What Others Say About CCL

Hansen2Most impressive is the work of Citizens Climate Lobby, a relatively new, fast-growing, nonpartisan, nonprofit group with [102] chapters across the United States and CanadaIf you want to join the fight to save the planet, to save creation for your grandchildren, there is no more effective step you could take than becoming an active member of this group.

— Dr. James Hansen, Former Head of Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA


Portrait of Bill McKibben, author and activist. photo ©Nancie BattagliaI love working with Citizens Climate Lobby– their relentless focus on the need for a fee-and-dividend solution is helping drive the debate in precisely the right direction. I’m enormously grateful for their persistence and creativity.

—Bill Mckibben, Founder of 350.org


Senator Sheldon WhitehouseI just want to say thank you for what you are doing. CCL is terrific and I think is poised to be an organization that is at the pivot point, and makes the difference as we move into the ability to do something on climate.


—Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Climate Champion


Anne KellyI really have to begin by just applauding your overall effort, as someone who has been in this movement for more than 25 years, I have seen a lot of groups come and go, and you all have definitely broken through…Your brand equity right now is very, very high, and the fact that you linked citizens and lobby in one phrase is vital in 2013, especially when so many people are so disenfranchised by the notion that only corporations and lobbyists do the lobbying. As we all know, participatory democracies work when people participate, and that’s what you all are doing.

—Anne Kelly, Director of Public Policy at Ceres


Eric SappWhen they asked me to come I was really excited because what you all are doing is so vitally important, and it is all the more laudable in this last year as a lot of attention has moved elsewhere in the progressive community. As we’re seeing the victories we’ve seen with EPA regulations and other things, well, that is all owed to you and the continued dedication to this vital issue.

Eric Sapp, Eleison Group


Dr. John AbrahamI’ve heard the adage many times that if an elected official gets one call, or one mail item on a topic, it’s a crank person, if they get five calls or five letters, it’s a groundswell. The less informed public is starting to see the impact of climate change on their daily lives, we’re seeing the economic cost and the personal cost, so there is this momentum that is building, and this organization is one of the key parts of it, in particular because you advocate for a very sane carbon reduction plan, so I want to thank you.

Dr. John Abraham, University of St. Thomas Professor of Engineering


Lynne TwistI am so excited, I am close to tears that I get to work with you guys. There is nothing as powerful as citizen’s action, there is nothing as powerful as awake people taking that energy and power and love and putting it to work to turn the tide that we all know must be turned.

Lynne Twist, Co-Founder of Pachamama Alliance


Jessica Langerman3I will never be able adequately to express what I have gained through membership in CCL. Joining this group truly has “empowered me to have breakthroughs in exercising my personal and political power.” Two years ago, those words meant little to me. Today, I live them. Thank you for all that you do.
—Jessica Langerman, CCL volunteer and donor


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