We have the clean energy solutions we need to transition off of fossil fuels. What we need is the political will to implement them.

CCAN Action Fund engages in lobbying, voter education, and organizing to promote policies that tackle the climate crisis head on — in line with the urgent realities of science. We focus most of our projects in the Chesapeake Bay states of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Projects

People’s Pipeline Protests (Sept. 13 & 14, 2017)

Are you opposed to the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines for fracked gas? Do you live near Virginia Beach, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Richmond, Abingdon, Glen Allen, or Woodbridge? Then help us say “NO” to the pipelines with a three day “People’s Pipeline Protest” in September. We’ll gather outside every DEQ office, in seven Virginia cities, and make our voices heard. Click here to learn more.

The Strongest Climate Solution in Congress

The Healthy Climate and Family Security Act is the strongest climate bill ever introduced in Congress. This “cap-and-dividend” bill would cap carbon emissions nationwide, forcing polluters to pay for their emissions and rebating 100% of the collected funds with a quarterly “dividend” check to every U.S. citizen. Through lobbying, public education, and media outreach, we are building support — both in and out of Congress — to push this solution forward. Click here to learn more and take action.

Maryland and Virginia Voter Education

In the Maryland 2014 and Virginia 2013 gubernatorial races, and in the Maryland 2016 primary election, we educated voters on the candidates’ stances on climate and energy policies, while also helping to get out the vote.