Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.
The Sacramento Chapter is one of 600+ active chapters around the world.
What we do:
We lobby in support of bipartisan national legislation by building helpful, friendly relationships with our federally elected representatives, with respect, appreciation and gratitude for their service.
We write letters to the editor and op-eds, and meet with editorial boards to gain their editorial endorsement. Additionally, we work with digital media, radio, TV and all forms of social media.
We give presentations and do outreach at community events to promote CCL and introduce others to the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, H.R. 2307.
We support our volunteer chapters with monthly conference calls, and we support the leaders of those chapters with weekly conference calls.
July 30, 2022
Again, there is a climate bill in Congress - The Energy Security and Climate Change Investments in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 – the Inflation Reduction Act for short.
We have waited a long time for a climate bill and endured several false starts that ended in failure. This bill is not perfect, but it has many good things in it for reducing greenhouse gases. Passage by August 6, 2022 is critical before the Congressional August Recess and before campaign season ramps up.
The bill includes– a fee on methane – which sets a precedent for pricing greenhouse gas emissions. It provides a range of incentives to consumers to relieve the high costs of energy and decrease utility bills and includes clean energy tax credits. It is the most significant investment in climate action the US has ever taken. And, it could be our last chance for several years to pass strong climate legislation.
Please take action. Write your Senators and member of the House. Ask your friends with Democratic Senators to do the same – particularly if they live in Arizona!
Take Action – Call or write your Senators and member of the House today. The vote could be next week. Go here: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/get-loud-take-action/
There is a script and FAQs about the bill.
CCL’s Press Release – CCL celebrates historic climate agreement, urges passage in Congress
In the House, Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) sponsored a carbon fee and dividend bill which reduces emissions and protects poor and middle class households through a dividend. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 2307) will drive down America's carbon pollution and bring climate change under control, while unleashing American technology innovation and ingenuity. April 2021
In the Senate, the Save Our Future Act (S. 2085) was
Introduced by Sheldon Whitehouse and Brian Schatz. It is sponsored by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Chris Murphy (D-CT). It includes strong provisions to reduce harmful air pollutants in frontline communities and it returns significant funds to these communities, as well as to American families in general, in order to support economic growth and to offset climate damages. June 2021
In the 116th Congress, 12 (twelve!) carbon pricing bills were proposed (some are Republican sponsored). This shows the increasing popularity and viability of such legislation.
What We Believe
Politicians don't create political will, they respond to it.
Citizens, organized by Congressional district, who are well trained and have a good system of support, can more than influence the political process.
In respect for all viewpoints, even for those who would oppose us.
Based on what both climate scientists and economists tell us, we believe that putting a price on carbon and returning the fees to households is the best first step to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to mitigate the impacts of a changing climate.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!