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Citizens' Climate Lobby - New Hampshire chapter for the South-Central region (Rt 93 corridor)
 
Our Carbon Fee and Dividend solution will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels down to 50% of 1990 levels in 20 years, create millions of new jobs, protect household purchasing power, and increase real income for New Englanders.   We need your help to enable Congress to act.


Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) is a national, grassroots, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to address climate change from fossil fuel use in the US and around the world.
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CCL volunteers are citizens speaking up for their right to a livable world by working to enable Congress to pass federal legislation of a beneficial, equitable, efficient, politically viable solution.

The Carbon Fee and Dividend policy is a revenue neutral, market-based solution that will dramatically reduce fossil fuel emissions while protecting household purchasing power, helping low income households, and boosting the economy (see the REMI report for details). This solution does not raise taxes, so every member of Congress can support it. It does not grow government, so every citizen can support it.  It also creates and protects US jobs, improves accountability, and strongly motivates the rest of the world to follow our lead.

Find out more at CitizensClimateLobby.org under the 'About' and 'Our Climate Solution' top menu buttons.  If you would like to help, tell Congress you want climate action now!  If you want to become more involved, click Join US!, submit your contact information, and CCL will connect you with startup training and your local CCL chapter, and be a part of creating the political will for climate action now!

Who We Are

We are students, professionals, parents, retirees and others volunteering with Citizens Climate Lobby in the Rt 93 and 3 corridor of New Hampshire.  New Hampshire residents have a lot to gain from a stable climate, including a stable water supply and coastline, livable summers, good ski seasons, a healthy maple syrup industry, and brilliant fall foliage. We also have a lot to gain from switching our energy source from fossil fuels to clean energy alternatives, including protecting property rights, reducing pollution, stabilizing energy prices, keeping more of what we spend on energy in state, and creating local clean energy manufacturing, installation, repair, and energy efficiency jobs.

Citizens Climate Lobby has over 82,000 volunteers in over 425 local chapters.  The CCL NH South Central chapter is our local effort to help build the political will to enable CCL's goal to protect our climate by enacting federal Carbon Fee and Dividend legislation in 2017.

CCL NH South Central Chapter Mission

  • Build a community and make connections among NH citizens who are concerned about climate change from fossil fuel use.
  • Identify and act on opportunities for outreach to spread knowledge about, and engage citizen support for, the Carbon Fee and Dividend solution to address climate change.
  • Motivate civic, business, and local government engagement on the issue of climate change from fossil fuel use, and collect endorsements for carbon pricing principles in general and carbon fee and dividend federal legislation in particular.
  • Lobby Congress directly to prepare and enable them to pass Carbon Fee and Dividend legislation in 2017.
  • Reach and retain 20+ active chapter members.
  • Grow citizen involvement in New Hampshire and create new sustainable CCL groups to service smaller, regional areas throughout the state.

Why We Are So Passionate

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hZIQ0fQZ4uIi81D-GNVj4zZ86c2R-CvX3PCvuF0RKsc/edit?usp=sharing

Roles & Responsibilities

Our CCL chapter is always looking for new volunteers. if you are interested in getting involved, take a look at what we do and could do with your help.  Citizens Climate Lobby is a positive force of action: we spend our time promoting a positive solution.  If this approach appeals to you let's talk!
More tasks await volunteers interested in helping out, or you may wish to help someone who is in an existing role.  We review open tasks in our monthly meetings, or feel free to send email with ideas to cclnhsouthcentral@gmail.com.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oyguP4nLv0&list=PLID5D4dOkPpKZkJ-BijUalzUFq-Kcad-u

June 13, 2017: 1000 CCL volunteers lobbied 
five hundred Congressional offices

Monthly Activities

Monthly Chapter Goals

  • Add new members to CCL NH South Central (and elsewhere)
  • Hold a group meeting monthly
  • 3 LTEs (or Op-Eds) published each month
  • Table at 2 events each month
  • Hold 1 event each month (movie showing, talk, etc.)
  • Lobby with 1 Congressional office every month
  • Send 4 members to the 2017 National Conference and Lobby Day
Climate Science 201

Global Business Factors

Know the Environment

The CCL methodology is to be a positive force of action to work efficiently to address climate change from fossil fuel use.  We do not protest or work against things, but to be effective it is important to understand the forces that have prevented climate action for the last three decades.  The CCL approach is an effective way to enable change.
Thoughts

Talk about human-caused climate change with the people closest to you, with whom you share deep fundamental values. Help them discover their own personal motivations for supporting actions to address climate change.

Consider how to communicate in the different languages spoken by liberals (e.g. fairness, benevolence, equality, social justice), and conservatives (e.g. group loyalty, authority, purity, patriotism, tradition) to make it possible for everyone to identify with the problem and the need for an effective global solution.

Transitioning off fossil fuels will bring many benefits in addition to greenhouse gas emissions reduction, such as stabilized energy prices, improved national security, military efficiency, protection of property rights, reduced healthcare needs and costs, clean air and pure water, job growth and increased productivity, and reduced geopolitical tensions.  It is past time for us to do it.