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2019 Citizens’ Climate Lobby Southern California Conference

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California State University, Los Angeles

5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032

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You are cordially invited to the 2019 Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Southern California Regional Conference!

Saturday February 23, 2019 and Sunday February 24th, 2019

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. With climate legislation before Congress right now, those skills are more important than ever! Join us, and make a difference.


Actor, director and activist, Mike Farrell

Engagement director of republicEn.org, Wen Lee

CCL Vice President of Programs, Madeleine Para

Former California State Senator and author of the groundbreaking Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, Fran Pavley

Playwright and environmental activist, George Shea

Former policy advisor to Speaker Paul Ryan, Partner & Co-founder of S2C Pacific, Shane Skelton

and many more!

For more information, contact Kathy Orlinsky (kathy.orlinsky@citizensclimatelobby.org)

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


Everyone is welcome, whether it’s your first CCL experience or you’re an experienced volunteer.


Saturday, February 23 and Sunday February 24th


Cal State Los Angeles: 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032


All tickets include three full vegan meals: lunch and dinner on Saturday, lunch on Sunday

Early Bird: $110 (through January 23rd)

Regular price: $125

Student (high school and undergraduate college students): $25

We offer a limited number of discounted tickets for low income individuals. Contact Kathy Orlinsky (kathy.orlinsky@citizensclimatelobby.org) for more information. To increase our ability to offer these discounts, and to help us subsidize student tickets (last year we had 60 students!) please consider making an extra donation! Every little bit helps! Or become a friend of the conference for these benefits:

  • Bronze Friend Level: Make an extra donation of $125 - get 'Bronze Conference Sponsor' printed on your nametag
  • Silver Friend Level: Make an extra donation of $250 - get 'Silver Conference Sponsor' printed on your nametag and your name or business listed in the program
  • Gold Friend Level: Make an extra donation of $500 - get 'Gold Conference Sponsor' printed on your nametag, your name or business listed in the program, and recognition of your name or business from the podium during the conference.
  • Chapter Sponsor: Make a combined donation of $1000 from your CCL chapter - get your chapter listed in the program and recognition of your chapter from the podium during the conference. If your chapter qualifies, please notify (kathy.orlinsky@citizensclimatelobby.org) to ensure that donations from your chapter are counted together.

Donations must be made by February 8th to be included in the program.



8:00am - 9:00am: Registration and Poster set up

9:00am - 9:20am: Welcome

9:20am - 9: 50am: The path ahead, led by CCL Vice President of Programs Madeleine Para

10:00am - 11:00am: Youth Activist Panel, moderated by CCL Membership Coordinator, Sara Wanous

11:10am to 11:50am: Former State Senator, Fran Pavley

11:50am - 12:20pm: Poster Contest Award Ceremony

Lunch (included)

1:30pm - 3:30pm: Choice of training session:

  • Climate Advocacy Training (for people who are new to CCL), led by Carl Yaeckel and Katharine Keith
  • Leadership Training (Everyone who has had our Climate Advocate Training is welcome), led by Madeleine Para
  • How to use Motivational Interviewing to stop arguing and find solutions - (Everyone who has had our Climate Advocate Training is welcome), led by Director of Motivational Interviewing for Change, Dr. Liz Barnett

3:50pm to 4:30pm: Switching Frames: Lessons from working with conservatives on climate, by republicEN.org Engagement Director, Wen Lee

4:35pm to 5:25pm: Panel Discussion TBD, moderated by Melisa Perut

5:30pm - 6:00pm: Tackling climate change in divided government, by Shane Skelton, Partner & Co-founder of S2C Pacific and former policy advisor to House Speaker Paul Ryan

Dinner (included)

7:00pm to 9:00pm: Screening of Dr. Keeling’s Curve and panel discussion with actor Mike Farrell and writer George Shea


8:30am - 9:00am: Registration

9:00am - 9:10am: Run through of breakout choices

9:10am to 10:30am: Choice of breakouts

  • 9:10am to 10:30am: Film screening of Sun Come Up and panel discussion by Cal State LA Model UN - NOTE: This choice takes up both breakout time slots


9:10am to 9:45am

  • Engaging the educational community to address climate change, led by Jordan Sollitto
  • The science of past and future climate change, led by Sandra Kirtland Turner, Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside
  • A Systems Approach to investing your Values: Climate as a Case study, led by Dr Deanna Richards, formerly Program Director of the National Academy of Engineers's Program on Technology and Environment.
  • Community Choice Energy: Local Lobbying for Renewable Energy, led by Dr. Kathleen Treseder, Professor and Chair, Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine
  • Writing a good letter to the editor, TBD


9:55am to 10:30am

  • Climate Hurts Health: How Heat and Bad Air Threaten Pregnancy in the U.S, led by board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Climate Reality Leader Dr. Bruce Bekkar
  • Broadening the appeal of you Presenter’s Talk: Suggestions that will draw in a wider range of audience members, led by Dick Elsley
  • Municipal Resolutions: The Path to Building Consensus, led by Betsy Cline
  • Crash Course Campus Organizing: Maneuvering the University Environment, led by Sebastian Walter Young
  • Tabling best practices, led by Mark Tabbert and Rosemary Pugh

10:50am - 11:10am: State of the State report, led by California Coordinator, Dr. Tasha Reddy

11:15am - 12:30pm: Getting the Energy, Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act passed, led by CCL Vice President of Programs, Madeleine Para

Lunch (included)

Additional Information:


You can join or start a carpool with other attendees: Carpool sign up. This is not being organized by CCL or by the CCL SoCal Conference, it is up to you to use the app and make arrangements with other participants.

Staying overnight:


There are a number of hotels and motels near the campus. Contact Chris Van Beveren (becktravel@yahoo.com) for a recommendation.


A volunteer led homestay program is being organized! If you are interested in hosting fellow CCLers in your home or in staying at the home of a local CCLer, please fill out this brief survey: 2019 Homestay Application.

Book Table:

Don't forget to visit our book table!

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 kathy.orlinsky@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 Kathy Orlinsky (kathy.orlinsky@citizensclimatelobby.org)

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