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2019 Citizens’ Climate Lobby Northeast Regional Conference

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Russell Sage College

65 1st St

Troy, New York 12180

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby 2019 Northeast Regional Conference

Uniting for Climate Solutions

Friday March 29 to Sunday March 31st


For those of you new to CCL: Who is this group who managed to get a powerful, fair, bipartisan climate change bill introduced by Republicans AND Democrats in Congress?

For those of you who know us: Come learn more about our bill and how to get it passed!

Come to Troy in March!


The annual Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Northeast Regional Conference is a great opportunity for new and experienced CCL volunteers to learn, practice skills, connect with each other, inspire each other, and strategize how to move our country toward solving climate change.


We now have a bill to support! The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act was introduced in both the House and Senate in 2018 and reintroduced in the House on January 24, 2019!! CCL’s 100,000+ supporters were instrumental in the introduction of this first bipartisan carbon pricing bill in nearly a decade. This year, we’ll use our consistently respectful, nonpartisan approach and our shared values to make climate legislation this strong and fair a reality.


NE Regional Conference participants will:

  • Explore strategies for bridging the political divide

  • Learn how to engage Congress effectively

  • Hear from energy and carbon pricing experts

  • Get update on carbon pricing in the Northeast Region

  • Learn new tools for building political will in your district

  • Get a chance to meet Rep. Paul Tonko, new Chair of the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment & Climate Change

  • And more!

When: Friday, March 29 (6pm) - Sunday, March 31 (12:30pm)

Where: Russell Sage College, 65 1st St, Troy, NY 12180

Who: Whether you are new to CCL or a seasoned volunteer, you'll find something to energize and inspire your climate change advocacy. The Northeast Region covers New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, but all are welcome - and if you are the parent of a high schooler, bring them along!

For more information, contact Kelly Plessas (kmplessas@gmail.com)



Anticipated program - more detail will appear here as we firm things up:

Friday, March 29

6-9 pm Informal Reception

Gathering and connecting! Hot hors d'oeuvres (included) and cash bar


Saturday, March 30

8:00 am Registration, coffee

9:00 - 9:20 Welcome/conference overview & logistics

9:20-10:20 -- CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds-- “How to Pass a Bill”


10:30-12:30 pm Advocacy Toolbox -- Training sessions

  • For new volunteers: Climate Advocate Training

  • For CCL group leaders and liaisons: Leadership Training with Mark Reynolds

  • Open to all: Skill-Building Workshop - focus on messaging and outreach


12:30-1:30 Delicious vegetarian lunch (included in registration fee)


1:30- 2:30 pm Provisional title: Working with allies with different theories of change

2:40- 2:50 pm Photo

2:50- 3:50 pm Afternoon breakout sessions

3:50- 4:30 pm Break, info tables

4:30-5:30 pm Afternoon breakout sessions


Sample of breakout sessions:

  • Deep dive into The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act

  • Carbon pricing around the world

  • State carbon tax update, NE Region

  • Region-wide carbon pricing in the Northeast

  • Regional energy transition

  • Impacts of climate change in the Northeast

  • Agriculture and climate change
  • Let’s Face the Music and Dance—Connecting Our Passions to our Climate Work - with Peterson Toscano
  • Tutorial on Community 3.0 and Google Docs - bring your own laptop
  • Special breakout by and for higher ed students

  • Art in climate communication
  • Maybe: How the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act would meet the IPCC’s recommended targets to stay below 1.5°C through 2040.


5:30 pm Dinner Break - on you own - many restaurants a short walk away


7:00- 10:00 pm Dessert buffet, cash bar

7:30 pm Remarks by Rep. Paul Tonko, Chair of House Energy &Commerce Subcommittee on Environment & Climate Change

8:00 pm Evening entertainment


Sunday, March 31

8:30- 9:00 am coffee

9:00- 10:50 am -- Plenary session - Lighting the fire to get our bills passed

  • Legislative update, digging deeper into The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, Q&A: Danny Richter, CCL VP Government Affairs (via Zoom)

  • Bringing Bipartisanship and Transformation to Citizen Activism: Sam Daley-Harris, founder of Results, the model for CCL

  • What will your role be to move the bills forward?


11:00- 11:50 am State Strategy Sessions


12:00- 12:30 pm Wrap up and Happy Trails!


Throughout conference

Art exhibit -- art related to climate change

Information tables such as Climate and Health, Conservative Outreach, School Board Resolutions and lots more.

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Hats off to to Sage College’s Climate Crisis Center for co-sponsoring this event!

We deeply appreciate this wonderful collaboration and in particular for Dr. Steven Leibo, Professor of International History and Politics at Sage as well as a commentator for WAMC Northeast Public Radio, for inviting CCL's Northeast Regional Conference to Sage!

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Registration fees:

Early bird - through March 1 -- $90. Add $10 donation for student stipends, $100

Regular - March 2 - March 24 -- $100. Add $10 donation for student stipends $110

Students - $25

Note: We set registration fee to cover our expenses, but we do not want cost of registration to prevent anyone from attending. Please contact Kelly Plessas at kmplessas@gmail.com if you would like to request a sliding scale.

Lodging:

Limited number of discount rooms available at the Best Western Plus Franklin Square Inn, Troy a short walking distance away from the conference. Room fee includes full breakfast buffet.

1 Fourth Street Troy, NY 12180 Phone 518-274-8800

Mention Citizens’ Climate when calling to book or for online booking use

https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-rooms.33144.html?groupId=B62LU7B9

$118/night for a standard king or 2 queen

$138/night for a deluxe single king/2 queen

Additional hotel options coming soon.

Parking at Sage: Attendees will be provided with a parking pass for the weekend and map of campus.

Driving directions:

From I-90 W - Head northwest on I-90 W, Use right 2 lanes to merge onto I-87 N toward Saratoga, Use right 2 lanes to take exit 7 for NY-7 E toward Troy/Cohoes, Continue onto NY-7 E, Use 2nd from right lane to take exit toward Downtown Troy, keep left, follow signs for Downtown and merge onto 6th Ave, Continue on 6th Ave. Drive to 1st St.

From I-87 S - Head southwest on I-87 S, use right 2 lanes to take exit 1e-w toward I-90 E, Use right 2 lanes to take exit 6A to merge onto I-787 N toward Troy, take exit 8 for 23rd Street toward Watervliet/Green Island, continue on Lower Hudson Ave, take Green Island Bridge and River St to 1st St in Troy

Public transportation:

Amtrak to Albany/Rensselaer. 20 minute drive to Troy. Best Western hotel provides pick-up from station.

EV charging:

We will gather info for you (anyone who wants to help pull this together, please let Kelly know!)

Legal stuff:

Minors (under 18) Registration: If you are under the age of 18, or are registering for someone under 18, a signed permission slip must be completed to attend the conference. Please email (kmplessas@gmail.com) for a permission slip. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or chaperone (who must also be registered for the conference).

Questions? Please email Kelly Plessas (kmplessas@gmail.com)

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