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|Wednesday, June 9, 2021|
|3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)|
Elections Have Consequences: Combatting the Climate Crisis Here and Now
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
LCV welcomes Climate Victory Council members from across the country as we kick of two days filled with powerful speakers, in-depth conversations, and strategy sessions to plan our next steps in the climate fight.
Right now, we are in the moment our movement has been building for over a decade, and we cannot afford to miss a single opportunity. The urgency of the climate crisis is the reason we have worked so hard to elect pro-climate leaders to all levels of government and especially to Congress and the White House. But the fight isn't over yet. Pro-environment legislators are working with a 218-212 margin in the House and an evenly divided Senate. Meanwhile, the circumstances of the 2022 election are already putting pressure on members in vulnerable seats. That's why we are staying focused and pushing to secure every pro-environment vote. During this session, Climate Victory Council members will have an interactive conversation moderated by LCV Board member Elaine French with LCV leaders including LCV President Gene Karpinski, LCV Board Member & United Steelworkers International Vice President at Large Roxanne Brown about their insider perspective on why action on climate, jobs, and justice is both good policy and good politics. Come with your questions and leave with the answers you need to stay active in the climate fight.
Attendees will also have the opportunity after the program to meet LCV staff and to mingle with fellow advocates from across the country and learn more about why LCV partners are invested in LCV's work.
|3:45 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)|
Breakouts Following Elections Have Consequences
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
|4:30 PM - 5:45 PM (EDT)|
Our Democracy is Worth Fighting For
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Voting is the foundation of our democracy and core to the public's ability to hold elected officials accountable. Over the last 50 years, LCV has become a potent political force working to protect clean air and water, public lands, and a safe climate. Today, these human fights are at risk because our democracy is under attack. To continue to build power for people and our planet, we must ensure a just and equitable democracy by expanding ballot access and voting rights for all, making certain that our democracy is representative of and responsive to all communities, especially voters of color and young voters who are vulnerable to voter suppression. Join U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (CA), Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and former US Representative (MD-04) & LCV Board Member Donna Edwards for a conversation about the wave of attempts to silence the voices of most marginalized communities across the country. Stopping voter suppression is critical to achieving long term policy progress on the issues we all care about most.
|5:25 PM - 5:45 PM (EDT)|
Breakouts Following Our Democracy is Worth Fighting For
5:25 PM - 5:45 PM
|Thursday, June 10, 2021|
|3:00 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)|
Climate Leaders in Conversation: Jobs, Justice, and a Clean Energy Future
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Climate change, once spoken about in the future tense, is here, and the consequences are already devastating. The impacts hit Black, Latinx, Indigenous and other communities of color hardest, exacerbating deep inequities that are the result of systemic racism. We have a razor-thin, pro-environment trifecta in the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives an a very narrow window of time to pass the bold legislation that we desperately need. Right now, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make meaningful progress to mitigate the climate crisis at the pace science demands and in a manner that addresses environmental injustice and economic inequality, including through the creation of good, family-sustaining jobs in a new clean energy economy. We know that one of the most important strategies at our disposal is to demonstrate to key members of Congress that the environment is a winning issue, both on the hill and at home. LCV's unique role is our ability to make that case leading up to legislative debates and heading in the 2022 elections and beyond. Join environmental champions Senator Tammy Duckworth (IL) and the Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight Congresswoman Katie Porter (CA-45) on the current debate in the Senate and House as well as Tucson Arizona Mayor Regina Romero on how this legislation could impact her hometown and what she's hearing from her constituents on the ground. Then, we'll break into groups for discussion on how to become effective advocates for this legislation with Members of Congress and other key leaders across the country.
|3:50 PM - 4:15 PM (EDT)|
Breakouts Following Climate Leaders in Conversation
3:50 PM - 4:15 PM