Ask Your Representative for a Price on Carbon

Congress is deciding on climate THIS WEEK.

Let’s hold them to 50% by 2030.

Will you call your Representative about carbon pricing? The Senate is deciding whether to include a price on carbon in budget reconciliation. Support for this policy, and for the bipartisan infrastructure bill in the House will influence whether it gets included in the final bill.

What to say

Democratic Reps:

Ask them to support a price on carbon in this year’s budget reconciliation so that we can hit our goal of 50% emissions reductions by 2030. They’ll know what you mean. (You can check out our FAQ for more details about this request.)

Republican Reps:

Your Representative isn’t in the majority, but they can still influence climate policy. Ask them to vote ‘yes’ on the Growing Climate Solutions Act if it comes up for a vote in the House. This bill helps farmers and landowners financially and incentivizes them to make their operations more sustainable. 

More ways to help

Once you’ve called, get others to act

You only need to call once yourself. Then, share this page with any climate-concerned friends, family and coworkers. THIS IS OUR FIRST CHANCE FOR MEANINGFUL CLIMATE ACTION THAT CAN’T BE BLOCKED BY THE FILIBUSTER. They’ll want to take their shot to solve climate change, too.

Contact your Senators and the White House

There’s more to do! Find the details at our take action page.

Frequently asked questions

Why is this moment so important?

Senate Democrats have a short deadline to make big decisions about climate change. We’ll reach Congress when they are listening. 

Why do we need a price on carbon?

An economy-wide price on carbon will reduce America’s carbon pollution really fast. We need to price carbon if we want to hit the Biden Administration’s goal of 50% emissions reductions in the next decade. It has to be part of any serious climate solutions. Find out more about why to put a price on carbon.

How many calls make a difference?

It depends. But, in most cases, 50-100 calls on a single topic over the span of a week or two can really make a difference. The important thing is that Representatives from across the country are hearing the same thing.

Do I really need to call?

Calls add extra attention because staffers notice when the phones are ringing. It might seem intimidating to call your Rep. But staffers are usually really nice and very professional. You’ll be on the line for just a short time. 

What is budget reconciliation, anyway?

Budget reconciliation is a process where adjustments to spending and revenue can be made with 51 Senate votes instead of the full 60 votes. Since the House passes legislation with a simple majority anyway, it doesn’t have as much impact in the House. The rules of what can be included in a budget reconciliation are strict, and governed by a nonpartisan parliamentarian.

What does a price on carbon have to do with budget reconciliation?

Congressional Democrats have already indicated that they plan to address climate change in this year’s budget reconciliation. Because a price on carbon meets the strict requirements of a budget reconciliation, Congress can and should include one.