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2020 Citizens’ Climate Lobby Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Conference

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The Heathman Lodge

7801 Northeast Greenwood Drive

Vancouver, WA 98662

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You are invited to the annual Citizens' Climate Lobby Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Conference!

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The annual Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Greater Pacific Northwest (GPNW) Regional Conference is a great opportunity for new and experienced CCL volunteers to learn, practice skills, expand our reach, and inspire one another in order to achieve powerful climate legislation in Congress. Everyone is welcome and everyone is needed!

This year CCL is focused on building bridges in our work towards getting endorsements, with a focus on grasstops and grassroots outreach. Building Bridges is about new relationships, listening to different voices, and learning how we can work together toward our common goals.

Our focus for the 2020 GPNW Conference includes...

  • Diversity - Diverse lineup of speakers & workshop opportunities
  • Engaging Youth, People of Color, Environmental Progressives, and Conservatives
  • Fishes, Oceans, Rivers, and Streams
  • State Level Strategizing

Special thanks to Bobbie Morgan, of the CCL Bainbridge Island Chapter, for finding and sharing an inspiring photo of the Hood Canal bridge that so beautifully represents our conference theme.

For general conference information, contact Sharon Brown at brown_sharon@comcast.net.

Conference Logistics:

Whether it’s your first CCL experience or you’re a seasoned volunteer, everyone is welcome to join us! The GPNW Region includes Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington and 3 Pacific Island Territories (Guam, American Samoa, Mariana Islands), but we welcome attendees from all over the world.

Dates: Friday, February 28th 6pm - Sunday, March 1st 12:30pm

Location: The Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662

Registration Fees and deadlines:

  • Regular (through February 21): $99
  • Late (February 22-29, No Lunch): $99
  • Student, through graduate school (through February 21): $40
  • Late Student, through graduate school (February 22-29, No Lunch): $40

You will have the option when registering to make a donation for student stipends or others needing assistance.

Note: We set the registration fee to cover our expenses, but we do not want cost of registration to prevent anyone from attending. We have a limited number of full and partial scholarships available. Please contact Sharon Brown (brown_sharon@comcast.net) if you would like to request a scholarship.

Refund Policy: A full refund will be given if we receive your email request by end of day, Sunday, February 8th PST.


See below for motel/hotel information. If you would like free accommodations at a fellow CCLers' home, or if you have space in your home for an out of town participant, please contact Rich at ras_pdx@yahoo.com.

Additional Information

Conference registration costs include morning coffee and tea, and a buffet lunch on Saturday, unless you have a late registration. Breakfast and dinner costs are not included.



  • Mark Reynolds -CCL Executive Director
  • Valerie Bane - CCL California Diversity Coordinator
  • Phil Harding -Director of Technology and Sustainability for Willamette Falls Paper Company
  • Adrian Rafizadeh -CCL Conservation Climate Outreach Fellow and High School student

TENTATIVE AGENDA (subject to change)


6:00pm - 9:00pm: Friday Social, no host bar


8:00am - 9:00am: Registration

9:00am - 9:10am: Welcome

9:10am - 9:30am: The path ahead, led by CCL Executive Director Mark Reynolds

9:30am - 10:00am: Keynote - Inclusive Listening and Building Bridges - Valerie Bane

10:00am - 10:15am: Short Break

10:15am - 12:15pm: Choose one of the following 2 hr Workshops:

  • Climate Advocacy Training (for people who are new to CCL) - Gwen Hanson
  • Leadership Training (for Group Leaders and Congressional Liaisons) - Mark Reynolds

For everyone who is not new to CCL, nor a Group Leader or Congressional Liaison:

10:15am - 11:15am: En-ROADS: Climate Solutions Simulator - John Perona

11:20am - 12:15pm: Choose one of the following 55 min Workshops:

  1. CCL Community and the Carbon Dividends Calculator - Ted Larson Freeman
  2. Economic and Job Growth Under HR763 - Jerry Hinkle

12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch (included)

1:15pm - 1:30pm Lynate Pettengill, Senior Development Director & Group Photo

1:30pm - 2:30pm: Choice between the following 1hr training sessions:

  • Building Bridges with Native and Indigenous Peoples (Panel)
  • Young Conservatives Workshop - Adrian Rafizadeh
  • Skills Workshop: Tabling and the Buddy Program - Francine Chinitz
  • Skills Workshop: Monthly Calling Campaign - David Malitz

2:30pm - 3:30pm: Choice between four 1hr training session:

  • Climate Impact and Other Considerations for Fish and Fisheries (Panel) - Jerry Brask
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshop - Valerie Bane
  • Building Relationships with Native and Indigenous Communities - Reggie Mitchell
  • 5 Lever Success Stories - Tips & Tricks
    • Media Relations - Steve Ghan / Adam Whittier
    • Faith-based Outreach - Jeff Thiel
    • Congressional Relationship Building - Mike Kelly

3:30pm - 4:00pm: Networking break

4:00pm - 4:15pm: Getting A Bill Through Congress TBD

4:15pm - 5:00pm: Deep dive into Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act -Danny Richter (over Zoom)

5:00pm - 5:45pm: Keynote - The Power of the Dividend to Spur Innovation & Jobs - Phil Harding

5:45pm: Dinner on your Own

Evening programming may be available. Stay Tuned.


8:30am - 9:00am: Registration

9:00am - 9:45am: Keynote - Building Bridges with Youth and Conservatives - Adrian Rafizadeh

9:45am - 10:30am: State Endorsement Strategies

10:30am - 11:00am: Networking break

11:00am - 12:00pm: Choice of training session:

  • Environmental Justice and Progressive Considerations - Karen Howe
  • Getting Endorsements in the Business Sector CCL Business Climate Leaders
  • Schools for Climate Action: Local Endorsements and Resolutions - -TBD

12:00pm - 12:30pm: Closing Remarks - Mark Reynolds

12:30pm: Conference ends


If you are looking to stay in a hotel, we highly recommend joining us at The Heathman Lodge - it's a beautiful location with a very cozy feel. The rooms cost ~$107 or $97, for King or two Queens, depending upon your search engine of choice.

The following hotels are within a mile of The Heathman Lodge. Using a search engine will likely get you the best price. Most include breakfast. Some allow pets for an additional fee.

We are also working to set up home stay connections - CCL volunteers who generously offer to host conference attendees in their homes. Please contact Rich at ras_pdx@yahoo.com if you would like to be connected with another CCLer who has a place for you to stay.

Registration for Minors (under 18):

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 Sharon Brown, brown_sharon@comcast.net 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 Sharon Brown, brown_sharon@comcast.net.

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