Citizens' Climate Lobby forms Rockland chapter

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Posted:  Friday, January 12, 2018 - 4:15pm
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ROCKLAND — Citizens' Climate Lobby is forming a Rockland chapter and will host its third meeting on January 18 at 7 p.m. at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Rockland. The meeting will provide an overview of CCL, which includes their carbon fee and dividend plan, and simple ways to get involved to reduce the use of carbon in the Midcoast.

The meeting is free, open to the public, and will be led by John Newlin for Citizens' Climate Lobby. Once the new chapter is launched it will meet monthly and volunteers will work with local action teams and individuals.

Citizens' Climate Lobby seeks to build positive, respectful relationships with lawmakers and focusing on specific market-based, consumer-friendly solutions that have received support from conservatives and liberals alike, according to a news release.

Volunteers with Citizens' Climate Lobby advocate for climate solutions such as a national, revenue-neutral, carbon fee-and dividend system. Its passionate supporters are empowered to organize meetings and produce media based on their own resources and personal priorities.

“Citizens' Climate Lobby members here in Rockland and all over the country are telling us that their lives have changed since they have become involved with CCL," said Michael Leonard, the group leader of the new Rockland chapter. "They tell us they were worried about climate change and were looking for a way to make a difference. They are so grateful that CCL is showing them how and that there is a group of wonderful people working together for the same goal. We want to offer more of our neighbors the same opportunity."

Citizens' Climate Lobby is nonpartisan and has an active and growing Conservative Caucus. It is interested in new conservative members who are concerned about protecting our families and communities from the costs and risks of extreme weather.

The vocal, grassroots, 501(c)(4) Citizens' Climate Lobby often makes use of Citizens Climate Education tools, research, and communications protocols, and, of the two, unsurprisingly presents the more visible public face.
Visit Citizens' Climate Lobby to learn more.

In addition to lobbying, there will be varied roles for volunteers depending on individual interests. All are welcome to attend. 

Aldersgate United Methodist Church is located at 15 Wesley Lane, Rockland, across from Chickawaukie swimming area. For more information, contact Michael Leonard at michaelinmaine@gmail.com or call 207-9785-9150.

Event Date: 
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 7:00pm