Local Climate Advocates Host Virtual Informational Meeting Sept. 14


The New Mexico State chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) will host a virtual informational meeting on Sept. 14.

The bipartisan event will include the latest legislative updates and planning for virtual lobbying with New Mexico’s members of Congress. Attendees will leave with a new understanding of how they can harness their power as voters to build the political will for a livable world. 

Members of the media are welcome to attend. This event is free and open to the public. 

Log on to the meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m. MST via Zoom: 

https://citizensclimate.zoom.us/j/8016995705?pwd=REZIbkhxVUR0MUMraE5ZaDgxM1hiUT09 Meeting ID: 801 699 5705, Passcode: 699699.

“Events like this will help us come together to take meaningful action as voters,” said Sara Ann Mason, resident of Los Alamos and a local CCL volunteer helping to organize the event. “In Los Alamos, we’re already feeling the impact of climate change. We nearly had to evacuate last year during the Cerro Pelado fire, and many of our fellow New Mexicans in other parts of the state fared much worse. Events like these help educate more members of our community and show our members of Congress that we’re ready for climate action.”

In addition to hosting events like these, the New Mexico State chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby regularly communicates with all of New Mexico’s members of Congress about bipartisan legislation to reduce carbon emissions.

In particular, CCL supports legislation to place a rising fee on carbon pollution and allocate revenue from the fee to American households.  Such a policy would complement the clean energy investments funded in the Inflation Reduction Act and help the U.S. to achieve its goal of reducing emissions 50% below 2005 levels by 2030. 

CONTACT: nm.atlarge@citizensclimatelobby.org 

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a national nonprofit organization with local chapters across the country. The group has been the primary catalyst for the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. To learn more about our work, visit citizensclimatelobby.org.