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MPCCL March Meeting
Minutes: March 14, 2019
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Present: Pete and Marie Koper (leader), Anne Kowaleski, John and Cil Lorand, Matt Mertz, Tom and Gisela Moffit, Don Smith, Dawn Sprague, Annette Thornton, Eric Torgerson
I. Treasurer’s Report $ 1,199 as of March 14
II. Good News
A. The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act of 2019 has 19 cosponsors, including Adam Schiff (18 Dems, 1 GOP)
B. CCL’s newly redesigned Community has launched for our use. Please bring your electronic device to the next meeting. Marie will tutor us how to access the new Community, the newly redesigned treasure trove of CCL resources and training. The old Community will be taken down April 1. Call Marie at 989-944-5858 for different tutoring times.
C. MPCCL’s new website is coming together. Our interns are hard at work.
III. New Business
A. National video speaker: Anne Kelly, Senior Director of Policy at Ceres
Enrolling support from the business community is essential to getting effective climate policies enacted by Congress. Anne Kelly, Senior Director of Policy and the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP) Network at Ceres, talks about making the business case for acting on climate change. More than 100 business members will meet in May in Washington and planning to have 100 meetings with legislators!
She urged us to thank office holders and business people who are committed to climate change action. Ceres will be taking a large contingent of top business leaders to Washington D.C. to lobby in May.
B. Local Outreach
1. Tabling Sat., April 20, Sacred Mother Earth Symposium at Ziibiwing Center, 9:00-5:00
2. Tabling Sun.,April 28, First United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant, 9:30-noon
3. Walking Sun., April 28, 2:30 p.m. in the Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival Parade
4. Climate music event with Ross Howell or his music students, TBD
Which of these can you help with? Call Dawn at 989-506-6022 to sign up. We can be as ambitious in our outreach as volunteers allow!
IV. Next meeting: April 18, 2019—Isabella County Commission on Aging, 2200 S. Lincoln Rd.
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