This moment is our nation’s best opportunity in over a decade to make a necessary and lasting impact on the climate crisis through investment in a clean economy and healthy communities. America Is All In was built for this moment. The voices of institutions driving our economy and at the heart of our communities–YOUR VOICE–are the most important for our representatives to hear right now.
America Is All In and our partners are providing everything you need to make a difference. Whether this is your first time ever speaking with your member of Congress or just your first time this week, you will be prepared with proven messages, coaching, and allies standing with you showing support for climate action from every corner of society.
Your representative wants to hear from you. And through video conferencing you can join from your computer. There are multiple ways to participate virtually so you can find the best that works for you.
While our topline message is simple–any infrastructure package must prioritize climate action–your institution should use this opportunity to push for what you need to meet your own climate and environmental goals.
To bring a broad and diverse coalition of community and institutional voices – representatives of U.S. state and city governments, tribal nations, businesses, and educational, cultural, faith, and health organizations – to federal lawmakers in support of a robust legislative package (through an infrastructure bill and/or reconciliation) that will effectively address the climate crisis and build a clean energy future.
Please sign up by Friday, July 9.
No, it does not. America Is All In is a massive coalition of local and institutional climate leaders, and we always encourage organizations to join. But you can participate in our Hill Day regardless.
Not at all! All In will offer comprehensive training and briefing documents, including guidance from former lawmakers, staffers, and lobbyists.
No. We welcome the participation of both principals and staff, since each type of representative brings a unique perspective and voice. We find that principal voices are particularly helpful in certain situations and staff-level voices are particularly helpful in others.
All meetings will be held virtually. Join us from the comfort of your own home or office. No need to travel!
While we strongly encourage participation in lawmaker meetings, we are also happy to include your organization or community on the list of participants even if you are unable to attend meetings day-of. We can help you find other ways to connect with representatives.
Speaking opportunities will depend on the number of participants in each meeting. If you want to speak up, fantastic, we will plan for you to take the floor and give you the tools and guidance you need to maximize impact. If you would prefer to join without speaking, that’s great too. We welcome your presence in the meeting to show your support.
All In and our partner, K&L Gates, will work to schedule all of the meetings for you, taking into account the state(s) and district(s) where your community or institution has a presence and other preferences/interests you may have. Please keep in mind that congressional schedules change frequently and meetings may be moved at the last minute. We kindly request your flexibility and patience as meetings are scheduled – meetings with your representative(s) may move late in the game.
Each meeting will have at least three individuals from participating communities and institutions, a designated facilitator from All In or a participating institution as well as a notetaker from All In. Participating representatives will be meeting with Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and officials from the Biden Administration.
Yes. All In’s Hill Day on Climate Action is designed to give you maximum flexibility. You may attend as little or as much of the event as works for your schedule. However, we strongly encourage participation in lawmaker meetings, particularly those with your own representatives. We expect each meeting to last approximately half an hour, and you could expect to join 1-4 meetings over the course of the Hill Day(s). Please keep in mind that meetings may be rescheduled at the last minute to accommodate schedules of Congressional members and staff, so we kindly request your flexibility with shifting meetings. If you would like to include your organization’s name in support of the Hill Day without attending any lawmaker meeting, that’s okay too.
This moment is our nation’s best opportunity in over a decade to make a necessary and lasting impact on the climate crisis through investment in a clean economy and healthy communities.
Climate action has come to the forefront of our national discussion thanks to the work of communities and institutions across the country, increasingly serious climate science and climate impacts, and renewed federal leadership. Given the urgency of the economic recovery and bipartisan agreement on the need for infrastructure renewal and investment, there are ongoing and active negotiations to determine how the United States addresses climate change.
President Biden announced the American Jobs Plan in March, which boldly sets forth a vision for a $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan that would put Americans back to work, fix our crumbling infrastructure and put us on a path to reach 50-52% reduction of 2005 emissions by 2030 and zero emissions by 2050. The support from leadership in the House and the Senate on this ambitious package makes this a generational opportunity to act on climate and invest in America’s future. We have the opportunity in this moment to leverage the national conversation, make the case for strong climate policies, and share the institutional perspective on why smart climate policy should be a centerpiece of our nation’s effort to build back better.
