Climate Advocate Training to be offered in Jonesboro

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Arkansas Citizens Climate Lobby will be having a Climate Advocate Training in Jonesboro, Saturday, June 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Shakespeare Room at the Craighead County Public Library at 315 W. Oak Ave.

Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. CCL uses a respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education and advocacy. By building constructive, working relationships with members of Congress CCL seeks passage of Carbon Fee and Dividend, a climate solution that bridges the partisan divide because it is an effective small government, free market-based policy, according to a release announcing the training.

CCL works to create the political will for a livable world by educating citizen advocates, the release notes. “As individuals, our choices control more than a third of U.S. carbon emissions, says. Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. “The rest is out of our control as individuals – but not as constituents. That’s why CCL is so important. It gives the ordinary citizen a voice to tell our elected leaders we want a real price on carbon.”

Arkansas CCL has chapters in Little Rock, Fayetteville, Eureka Springs, and Fort Smith. With the new chapter in Jonesboro and another chapter starting in Southeast Arkansas, CCL will have chapters in every legislative district in the state. On June 12, 18 citizens from Arkansas will join thousands of other citizen lobbyists from every state to lobby congressional members in Washington, D.C.

Once interested individuals complete the Climate Advocate Training offered on June 2 in Jonesboro they will be ready to lobby their members of Congress, the release noted.

To find out more go to the Arkansas Citizen’s Climate Lobby website: arkccl.org, as well as the national Citizen’s Climate Lobby website: citizensclimatelobby.org.

For more information, contact Jean Larson, (870) 251-4052 or email jeallo16@gmail.com.

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