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  • Weekly Briefing: We Came, We Saw, We Lobbied
    Weekly Briefing: We Came, We Saw, We Lobbied
    June 12, 2024 Our 2024 Summer Conference and Lobby Day was a smashing success! We were thrilled to welcome more than 1,000 climate-concerned volunteers from all around the country to Washington, D.C., over the last few days. After two days packed with great conference programming, we held 442 lobby meetings on Capitol Hill. We met with senators and ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: We’re Headed to D.C.!  Call Congress to Support  our Lobby Day Message
    Weekly Briefing: We’re Headed to D.C.! Call Congress to Support our Lobby Day Message
    June 5, 2024 Get excited — CCL’s biggest annual event is upon us! In just a few days, more than 1,000 volunteers from all around the country will pour into D.C. for “ Making Moves and Moving Congress ,” our 2024 Summer Conference and Lobby Day. Conference attendees will hear powerhouse speakers, go to transformative trainings, and hold climate ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: Sign Up For CCL’s Summer Conference Livestream
    Weekly Briefing: Sign Up For CCL’s Summer Conference Livestream
    May 22, 2024 Pre-registration for the in-person conference is now closed. But you can still join in the fun!  Some sessions throughout the day will be livestreamed on Zoom and our YouTube channel. Sign up for the Zoom livestream to get reminders ahead of time, or head to  CCL’s YouTube channel  the day of to join in.  The livestream will start at 9:00 a.m. ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: Conference Registrations Close This Monday!
    Weekly Briefing: Conference Registrations Close This Monday!
    May 15, 2024 This Monday is the final day to register to join us in D.C. June 8-11. Join us to make sure that volunteer lobbyists outnumber corporate lobbyists on Capitol Hill. And in case you missed it, we just announced Nathaniel Stinnett, Founder & Executive Director of the Environmental Voter Project as a keynote speaker. He joins a stacked lineup of ... more
  • Citizens’ Climate Boards Hire New Executive Director
    Citizens’ Climate Boards Hire New Executive Director
    This post first appeared May 14, 2024  on CCL Blog :   After a search process spanning several months and hundreds of candidates, the governing boards of Citizens’ Climate Education and Citizens’ Climate Lobby are excited to announce Rachel Kerestes as the organizations’ new incoming Executive Director. A trained biologist and public policy ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: Save Your Spot For Our Lobby Day Trainings 📝
    Weekly Briefing: Save Your Spot For Our Lobby Day Trainings 📝
    May 8, 2024 Hands down, CCL’s annual Capitol Hill lobby day is our most energizing, inspiring day of the year. Volunteers from all around the country flock to the Capitol steps for a group photo, and the atmosphere is buzzing. Then they head off to hundreds of lobby meetings — in both the House and Senate, with both Republicans and Democrats — all in one ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: We Did It! More Than 25,000 Climate Conversations!
    Weekly Briefing: We Did It! More Than 25,000 Climate Conversations!
    May 1, 2024 After a busy few weeks of outreach, we’ve achieved something incredible — we BEAT our goal of 25,000 climate conversations in April!  CCLers had more than 27,000 climate conversations all across the country during Earth Month. These chats happened everywhere:  At home with your family and friends  In restaurants, bars, and coffee shops ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: ABC News Highlights Environmental Voter Outreach
    Weekly Briefing: ABC News Highlights Environmental Voter Outreach
    April 24, 2024 One of CCL’s activities during election years is to mobilize people who care about climate and the environment to cast their votes. We do this through postcarding, phone banking, door-to-door canvassing in some locations, and more. Many of these efforts are in partnership with our friends at the nonpartisan Environmental Voter ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: Here's the Key 🔑 to Better Climate Conversations
    Weekly Briefing: Here's the Key 🔑 to Better Climate Conversations
    April 17, 2024 “The key principle for any effective communication is to meet people where they are.” That’s advice we heard this past Saturday from Potential Energy’s Ernesto Alcantar, who joined CCL’s April call as a guest speaker. Ernesto reminded us that most members of the public don’t know a whole lot about climate change. So, how do we connect with ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: Regional Conferences Swept CCL This Weekend
    Weekly Briefing: Regional Conferences Swept CCL This Weekend
    April 10, 2024 "There is special magic that happens at CCL's Regional Conferences across our country every year,” says Brett Cease, our Vice President of Programs. This past weekend, that magic happened in three of CCL’s regions — California, the Mountain West, and the Southeast.  California’s regional event welcomed 150 attendees (pictured ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: Let’s Talk! 25,000 Climate Conversations This Month!
    Weekly Briefing: Let’s Talk! 25,000 Climate Conversations This Month!
    April 3, 2024 This week, we launched an ambitious outreach campaign for Earth Month. We’re planning to hold 25,000 climate conversations in the month of April! These conversations will help break the spiral of climate silence that our country is stuck in. Here’s what happens: Climate change is harming communities, but most folks don’t talk about it or ... more
  • Weekly Briefing: House Vote Shows Need For Our Ongoing Advocacy    
    Weekly Briefing: House Vote Shows Need For Our Ongoing Advocacy   
    March 27, 2024 Last week, we told you about an anti-carbon tax resolution up for a vote in the House. In just 48 hours, CCL volunteers jumped into action to call members of Congress more than 1,250 times and encourage them to vote no. Unfortunately on Friday, the House passed that resolution by a slim margin, with a handful of Democrats joining most ... more

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