Joy Lonnes Goes to CCL Congress Day

Background:  As we all have heard, California has had devastating wildfires this season.  Many residents lost everything in the fires, including Joy Lonnes.  Joy is the founder and former leader of the CCL Santa Rosa Citizens' Climate Lobby chapter. 

After her home burned down, she got in her car and started driving cross country to her future home in Virginia. 

On her journey, she has had time to think, and has realized that the first thing on her to-do list is to join fellow Citizens' Climate Lobby volunteers  in Washington DC for the November Congressional Education Day:

What the $$ is going for:

Lodging, registration, food and travel to DC for two nights is not cheap, and her friends started this campaign to support Joy at this difficult time in her life by providing financial support to help her participate in this remarkable conference.

More about the conference:

This fall volunteers throughout the country  are attending  our 2017 Congressional Education Day (Sun. Nov. 12th - Tues. Nov.  14th, 2017 in Washington. DC).

This year's conference will allow volunteers like Joyce join together as hundreds of climate advocates from across the country in Washington, D.C. to hear from inspiring speakers and receive training to be game-changing communicators on this issue.

Even more important, it will allow them to meet face-to-face with our representatives and communicate in our respect-based, non-partisan manner the importance of addressing climate change while uplifting the solution that CCL is advocating for: carbon fee and dividend. 

The tipping point for the political will to price carbon is getting closer. Thanks to the diligent efforts of our citizen volunteers, in 2016 we saw:

The growth of Representatives on the Republican Climate Resolution
Ongoing engagement of both major parties with discussing carbon pricing at various state levels
The birth and rapid growth of the House Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus

Will this be the year we reach that tipping point? 

Help our friend Joyce in being a part of the power surge in D.C. for our Lobby Day this November to do what we do best: having conversations that lead to the breakthroughs necessary to enact effective climate solutions.

All the funds will be collected into a private bank account by our Regional Coordinator as the one heading up the travel scholarships for the area and be cross-checked and administered by me.

We can guarantee that 100% of your donation after the GoFundMe charge will support travel costs for tri-state area volunteers (for this year or next), but can't offer tax exempt status. 

Any questions, feel free to email me below!
  • Karl Danz 
    • $100 
    • 46 mos
  • Kathleen Andrews 
    • $20 
    • 46 mos
  • Howard WATKINS  
    • $30 
    • 46 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $300 
    • 46 mos
  • Connie Young 
    • $20 
    • 46 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Joanna Podrasky 
Santa Rosa, CA
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