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2020 Citizens’ Climate Southern California Conference

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Golden Eagle Ballroom, California State University, Los Angeles

5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032

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2020 Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Southern California Regional Conference

Working Together On Climate Change Solutions

New to Citizens’ Climate Lobby?

Learn how this organization has launched bipartisan progress to solve the climate crisis, and why we support the Energy Innovation and Climate Dividend Act.

Already Connected with CCL?

Get reunited with your fellow activists who are working on timely, effective, and durable climate actions.

The annual Citizens' Climate Lobby (CCL) Southern California 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!

What you’ll get from the 2020 Southern California Conference:

  • Effective approaches for bridging the political divide

  • Best practices for engaging local officials and members of Congress

  • Better understanding of carbon pricing

  • New tools for building political will in your district

  • And more!

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


Saturday, February 22nd and Sunday February 23rd


Golden Eagle Ballroom, Cal State Los Angeles: 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032


All tickets include two vegan lunches (Saturday and Sunday)

Regular price: $100

Student (through graduate school): $25

We need your input. It's critical that we include the people who live and/or work near the sources of various types pollution in the conversations about solving the problem. If you are on a fixed income, please contact Kathy Orlinsky (Kathy@citizensclimate.org), for a discount code.

And if you can afford it, please consider making a donation to help us bring more people to the table!

Homestay opportunities:

If you are interested in participating in our volunteer-led homestay program as either a host (thank you!) or a guest, please send an email to Chris Van Beveran (becktravel@yahoo.com) with the subject line: Homestay.

Guest Speakers:

R. Rex Parris is the Mayor of Lancaster. His vision of making Lancaster the Alternative Energy Capital of the World, and his various successes in this endeavor, has garnered worldwide media attention.

Anthony Yanez is the meteorologist for NBC4's weekday newscasts at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. He holds seals of approval with prominent weather organizations including the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA).

TENTATIVE AGENDA (subject to change)


8:00am - 9:00am: Registration

9:00am - 9:15am: Welcome

9:15am - 9:35am: The path ahead, led by CCL Executive Director, Mark Reynolds

9:35am - 9:45am: How we fund our work, led by CCL Grants Manager, Ashley Skoch

9:55am - 10:40am: Climate Change on Television, presented by NBC4 Meteorologist Anthony Yanez

10:50am - 11:50am: Bipartisan Youth Activist Panel

  • Ryan Gardiner
  • Patricia Haigh
  • Arjun Marwaha
  • Sahil Nandwani
  • moderated by CCL Membership Coordinator, Sara Wanous

Lunch (included)

1:00pm - 3:00pm: Choice of training session:

  • Climate Advocacy Training (for people who are new to CCL), led by Carl Yaeckel and Katharine Keith
  • Leadership Training (for Group Leaders and Congressional Liaisons), led by Mark Reynolds
  • 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
  • Skill workshops - Learn how to use the levers of political will to create change in your community! (Everyone who has had our Climate Advocate Training is welcome), led by T. Todd Elvins, Eve Simmons,

3:10pm - 3:45pm: Choice of breakouts

3:45pm - 4:15pm: Networking break

4:15pm - 4:55pm: Deep dive into the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, led by CCL Legislative Assistant, Adeline DeYoung

5:00pm - 6:30pm: TBD


8:30am - 9:00am: Registration

9:00am - 9:35am First set of breakouts

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

10:20am to 10:50am Break

10:50am - 11:30am: Are Shouting and Silence Our Only Two Options? Bringing Bipartisanship and Transformation to Citizen Activism, led by Sam Daley-Harris.

11:35am - 11:55am: State of the State by CCL CA Coordinator, Dr. Tasha Reddy.

12:00pm - 12:30pm: Getting A Bill Through Congress: The Next Steps, led by Mark Reynolds.

Lunch (included)

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. Download a permission slip HERE. Send completed permission slips to Kathy Orlinsky (kathy@citizensclimate.org). Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or chaperone (who must also be registered for the conference).

Questions? Please email Kathy Orlinsky (kathy@citizensclimate.org)

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