350 Eugene 350 Eugene, June 21, 2014

Events > 2014 > June > Contact Congress on 6.23 about a carbon tax!

About this event:

Created by 350 Eugene

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For more info about the Citizen’s Climate Lobby’s legislative proposal, the studies informing their support of a carbon tax, and CCL’s responses to national arguments, check out <http://citizensclimatelobby.org/carbon-tax/>


How to Help:  We’re asking people concerned about the climate to contact their members of Congress on June 23, and to express their desire for serious Congressional action on climate, specifically a carbon tax. We hope this will accomplish two goals:

1. Calls will send a message to members of Congress that people in their district care about the climate.

2. It will focus their attention on the issue, increasing the chances that our volunteers will be able to break through in their meetings the next day.

What to Say: The message can be short and simple. For example:

“Hi, my name is _____ and I live in ______. I’m very concerned about climate change, and I want the Congressman to consider serious legislation, such as a carbon tax, to fix this problem. Thank you, and have a nice day.”

That’s all you have to say.

Ready to help? If you are able to take a minute to call Representative Defazio (he represents Oregon’s 4th District, which includes Eugene and Corvallis) on 6/23/14, you can reach his DC office by calling:



 Pass this message along to your friends!  It’s easy to do.

A carbon tax works! British Columbia adopted a carbon tax in 2008. By 2010, B.C.’s per capita greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by 9.9%.

Thanks for taking action to help put a price on carbon – We can do this!


For more information about 350 Eugene’s effort to pass a carbon tax visit: