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2019 Citizens’ Climate Lobby NorCal Conference

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Menlo-Atherton High School

555 Middlefield Road

Atherton, CA 94027

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Welcome to the 2019 Citizens’ Climate Lobby NorCal Regional Conference

Saturday, January 26th 9am - Sunday, January 27th 1pm

** Please register by January 22nd **

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

Our Regional Conference is an opportunity for newcomers and experienced CCL members to gather to learn, 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 Tasha Reddy ca@citizensclimate.org.

What you need to know about the 2019 NorCal Regional Conference:


Everyone is welcome, whether it’s your first CCL experience or you’re an experienced volunteer. You are welcome no matter where you're from.


Saturday, January 26th 8am - Sunday, January 27th 1pm


Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Rd, Atherton, CA 94027

** Important Note ** This address is in Atherton (it is not 555 Middlefield Rd located in Menlo Park)

If arriving by car, please park in the student lot. Enter the lot on Ringwood Ave.

The campus is only a 15-minute walk from the Menlo Park Caltrain station.

When you arrive, come to the theater.


Regular: $80

College/University students or under 25 years old: $10

High School student registration is free.

Ticket includes the conference and meals indicated in the agenda.


There will be a morning snack and coffee both mornings. Lunch from Asian Box will be served on Saturday. Vegan and gluten free options are available.


Here are a few hotel options nearby:

Hotel Lucent, 727 El Camino Real, Menlo Park hotellucent.com

Menlo Park Inn, 1315 El Camino Real, Menlo Park www.menloparkinn.com

Red Cottage Inn & Suites, 1704 El Camino Real, Menlo Park www.redcottageinn.com

For those who need it, we will work to find lodging accomodations in the homes of local CCL volunteers. If you live nearby and can offer someone a place to stay, please let us know.

For housing offers and requests, please contact Edgar Ross <edgarross360@yahoo.com> or at 831-440-9251 (be sure to leave a call-back number in the message). When emailing, please write "NCRC" at the begining of the subject line. Please inclue name, phone, and where you are coming from (for requests) or where you are offering a room (for offers). Be specific with your needs or what you can offer (number of people, number of beds, pets/allergies, etc).

Alternative Transportation Options:
Menlo Atherton High School is less than one mile from the Menlo Park Caltrain Station, making it convenient to walk, bike or take a bus from the station to the conference.

Here is a site that can help us organize carpools: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/xkmd07

Alternative Transportation Options: Train Details
From the South Bay: You can take Caltrain from as far south as San Jose Diridon Station. Take the train to the Menlo Park Station.

From San Francisco: VERY IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ: You will not be able to take Caltrain from any points north of Bayshore Station (due to weekend track work). If you are coming from north of Bayshore (including both San Francisco stations), here are your options:

1) Take a free bus from either San Francisco 4th & King or 22nd Street, and get dropped off at the Bayshore station to board the train heading south.

2) Take BART to the Millbrae Station where you can transfer to Caltrain. These rules apply for going both directions. More information on the weekend bus service (plus other Caltrain details) can be found here:

From the East Bay: Take BART to the Millbrae Station and transfer to Caltrain.

Alternative Transportation Options: Bike/Walk Details
You are able to take your bike onto Caltrain or BART. Caltrain has designated bicycle cars at the front or back of the trains. There are ample bike racks at the High School, located across from the Theater and at both ends of the tennis courts.

1) When exiting Caltrain, head to the east side of the tracks.
2) Head south on Alma St. for one block.
3) Turn left on Ravenswood Ave.
4) In a half mile, you will reach the high school at the end of Ravenswood Ave., where it meets Middlefield Rd. The entrance is across the street.

Alternative Transportation Options: Bus Details

1) When exiting Caltrain, head to the east side of the tracks and walk north toward the track crossing (Oak Grove Ave.).
2) Turn right on Oak Grove Ave.
3) Walk two blocks to Laurel Street and there is a bus stop before the intersection. Stay on the south side of the street.
4) Board the 296 SamTrans bus (fare is $2.25).
5) Exit at the Middlefield Rd. and Survey Ln. stop. You will know the stop is coming when the bus turns right onto Middlefield Rd, at which point the high school will be on your left.
6) You will need to backtrack a few hundred feet back to the high school entrance.

Nearby Saturday night dinner options - keep the conversation going!


