LASER TALK: About Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is an international, non-partisan organization that empowers citizens to lobby their representatives for a revenue-neutral price on carbon pollution. Currently, we have 429active chapters and almost 70,000 CCL members worldwide. In Canada, we cover over 80 ridings and have approximately 1100 members.

CCL was founded in the USA in 2007 by Marshall Saunders and is modeled after the international poverty reduction organization RESULTS, which is also our sister organization.

Since September 2010, Canadian Citizens’ Climate Lobbyists have, through teleconference calls, monthly actions, and conferences educated us about the various aspects of climate change: from the economics and science to the sociology, communication and its myriad connections to almost everything.

Our volunteers have recorded 1862 letters to the editor, articles, editorials, and columns published in newspapers by or about us over the last seven years. Every June since 2011, CCL Canada has a sent a delegation to Washington to lobby Congress as well as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Canadian Embassy.

In 2016, CCL Canada volunteers recorded 168 face-to-face meetings with MPs and a total of 199 meetings with staffers, provincial parliamentarians, and federal parliamentarians.

Since November 2011, Citizens’ Climate Lobby Canada has lobbied every November and June on Parliament Hill except November 2015 because Parliament was not sitting. We will gather in Ottawa for the 12th time October 21-24, 2017 and lobby our Members of Parliament.

(Last updated September 1, 2017).

 

 

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