Weekly Action Alert

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News & Updates

We are heading into summer full speed with significant accomplishments behind us and major decisions in the weeks to come. With gratitude and courage, we look forward to taking bold action to confront the crisis we face. See you soon!

Skill of the Week

Sign up people to give democratically through their workplace! We working with Minnesota Environmental Fund to increase workplace giving and raise money for MN350. Join with a small group of folks focused on building partnerships with the business community and giving employees easy options to democratically decide how they can make a change through their workplace! Contact Kate@MN350 if you are interested. ***If you are interested in checking out workplace giving at your place of work, let me know!

To find out about other volunteer opportunities at MN350, click here!

 

Upcoming Events and Trainings!

Savage — Saturday, June 9 – Deep Canvass Day in Savage

Come out to our Climate Deep Canvass and have conversations at the door, with neighbors about why climate matters. MN350 has teamed up with researchers at Stanford and UC Berkeley to test the efficacy of using narrative to connect with people on values, move beyond polarization, and motivate people to take action for climate justice. We’ll provide you with a script and a training – on either the deep or conventional method – and send you out with a partner. We’ll gather at 10 am at Davanni’s (14125 Hwy 13 South Front Rd, Savage, MN 55378). Rides provided. For more details, sign up at today! Email nicole@mn350.org if you have questions.

Minneapolis — Sunday, June 10 – Tabling Training at Open Streets

Talking to people face to face is one of the most effective ways to bring people into the climate movement. And this summer, we’d love to go tabling with you! Join us this Sunday, June 10 at 10am for a Tabling Training at Lyndale Open Streets. Afterwards, you will have a chance to practice your skills and ask questions as you go. If you are available to come later in the day, RSVP for the shift that works for you.

Minneapolis — Tuesday, June 12 – Film Showing of The Reluctant Radical!

Join in on a Taco Tuesday film night for a screening of  “The Reluctant Radical”, the story of Ken Ward, one of five people who shut down all the Canadian tar sands pipelines on a day in  Oct 2016. Hard to beat tacos and a great film on Tuesday, June 12 – 6 PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2730 East 31st St in south Mpls 55406. Freewill offering Sign up on Facebook! For more info, contact Kathy@MN350.org

Plymouth — Saturday, June 16 – Deep Canvass Day in Plymouth

Come out to our Climate Deep Canvass and have conversations at the door, with neighbors about why climate matters. MN350 has teamed up with researchers at Stanford and UC Berkeley to test the efficacy of using narrative to connect with people on values, move beyond polarization, and motivate people to take action for climate justice. We’ll provide you with a script and a training – on either the deep or conventional method – and send you out with a partner. We’ll gather at 10 am at meeting location to be determined. Rides provided. For more details, sign up at today! Email nicole@mn350.org if you have questions.

Plymouth — Sunday, June 17 – Deep Canvass Day in Plymouth

Come out to our Climate Deep Canvass and have conversations at the door, with neighbors about why climate matters. MN350 has teamed up with researchers at Stanford and UC Berkeley to test the efficacy of using narrative to connect with people on values, move beyond polarization, and motivate people to take action for climate justice. We’ll provide you with a script and a training – on either the deep or conventional method – and send you out with a partner. We’ll gather at 10 am at meeting location to be determined. Rides provided. For more details, sign up at today! Email nicole@mn350.org if you have questions.

St. Paul — June 18, 19, 26, & 27 – Line 3 Final Decision Meetings at Public Utilities Commission

On these dates, the PUC will come to its final decision on whether or not to approve the Line 3 pipeline. After four years of fighting this project, we’re in a better position than ever to win, but the final decision is still up in the air — and strong turnout could help swing it. Plan to arrive at 8:30am; the meetings start officially at 9:30am. 121 7th Pl  It is so important that we have a huge turnout at these meetings. RSVP on our website and also RSVP on Facebook. Also, on the morning of June 18, join us before the first meeting for Portage to the PUC, where we’ll canoe to the PUC on the Mississippi!

St. Paul — Wednesday, June 20 – Thank You Governor Dayton!

Drop off a thank you card to Governor Dayton for vetoing bad bills during the legislative session and sticking up for the environment. Join us from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at the Governor’s Mansion. Sign up for more details.

 

MN350 Campaign Teams – Real Organizing for Real Change

Pipeline Resistance Team (PRT) –  The next team meetings will be Thursday, June 14th 6:30-8:30 PM at 2104 Stevens Ave S Mpls. Planning for action at the PUC in June is important as their agenda includes oral arguments and deliberations on Line 3 at four separate meetings: June 18,19, 26 and 27th. They likely will make their final decision at these meetings and We Want to Be There! Join the Resistance! Contact  Andy@mn350.org for more info.

Policy Action Team (PAT)  -  We’ve been building rapport with state legislators, tracking energy legislation, and mobilizing volunteers to hold legislators accountable to climate justice. At our next meeting June 13th 7:00 PM at 2104 Stevens Ave S in Minneapolis, we will review the legislative session, and begin planning for post session activities. New perspectives are welcome! Contact Lois@mn350.org to join us in our fight for climate action.

Solutions Team – The Solutions Team is a new initiative from MN350 volunteers to “build the positives” by pushing industry-wide shifts toward sustainable alternatives and envisioning the world we want to see. Join us to discuss and advance renewable agriculture, clean transportation, efficient just energy, and more. Our next meeting is Thursday, June 7th at 6PM at 2104 Stevens Ave S.

ECO (Education, Communication and Outreach) Team – Join a dynamic team as we take on creative and innovative projects to inspire community members to take action and join the climate justice movement! Our next meeting is Monday, July 2 at 6:30PM at the MN350 office, 2104 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis. Contact Brian@mn350.org if interested in joining in!

Corporate Accountability Team (CAT) – It’s time to take a deep dive into the impacts of capitalism and possibilities of alternative systems on the global climate crisis and our local communities. Join us at our next team meeting, TBA, to plan a meaningful campaign to grow the number of people fighting for corporate accountability and change. Meet us at the MN350 office, 2104 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis. Contact Kate@mn350.org.

Gala Team - Yep, that’s right! The Gala Team is in full swing planning for the 2018 Gala for Climate Justice. Want to join the team? Happy to have you! Contact Kate@MN350.org to get started with this fun group of volunteers.

St Paul Team - Connect with St. Paul neighbors who want to be part of the just transition to renewable energy for everyone. Help us identify local priorities for climate justice organizing and action. Join us Monday, June 11th from 6:30-8PM at the East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St Paul, 55106.

 

 

Support MN350

Did you hear? Thursday, October 4 is MN350′s Let’s Be Heard Gala for Climate Justice! Save the date for a fun and meaningful evening highlighting the impact and voices of the climate justice movement and benefiting MN350. There will be so many stories to share!