MN350 Commitment to Anti-Racism

MN350 Commitment to Anti-Racism
MN350 Commitment to Anti-Racism

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.

Five climate justice stories to watch in 2022
Five climate justice stories to watch in 2022

(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 »

New scorecard ranks Minnesota legislators on key climate votes
New scorecard ranks Minnesota legislators on key climate votes

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 »

New scorecard ranks Minnesota legislators on key climate votes
New scorecard ranks Minnesota legislators on key climate votes

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 »

MN350 Action, other climate groups decry efforts by MN Chamber of Commerce to block updates to state’s environmental review process
MN350 Action, other climate groups decry efforts by MN Chamber of Commerce to block updates to state’s environmental review process

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 »

Statement on Gov. Walz’s budget proposal
Statement on Gov. Walz’s budget proposal

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.

Native American voters across Minnesota turned out to oust Trump
Native American voters across Minnesota turned out to oust Trump

Life as a Native woman in rural Minnesota was never easy for Nancy Beaulieu, but it got harder after 2016.

She saw racial tensions between some white residents and Native Americans in her northern Minnesota community spill out into the open after the election of Donald Trump in 2016. In January, Beltrami County became one of the first in the nation to vote to ban refugees from resettling there. At a September rally in Bemidji, Minn., a mostly white crowd of thousands cheered when Trump looked out and praised their “good genes.”

MN climate group responds to election by urging action
MN climate group responds to election by urging action

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.

As policing and pandemic dominate election, climate pushed to back burner
As policing and pandemic dominate election, climate pushed to back burner

State Sen. Jason Rarick co-sponsored a rare bipartisan energy bill this spring that sought to expand and improve Minnesota’s state energy conservation program.

Climate justice group launches effort urging candidates to return contributions from MN Chamber of Commerce 
Climate justice group launches effort urging candidates to return contributions from MN Chamber of Commerce 

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 »

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