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Citizen Power Training

Sept. 3rd, 2014
6 – 8 pm
University of Colorado Boulder Campus
Hale Building, Room 260

How can students change energy policies in our state? How can we act in solidarity to move state legislators to fight for sustainability?

Clean Energy Action is bringing together Boulder students and community members to teach skills and tools to advocate for the clean energy market. This two-hour training will teach attendees how to craft their public narrative, set up meetings with their state legislators, and include a discussion of solutions to improve the state’s deficient energy market.

Register Here

Join fellow community members from diverse groups in an evening of action, empowerment, and solidarity. Learn how to speak truth to power and demand changes to our deficient energy market.

Training

This evening of action will focus on the economics behind the energy industry and discuss where we fit in as consumers. After skits and fact sheets, participants will have the opportunity to practice discussing the energy market with each other.

Next, we will practice the most valuable component of creating change: sharing our public narrative. Finally, we will end with the opportunity to sign up to meet with legislators and we’ll create action plans for how to move forward and organize for a better, more sustainable and equitable energy market.

Don’t miss this opportunity to stand in solidarity as community members, call on your legislators to create policy improvements to an energy market that is overdue for change, and be inspired by local community members who are demanding solutions for the climate and creating sustainability.

Logistics

Food will be provided at the beginning of the training. The space is wheelchair accessible. For other ability and language needs, please contact Katie Raitz at (719)640-5803 or katie.raitz@gmail.com Gender-neutral restrooms. We are unable to provide childcare for this event. Non-voting age youth are welcome to attend.

Sign up on the Eventbrite page, and include your zip code so that we can track your legislator and place you in a group with similar constituents. You don’t need to bring a ticket. The building is located on the University of Colorado’s campus, in Hale building, which is on Broadway and Pleasant Street. The training will be held in room 260. The building is accessible via RTD public transportation. There is metered parking on the Hill adjacent from campus.

Citizen Power Training with special guest Great March for Climate Action

 Take action to fix the deficient energy market.

Tuesday June 17th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Central Presbyterian Church
1660 Sherman St., Denver, CO 80203

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How do community members change energy policies in our state? What can we learn from the Great March for Climate Action? How can we use our solidarity to move state legislators in the fight for sustainability?

Clean Energy Action is bringing together Denver community members, students and the Great March for Climate Change Action to use our momentum for climate action to demand energy policy improvements from our state legislators. This two-hour training will teach attendees the steps to setting up meetings with their state legislators, give participants the opportunity to organize groups for future visits, and allow participants to sign up for legislative visits on the spot.

Join fellow community members, Clean Energy Action and guest speakers from the Great March for Climate Action in an evening of action, empowerment, and community. Learn how to speak truth to power and demand changes to our deficient energy market.

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Training

This evening of action will feature the national activists from the Great March for Climate Action on their last day in Denver. They will discuss the power of community activism for climate action, and they will share their goals as they march across the country demanding action for the climate and sustainability.

Once we are inspired, we will move into an educational component about where we fit in the legislative process as community members. Next, we will practice the most valuable component of creating change: sharing our stories. After we have established what makes us powerful as citizens, we will divide into groups based on districts and create a script for meetings with our legislators. Finally, we will end with the opportunity to sign up to meet with legislators and we’ll write letters to the editor of the Denver Post or other news source about our demands for improvements to our energy economy.

Don’t miss this opportunity to stand in solidarity as community members, call on your legislators to create policy improvements to an energy market that is overdue for change, and be inspired by activists that are traversing the country to demand solutions for our climate and create sustainability.

Logistics

Food will be provided at the beginning of the training. The space is wheelchair accessible. For other ability and language needs, please contact Katie Raitz at (719)640-5803 or katie.raitz@gmail.com Gender-neutral restrooms. We are unable to provide childcare for this event. Non-voting age youth are welcome to attend.

Sign up on the Eventbrite page, and include your zip code so that we can place you in a group with similar constituents. You don’t need to bring a ticket, we’ll have your name at registration. The event will be in the basement of the Church, and there will be signs. Metered parking can be found around the church and there is a lot across the street. The Church is accessible via RTD public transportation.