It was a great first day for the Oregon Stewardship Tour!
The day started off in Portland with a phone interview with the Klamath Falls Herald & News for an upcoming story they want to put together for the newspaper highlighting the Klamath Falls tour event on Thursday, November 2nd.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) volunteers from Portland – Barry Daigle, Jason Lewis, and Brian Ettling – met up in downtown Baker City at 3 pm to start planning for the evening event.
We were thrilled to see the Baker City Observer announced today’s event on the front page of last Friday’s newspaper.
We had 15 people attend our event at the Baker County Library. They really seemed to enjoy our presentation. They asked excellent questions to learn exactly how the dividend will be distributed to Americans and how it will impact working-class people who can least afford it. Jason, Barry, and I were able to assure the audience that low-income and working-class people tend to be the biggest winners with carbon fee and dividend. They tend to use the least amount of carbon and be carbon-virtuous. Therefore, they do come out ahead with our policy since the dividend would more than cover their increasing costs.
Nearly everyone filled out our sign-up sheets to learn more about CCL. Many were inspired to fill out constituent comment forms and special postcards to inform Rep. Greg Walden that we want him to act on climate.
We travel to La Grande, Oregon, on Wednesday for an evening event: 6:30 pm at the Cook Memorial Library. Jason has planned various meetings during the day with a solar business owner, an interview with the La Grande Observer newspaper and a forum where students and faculty at Eastern Oregon University get to ask us questions.
Wednesday should be a very exciting day!