Citizens' Climate Lobby Chapter
Modesto is in the North San Joaquin Valley in central California. We serve congressional district 10, California
About Our Chapter
In 2015 our core group met with every member of Modesto City Council at least twice, including promising candidates for office. We developed a resolution asking for endorsement of the National Carbon Fee and Dividend Legislation. Many of us addressed the city council meeting on Feb. 2nd 2016 where the resolution was passed by 4 to 3! The author of the Modesto resolution, Bill Anelli, spoke to a large and enthusiastic breakout session at the CCL NorCal regional meeting. Using our resolution as a template CCL in San Luis Obispo lobbied their city council and their resolution was passed unanimously!
Members of Modesto chapter are meeting with the main adviser to our Republican congressman, Jeff Denham, on April 1, the day before our monthly meeting.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization empowering people to experience breakthroughs exercising their personal and political power. Our chapter is just one of hundreds of chapters across the world working to create the political will for a livable world.
We are laser focused on a specific piece of legislation and a proven strategy to gain its passage. We are working for the passage of Carbon Fee and Dividend, the climate change solution economists and climate scientists alike say is the “best first-step” to preventing the worst impacts of a warming world.
Our market-based Carbon Fee and Dividend policy will drastically reduce emissions, create jobs, and support small businesses and families — all without growing government.
We’ve seen firsthand how passionate citizens who are well-trained, organized by district and with a good system of support can more than influence the political process.