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.
The Biden Administration has put forward strong climate legislation in the American Jobs Plan. We hope the House and Senate will modify it to include a carbon fee and dividend bill.
In April 2021, 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.
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!