Citizens Climate Lobby at GA

Jun 30, 2021 | Beacon, Climate, Justice, News

This was my first UUA GA. I registered to help with a booth sponsored by the UU Faith Action Team of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL). CCL is a grass roots movement lobbying Congress for a carbon tax with all revenues returned to families on a per capita basis. This policy will reduce emissions, create jobs, and more than compensate low- and middle-income families for any increase in energy prices. The Energy Innovation and Dividend Act (EICD) has been introduced as HR2307, and CCL supports it.

I’m proud of the role Unitarians are playing in CCL in the following ways:

  • UU’s are the largest of all the CCL Faith Action Teams—185 UU’s and counting
  • 2 of the 3 UU Members of Congress are co-sponsors of EICD: Judy Chu (CA-27) is a lead co-sponsor and Deborah Ross (NC02) is a sponsor.

As of June 2021:  EICD has been endorsed by:

  • 39 UU congregations, which includes ESUC.
  • 2 State Legislative Ministry organizations (Florida and Maine)
  • 19 UU Ministers.

If you want to learn more about CCL or joining CCL as a volunteer, visit the Citizens Climate Lobby website or contact Marilyn Meyers, Gregg Selby, Ann Fletcher, or myself—we are CCL’ers and also on ECAM here are ESUC.

by Kristi Weir