Monday April 7, 2014 at 7:00 - 8:55 PM
Two Presentations: Cincy Bike Share and Citizens Climate Lobby:
Cincinnati Bike Share, Jason Barron
Cincy Bike Share is a new non-profit dedicated to creating a bike sharing program in Downtown Cincinnati and Over-the-Rhine. Bike Share programs are springing up in cities across the country. They provide a healthy new transportation option to residents, workers, and visitors. The goal is to launch the system this summer. Come and learn about this exciting new amenity, and how you can help make it a success.
Jason Barron is the Executive Director of Cincy Bike Share. Jason spent the last eight years working for Mayor Mark Mallory as Director of Public Affairs, handling strategy development, communications, media relations, speech writing, and civic engagement for the Mayor. Jason is a graduate of Ohio University.
Doug Bell, Citizens Climate Lobby
This will be a presentation on the organization, goals, and tactics of Citizens Climate Lobby a non-profit fighting
to prevent the worst effects of climate change. They are laser-focused on getting the US Congress to pass a revenue- neutral carbon fee. Why a revenue- neutral carbon fee? All revenues from the fee would be returned to taxpayers, either as a rebate check or a tax credit. Therefore, with no additional revenue being kept by the Federal Government, this plan has some chance of (and is getting) support from moderate conservatives.
Doug will not speak to the science of climate change; Instead, he’ll focus on the
goals of Citizens Climate Lobby, how it’s structured and organized, how it develops members into expert grassroots activists, and proven, successful tactics for talking to Climate Deniers (or anyone else who disagrees with you).
Doug Bell has served on the Miami Group Excom, and was Innings Chair. He is the Group Leader for the Cincinnati Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby. The local chapter was started just over a year ago and already has claim to several meetings with legislators and their staffs. Doug is a resident of Kenwood, and is a Project Manager with the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance.