The Northeast Iowa chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) will meet Monday, Sept. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Peace and Justice Center (119 Winnebago Street) in Decorah.

Amy Bouska, chapter member from Cresco, will talk about CCL’s National Lobby Day, when over 1,000 CCL members travel to Washington to meet with their elected representatives to encourage support of the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act, HF 763, a fair, effective and sustainable climate change solution that is gaining support in the House.

Bouska will share her experiences in Washington DC, when she has traveled to attend CCL Lobby Days on three occasions.

CCL holds Lobby Days twice a year in June and November. Local members plan to attend this Nov. 10-12. The first two days are educational conference presentations, followed by a third day of scheduled meetings with elected officials focused on the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act.

A business meeting will follow Bouska’s presentation.

CCL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization, with hundreds of chapters worldwide, which is working to build the political will to respond to climate change. Their main focus at this time is passing HF 763, the Energy Innovation & Carbon Dividend Act, which currently has 58 co-sponsors in the House. This legislation is a revenue-neutral, market-based, non-regulatory approach that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, while creating jobs and benefiting the economy.

All of the net fees charged to fossil fuel emitters are to be held in a Carbon Fees Trust fund and returned directly to households as a monthly dividend. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of the historic Energy Innovation Act, CCL trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community members.

For more information on CCL, its proposed legislation, or to join, visit citizensclimatelobby.org/.