Citizens' Climate Lobby Chapter
Santa Maria, California
About Our Chapter
The Group Start meeting is the kick-off meeting for our own Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) chapter in Santa Maria. Our "launch" date is Saturday, August 26th at 10:00am at the Cornerstone Community Room, 705 South McClelland in Santa Maria. Please plan on bringing a lunch as we're "brown-bagging" it that day. Morning coffee and goodies will be awaiting your 10:00am arrival.
Our first meeting will be facilitated by Sharon Rippner, president of the CCL chapter in San Luis Obispo. Sharon has been very active in Citizens' Climate Lobby for about 8 years. I'll "warn" you now - Sharon is passionate about CCL and the many efforts of chapters worldwide, working to get a Carbon Fee & Dividend policy enacted as one solution to reduce carbon emissions. Sharon is very knowledgably and enthusiastic about the CCL work she is doing!
Please "save the date" for Saturday, August 26th - more details will follow as we get closer to OUR first 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.