BILLINGS  Chapter meeting Wed. Nov. 10, 7:00 pm 
BOZEMAN Chapter meeting Mon. Nov. 15, 7pm  
FLATHEAD VALLEY Action meeting Thurs. Nov. 18, 5pm.
HELENA Chapter meeting Mon. Nov. 15, 4:00 pm  
MISSOULA  Chapter meeting Mon. Nov. 15, 7pm
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Montana CCL November 2021 Newsletter
Hello !

There was heartening news from Bloomberg, Saturday Nov 6, 2021, that President Biden and 49 Senators are on board for carbon pricing in the Build Back Better bill, according to a statement by Senator Whitehouse.

According to Forbes today, Tester isn't one of them!  Sen. Tester's communications director Sarah Feldman' is quoted as saying, 

“Senator Tester has been presented multiple carbon tax proposals and does not support any of them. He remains committed to working with his colleagues to lower costs and cut taxes for working families, while creating good paying jobs and addressing climate change.” 

Please. Call. Senator. Tester. Today.

1.  A carbon price provides revenue which can be used to help coal miners, farmers, and ordinary Montanans during the transition to clean energy.

2. Carbon prices incentivize renewable energy, storage, and grid development, which will provide lease and tax payments to farmers and rural communities, and jobs in construction, operation and maintenance. (see the video below)

3. Carbon taxes work quickly and effectively to reduce emissions. Do not confuse it with Cap and Trade. Tell us what you don't like and it can be designed better!

4. Without a carbon price, the current climate provisions in the Build Back Better bill can't reach Biden's goal of 50% below 2005 emissions levels by 2030,
according to this Resources for the Future modeling report. This goal should be a minimum to limit warming to 1.5 C.

5. The IPCC says a carbon price is "necessary" to reach our emissions goals. 

6. A carbon price with cashback will improve health by lowering emissions and making clean energy affordable! It is good for ALL Montanans! 

7. A U.S. Carbon price would encourage countries without a comparable price to get one! 65 other countries have carbon pricing. (see Border carbon adjustment)

8. Carbon fee and dividend has bipartisan support in Congress (e.g., Sen. Romney and Rep. Jayapal), the business world, from scientists, and economists.

Please ask Sen. Tester:

Put a strong carbon price in the reconciliation bill!

Use the tool, and don't forget to
  • Spell your name if you leave a message
  • Click 'Done Calling' button to record you called!
  • Share this with 3 friends/family members

Fight for our future! Call today!

Kristen and Robin
Strong Climate Policy Benefits Montana's Rural Economy
More information HERE
National Conference
CCL International Conference Nov. 13 and 14
Citizens' Climate Lobby's Fall International Conference Sat. and Sun. Nov. 13 and 14th is online and free!

Information and Registration:

The Conference starts at 11 AM Saturday with a keynote by Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, who will share her perspective on the future of climate action, followed by Dr. Danny Richter on CCL's Legislative Strategy, a plenary and breakouts Exploring Effective Climate Solutions, and sessions on Growing Our Power! 

Sunday Seminars start at 11 AM with a choice of Climate Advocate Training, Effective Communication, Explore Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; a discussion between right and left CCLers, and climate provisions in the Budget Reconciliation bill.


11 AM Keynote Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson will share her perspective on the future of climate action, and how CCL fits in. Moderated by CCL President, Madeleine Para.

11:50: CCL's Legislative Strategy with Dr. Danny Richter, VP Governmental Affairs

12:15 Plenary Exploring Effective Climate Solutions: Panelists from Climate Interactive, Yale Program on Climate Change Communications, and Project Drawdown Georgia, will each discuss their work which focuses on analyzing, communicating, and implementing various climate solutions.

