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“If we can get legislators to not oppose us, that would go a long way” – Vince, Enviromentum At the last monthly national meeting, CCL UK and CCL EU received some inspirational training from Vince Schutt from Enviromentum. Vince specialises in motivational interviewing, which allows the legislator (activist, climate change denier, family member) to be…

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Ask your MP: “This month, I/we were really pleased to see that the government recognised the ‘merits’ of a carbon fee and dividend in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, crucial in tackling climate change. This was stated by the department of agriculture, environment and rural affairs in an official response to the results of a carbon…

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Last year we took part in this, organised by The Climate Coalition. Let’s do it again…online! theclimatecoalition.org/thetimeisnow The Time Is Now: the biggest ever mass lobby for climate, nature and people. 12,000 people from all walks of life travelled to Westminster in 2019 to talk to their MPs about how the UK needs to tackle…

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Already the UK Government is trying to save jobs and extending benefits to ensure non-keyworkers stay where they need to be during the Coronavirus crisis – at home. But what if you feel you are falling through the cracks? Or that you don’t feel the Government is doing enough for our health and health service?…

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Tuesday 17th March: The speaker for March online monthly meeting is Sarah Robinson from Hope for the Future, an organisation which specialises in training people to work with their MPs on climate change. Suitable for beginners to the experienced, Sarah will focus on the current political landscape. In particular, she will show how we can…

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The following was first published in Marlborough News Online and is effectively an open letter to the newly elected MP for the Devizes Constituency (which includes Marlborough). The election is over and, given its large majority in parliament, we’re likely to have a Conservative government for the next 5 years. At the same time, serious…

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I caught this programme on Radio 4 last night and realised that this is really relevant to our campaigning. Personally when I’m talking to volunteers many of them say that their MP ‘won’t listen’ or ‘they don’t do anything’ however this programme gave me an insight into how we can all change and how we…

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But then, we don’t really talk to them. Some of us do though. It’s very easy now with social media. You can even tweet animated gifs at your MP. There are plenty to choose from, but it might be better to DM them, or email them. If you really want to go overboard, you can…

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Our campaign to galvanize Parliament in advance of the recent UN climate negotiations (COP 23) in Bonn – which has just ended – has resulted in a surge of action and some splendid results. The numbers tell just a small part of the story. CCLUK members have been talking up our policy up and down…