May 2020

CCL State College chapter members, we need you to join
our digital advocacy effort!

 At a time when many of our lobbying, tabling, and in-person grassroots educational efforts are on hold, we need to look at what it is we CAN do. It’s time for agility, time to learn something new, and time to shift priorities into the digital realm. We can continue to fight to put a price on pollution, but we need your help to leverage the power of social media. 

Did you know that our chapter has its own Twitter account?  Our handle is @climatepa.  We need you to follow this account and support our efforts.  

Having followers is like delivering the pieces of paper with signatures and endorsements at our June lobby days. Can you imagine driving to DC and delivering only 15 signatures? Me neither. The more followers we have, the more influence we wield. 

If you are interested in learning how to get started on Twitter, I am offering two small-group sessions for the beginning twitter user. 

Twitter for Beginners: Small Group Training
Wednesday, May 13 at 2 pm
Friday, May 15 at 11 am
Join Zoom Meeting Online (join our mailing list for the link)

No registration necessary, just meet me on zoom. These are very informal, of course.  Join either session or both. I am here to help. If you are already a twitter user, follow CCL State College at @climatePa and post why you are part of CCL. 

I don’t know about you, but as long as I am able, I am not going to let the virus derail my commitment. This is a challenging time and your health and safety absolutely come first. But, If you have the capacity, I hope you will stay in motion by either following the chapter and tweeting or learning how to do so. And in so doing, you will help us build our levers of political influence with our members of congress, the media, and the public. 
 
News from our chapter
 Our monthly meeting via Zoom will be on Tuesday, May 19 at 5 pm.  For the link, join our mailing list.

CCL got a bit of air time on WJAC-TV in a roundup feature story about National Volunteer Week, which coincided with Earth Week. Sylvia Neely was interviewed briefly for this piece.  You can watch it by clicking here

Mark Neely has written a review of a fascinating book on the effect of climate change and epidemics on the fall of the Roman Empire.  You can read the review of The Fate of Rome by Kyle Harper on our webpage here.

Kathy Pollard’s OpEd appeared in the Centre Daily Times on Sunday, May 10.  She provides thoughtful suggestions for “Saving the World While Sheltering in Place.”  Click here to read it.
 
April 2020

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