There will be policy discrepancies between the organizations that participate in this Hill Day. It’s important to emphasize where there is commonality, so we ask that participating organizations simply need to agree with the core messaging for this event. You do not need to endorse specific policies related to climate action. However, organizations that have endorsed specific policies are free to highlight their positions in meetings. America Is All In will provide a list of suggested optional policies and talking points.
Yes. Environmental justice is one of our core messaging areas and key priorities. We will be vocally supporting investments that benefit disadvantaged communities with clean energy jobs, reduced pollution, and accessible, affordable, clean energy.
While durable, bipartisan Congressional action on climate-smart infrastructure would be ideal, what is most important is that positive climate legislation is passed. America Is All In is focused on climate infrastructure priorities regardless of the legislative vehicle, and climate and clean energy policy has a role in both the bipartisan infrastructure framework and parallel budget conversations. We also recognize that the Biden Administration should exercise its administrative authority as it “builds back” our essential rules regulating auto emissions, methane and agriculture among other areas.
No, you do not. We understand that different organizations and institutions have different perspectives on where infrastructure funding should come from. Our message is that we must build back better with climate smart policy. The event does not advocate for a specific funding mechanism.
America Is All In will share an embargoed press release with reporters shortly ahead of July 12th. The press release will include a list of all the communities and institutions participating. Many representatives have also agreed to provide short quotes highlighting their support. Those will be attached to the press release. This information will also go up on https://www.americaisallin.com/events/.
Advanced Energy Solutions
Alamo Colleges District
Alterra Mountain Company
Ashland Food Cooperative
Association of Science Museum Directors
Avocado Green Brands
Big Sky Resort
Blue Bottle Coffee
Boston Trust Walden
Boyne Resorts – Boyne Highlands
Boyne Resorts – The Summit at Snoqualmie
Boyne Resorts – Sugarloaf Resort
Breckinridge Capital Advisors
Brighton Ski Resort
California Outdoor Recreation Partnership
California State University, Sacramento
Capricorn Investment Group
Church Divinity School of the Pacific
City of Aspen
City of Beverly, MA
City of Boston
City of Charlotte
City of Portland
City of San Antonio
City of St. Louis Park
Clarke For Senate
Climate Crisis Policy
Climate Crisis Policy, 350NYC Media Group
Climate Reality Project, Peconic chapter
Creation Justice Ministries
Defined Impact Group
DM P&C LLC
DSM North America
E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs)
Eastern Connecticut State University
Ecology Africa Foundation
Environment and Culture Partners
The Episcopal Church
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans
Fresca Foods Inc.
Full Table Solutions
Good Earth Natural Foods, Inc.
Green Retirement, Inc.
Guayaki Yerba Mate
Harrisonburg City Council
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
Jackson State University
K-1 Packaging Group
League of Conservation Voters
Legacy Vacation Resorts
Levi Strauss & Co.
Lewis & Clark College
Lobby for Climate/Change the Chamber
Lundberg Family Farms
Mass General Brigham
Michigan Snowsports Industries Association
Middletown for Clean Energy
National League of Cities
National Ski Areas Association
Nature’s Path Foods Inc.
New Belgium Brewing
New Energy Economics
No Evil Foods
North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)
PCC Community Markets
Portland Community College
Pottinger Global Advisors Inc
Rotary Club of Bethel Maine
Science Museum of Minnesota
Seventh Generation Interfaith Inc.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Snowsports Industries America
Strategic Market Intelligence
Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers
St. Paul’s Church Rye Brook NY
Temple Beth Hatfiloh
United Natural Foods, Inc.
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Riverside
University of California, San Francisco
University of Maryland Global Campus
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Redlands
Universities at Shady Grove
University of Wisconsin. Whitewater, WI
US Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development
Vert Asset Management
We Are Forces of Nature
The Whole Earth Center of Princeton, Inc.
Wildlife Conservation Society
Writing for Community Success