Lobbying for a Carbon Tax
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.