America Is All In

Hill Day on Climate Action

July 12-14, 2021

Registration | FAQs | List of Participants

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.

Make your voice heard on federal infrastructure investment. Join other leaders to call on lawmakers to:

  1. Build back better, seeking to build a more just and resilient economy — that addresses the urgent threat of climate change
  2. Ensure that investments in infrastructure prioritize emissions reductions, good-paying clean energy jobs, and environmental justice to secure a sustainable future.
  3. Enact policies to mitigate climate risk and put the U.S. on a path to reach the 50-52% emissions by 2030 commitment the Biden administration has made and net-zero emissions by 2050.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of America Is All In’s Virtual Hill Day on Climate Action?

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.

What is the deadline to sign up for the Virtual Hill Day?

Please sign up by Friday, July 9.

Does my community or institution have to be an official member of America Is All In to participate in the Virtual Hill Day?

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.

Do I need to have any experience with Capitol Hill in order to join the Virtual Hill Day?

Not at all! All In will offer comprehensive training and briefing documents, including guidance from former lawmakers, staffers, and lobbyists.

Does the principal (e.g., CEO, president, mayor) of my institution need to participate?

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.

Where will the meetings take place?

All meetings will be held virtually. Join us from the comfort of your own home or office. No need to travel!

Do I have to participate in meetings to be part of the Hill Day?

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.

If I attend a virtual lawmaker meeting, will I have the opportunity to speak? Do I have to speak?

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.

How do the lawmaker meetings get scheduled?

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.

Who attends the meetings?

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. 

Can I attend some but not all portions of the Virtual Hill Day event?

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.

Why are you holding this event now?

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. 

Does my community, businesses, or institution have to endorse a specific policy proposal related to climate action?

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.

Is environmental justice an important part of America Is All In’s Hill Day on Climate Action?

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.

Will Hill Day participants favor a bipartisan approach or a more partisan reconciliation package?

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.

If my company advocates for President Biden’s plan on infrastructure, do we need to also support a tax increase to pay for it?

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. 

How will you represent my community or institution in your media plan?

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/.

Participants

350Brooklyn

Advanced Energy Solutions

Alamo Colleges District

Alterra Mountain Company

Amy’s Kitchen

Artemis Productions

Ashland Food Cooperative

Association of Science Museum Directors

Avocado Green Brands

Better APC

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

Change Finance

Checkerspot

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

CommonSpirit Health

Creation Justice Ministries

Creedon PLLC

Davidson College

Defined Impact Group

Dhana Inc.

DM P&C LLC

Dr. Bronner’s

DSM North America

E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs)

EARTHSHOT LABS

Eastern Connecticut State University

eBay

Ecology Africa Foundation

Effect Partners

Environment and Culture Partners

The Episcopal Church

Etsy

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Fetzer Vineyards

First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans

FIS Global

Fresca Foods Inc.

Fresh Energy

Full Harvest

Full Table Solutions

Gaia Herbs

Generate Capital

Geoscape Solar

Good Earth Natural Foods, Inc.

Gordley Associates

Green2Gold

Green Biz

Green Retirement, Inc.

GT Power

Guayaki Yerba Mate

Hannon Armstrong

Harrisonburg City Council

Haverford College

HigherRing

Hirshberg Strategic

Horse & Dragon Brewing Company

HP

Humanscale

Impact Bioenergy

Indigo Agriculture

Jackson State University

K-1 Packaging Group

Kickstarter

Klean Kanteen

Kamut International

LafargeHolcim

League of Conservation Voters

Legacy Vacation Resorts

Levi Strauss & Co.

Lewis & Clark College

Lime

LOACOM

Lobby for Climate/Change the Chamber

Logitech

Lovevery

Lundberg Family Farms

Mars, Incorporated

Mass General Brigham

M&E Engineers

Michigan Snowsports Industries Association

Microsoft

Middletown for Clean Energy

National League of Cities

National Ski Areas Association

Native

Nature’s Path Foods Inc.

New Belgium Brewing

New Energy Economics

No Evil Foods

North American Climate, Conservation and Environment (NACCE)

Numi Tea

OLITA

PCC Community Markets

Portland Community College

Pottinger Global Advisors Inc

Rotary Club of Bethel Maine

Salesforce

Salisbury University

Science Museum of Minnesota

Seattle Children’s

Seattle Colleges

Serenity Kids

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

Stonyfield

Sustaining Way/SCIPL

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

V3industries

Vanguard Renewables

Vert Asset Management

VF Corporation

We Are Forces of Nature

The Whole Earth Center of Princeton, Inc.

Wildlife Conservation Society

Writing for Community Success

ZoomTrak LLC