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Citizens' Climate Lobby Chapter

Philadelphia

Philadelphia Metropolitan Area, Pennsylvania
We are unpaid lobbyists advocating for bipartisan climate action! Philadelphia CCLers with Congressman Dwight Evans (PA-3) during an in-district meeting.
About Our Chapter
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization with the sole purpose of passing strong national climate change legislation while empowering people to experience breakthroughs exercising their personal and political power. We are just one of hundreds of chapters across the world—including chapters in most Congressional districts in the US—working to create the political will for a livable world.

We are focused on building support to pass the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR763) in the 116th Congress, using a proven strategy to gain its passage. Climate change solution economists and climate scientists alike say this is the “best first step” to preventing the worst impacts of a warming world. This policy is projected to drastically reduce emissions in line with what the IPCC says is needed to limit global warming to 1.5C while creating jobs, saving lives and supporting low- and middle-income households as we transition to a clean energy economy.

Pennsylvania may well prove to be a pivotal state in the passage of this legislation in the US. We are thrilled that Representative Dwight Evans, who represents much of Philadelphia, has signed on as a co-sponsor to HR763. A carbon fee and dividend is projected to increase net incomes for most Philadelphia households, including over 90% of low income families, while creating jobs across the Mid-Atlantic.

The Philadelphia Chapter is a group of local residents concerned about climate change, including small business owners, scientists, artists, students, doctors, and educators. We know that climate change is harming Pennsylvania and Philadelphia now, and we know we need to act. We’ve seen firsthand how passionate citizens who are well trained, organized by district and with a good system of support can influence politicians and the political process. We meet the second Saturday of each month at 11:30 to share lunch and discuss our chapter's ongoing work, and then call in to the monthly CCL international call at 1:00. Throughout the month, we maintain relationships with our members of Congress, publish letters to the editor in the Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications, and do outreach at local events and hearings.

Please get in touch! You can connect with us on Twitter (@CCLPhilly), Meetup or send us an email at moc.l1574005148iamg@1574005148yllih1574005148plcc1574005148.

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