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Citizens' Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on government policies to address climate change

Upcoming Chapter Events
  • Aug 24, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
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    Interviews with Local Candidates, TBD
  • Sep 06, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
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    Share an article of interest--(please email a link beforehand). Contact suelepore53@gmail.com with questions.
 
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The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act
   
was re-introduced as HR 2307 on April 1, 2021 by House Rep. Ted Deutch. To get current co-sponsor totals, click here

 

Inflation Reduction Act of 2022--Signed into Law 8/16

It was a long time coming! This encouraging victory is due in part to the perseverance of CCL volunteers who generated more than 200,000 letters and calls urging Congress to pass strong climate legislation! The IRA represents a historic step forward in cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 and has $386 Billion in climate measures (although no price on carbon). Be a good advocate and call to thank your representative!  

Campaign to Make Climate a Central Issue in the Midterm Elections

"Anyone running to represent Americans--whether in a red or blue district or state--should understand the scale of the climate threat and have robust, committed plans to address it. Our volunteers will press the issue in local media... and events throughout the campaign season, with the goal of increasing every candidate's climate ambition."

Read the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis  action plan, "Solving the Climate Crisis."  
 
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CCL Tacoma is now on Twitter (@CCLTacoma) and Instagram (ccl_tacoma) Visit us soon! 

Help Get Out the Vote!

Volunteer for environmental voter.org

Sign up to write letters for Greenpeace

Friday Aug. 19, 2 pm

Write postcards and letters  with CCL Tacoma members--Contact Mary Forman

Looking for inspiration?

 

Visit our Climate ARTivism page and explore the lively scene from murals to poetry to music!

JUST UPDATED 8/5/22

Try Tabling at our CCL Booth 

 

CCL tablers pass out information, attract kids with activities, chat about climate action, provide sign-ups and petitions. We are excited about our recently updated banner and flyers! It’s a great way to get started as a CCL volunteer. Join the fun! Contact Chuck Jensen to sign up.

Upcoming Events:

 

Hilltop Street Fair, 900 Martin Luther King Way, Saturday, August 27th, 11-7

Drive Electric Event, Steilacoom, Saturday, September 10, 11-3

 

Past Events:

Fircrest National Night Out took place on August 2. Photos

Tacoma Ocean Fest took place on June 12. Photos

"Watts Up!" Solar Project Ribbon-cutting and Sustainability Fair

at Hilltop Heritage Middle School took place on April 22.

South Sound Sustainability Expo took place on April 16.  Photos

Branching Out

Planting trees supports climate resilience and equity. A group from CCL Tacoma is supporting the Tacoma Tree Foundation's many tree-planting projects. Join us! Contact Mary Forman

Past Events

Tree Giveaway and Planting at the Homeownership Center in Hilltop took place on February 19.  See Photo

Swan Creek Parkplanting took place on March 19. 100 Western redcedars were planted in partnership with Forest Health Watch, Metroparks Tacoma, and WSU. 

 
Monthly CO2 Average at Mauna Loa  (Details)

July 2022:  418.90 ppm

July 2021:  416.96 ppm

Last updated: August 5, 2022

 
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Legislative Update

Federal

A bipartisan Infrastructure Bill that includes major funding aimed at addressing climate issues in many ways was signed into law by President Biden on 11/15/21.   

State

Our 27th district representative Jake Fey helped craft  MoveAheadWashingtonthe largest and most environmentally sustainable transportation package in state history!

For future reference, you can enter your support for climate bills at the WA State Legislative Website, public testimony.  

 
 
Join CCL's Monthly Calling Campaign

As empowered citizens, reaching out to our Senators and Representatives is the beginning of building the political will for the climate solutions we all need. Call, write or text today.

In fact, you can become a 5-minute climate activist by joining our CCL Monthly Calling Campaign to call our Members of Congress. Sign up at CCL National. You'll be sent a reminder, contact info, and are given an optional script.  It's easy!