative solutions to the table. This event will show them that their voters are behind them and eager for them to do even more,” said Drew Eyerly, Conservative Outreach Director for CCL.
On Wed., March 30, attendees will be split between two tracks to receive training in lobbying and climate communications. The two tracks are based on age, offering tailored content for climate advocates who are over age 40 and those who are under 40. According to an Ipsos/Newsy poll, 77 percent of young Republicans say climate change is a serious threat. Research shows that 75 percent of Republicans under 40 support a specific policy of putting a price on carbon pollution and giving regular dividends to households, which CCL is pushing for.
“It’s especially important that representatives hear from younger conservatives, who we know are more than twice as likely to say this is an important issue to them, than older conservatives,” said Nate Abercrombie, CCL’s Conservative Outreach Coordinator in a recent interview.
The advocates at this month’s event are yet another wave in the tide of grassroots advocates pushing Congress for climate action. Each June, more than a thousand volunteers of all political stripes attend CCL’s annual conference and hold hundreds of meetings with congressional offices.
“Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonpartisan organization, and we believe that the best way to achieve strong, lasting climate legislation is with support across the political spectrum,” explained Madeleine Para, CCL’s Executive Director. “We’re grateful to these conservative volunteers for making their voices heard at this event. With every conversation, they’re showing elected Republicans that climate change should be a bridge issue that we all work together on.”
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