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  • By now you should all be covered for logistics: travel, accommodations, schedule, etc. If you have any questions about those things, you can follow up with whoever you’ve been talking to: Dara, Marc, Erica, or Crystal. We will take a few minutes toward the end of the webinar to check in on how scheduling your meetings is going. But we will focus mostly on what to expect for the bulk of the fly-in: the training and Hill meetings.

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  • 1. Fair Climate Fly-In Webinar:Gearing Up For DCRyan SalmonCoordinator, Global Warming Solutions Program
  • 2. Fly-In Preview
    Advocacy training
    Reception and dinner
    Administration breakfast
    Hill meetings
    Head home
  • 3. Advocacy training
    Why come to DC?
    Political lay of the land
    Overview of the American Power Act
    Taking your story to the Hill and making your ASK
    Planning your meetings
  • 4. Why come to DC?
    Now is the time to pass a climate bill
    Climate science is becoming more alarming
    Our energy security is at risk
    Making the transition to a clean energy future presents huge a economic opportunity
    The legislation is in play
    Chance to make your voice heard
    Ensure legislation is fair
  • 5. Political lay of the land
    The House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act on June 26, 2009
    Copenhagen Climate Summit in December of 2009
    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee reported the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act on November 5, 2009
  • 6. Political lay of the land
    Senators Kerry (D-MA), Graham (R-SC), and Lieberman (I-CT) work on a bi-partisan bill, December to April
    Immigration and Gulf Coast oil spill, Senator Graham leaves negotiations
    Senators Kerry and Lieberman move forward, releasing bill today
    We’re in limbo…
  • 7. Political lay of the land
    Narrow window to pass a climate bill
    Before July recess
    Tough road to 60 votes in the Senate
    Big block of swing votes
    Need bi-partisan support
    Comprehensive climate and energy bill versus energy only approach
    Politics of offshore drilling have changed
  • 8. American Power Act
    Being released today
    Haven’s seen language yet
    What we know:
    Targets are the same as the House-passed bill: 17% by 2020, 83% by 2050 (from 2005 levels)
    Retains some Clean Air Act authority to regulate global warming pollution
  • 9. American Power Act
    Clean energy incentives
    More revenue for consumers
    Major areas of compromise
    Nuclear power
    Offshore oil and gas
    Carbon capture and sequestration
  • 10. NWF Position – Invest in Solutions
    Mitigate price impact to consumers, clean energy jobs training, safeguard communities from climate impacts
    Investment in RD&D of renewable energy, transportation efficiency, smart grid, etc.
    Dedicated funds to safeguard natural resources, protect international forests, etc.
  • 11. Taking your story to the Hill
    We will provide an overview of the legislation through a fairness lens
    Each of you has a unique story to tell
    Lawmakers need to hear from you
    How do you put your story into the context of national legislation?
  • 12. Making your ASK
    Pass a strong climate bill
    What should legislation include?
  • 13. Planning your meetings
    You’ll have time during the training
    If you haven’t lobbied, don’t worry
    Approach like a casual conversation
    Members and staffers
    In the meeting
    Tell your story
    Make your ask
  • 14. Scheduling your meetings
    This is why you’re coming, so it’s important to get these scheduled
    Order of priority
    Member meeting
    Legislative director, energy and/or environment LA
    Available staffer
  • 15. Questions?
  • 16. Safe travels!We look forward to meeting you.