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Citizens' Climate Lobby

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment


1330 Orange Ave #309Coronado, CA 92118 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We build political will for a livable world.


CCL empowers everyday people to work with their community and their members of Congress on climate change solutions. Our supporters cover the political spectrum and work in more than 450 local chapters. Together, we’re building support for big solutions to climate change.

At CCL, our volunteers do the most important work of our organization. They make meaningful contributions towards our mission every day. As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to put your unique skills to good use to solving climate change. Our lean staff provides you with the tools, training and organization you’ll need to be a successful climate advocate.


Would you recommend Citizens' Climate Lobby?
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by Marie K. (February 7, 2022)
I highly recommend CCL. It's filled with people passionately dedicated to solving climate change. It's resources and trainings improve our knowledge and communication skills so that we become more effective advocates for climate solutions, locally and nationally. Anyone across the political spectrum who is concerned about climate change is welcome. The positive, nonpartisan focus on respect and perserverance is an antidote to divisiveness and despair!
by Elaine S. (January 26, 2022)
I love Citizens Climate Lobby. I love their laser focus on getting legislation to stop climate change. Individual and local action is important, but we need big policy changes to stop climate change. I joined CCL 7 years ago and have become more and more committed to the organization every year. They empower members to volunteer as much as you want to. And the work is really rewarding.
by Yesenia G. from Santa Ana, CA (September 25, 2020)
I think that Climate change is a very big dilemma. Not only does it hurt humans it also hurts animals. The least we can do is change our ways for the animals we have taken so much land from.
by Danielle M. (August 22, 2019)
I have read many great things of this organization
by Brandon S. from Phoenix, AZ (December 16, 2018)
It’s safe to say everyone in my general group of friends/my social circle has a fear of the world not being treated fairly. I would love to recommend this to all of those people with an issue on it so we can confront the problems together.
by Donald A. from NC (March 20, 2018)
CCL is a wonderful organization that provides clear, concrete actions you can take to help move climate change legislation in congress. They teach you how to lobby and what is effective when talking with folks who are not yet convinced that climate change is a real issue. They treat everyone with respect and appreciation regardless of political affiliation.
by Veronica S. (March 20, 2018)
It’s a wonderful way to meet like minded people of Action.
by John G. from Windham, NH (August 31, 2017)
There are four CCL chapters in New Hampshire - see the CCL NH website for local information: This organization is a great way to make a difference regarding climate change from fossil fuels with a little or a lot of time each month. CCL is effective - it has been a driving factor in bringing Republican and Democrat Congressional Representatives into the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus. As of today there are 52 members, composed of half of that number from each party, where they are talking about the problem, evaluating solutions, and hopefully choosing the Carbon Fee and Dividend solution being advocated for by CCL. Join just to show support, or send an occasional email to Congress (, or lots more (letters to the editor, movie events, tabling, lobby Congress, etc.) A great group!
by Daric B. from Coeur D Alene, ID (March 31, 2017)
To exchange important information with like minded people who care about our planet.
by Lizzy T. (March 4, 2017)
My friend and I are both very into the environment and want to do what we can to help make it a better place for everyone. I have expressed interest in people around me about how working on the environment now can make a huge difference later. I think I've done a good job expressing this because my friends have asked to join.
by Esperanza D. (February 21, 2017)
why wouldn't I recommend to family, friends, or stangers to help make the world a better place we can use as much help as possible
by robyn w. from chesterfield, MO (October 7, 2016)
Very interested in being apart of Citizens' Climate Lobby. Please contact me, Robyn
by Peter G. (April 1, 2016)
Congress needs to hear from we the people on climate change. Citizens Climate Lobby does just that. We write letters to and meet with Members of Congress or their staff in a respectful way. We let them know our concern that Congress needs to act. We have a proposed action, a solution to climate change called Carbon Fee & Dividend. Economic modeling has shown it will decrease CO2 emissions 50% in 20 years, while building the economy and adding jobs with innovation. It is a win-win-win with improvements in health that will come with reducing the burning of fossil fuels.
