Citizens' Climate Lobby Chapter
Delaware, Ohio, Ohio
About Our Chapter
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization working to create the political will for a livable world. Our chapter is just one of hundreds of chapters in the nation and around the 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 chapter members spent more than two years meeting with staff at our US representative’s (Pat Tiberi, R, 12th District of Ohio) office, often with Michael McLean, the senior legislative assistant for Mr. Tiberi. Many members have written individual letters, and we have provided him with a long list of signatures of 12th district voters urging climate action. Largely due to the hard work of our liaison Sheila Fox and then Michael Schaal, we eventually were invited to a face-to-face meeting with representative Tiberi on 15 May 2017. At that meeting, six of us discussed CF&D in some detail. Representative Tiberi was “intrigued” and suggested that we work with his office to set up a meeting with local business leaders. We had such a meeting with Mr. Tiberi and five local business leaders on 6 July 2017. This meeting was joined by Jay Butera (CCL Senior Congressional Liaison) and Jerry Taylor (Niskanen Center). Following that meeting we received word on 5 September 2017 that Mr. Tiberi agreed to join the Climate Solutions Caucus. This was a hard-earned accomplishment, as well as a testament to the polite respectful CCL way. After 17 years in congress, Mr. Tiberi decided to retire, effective 15 January 2018. We are already preparing to establish a good relationship with whomever is elected to replace representative Tiberi.
Other recent activity, many members have written letters to our congressional representatives. We have had at least 9 letters or op-ed pieces published in local newspapers in the past year. In the past year we organized eight outreach and/or tabling events in our community; including an initial discussion with farmers about climate issues and agriculture. We plan to establish a working relationship with the local agricultural community. In the past two years we’ve held a local March for Climate (2017) and Rally for Climate Action (2018) on Earth Day.
Four members participated in the June 2017 Washington DC CCL Lobby Day, two participated in the October 2017 Midwest Conference and two others participated in the November 2017 Washington Education and CCL Lobby Day.
On November 12th 2016 the Ohio Chapters of CCL were chosen by the Ohio Environmental Council to receive the "One to Watch" award in recognition of our emerging strength and increasing activity!
If you want to join our chapter, send us an email at: moc.l1544439213iamg@1544439213lccer1544439213awale1544439213d1544439213