Here's what we're doing in Colorado to build political will for climate action.
A new Congress in January? And our already introduced bill had to be reintroduced? What is up with this? And what are Congress’ next steps in passing the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2021 into law? Don’t worry if you don’t have the answers. We’re here to help with a rundown on legislative basics.Continue reading
Meet the team of CCL staffers in Washington, D.C.! They act as an engine for other departments within Citizens’ Climate Lobby and are the greatest source of up-to-date information and insights for our “peaceful army” of grassroots lobbyists across the country. The D.C. staffers and their interns have a singular focus: to equip our volunteers to strategically lobby for durable climate policy with their Members of Congress (MOCs).Continue reading
Not too long ago, Citizens’ Climate Lobby and Citizens’ Climate Education consisted of a few fledgling chapters in several states. Today, the organization has hundreds of thousands of supporters in over 480 active chapters around the world. Ever wonder how it all fits together? Here’s a bird’s eye view.Continue reading
Remember those pre-COVID days when we met in person for our monthly chapter meetings? Back then, there were many opportunities to connect personally with others, get involved in CCL’s work, and stay motivated. But wait! There are still ways for volunteers to connect in smaller group gatherings — check out our CCL Action Teams, at the local, state or national levels.Continue reading
By Sue Ballenski, Ft. Collins chapter
As a volunteer, you may be aware of the numerous layers of the CCL organization: national, regional, state and chapter. Normally, you would expect a structure like this to act as a bureaucracy, each with its own layer of rules. For CCL though, each layer of organization is actually an opportunity to support, encourage, and facilitate the work of volunteers. When I spoke with CCL leaders at various levels for this article, they confirmed that their focus and purpose was to “coordinate activities” with the underlying goal of helping people succeed. So with Colorado in mind, how are these layers supporting you?Continue reading