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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

~~ 2019: The Tipping Point for Climate Action ~~

The Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act has been introduced in both the House and Senate! CCL’s 100,000+ supporters were instrumental in the introduction of this first bipartisan carbon pricing bill in nearly a decade. This year, we’ll use our consistently respectful, nonpartisan approach and our shared values to go even further toward solving the climate crisis.

Everyone is welcome, whether it’s your first CCL experience or you’re an experienced volunteer. Our Regional Conference is an opportunity for newcomers and seasoned CCL members to gather to learn, practice skills, inspire each other, and strategize. Join our conference and learn how to make 2019 the tipping point for climate action!


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

Regular price: $110

At the door: $125 (if available)

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


Mike Farrell, Actor/Director and Activist

Mike Farrell

Wen Lee, Engagement Director of republicEn.org

Wen Lee

Madeleine Para, Citizens’ Climate Lobby Vice President of Programs

Madeleine Para

Fran Pavley, Former California State Senator, author of groundbreaking 2006 climate bill

Fran Pavley

Dr. Danny Richter, Citizens’ Climate Lobby Vice President of Legislation and Research

Dr. Danny Richter

George Shea, Playwright and environmental activist

George Shea

Shane Shelton, Former Policy Advisor to Speaker Paul Ryan

Shane Skelton

Youth Activists from Sunrise Movement, USC and People not Pozos

and many more!

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



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

  • Nalleli Cobo - People Not Pozos
  • Michaela Murphy - President, USC Society of Women in the Law,
  • Natalie Rotstein - Sunrise Movement, Los Angeles
  • Alec Vandenberg - President, USC Trojan Advocates for Political Progress
  • 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 4:40pm: Deep dive into the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, led by Dr. Danny Richter

4:45pm to 5:25pm: Switching Frames: Lessons from working with conservatives on climate, by Wen Lee

5:30pm - 6:00pm: Tackling climate change in divided government, by Shane Skelton

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 to 9:35am First set of breakouts

  • Engaging the educational community to address climate change, led by Jordan Sollitto
  • The science of past and future climate change, led by Dr. 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, led by Mary Clumeck.

9:45am to 10:20am Second set of breakouts

  • Climate Change and Health in the United States: it’s now and it’s us!, led by board certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist and Climate Reality Leader Dr. Bruce Bekkar
  • Broadening the appeal of your Presenter’s Talk: Suggestions that will draw in a wider range of audience members, moderated by Dick Elsley, Panel discussion by Bruce Tierney and Eve Simmons
  • 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

10:20am to 10:50am Break

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

11:15am - 12:30pm: Getting A Bill Through Congress: The Next Steps, led by CCL Vice President of Programs, Madeleine Para

Lunch (included)

Additional Information:


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. If requested, anonymity will be respected at all donation levels.


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 Tables:

Don't forget to visit our book tables!

Legal Stuff:

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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