Talking Climate with Others
We know it can feel intimidating, but remember they are people, with families and grandchildren too!
We have put together a tool kit of resources to help you feel more comfortable talking about climate change with elected officials.
Click below to find helpful resources:
Find who is running for office in your area at Ballotpedia.org
Keep track of legislation and how your Members of Congress have voted at Countable.us. — We love this tool! Set up your account to receive updates on issues that are important to you.
ECA Congressional Meeting Sample
Local Questions to Ask — From the National Resource Defense Council
Top Concerns Members of Congress Have About Carbon Fee & Dividend and Best Responses –provided by Citizen’s Climate Lobby
Writing Your Member of Congress — From American Association of Law Libraries
Want to send a letter to your Members of Congress? Use the easy to send ECA letter templates and add your own message — we’ll deliver it to their email inbox for you.
Have you heard of Resistbot? It’s a great tool to keep in touch with your Members of Congress via a simple to use text message from your Smart Phone. Text RESIST to 50409 to get started. You can text at any time, about any topic that is important to you. Resistbot will format you text into a letter format, including a signature (you will set up) and will send it via FAX to your representatives. You will receive confirmation of the fax. Occasionally, Resistbot may ask to send your message as a letter to the editor of your local newspaper as well, or select it for personal delivery by a representative of Resistbot.
Why isn’t the Message Getting Through? Yale Project on Climate Change Communications
An excerpt from Bill Moyers great interview with Anthony Leiserowitz, PhD. Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. Here is the full-length interview: