Build a Healthy Democracy

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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People in front of the Texas State Capitol building
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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Bob Clark-Phelps
Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Clark-Phelps

This month’s Volunteer Spotlight shines the light on CCLer Bob Clark-Phelps, a former Scout with a love of the outdoors.

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An Asian woman in a short sleeve floral dress sits to the right of a Hispanic woman in a dark blazer, and a white woman in a dark dress. They sit outdoors and listen to a member of their chapter speak.
As CCL focuses on expansion and outreach, diversity and inclusion prove crucial

A crucial component of recruiting and retaining new volunteers is making sure they feel welcome and included.

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Utah Republican Rep. Tim Hawkes gives a presentation on the effects of climate change on the Great Salt Lake
CCL Utah event discusses Great Salt Lake, state climate initiatives

Recent CCL awareness campaigns about protecting the Great Salt Lake have spurred an influx of new volunteers to join CCL Utah.

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Dec. 2022 conference closing keynote, Sen. Tina Smith & Rep. Paul Tonko

In this closing keynote, Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY-20) and Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) offer remarks of support for CCL’s work.

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Amy Bennett, CCL’s guide to helping thousands discover power as climate activists, offers advice as she retires
Amy Bennett, CCL’s guide to helping thousands discover power as climate activists, offers advice as she retires 

Upon her retirement, CCL's Amy Bennett reflects on over a dozen years of helping volunteers lobby their members of Congress.

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