Do you want to see Congress do something to fight climate change? If so, join Iowa Climate Advocates for the launch of a new chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby in Des Moines on Saturday, July 20. The event and training will run from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Channing Hall at First Unitarian Church, 1800 Bell Avenue, in Des Moines.
Joining us for this event will be Lynate Pettengill, Director of Field Development for Citizens Climate Lobby from Lawrence, Kansas. Pettengill says: "Politicians do not create political will; they respond to it. If we want Congress to address climate change, then they have to hear from us. The workshop in Des Moines is designed to give volunteers the tools they need to be effective advocates."
This event is free. Refreshments will be provided. Even if you do not live in Central Iowa, the training will be beneficial and will help advocates across the state.
Citizens Climate Lobby is now the leading advocacy organization working Congressional district by Congressional district across America for climate action. CCL is currently focused on passing carbon fee and dividend legislation that will put a fee on carbon pollution and refund all of the money to Americans on a per capita basis. If you conserve and use renewable electricity, you get cash back.
To take effective action against climate change, we need Congress to pass national climate legislation, as soon as possible, and support our President and the international effort to fight climate change. We need Congress to start acting on climate change now, and sustain that effort for decades. After Hurricane Sandy and all the other recent climate disasters, isn't there something Congress could do in 2013 to fight climate change.
If you are planning to attend the event July 20, please RSVP to Joan Fumetti at fumetti.j [at] gmail.com, or RSVP at the Facebook page of Iowa Climate Advocates.
For more details about Citizens Climate Lobby, visit www.citizensclimatelobby.org.
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