What we're about

We are a dedicated group of citizens working to create meaningful climate action on a national level by empowering individuals to realize their personal and political power. The legislation we're working towards has bipartisan support amongst scientists and economists, and (increasingly!) the public. Read more about us at http://citizensclimatelobby.org/

Upcoming events (5+)

"Solving the Climate Challenge" - presentation in McKinley Park

McKinley Park Branch, Chicago Public Library

Students from the Horizon Science Academy recently worked with Chicago's City Council to endorse a carbon fee and dividend policy for climate change. Come hear how they did it, and how you can get involved! Presenters will also discuss the corresponding bill recently introduced in Congress: The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

Get inspired and strategize to build support for Carbon Fee & Dividend

Meeting hosts will be present at 11:00 to welcome new volunteers and introduce CCL and carbon fee and dividend. The meeting, with light refreshments, will start at 11:30, with attention given to new member introductions until 11:40 am. We will have updates on chapter activities until noon. After a brief break, we will spend 30 to 45 minutes on a "focus groups". Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet with one of four focus groups on chapter lobbying efforts, with the chance to take action by writing letters to Congress or to the editor of a newspaper on a current topic. We will end the meeting by talking about our planned actions over the next month. We will adjourn at 1:00 o'clock. Please feel free to propose various CCL issues for consideration during the meeting. This is our time to come together as a group and learn, practice, celebrate, and strategize. Learn more about our monthly actions at https://citizensclimatelobby.org/monthly-meetings-and-actions/ Learn more about our policy proposal at https://citizensclimatelobby.org/basics-carbon-fee-dividend/ Access free advocate training at https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/cclu/ Other Chicagoland CCL events can be found at http://citizensclimatechicagoland.org/events/ You can listen to the live national CCL call at noon on the national conference line: To connect by phone: If you have unlimited calling, please call[masked]; otherwise you can call toll-free at[masked]. For either option, enter[masked] as the meeting ID. You can register as a CCL supporter on our website ( https://citizensclimatelobby.org/?s=register ) –it’s free- and check out our other actions. If you haven't joined an intro call yet, that's a good place to start. Do you know who your congressional representative is? We currently have a goal to send 50 letters/month to every rep. asking for carbon fee & dividend. There are resources available on our website to help you get started: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/writing-letters-to-editors-and-congress/

Monthly Meeting: Citizens' Climate Lobby South Side Chapter

Blackstone Branch, Chicago Public Library

Come join us and get inspired to take action on climate change! Bring a laptop if you can so we can do research and write a bit. We'll start at 11:00AM with an informal orientation for new volunteers, and some time to catch up for returning members. At 11:30 we'll do an activity to learn more about the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. At 12:00 we'll join 400+ other CCL chapters across the country in watching our national video call. After that we'll do 30 minutes of break-out sessions practicing climate advocacy, taking action by writing to Congress or local newspapers, and planning Chicago area efforts, among other activities. We will end the meeting by talking about our planned actions over the coming months.

Get inspired and strategize to build support for Carbon Fee & Dividend

Meeting hosts will be present at 11:00 to welcome new volunteers and introduce CCL and carbon fee and dividend. The meeting, with light refreshments, will start at 11:30, with attention given to new member introductions until 11:40 am. We will have updates on chapter activities until noon. After a brief break, we will spend 30 to 45 minutes on a "focus groups". Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet with one of four focus groups on chapter lobbying efforts, with the chance to take action by writing letters to Congress or to the editor of a newspaper on a current topic. We will end the meeting by talking about our planned actions over the next month. We will adjourn at 1:00 o'clock. Please feel free to propose various CCL issues for consideration during the meeting. This is our time to come together as a group and learn, practice, celebrate, and strategize. Learn more about our monthly actions at https://citizensclimatelobby.org/monthly-meetings-and-actions/ Learn more about our policy proposal at https://citizensclimatelobby.org/basics-carbon-fee-dividend/ Access free advocate training at https://community.citizensclimatelobby.org/cclu/ Other Chicagoland CCL events can be found at http://citizensclimatechicagoland.org/events/ You can listen to the live national CCL call at noon on the national conference line: To connect by phone: If you have unlimited calling, please call[masked]; otherwise you can call toll-free at[masked]. For either option, enter[masked] as the meeting ID. You can register as a CCL supporter on our website ( https://citizensclimatelobby.org/?s=register ) –it’s free- and check out our other actions. If you haven't joined an intro call yet, that's a good place to start. Do you know who your congressional representative is? We currently have a goal to send 50 letters/month to every rep. asking for carbon fee & dividend. There are resources available on our website to help you get started: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/writing-letters-to-editors-and-congress/

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