Make Climate THE Issue in 2016
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2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2200 Southwood Drive
Nashua, New Hampshire
On November 14 and 15, Citizen’s Climate Lobby will hold its 3rd annual Northeast Regional Conference, including members from New England, New York, and New Jersey. The 2015 fall CCL Northeast Regional Conference, located in Nashua, NH, will be focused on making climate change the issue in the 2016 primaries and presidential campaign. The conference will teach attendees how to make their voices heard in the campaign and will have a particular focus on media engagement in order to 1) keep calls for climate action in the news, 2) move political opinion through effective dialog, and 3) make the most of town hall meetings. Make sure you keep an eye out for ReVision Energy’s table on Saturday!
To further the goal to Make Climate Change THE Issue in 2016, Northeast CCL is sponsoring a free public teach-in for New Hampshire voters as part of the conference. The teach-in will feature speakers, a panel discussion, and group sessions. Speakers will include world-renowned climate scientist Dr. James Hansen, Mark Reynolds (Executive Director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby), and other climate change leaders who promote effective federal policies that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and kickstart a viable, lasting clean energy economy.
Make Climate Change THE Issue in 2016 is inspired by James Hansen’s 2010 book, Storms of My Grandchildren, which states, “The picture has become clear. Our planet, with its remarkable array of life, is in imminent danger of crashing. Yet our politicians are not dashing forward. They hesitate; they hang back. Therefore it is up to you.” Armed with new information and skills, teach-in participants will be prepared to take on the task that Dr. Hansen envisions. Specifically, they will be empowered to communicate their concerns and policy ideas to presidential candidates, friends, and neighbors, to build sufficient political will such that candidates must respond and act.
More information and schedules are available here: https://donate.citizensclimateeducationcorp.org/events/2015-northeast-ccl-regional-conference/e59476