As the transition to a clean energy economy moves forward in Minnesota, the decisions we make today will affect us for years to come — the window to keeping global temperatures below 1.5 degrees is closing. In Minneapolis, we need a mayor and city council that will act boldly for the environment, racial justice and the health of our communities.
With all 13 city council seats and the mayor on the ballot, we have an opportunity to elect leaders who will fulfill the city’s climate goals, reduce energy burden, and build wealth for marginalized communities. We have the opportunity to make Minneapolis a model for what an inclusive, locally funded transition to clean energy can look like.
Right now, MN350 Action is working with partner organizations to make sure every candidate understands the issues at stake with climate and energy equity. We are encouraging all candidates to answer the Community Power climate questionnaire for the 2021 city council elections, to outline their plans for access to green jobs, energy upgrades and community owned energy.
Will you share this questionnaire with your candidate? Send an email to your ward’s candidates and let them know that climate justice must be a priority for Minneapolis. Find the contact information for your candidate and suggested email language here.
Our city is at a turning point. Learn more about what you can do to support the joyful and sustainable future we know is possible in Minneapolis.