Racism and white supremacist behavior exist within MN350. This toxicity takes the form of microaggressions, tokenization, undermining, and lack of support of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) staff, leaders and volunteers. Soft racism and toxic masculinity are also present. MN350 BIPOC staff and board members, with good and kind hearts, have called this out to their white counterparts.
(St. Paul, MN) — Floods, wildfires, drought. Stark warnings from the scientific community. Rising costs from increasingly powerful and erratic natural disasters. 2021 marked a grim reminder of the future we face if the world does not stop rising global temperatures and in particular address the disproportionate impact the climate crisis has on BIPOC and… Read more »
MN350 Action, national Climate Cabinet Action group praise climate champions and call on climate laggards to step up [ST. PAUL] — A total of 61 Minnesota state legislators received 100% climate scores and 101 received failing grades in the new Climate Cabinet Scorecard, released statewide today by Climate Cabinet Action in partnership with MN350 Action.… Read more »
Efforts by the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce to “declaw” climate-related updates to the state’s environmental review processes were sharply criticized today by a coalition of environmental groups as yet another example of the chamber’s attempts to kill common-sense climate solutions in the state. The Bad for Business campaign was launched a year ago by MN350… Read more »
Gov. Walz’s proposed budget for Minnesota, released Tuesday, extends the governor’s disappointing record on protecting our climate and contradicts his statements about the existential threat of the climate crisis.
MN350 Action applauds the success of our endorsed candidates in last week’s elections, as well as the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.
Calling the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce’s record on climate “an assault on Minnesota values,” the climate advocacy group MN350 Action today announced a campaign to pressure 14 legislative candidates to return campaign donations from the Chamber. “The Chamber of Commerce trumpets itself as a friend to Minnesota’s business community. And it spends millions of dollars… Read more »
Three Minnesota environmental organizations today criticized Sen. Jeff Hayden for accepting contributions from oil and gas industry lobbyists and just days later signing the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge, a commitment to reject contributions from the same fossil fuel interests.
Erik Simonson is favorite of state group with history of supporting fossil fuel interests, opposing climate solutions DFL state Sen. Erik Simonson of Duluth received more campaign money from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce than any other Minnesota candidate, according to a pre-primary contribution report filed last week with the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board. Now… Read more »
MN350 Action today announced its endorsement of six Indigenous candidates, reflecting the growing number of tribal members seeking office nationwide at every level. Sheila Lamb, an Indigenous member of the Cloquet City Council who was endorsed by MN350 Action in her 2018 race and is a member of MN350 Action’s board, said more Indigenous candidates… Read more »