Daily Archives: June 23, 2017

Citizens Climate Lobby Conference Report

Just Wow! This year, CCL Arkansas sent 18 people to the Annual Conference to remind our legislators that climate change cannot be ignored, and to have a whole lotta fun. Here’s a New York Times blog post that gives background and history about this dynamo group: New York Times on Citizens Climate Lobby

OMNI is fortunate to have these connections to help us be effective about climate change. Citizens Climate Lobby is also fortunate that there are OMNI people who are Southerners ready to take on the challenge of convincing these recalcitrant Southern politicians that they can’t hide from this issue. Our local team is an amazing group, led by deeply caring and committed people who’ve jumped in to educate themselves, and are not giving up. Uh huh.

The general sense from conference attenders is that even though the President will keep being the way he is, that among Congresspeople and their staffs, a tide has turned about climate change. They’re still not ready to be public, but most denial is weak or gone.

This year Arkansas supported our Team by calling Congressmen as they got ready to make their visits. That kind of thing really helps! CCL is always looking for people with a passion. If you want to be a part of this vibrant and important effort, the next meeting will be July 12, 7:00 pm in the OMNI Library.

People Power Project

Weds June 28 – 6:30 pm – OMNI Center
Working on a different tack to protect immigrants in Northwest Arkansas. We are reaching out to local elected officials for dialogue on policy and law to making Washington County a welcoming place. We’re working with the People Power Coalition to do our part to make this a super-welcoming place where EVERYBODY feels safe. You’re invited to join in.

People Power Project Washington County


Monday June 26, 6:00 pm, OMNI
New group is forming that you’ll want to know about. RESULTS is a 40-year-old project whose mission is to end global poverty. Whew.

RESULTS founder is the same person who founded Citizens Climate Lobby, and his model of relationship developing across the aisles has been so powerful that it’s being adopted by several social change groups who want to see action in Congress and change in our nation.

Join Jan Van Schuyver and friends on Monday to find out how you can join in.