Statement on Gov. Walz’s budget proposal

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 »

Environmental groups call on state Sen. Hayden to honor No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge, return money 
Environmental groups call on state Sen. Hayden to honor No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge, return money 

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.

Climate groups call on Duluth state senator to return campaign money to MN Chamber of Commerce
Climate groups call on Duluth state senator to return campaign money to MN Chamber of Commerce

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 endorses six Indigenous candidates for city, county, legislative races across Minnesota
MN350 Action endorses six Indigenous candidates for city, county, legislative races across Minnesota

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 »

New statewide effort urges 2020 candidates to make climate crisis a top campaign issue 
New statewide effort urges 2020 candidates to make climate crisis a top campaign issue 

MN350 Action promotes No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge as litmus test Days after a crucial measure of global warming reached a record high, MN350 Action today announced a campaign to urge candidates at every level in Minnesota to make protecting the climate a priority in their campaigns. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced this… Read more »