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Lobbying for a Carbon Tax

Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C.
November 12, 2019

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I joined Citizens Climate Lobby in September, went to my first meeting in October, and found myself on Capitol Hill in November, lobbying four Congressional offices for support for HR 763, the Environmental Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, to put a price on carbon.

I had no idea that our Congressional representatives' offices were so accessible! Anyone can walk into the Longworth, Rayburn or Cannon buildings, walk into their representative's office and ask for a meeting! We had appointments, but the access just floored me.

Our first meeting of the day was with Devin Nunes' office, and the last was with Adam Schiff's office ... so it was about as bipartisan as it gets.

Not that the day resulted in a carbon tax. Other members of CCL have been at this for 10 years. But I'm committed to keep pushing, to go back there once or twice a year, become a more effective advocate, and make my voice heard.