We are the Iowa City chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and a group that tackles climate change at the local level.
Next event: September Meeting, Sept 14, 12:00pm-1:30pm @ Prairie Hill Common House in Iowa City (more info)
The goal of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is national legislation to put a price on greenhouse gas emissions. Together, we’ve made great progress toward this goal.
CCL has helped the formation of the Climate Solutions Caucus, a bipartisan group in the U.S. House of Representatives dedicated to finding cost-effective solutions to climate change. It currently has 45 Republican members and 45 Democratic members.
Additionally, CCL helps citizens organize meetings with their members of Congress. CCL volunteers meet with their Representatives and Senators multiple times per year.
Finally, CCL trains citizens how to become effective lobbyists for climate action. As a member of the Iowa City Climate Advocates, you’ll learn how to influence your members of Congress and find common ground so we can get a solution in place! And the skills you learn here can be applied to any other cause.
“By any measure, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, by my judgment, has been the most effective and enjoyable group of people that I’ve ever dealt with since I’ve been on the Hill… You come to this debate with so much optimism…. It would be very easy to spend a lot of time pointing fingers about what we haven’t done, which is significant, and how we’d be in a better position if we would’ve done something. But you didn’t come to the Hill with that kind of an attitude. You came here wanting results. You’re pragmatic idealists. You want us to accomplish big things in climate, and you helped show us the way for how we could get that done.”
Rep. John Delaney is a member of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus in the House, and a co-sponsor of the recent Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.
Join Citizens’ Climate Lobby today! We’ll be notified and contact you about our next monthly meeting.