What can I do?

In CCL, all our work involves creating political will. Here is a simple, yet important, way you can help.

Contact Your Legislators

All Michigan residents are represented by two U.S. senators (Senator Debbie Stabenow and Senator Gary Peters) and one member of the U.S. House of Representatives. If you’re not sure who your U.S. Representative is, you can look it up on this website by entering your address.

It is important to call and / or write to your legislators to let them know what you care about.  Below are some sample phone scripts, tips for writing letters, and contact information for the Michigan delegation.

Sample phone scripts:

Hi, my name is             and I’m a constituent from              .  I’m very worried about global warming and would like Senator/Representative             to treat this as an urgent issue and start working on solutions. I support Carbon Fee and Dividend legislation and I hope Senator/Representative              will also. Thank you!

Or

Hi, my name is             and I’m a constituent from              .  I’m very worried about global warming and would like Senator/Representative             to treat this as an urgent issue and start working on serious legislation to fix this problem. Thank you!

Tips for writing letters:

  • Appreciate your senator or representative for something.
  • Briefly introduce yourself and state your concern about climate change.
  • Tell your legislator you support Carbon Fee and Dividend, a fee on fossil fuels with revenue rebated directly to all households.
  • Ask for action now.

Sample talking points:

Michigan Member of Congress DC Phone
Senator Debbie Stabenow
719 Griswold St., Suite 700
Detroit, MI 48226
(202) 224-4822
Senator Gary Peters
477 Michigan Avenue, Suite 1860
Detroit, MI 48226
(202) 224-6221
Representative Dan Benishek
3301 Veterans Drive, Suite 106
Traverse City, MI 49684
(202) 225-4735
Representative Bill Huizenga
4555 Wilson Ave. SW Suite 3
Grandville, MI 49418
(202) 225-4401
Representative Justin Amash
70 W Michigan Ave, Suite 212
Battle Creek, MI 49017
(202) 225-3831
Representative John Moolenaar
200 East Main Street, Suite 230
Midland, MI 48640
(202) 225-3561
Representative Dan Kildee
801 S. Saginaw Street, Plaza Level
Flint, MI 48502
(202) 225-3611
Representative Fred Upton
157 South Kalamazoo Mall Suite 180
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(202) 225-3761
Representative Tim Walberg
110 1st Street, Suite 2
Jackson, MI 49201
(202) 225-6276
Representative Mike Bishop
711 E. Grand River Avenue, Suite A
Brighton, MI 48116
(202) 225-4872
Representative Sander Levin
27085 Gratiot Ave
Roseville, MI 48066
(888) 810-3880
Representative Candice Miller
48701 Van Dyke Ave.
Shelby Township, MI 48317
(202) 225-2106
Representative Dave Trott
625 East Big Beaver Road, Suite 204
Troy, MI 48083
(202) 225-8171
Representative Debbie Dingell
301 West Michigan Avenue, Suite 400
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(202) 225-4071
Representative John Conyers, Jr.
33300 Warren Rd, Suite 13
Westland, MI 48185
(202) 225-5126
Representative Brenda Lawrence
5555 Conner Avenue, Suite 3015
Detroit, MI 49213
(202) 225-5802