1:05 Exploring Additional Climate Solutions Breakout Sessions
En-ROADS simulation model, Methane Reduction, Nuclear, Transportation, Agriculture, and update from COP 26

2:00 Growing Our Power Breakout Sessions
Onboarding volunteers, Youth, Conservatives, Managing a campus group, Social media, Managing criticism, Inclusion, and Presenting

2:35 Closing Plenary with ED Mark Reynolds and Pres. Para  

Let’s celebrate what we accomplished this year, and look to what’s next as we continue on full steam ahead.
Take Action
Social Media Actions
'Fresh' Social Media Actions Made Easy!

Click one of the Fresh Social Links below to see a list of posts from members of Congress, journalists, CCLers or other prominent social media influencers which you can like, share, and comment on. 

Tik Tok:

Want to join the statewide Social Media Action Team for Twitterstorms and more? Contact Robin at  Find our CCL Montana links on the newsletter footer.

Win CCL’s $250 Carbon Cashback weekly Contest on Instagram!

Help spread the word that if #carboncashbacks pass in budget reconciliation, Americans could get as much as $250/year CASH, while helping reduce emissions 50% by 2030! You could win $250!

The contest starts today and runs through December 18th. Each week, we'll be giving away $250 to one lucky winner who tags their friends on the CCL Instagram post.

Find out how to enter HERE!

CCL Montana Success
Missed the fabulous 5 Levers Organizing Workshop?
Watch the recording on our YouTube Channel!
Find out how you can best use your time and talents to participate in your local CCL chapter or statewide action teams, or contact your chapter leader! (Subscribe to our cool YouTube channel while you're there!)

Read these Letters to the Editor by Montana CCLers!

Carbon Tax creative way to address climate change
by Jennifer Abbott in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 11/6/21

Carbon Cash Back by Alex Amonette in the MT Standard

Carbon Pricing is Fair and Effective by Alex Amonette in Glendive Ranger Review 10/23/21

The Cost of Carbon by Mary Mulcaire-Jones in the MT Standard 11/4/21

Support Carbon Price and Dividend Policy Opinion by Michael Wood in Helena Independent Record  11/2/21
CCL Montana Action Team Meeting
Statewide Print Media Writing Group

Next Meeting:  Noon -1pm Thursday November 18th
Link and Information will be on the Montana Media Team page. This statewide group shares ideas for LTE's, helps with editing, and offers support for regular submissions to local media. 
CCL Montana Chapter Meetings
Go to your chapter page on the CCL Community Website to find the event listing.

BILLINGS Chapter meeting Wed. Nov. 10, 7:00 pm  NEW time
Contact: Lori or Marya at
CCL Community Chapter Page:  MT Billings

BOZEMAN Chapter meeting Mon. Nov. 15th, 7pm  
Contact:  Kristen or Joe at 
CCL Community Chapter Page:  MT Bozeman

FLATHEAD VALLEY Action meeting Thurs. Nov. 18th, 5pm.
Contact:  Robin or Angie at
CCL Community Chapter Page:  MT Flathead Valley

HELENA Chapter meeting Mon. Nov. 15th, 4pm  
Contact:  Kristen at 
CCL Community Chapter Page:  MT Helena
MISSOULA  Chapter meeting Mon. Nov. 15th, 7pm
Contact:  Mary or Dave at
CCL Community Chapter Page:  MT Missoula
You're welcome to go to an online meeting in any of the other chapters!
CCL National Events

Giving Tuesday is Nov. 30th

Support the grassroots movement that just won't quit!

Too often, political engagement stops at the ballot box. But at Citizens’ Climate, we’re changing that. 

We’ve made huge strides in this non-election year, but we’re not across the finish line yet. To avoid the worst effects of climate change, we still need meaningful legislation enacted to significantly reduce emissions in the coming years. And right now, we’ve never been closer. But, we need your help.

We have a huge goal of raising $300,000 on Giving Tuesday, and $1.5 million by year-end. Can you pitch in today to get us closer to our goal and closer to a more livable planet. You can make your tax deductible donation – of any amount – online at

Thank you for considering a gift to CCE at this critical moment. Every donation helps!

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