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OUR MISSION 

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.

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HOT NEWS

Thank you for voting 'No' on Measure A  

You, WE, pulled together to defeat the “Sacramento County Transportation Maintenance, Safety, and Congestion Relief Act of 2022” - Measure A.

CCL Sacramento opposed Measure A, as part of a local coalition of community groups called “Measure A, Not OK”.  Our chapter felt strongly that this measure promoted sprawl and, if passed, would increase vehicle emissions in our area.

To read a good analysis of what happened with Measure A – 

See this article in the Sacramento News and Review, Nov 18, by Brad Branan

or

this Sacramento Bee article.

National Climate Legislation Passed!

In August 2022, the 117th Congress passed legislation containing  $584 billion dollars for the climate . This comes from three pieces of legislation: the CHIPS and Infrastructure Acts plus the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).  Together they dedicate more than half a trillion dollars over the next decade for fighting climate change. 

We have waited a long time for strong climate bills and endured several false starts that ended in failure. The bills are not perfect, but there is much that will encourage reduction of greenhouse gases.

The IRA 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 a number of clean energy tax credits.  It is the most significant investment in climate action the US has ever taken.

Taken together, the bills get the US to a 40% reduction of emissions by 2030 compared to our emission levels in 2005.  President Biden’s goal is to achieve a 50% reduction in that time frame, so there is still work to do locally and nationally.  Join us, and let’s make it happen.

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!

To learn more, join an introductory call any Wednesday at 5 pm. 

Or listen to a recording of the call.

Register here

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