Solar Caucus Support

Please join CAAV in urging our representative Ben Cline to join the Solar Caucus to make progress on this local energy and jobs opportunity. Find a letter writing tool from Solar United Neighbors here:

Congressman Cline:

We are writing to encourage you to join the new Bipartisan Congressional Solar Caucus. Co-founded by Republican Ralph Norman and Democrat Raja Krishnamoorthi, the caucus is an important opportunity to find common ground on federal solar policies.

In the Shenandoah Valley, and in Harrisonburg City / Rockingham County, there are no significant energy producers with greater economic ability than renewable wind and solar.  We produce no coal, no natural gas, no oil, and we have an agricultural climate that we seek to sustain.

We believe that every home, business, and farm in America should have the
ability to make clean, inexpensive, local power with solar panels. It will add to America’s energy independence and it will create great local jobs. It is a way that private citizens can use private property and their own investments to rebuild their local communities.

Because solar is pro-consumer, pro-business, and pro-environment, solar is an issue that can bring together people from all walks of life and political perspectives.  As Rep. Norman observes, “The public always hears we are fighting; this is something we can get together on”.

By joining the Bipartisan Congressional Solar Caucus, you will be helping to grow solar use in the U.S., and you will be sending a clear message that Congress can work together on issues that directly impact our energy rights, costs, and quality of life.

Thank you for your consideration.

To join the Solar Caucus, please contact Hillary Caron in Congressman Krishnamoorthi’s office at

The Climate Action Alliance of the Valley