TCI Town Halls provide a platform for youth to engage with politicians, business leaders and decision makers in their community to push for a cleaner energy future.

What does this often look like? Young people advocating for specific policy bills for their community!

Town Halls also provide a great opportunity for youth and adult allies to ask questions in order to better understand the complexities of our changing climate and potential solutions. In partnership with Environment California and CalPIRG Students, TCI has hosted politicians, business leaders and decision makers such as California’s Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis, David Weiskopf, Senior Policy Advisor at Next Gen Policy and Pedro Pizarro, CEO of Edison International. In today’s digital age, being an engaged citizen can be as simple as getting on a Zoom call.

Need guidance on how to seek out partners and start a Town Hall near you? Reach out to TCI Director of Strategy, Louise Stephens at

None of this would be possible without our incredible organizing partners:

Environment California: Environment California’s mission is to transform the power of our imaginations and our ideas into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place for all. Environment California makes the case for our environment and helps people make an impact—through petitions, emails, letters, phone calls and more, all delivered to the right people, just when it matters most.

CalPIRG students pictured with California Governor Gavin Newsom

The California Chapter of CalPIRG Students: Students have the power to shape the future we will inherit. CalPIRG Students work with professional staff at colleges and universities to make sure our peers have the skills, opportunities and training they need to create a better, more sustainable future for all of us. Students have been at the forefront of social change throughout history, from civil rights, to voting rights to protecting the environment. For over 40 years The California Chapter of CalPIRG Students have helped students to get organized, mobilized and energized so they can continue to be on the cutting edge of positive change.

Town Halls in Action

California students pushing for clean energy future with Pedro Pizarro, CEO of Edison International.

Over 300 students and adult allies from across the state came together for California Climate Lobby Day on March 1, 2021. Throughout the day we were able to meet with 68 offices!