Weekend at a Glance (subject to change)

Saturday January 26

8:30am – 9:00am: Check-in and morning snack

9:30am – 9:45am: Welcome and kick-off, Madeleine Para and Mary Selkirk

9:45am – 10:45pm: Climate Advocate Training Workshop (part 1)

9:45am – 10:45am: Leadership Training and Bill Briefing with Madeleine

11:00am – 11:45am: Plenary Speaker: Representative Anna Eshoo, CA18

11:45am – 12:30pm: Climate Advocate Training Workshop (part 2)

11:45am – 12:30pm: NorCal Strategic Initiatives Panel

12:30pm – 1:45pm: Lunch

1:50pm – 2:15pm: State of the State

2:15p – 3:00pm: Plenary Speaker: Paul Wenger, Past Pres, CA Farm Bureau

3:00pm – 3:30pm: Break

3:30pm – 5:00pm: Plenary Panel: State Level Carbon Pricing

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Mini Film Festival

5:10pm - 6:30pm: Breakout Fair

6:00pm - 7:00pm: Networking and social hour

Sunday January 27

8:30am – 9:00am: Morning snack

9:30am – 10:45am: Getting a bill through Congress: The Next Steps with Madeleine Para

10:45am – 11:00am: Short Break

11:00am – 12:10pm: Four Breakout Workshops (see below)

12:15am - 12:30pm: Closing session w Mary, Tasha, Heath, & Jennifer

(Speaker Bios Below)

Plenary Panel: State Level Carbon Pricing (3:30pm to 5:00pm Saturday)

Bob Archer, Danny Cullenward, Mari Rose Taruc; moderator: Lisa Danz

NorCal Strategic Initiaives Panel (11:45am to 12:30pm Saturday)

Tony Sirna, Janet Atkinson, Steve Hams, Connie Young; moderator: Whitney Larsen

Breakout Fair (5:10pm to 6:30pm Saturday)

  • Bob Archer - Economic Questions on the Fee & Dividend? Let's Talk
  • Gary Latshaw - Opportunities for Decarbonization at the State and Local Level
  • Des Orsinelli - Review of Three Economic Studies on the CFD
  • Dave Massen - How to engage labor unions around CFD
  • Harold Hedelman/Bruce Hagen - Business Climate Leaders and Bringing Business to the Table in 2019
  • Janet Atkinson - Help Energize the Educational Sector to Rise Up Together to Advocate for Climate Justice
  • Ann Brown - Tips on Starting a New Chapter
  • Cynthia Mahoney - The Earth & Energy Board Game
  • Heath Massey/Phoebe Schenker - A CCL Bookclub: Do you want to read the hottest new books about climate change and discuss them with other climate champions? Join us for a conversation about starting a CCL Book Club. We have a list of books to start with; bring your ideas and let's brainstorm.

(additional information about the breakout fair here)

Breakouts (11:00am to 12:10pm Sunday)

1) Central Valley Panel: Genevieve Gale, Russ Henly, John Andrews, Jeanne Merril

moderator: Jennifer Wood

2) Living Room Conversations: Stephen Reichling

3) Multiculural Outreach: Valerie Bane

4) On the Road for Climate Action: Shahir Masri and Athina Simolaris

Speaker Bios

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo has been an environmental champion throughout her 26 years of distinguished service in Congress, where she has long supported clean energy technology and putting a price on carbon. She joined the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus inMarch 2017 and was among the first to cosponsor H.R.7173 - TheEnergy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

A third-generation farmer who grows almonds and walnuts on afamily farm in Modesto, Paul Wenger served as the California Farm Bureau president from 2009 to 2017, ending his term after serving the maximum eight years in office. Wenger also served on theAmerican Farm Bureau Federation Board of Directors.

Mari Rose Taruc of California Environmental Justice Alliance(CEJA), was formerly State Organizing Director for Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and was also a member of the AB32Environmental Justice Advisory Committee.

Danny Cullenward, an energy economist and lawyer, is Policy Director at Near Zero, providing research and analysis on climateand energy policy with a focus on informing state-level policy in California. He is a member of the CalEPA Independent EmissionsMarket Advisory Committee.

Robert Archer a CCL member in the Marin chapter, is an economistwho worked for 30 years on energy reforms – electricity sector restructuring and privatization and regulatory development – inEastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union and South and Southeast Asia with USAID.

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 ca@citizensclimate.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 Tasha Reddy ca@citizensclimate.org

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