Voices of Los Alamos will host New Mexico Citizens Climate Lobby (NM CCL) members Josephine Darling and Sara Ann Mason during its meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 23.
Citizens Climate Lobby (https://citizensclimatelobby.org/) empowers everyday people to work with their community and their members of Congress on climate change solutions. Its supporters cover the political spectrum and work in more than 450 local chapters. Together, its members are building support for a national bipartisan solution to climate change.
The Aug. 23 presentation will cover: carbon pricing and the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, how to get involved with the NM CCL chapter and an upcoming workshop on the five levers of political will that CCL members engage in to bring about political change. The five levers include lobbying Congress, media relations, grassroots outreach, grassroots engagement, and group developing and organizing.
Darling is a former elementary school librarian whose advocacy for children brought her to climate work. She has been with Citizens’ Climate Lobby for six years and is the CCL liaison to Senator Heinrich and the state media coordinator.
Mason is originally from Texas and moved to Los Alamos in 2017. She joined CCL earlier this year to get involved in constructive ways to address climate change.