Join us for a small discussion with a volunteers Ashu Sharma and Mike Holler, from the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, about environmental lobbying. This event is capped at 20 people. If you sign up after the cap, you will be added to a waitlist. Dinner will be served.


Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization empowering people to experience breakthroughs exercising their personal and political power. The Citizens’ Climate Lobby works for the passage of a national Carbon Fee and Dividend, the climate change solution economists and climate scientists alike say is the “best first-step” to preventing the worst impacts of a warming world.


Ashu Sharma is an MBA candidate at the Chicago Booth School of Business. He studies part-time and works in the water treatment industry as a Corporate Account Manager. Being passionate about all things climate-change related, he joined CCL in 2022 to help with local discourse and lobbying around climate.


Mike Holler is a volunteer community organizer and co-leader of Citizens’ Climate Lobby Chicago, which he joined in May 2021. He is a software engineer by day who strives to leave a positive impact on the world. In CCL Chicago, his focus is on creating community connections and partnerships throughout the city (especially in under-resourced neighborhoods) to help the voices of those communities reach all the way to DC.