What can I do?

Learn More

  • Join CCL’s weekly Introductory Conference Call, held every Wednesday at 8 PM, to learn about the background, philosophy and methodology of CCL. If this time isn’t convenient for you, you can also watch a recorded version.
  • Visit the New Volunteers page on CCL Community, the resource website for CCL volunteers. While you’re there, you can click on “Register” in the upper-right corner to create an account on CCL Community.

Get Involved

Lobbying

  • Look up your congressional district. Write down your MOC phone numbers & address. Find their website and bookmark their webform so you can send them regular communications.
  • Fill out a constituent comment form online. Your responses will be formatted into an individual letter, printed and delivered to your Representative and Senators.
  • Send a link to the constituent comment form (http://tiny.cc/DearCongress) to your friends and family and ask them to fill it out.

Media

  • Join our LTE Opportunity Google Group to get notifications for opportunities to submit letters-to-the-editor. Request to join by sending email to mi-ccl-lte-opp+subscribe@googlegroups.com
  • Write a letter to the editor (LTE). Learn how to write a LTE here. Here are some more tips.
  • Social Media. Like CCL and Michigan CCL on Facebook. Follow CCL and Michigan CCL on Twitter.
  • Volunteer to write a blog post for ourwebsite.

Outreach

  • Join our one of our Outreach Action Teams to volunteer for tabling opportunities and/or planning/making presentations to the community.
  • Ask groups you belong (work, churches/mosques/synagogues, non-profits) if they would be interested in a presentation about Climate Change and CCL’s solution.
  • Tell friends or family in other parts of the state or country about CCL, especially those in more conservative regions. Share this CCL Introductory video.
  • Look for opportunities for a CCL table (events, fairs, churches, farmers markets, etc).
  • Put us in touch with anyone you know in Congressional District 10 (the Thumb area), or Congressional District 7 (especially in the Jackson area).
  • Talk about climate change and putting a price on carbon. Bring it up in conversations with friends, family, and neighbors. If you go to a presentation, bring it up in the Q&A.

Chapter Organization

  • Make phone calls every month to remind volunteers of the meeting.
  • Help maintain chapter roster; enter contact information from sign-up sheets after tabling events.
  • Help plan occasional social events for volunteers.
  • Help facilitate monthly meetings (arrange location, set-up, etc).

LTE – Letter to the editor
MOC – Member of Congress
CFD – Carbon Fee and Dividend