Chapters

Citizens' Climate Lobby Chapter

Austin

Austin and Central Texas, Texas
Two dozen members of CCL’s Austin chapter, gathered for the January 2017 meeting.
About Our Chapter
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,
                  Dripping Springs
      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 on the second Saturday of each month. The typical agenda looks like this:
      11:30 AM   (approximate time) 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
Soaring membership has prompted the Austin chapter to form subchapters according to Congressional districts:
     TX–10 McCaul and TX–17 Flores (the original Austin chapter; Central Austin to Houston)
     TX–25 Williams (Central Austin to Ft. Worth)
     TX–21 Smith (Central and South Austin to Fredericksburg)
     TX–31 Carter (now the Georgetown-Round Rock chapter)
     TX–35 Doggett (becoming the San Marcos chapter)
The subchapters’ monthly meetings are conducted separately, but they get together from time to time for joint meetings and other activities. 

The location and exact starting time 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 and the Austin chapter’s FaceBook page.