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Washington youth organize state lobby day

On Jan. 15, 2024, CCL Washington youth volunteers held an impressive 21-meeting lobby day at the state’s capitol.

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Van Jones, a bald Black man wearing glasses and a black turtleneck sweater, smiles broadly. His background is a colorful bookshelf, with books and several awards displayed.
Van Jones weighs in on climate and collaboration

Van Jones delivered the keynote address at CCL's fall conference, speaking on climate solutions and the importance of collaboration.

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Seeing both sides of lobbying: From the Hill to CCL

CCL's Jenn Tyler shares her story of working on the Hill, taking the CCL lobby meetings, to becoming a CCLer herself.

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Never say never: A lobbying success story

CCL volunteer Teresa Welch tells an inspiring success story of lobbying a member of Congress on a carbon fee and dividend.

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CCLers go ‘out of office’ for creative events with Congress

Three stories show the diverse, delightful ways CCL volunteers have connected with members of Congress in recent months.

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Baseball: The common ground on climate change

A baseball metaphor has helped one CCL volunteer bridge the political divide when discussing climate change.

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CCL Texas groups hold lobby day at state legislature

CCL volunteers recently held a Texas State Lobby Day, conducting meetings with 66 offices — 47 Republicans and 19 Democrats.

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Bill Barron gives a presentation to his audience will touring through Wyoming. He stands on stage giving a presentation. In the foreground are attendees, including a man in a tan vest, a red shirt, and blue jeans.
2023 Climate Solutions tour sparks excitement in Wyoming

CCL Mountain West Regional Coordinator Bill Barron recalls his tour of Wyoming, where he met with communities eager to see clean energy.

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A red promotional banner shows the title of the conference, and a man and woman looking at paperwork outside a member of Congress's office. The woman wears a black blazer and grey shirt and has medium length brown hair. The man is in a dark colored suit with a blue shirt and red tie.
A preview of CCL’s 2023 Conservative Conference

Here are some of the people and events that you can expect to see at next week’s Conservative Conference on March 28-29, 2023.

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Donor Jim Lilienthal stands on a deck overlooking a lush green valley and foreign village
The power of a post: Social media leads to support for CCL

Something as simple as sharing a social media post about CCL with your friends can have a big impact — like a $100,000 donation. 

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