Chapters

Citizens' Climate Lobby Chapter

Austin

Austin, Texas
Two dozen members of CCL’s Austin chapter, gathered for the January 2017 meeting.
About Our Chapter
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization empowering people to achieve breakthroughs by exercising their personal and political power. The Austin chapter is just one of hundreds of chapters across the world working to create the political will for a livable world.

CCL’s current goal is passage of Carbon Fee and Dividend, the climate change solution said by economists and climate scientists to be the “best first step” to preventing the worst impacts of a warming world. While drastically reducing CO2 emissions, this market-based policy will create jobs and support families and small businesses — all without growing government.
The Austin chapter’s effectiveness depends strongly on its long-term relationships with our two US senators —John Cornyn and Ted Cruz— and these Central Texas members of the US House of Representatives:
      Michael McCaul      District 10: Austin, Brenham, Katy, Tomball
      Bill Flores               District 17: Austin/Pflugerville, Waco, Bryan/College Station
      Lamar Smith           District 21: Austin, Kerrville, San Antonio
      Roger Williams       District 25: Austin, Cleburne
      John Carter             District 31: Round Rock, Temple
      Lloyd Doggett        District 35: Austin, San Antonio
In addition to communicating with legislators, our chapter’s members
    • reach out to local media, including the Austin American-Statesman, Austin Chronicle, KUT, KLRU
     • submit op-eds and letters to the editors of Central Texas newspapers
     • host our own events
     • organize tables at other groups’ events
     • make presentations to other local groups about global warming and Carbon Fee & Dividend
     • solicit handwritten postcards about global warming for delivery to their writers’ members of Congress
Our chapter meetings take place in Central Austin on the second Saturday of each month. The typical agenda looks like this:
      11:30 AM   gather for socializing and pot-luck lunch
      12:00 PM   listen to and discuss the CCL Monthly International Conference Call
      12:45 PM   and undertake local actions
        1:45 PM   adjourn
The location of each meeting is announced via the chapter’s Google Group listserv. This mailing list serves as the chief means of communication among chapter members, who are added to the list when they join the chapter
 
Our monthly chapter meetings and a monthly beer, pizza, and climate action discussion in south Austin are announced via Meetup and posted on the calendar at Austin EcoNetwork.
 
The CCL Third Coast Facebook page serves Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The CCL national Facebook page has news of national and international scope.
 
VolunteerMatch has reviews of CCL from volunteers around the US (to see all of the reviews you have to join VolunteerMatch, but it’s free).