National Climate Policymaking Challenge: role of Greenpeace organization about statements submitted to Congress about the American Clean Energy and Security Act

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My organization: green peace

focus your research and analysis on that organization’s statements online.For this purpose, you are advised to consult statements submitted to Congress about the American Clean Energy and Security Act (use the version summarized in the document by the Energy and Commerce Committee, included in the National Sustainability Challenge folder on blackboard website) or other legislation.

a.Discuss what portions or aspects of the legislation your organization supports. What does your organization oppose?What is the public policy rationale for your position?

b.As an internal strategy document, your memorandum should also discuss the strategic considerations that underlie your organization’s position.What are the interests of your organization?How will the positions you are recommending further those interests?

c. Will the shifts in the political climate since 2009, when the A.C.E.S. Act passed the House of Representatives, make a difference for your organization’s strategy?

d. In an election year, organizations can make their influence known and felt by supporting Congressional incumbents. Organizations create Political Action Committees, or PACS, with the purpose of donating money to Members of Congress. These PACS often donate to candidate whose political views are in line with that of the organization. As a representative organization, you should find out which political party does your PAC tend to support. Why might this be the case based on your research and understanding of the issues outlined above? What is the official name of the PAC? What is its designation? How much money has the PAC spent on the 2016 election so far?[1]

This information can be found at, a service of the Center for Responsive Politics, an independent and nonpartisan research group that tracks money in politics. During lecture on October 2nd, we will carry out a brief tutorial to introduce you to this resource.

[1] If your PAC does not have data for 2016, then use the data for the 2014 election cycle.


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