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Climate Change Activist Challenges Local AAUW

Engaged knowledgeable individuals want to reduce their carbon footprint. And even though a majority of Americans support taking action to address the threat of climate change, they aren’t sure how that goal can best be achieved. At the Thursday, April 12 meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Oakdale-Riverbank-Escalon Branch, Des Orsinelli, a local climate change activist will speak to members, guests, and prospective members about how the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is advocating for passage of their Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal in Congress.

The CCL exists to empower citizens to influence their members of Congress concerning this needed change. Interested individuals are invited to come learn about the Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal and what each person can do to help combat climate change. Call (209) 847-0271 for information and directions.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and more than 800 college and university members. Graduates holding an associates or higher degree from an institution of the AAUW list of qualified institutions and persons holding an honorary degree are eligible for membership in AAUW. Learn more at

Information about AAUW, ORE is at or by emailing the local branch at