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2019 Citizens’ Climate Lobby Mid-Atlantic Conference

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The Claridge - a Radisson Hotel

123 South Indiana Avenue

Atlantic City, NJ 08401

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Welcome to the Citizens’ Climate Lobby 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference

Friday, January 25, 3pm - Sunday, January 27, 12:00pm

You are invited to the annual Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference! CCL builds the political will for our elected representatives to take action on climate change.

Gambling with climate risk: Bipartisan challenges and opportunities. We have been gambling with climate risk and have begun to see the challenges of the risk we have taken. Come and learn about opportunities as well – opportunities to work together to heal our communities and our climate.

Our Regional Conference is an opportunity for newcomers and experienced CCL members to gather to learn, network, practice skills, inspire each other, and strategize in moving our country toward climate solutions.

Rising temperatures, prolonged wildfire seasons, drought, flooding, and insect infestations are already impacting our communities, agriculture and outdoor recreation industries. The harm of inaction and the benefit of action have never been higher.

For more information, contact Sabrina Fu (sabrina.fu@citizensclimatelobby.org).

What you need to know about the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference:


Everyone is welcome, whether it’s your first CCL experience or you’re an experienced volunteer. . The Mid-Atlantic Region includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Washington DC, but everyone is welcome no matter what state you are from.


Friday, January 25th, 3pm - Sunday, January 27th, 12:00pm


The Claridge Hotel, 123 S Indiana Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401

We have special rate at the Claridge for $69/night and you can ask for two double beds to house multiple people!


Early Bird tickets through December 30th

  • All three days: $95

  • Friday only (includes reception at Claridge): $10

  • Saturday only (includes breakfast and lunch): $80

  • Sunday only (includes breakfast): $25

Regular tickets (December 31 - January 20):

  • All three days: $110

  • Friday only (includes reception at Claridge): $15

  • Saturday only (includes breakfast and lunch): $90

  • Sunday only (includes breakfast): $30

All students get a 50% discount by using the code STUDENT during registration.

Deadline to register is Sunday, January 20th, 2019.

Full registration comes with two breakfasts and one boxed lunch.

To accommodate various dietary needs, please choose one of the options below. A colored ticket will be given to you to match your request.

Option 1: Cranberry chicken salad with lettuce and tomato on a multigrain roll, chips, and Chef’s Choice Dessert.

Option 2: Honey roasted turkey, boursin, bacon, lettuce and tomato on a baguette, chips, and Chef’s Choice Dessert.

Option 3: (This choice is both vegan and gluten free) Roasted vegetables, avocado and romaine on a sundried tomato wrap.

Gluten Free dessert=Coconut Macaroons

Vegan dessert=Extra Piece of Fruit.



3:00 p.m. Registration opens

4:30 – 6:00 pm: Movie “The Human Element” followed by discussions

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Reception at The VÜE --top of the Claridge hotel

7:00 – 7:45 pm: “Quiet Riot” entertainment


7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration opens with continental breakfast

8:30 – 8:50 a.m. Welcome and update on CCL's progress, Mark Reynolds, CCL Executive Director

8:50-9:35 a.m. Keynote speaker Tammie Souza, Chief Meteorologist of NBC-10: Communicating climate risks through media

10:00 - 12:30 p.m. Climate Advocate Training for new volunteers

10:00 - 12:30 a.m. Concurrent sessions of Leadership Skills with Mark Reynolds, state carbon pricing, and state strategy sessions.

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. Breakouts into climate impacts on: Infrastructure, coastal ecosystems, human health, agricultural and fisheries, and tourism.

3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Breakouts on bipartisan challenges and opportunities include: Deep dive into carbon fee and dividend, local innovations and resiliency, Surging Seas tool and engagement, letter writing, Higher Education, and state carbon pricing.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Telling Better Climate Stories with Peterson Toscano

Dinner on your own

7:15 – 9:00 p.m. Entertainment – Climate Cabaret


7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Opens with registration and breakfast

9:05 – 10:20 am: Keynote: Bringing Bipartisanship and Transformation to Citizen Activism, Sam Daley-Harris.How and why our methodology works, how we can have further breakthroughs with it, and moving our congress members up on the Champion Scale.

10:35 - noon Plenary, Getting a bill through Congress: When is compromise a good thing? Mark Reynolds. Politics is the art of compromise, but we also need to know our bottom line. What are your personal priorities when a bill begins to go through the "sausage-making" that often accompanies legislation?

Hotel Information:

Reserve your rooms now at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City!

We have contracted a special discounted room rate for a limited number of rooms (first come first served) of just $69 per night (plus tax and fees) for two double beds or one king bed, and $5 per night (plus tax) for self-parking. Make it a long weekend if you wish - this group rate is also offered for up to three days prior and three days after event.

Each hotel guest must make their own hotel reservation by going to www.claridge.com and then using the discount code CCL019. Or call 1-844-AC-IS-FUN and use Code CCL019. Each hotel guest must identify themselves as members of the Group by using the promo code CCL019 no later than January 1, 2019. The group code will be the password to access online hotel reservation booking. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.


A volunteer led homestay program is being organized! If you would like to take locals up on free bed/sofa for your stay in Atlantic City, please contact Carly at cgriffiths770@gmail.com

Electric cars:

If you have a 100% electric car, you can bring your cables to connect to standard wall outlets in the Claridge hotel parking lot. ChargePoint chargers are available on the first floor of the ”Wave” parking garage across from Angelo’s Restaurant (& near the Outlets) in Atlantic City. You would need a ChargePoint account/card to use them—and if you charge there, your parking is free. Tesla has a bank of “superchargers” at the back of the Joe Canal/Bonefish (small shopping center) on Fire Rd., right off the Parkway south & west of Atlantic City.

Minors (under 18) Registration: If you are under the age of 18, or are registering for someone under 18, a signed permission slip must be completed to attend the conference. Please email sabrina.fu@citizensclimatelobby.org.for a permission slip. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or chaperone (who must also be registered for the conference).

Questions? Please email Sabrina Fu (sabrina.fu@citizensclimatelobby.org).

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