Weekly Briefing: Smarter, Not Harder 🧠 Join Our March Campaign

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March 1, 2023

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This month, donate smarter, not harder, to Citizens’ Climate. 

Multiply your impact when you sign up to give monthly in March. If we reach our goal of $10,000 in new monthly donations by March 31, we’ll unlock a $100,000 bonus gift! 

But that’s not the only reason donating to Citizens’ Climate is a smart investment. Being nonpartisan and committed to working with every congressional office makes us the best-positioned grassroots group to move climate legislation forward in a divided Congress.

Make a monthly donation to Citizens' Climate today.


In other news this week: media_lever_icon_color50X50.png
  • Register for our conservative conference: The deadline for our conservative conference registration is fast approaching: March 14 for the conference and March 10 for lobbying. Join us and fellow conservative climate advocates on March 28-29 to hear from speakers like Rep. John Curtis (R-UT-03), Former FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee, and more.
  • Regional conferences: This past weekend, CCL held a successful Mid-Atlantic Regional conference in New Jersey. Over 80 attendees and other environmental groups learned about using the Inflation Reduction Act’s electrification benefits, as well as how to better engage with local governments. Several regional conferences are happening soon, including the Northeast and Southeast conferences, both this weekend.  
  • Climate hero and superhero: For February’s Volunteer Spotlight, CCL recognizes Mark Taylor, who played DC superhero Plastic Man on TV and now pushes for climate policy.
  • Healthy forests and climate change: Read more about one of CCL’s new policies, healthy forests, and how trees mitigate climate change.
  • Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 81: Listen to the latest episode of the Citizens’ Climate Radio podcast, where we meet two women so compelled by their wilderness experiences that they publish books about them. 


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If you have a little time: Check out this post on Instagram
The Senate Budget Committee’s recent hearing explored climate-related economic risks and their impact on the federal budget and the global economy. Both Democrats and Republicans weighed in on how to tackle climate change, spurring this comment from Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) about carbon pricing.

If you have more time: Register for our June conference
Registration for our June conference is open! This year’s conference will be at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., from June 10-13, and lobbying will take place on Capitol Hill. Seeing a huge group of climate advocates filling congressional office buildings makes a major impression on Congress and reminds them they aren't finished on climate change. Take this opportunity to lobby in person and make the biggest impact possible! Register now. 

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HNmlG_xh0mCxJvbkqhsVquHLzoxI27Z2zWbCYx1P Featured Chapter: CCL Pasadena-Foothills1b61477c673cc7c7df9aa5fc269b67af-huge-ft
The Pasadena-Foothills chapter of CCL has been hard at work fighting climate change locally across California and on the national level.

“We helped the Pasadena 100 coalition persuade the Pasadena City Council to pass a resolution directing the Pasadena Water and Power Utility to plan for 100% carbon-free energy by 2030,” says group leader Sanford Krasner. “We are very involved with actions to fight climate change at a local level, as well as the federal level.”

Sanford explains that he’s proud of his CCL chapter for the connections that they’ve made with other climate activists as they continue to do work at the local and federal levels. 
Great work, Pasadena-Foothills!

Have you logged your latest activities in the Action Tracker? Tell us what your chapter has been up to lately!


Correction: Last week, we reported that CCL Santa Cruz had given an En-ROADS presentation to Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-19). They have not yet done that, but are working toward it. Next month, they will present En-ROADS to one of his staffers.


Upcoming Trainings speechbubblequestion_color_50X50.png

3/2: Home Electrification and Efficiency Opportunities from the Inflation Reduction Act — Learn from SEAL award-winning CCL Research Coordinator Dana Nuccitelli about the technologies and incentives available to make your home more electric and efficient. Additionally, we’ll share resources available from CCL for educating your friends, families, and communities about these opportunities. Join us!    

3/9: Raising Funds for CCL & Your Chapter — Sometimes, our dedicated volunteers want to go above and beyond by organizing a fundraising campaign for CCL or its sister organization, Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE). This training will provide an easy, step-by-step guide to raise and manage money in your group for chapter activities and conference scholarships. Join us!   

Need training on the basics? Catch our next session of Core Volunteer Training, made for newer volunteers:

3/7: Social Media Basics — Join CCL’s Marketing Manager, Ashley Hunt Martorano, for training geared at enhancing your use of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Social Media Basics will feature plenty of time for Q&A, and the final part of the call will provide time for small group breakout discussions with other new volunteers to support your social media goals. Join us!    

To see other topics and past trainings, visit the Training Topics page of CCL Community

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