#CCL2022: Online Climate Advocate Training
For those who can’t attend our Climate Advocate Training live, we provide a pre-recorded version here. After attending CCL’s informational session (cclusa.org/intro), this training is geared for new volunteers (and seasoned volunteers who want a refresher) to understand CCL’s method and vision, and inspire you to find your role so you can hit the ground running.
In this webinar you will:
Learn the basics of becoming an effective climate advocate
Review the structure, mission, and purpose of CCL
Learn how to build constructive relationships with elected representatives with a simulated lobby meeting
Review CCL’s methodology of creating political will
Practice how to appeal to the best in others and build common ground
Review the details and further resources to understand how CCL is helping ensure strong climate legislation passes in the final months of the 117th Congress.
Skip ahead to the following section(s):
(0:00) Intro & Agenda
(4:04) CCL’s Values, Organization & Structure
(18:15) Building Common Ground & Savor vs. Savor Activity
(39:49) How to Create Political Will & Five Levers of Political Will
(53:11) CCL’s Policy Focus
(1:04:53) Motivational Interviewing Practice & Preparing For Your Lobby Meeting
(1:21:21) Regroup & Closing Thoughts
Slides & Notes/Transcript: http://cclusa.org/advocate-slides
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More About The Speakers:
Solemi Hernandez is the Southeast Regional Coordinator covering Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. She is currently enrolled as a Political Science student at Florida Gulf Coast University. She has been a grassroots activist and community organizer for many years in Florida. Prior to CCL, she worked as the co-host of a Spanish language TV talk show based in Southwest Florida. While at this position she had the opportunity to research and conduct in-depth personal interviews with political candidates and politicians. She has been volunteering with a number of organizations advocating in Tallahassee for the environment and the Everglades restoration.
As Education & Engagement Senior Director Brett strives to develop learning pathways that create the most empowered, informed citizen lobbyists possible. Brett began his career in northern MN as a wilderness program director & instructor for several outdoor education non-profits. Connecting civic engagement with democratic participation & issues-based advocacy, Brett has a PhD in Public Policy/Political Economy, & taught undergraduate policy courses, secondary social studies, & campus sustainability.