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SF141 & SF214 Phone Script

See below for the phone script and more info on bills 141 and 214. Sample Phone Script Hi, my name is ________.  I live in ________, my zip code is _______.   I’m calling because I want to strongly encourage Senator ______/ the Governor, to oppose Senate File 141 and Senate File 214.  141 weakens the authority of the PUC, which I disagree with, and both of these bills will stifle the development of solar energy […]

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SF85 Phone Script

Sample phone script: Hi, my name is ______.  I live in ______.  I am calling to ask you to oppose SF85, the bill to build a big natural gas plant in Becker, Minnesota.  I’m opposed to this bill because (pick from any of these options that speak to you – or give some of your own!):   It will lock our state into more fossil fuels. The cost of the plant will be paid for […]

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Minnesota’s bad climate bills in 2017

Poor policy energy bills are already moving forward in the state legislature.  Here are some of the worst ones related to energy… UPDATE:  All three of these bills have passed the House and will be coming to the Senate floor for a vote in the next week or two.  Please call your Senators and Governor Dayton TODAY and ask them to oppose these bills.  Find your legislators by entering your address here. House File 113 – […]

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Phone script for Governor Dayton regarding the natural gas bill

  Please call Governor Dayton at 651-201-3400 or 800-657-3717  and tell him these three things, in order: “Hi Governor Dayton, My name is ________, I live in ___________, MN.  I’m calling in regards to House File 113 and Senate File 85, and House File 234 and 235.  I do not support the passage of these bills, because they are concerning to me for multiple reasons: 1. HF234 and HF235, if passed, will stifle solar and […]

New Divestment Briefing Book!
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New Divestment Briefing Book!

Divestment is one of the most effective and innovative campaigns driving the transition from fossil fuels to a renewable energy future.  What do you know about fossil-free divestment?  Now you can know more with the Divestment Briefing Book! The Divestment Briefing Book is a project of the MN350 Divestment Team that aims to make divestment’s learning curve a little less steep.  It includes key talking points on climate change and divestment, an in-depth description of […]

Let’s Talk Climate Conversation Toolkit!
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Let’s Talk Climate Conversation Toolkit!

In our current social and political environment, a lot of us experience cognitive dissonance between what we know is happening to the planet because of climate change, and what we’re doing about it. Not only that, but it can be a difficult subject to broach with the people we see everyday–even though a lot of us are feeling the same thing. We’re thinking about it, but sometimes we feel we can’t talk about it. Well, […]

VIDEO: Sen. Bernie Sanders Opposes Pipelines
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VIDEO: Sen. Bernie Sanders Opposes Pipelines

At the Minneapolis Convention Center on February 29th, 2016, U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders took a firm stand against Enbridge pipeline expansion, including the Sandpiper and Alberta Clipper pipelines, due to their climate impact and other risks. Video: Sign our petition to stop the Alberta Clipper double cross expansion scheme. Transcript of remarks: [Thanks Winona LaDuke for introducing him.] Let me get to this right away, because I know how passionately Winona feels […]

Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report
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Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report

Minneapolis, MN – A new report compiled by national and regional environmental and Tribal groups exposes the serious threat Enbridge Inc., the Canadian oil pipeline goliath, poses to the Great Lakes region. READ THE REPORT HERE: Enbridge Over Troubled Water Report Released today, the report highlights the various tar sands projects Enbridge operates across the Great Lakes region and the devastating impact it has had on communities and will continue to have if Enbridge is permitted to continue its scheme […]

Filling the empty shoes: A report from the Paris climate talks
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Filling the empty shoes: A report from the Paris climate talks

Paris – Dec 7, 2015: In the wake of terrorist attacks that left more than 100 people dead, the French Government declared a state of emergency ahead of the long-awaited “COP21” international climate negotiations. The government banned a major march planned by a coalition of groups for November 29th, the day before the talks began. Thus two Minnesotans, my mom, Mary Steiner and I found ourselves out before the Paris dawn, using gestures to coordinate […]

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MN350 Statement of Solidarity

MN350 stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (MN NOC) and the brave people at the #4thPrecinctShutDown encampment. We join you in calling for justice for Jamar Clark and his family and a speedy and transparent investigation. We call for urgent action to address police violence against people of color and structural racism in Minnesota. MN350 organizes for climate justice: We recognize and seek to address the deep connections […]