Chapters

Citizens' Climate Lobby Chapter

Philadelphia

Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, Pennsylvania
We are unpaid lobbyists advocating for bipartisan climate action! Philadelphia CCLers, along with friends from neighboring chapters, after a meeting in DC with the office of one of our PA members of Congress.
About Our Chapter
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization with the sole purpose of passing strong climate change legislation while empowering people to experience breakthroughs exercising their personal and political power. We are just one of hundreds of chapters across the world—including chapters in most Congressional districts in the US—working to create the political will for a livable world.

We are focused on a specific piece of legislation and a have proven strategy to gain its passage. We are working for the passage of Carbon Fee and Dividend, the climate change solution economists and climate scientists alike say is the “best first step” to preventing the worst impacts of a warming world. Our market-based Carbon Fee and Dividend policy is projected to drastically reduce emissions, create jobs, and support small businesses and families—all without growing government.

Pennsylvania may well prove to be a pivotal state in the passage of this legislation in the US. We’ve seen firsthand how passionate citizens who are well trained, organized by district and with a good system of support can influence politicians and the political process. The Philadelphia Chapter is a group of local residents concerned about climate change, including small business owners, scientists, artists, lawyers, and doctors. We meet the second Saturday of each month at 11:30 to share lunch and discuss our chapter's ongoing work, and then call in to the monthly CCL international call at 1:00. Throughout the month, we maintain relationships with our members of Congress, publish letters to the editor in the Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications, and do outreach at local events and hearings.