by Suzanne T. (September 2, 2015)
If you want to do something concrete for climate change, this is the BEST volunteer organization I have ever worked with! It's non partisan (all political persuasions welcomed) and presents a solution to climate change. The support and training provided by the Citizens' Climate Lobby staff is first class, and I have worked at some of the best companies in the world! We write letters to congress and newspapers, do outreach, and meet with our legislators. If you want to play a part in our Democracy while contributing to solving the biggest problem facing our generation, then please join.
by Sarah B. (August 2, 2015)
Informative, friendly, diverse group of people involved. There are numerous volunteer options for those wanting to be involved and no red tape/weeks of waiting to get started.
by James T. (December 13, 2014)
Citizens' Climate Lobby has a wonderfully tight focus on addressing climate change through federal legislation. They do not let other issues get in the way. They encourage involvement from a broad range of people - conservative/liberal; democrat/republican/libertarian/independent; any faith or no faith. They train well on how to communicate with your elected members of congress through letters and face-to-face. They empower individuals and encourage people to take action.
by Claire C. (December 12, 2014)
Citizens' Climate Lobby is focused, results-driven, forward-looking and efficient and effective. Joining the group has made me feel more empowered than ever before. I know how to take action in a way that is supported by others. Long gone are the days I felt like I was spitting into the wind.
by Roger S. (November 14, 2014)
I’ve been a volunteer with CCL since May of 2013. I went to the DC conference in June 2013 and June 2104. The growth was amazing, from 367 to 600 attendees! It was very inspiring and an antidote to being cynical and depressed. We now have more than 200 chapters in the U.S., Canada and several international locations. The staff is committed and very effective in educating and engaging its dedicated volunteers. I highly recommend that you listen to an introductory phone call, which are held Wednesday nights.
by ĀMIE N. from Seattle, WA (October 13, 2014)
recent activist efforts have been very informative
by Louise S. (January 2, 2014)
Two years ago I joined a Citizens Climate Lobby monthly breakfast group. We listen to conference calls about climate change and clean energy and visit and eat. We got a few letters to the editor published. We went to meet with our members of Congress. They listened and asked questions. We sent them answers using CCL talking points and research. Why should paid lobbyists have all the fun? Across the US and Canada people are joining and now there are 150 CCL groups in the US and Canada calling for national carbon fee and rebate laws. It’s a free market, revenue neutral, non-partisan solution. There is no reason for a clean energy economy not to have the support of government. Enough voices can make it happen.
by Timothy K. from La Mesa, CA (November 4, 2011)
I have been working with Citizens Climate Lobby for years now, and it is a great community of citizens who truly care about their environment. Once you are dialed in to your local chapter, you can choose how much time to commit. I have volunteered in San Diego, San Francisco, and East Bay with all sorts of fantastic people. It is a good mix of learning about climate science, engaging the political process, and developing people skills. I highly recommend this organization to anyone looking to learn new things and meet new people as well as volunteer.
by Tatiana C. from Temecula, CA (September 7, 2011)
Unlike the other two reviewers, I found it incredibly easy to interact with the contact and establish my involvement with the organization. When I first made contact with them, they directed me to a very informative conference call which is designed to help one decide whether or not involvement within the organization is for you. I have been working with them for a few months now, and everyone i have come into contact with has been kind, polite, and very pleasant to interact with. Not only that, but everyone is committed to the cause and take on a refreshing approach to solve the many challenges faced. If you are interested in the cause, I would highly recommend involvement in the organization.
by Kristin D. (June 27, 2011)
I agree with the other post that the contact person was hard to work with. When I tried to sign on with CCL, I was asked by the contact to come to a meeting. Thereafter, it took me several emails just to establish the date, time and place of the meeting (which could have been conveyed in the very first email). As it turned out, the date I'd been given was wrong, so I missed it. I never heard back from the contact after that.
by Arthur S. from CA (March 15, 2011)
It is very difficult to determine what their needs truly are, and their contact person is a bit difficult to work with in several respects. Be careful about possible copyright issues with their existing database.
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