Weekly Action Alert

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HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE CLIMATE CHANGE MOVEMENT IN THE NEXT WEEKS

Take URGENT Action!

Please contact your legislators and the Governor (651-201-3400) and ask them to oppose three recent bills introduced in the Minnesota House!

  • HF 3759/ SF3510 propose to grant Enbridge the right to immediately construct Line 3, completely eliminating the current Public Utilities Commission permit process.
  • HF 3708SF3504 proposes to allow Xcel Energy a new way to recover (its own predicted) future costs from its ratepayers for its nuclear facilities by a new loophole through the Public Utilities Commission. The Commission would have a mere ten months to approve or reject the proposal in its entirety.  This bill also circumvents the normal analytically-determined rate process at the Commission, which is based on actual costs!
  • HF3693SF 3463  Turning a misdemeanor offense into a felony crime for “critical infrastructure” trespassing for both the trespasser or those recruiting or educating individuals to do the same. This is an assault on free speech laws.

 

Skill of the Week

Compost: At the MN350 office, we would love to compost our food waste! Would you like to set up a system and come by once a week to help maintain it? Let us know! Contact Ulla at ulla@mn350.org

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

Thanks to everyone who signed up to make a splash on the social media team!

 

Upcoming Events and Trainings!

Tuesday, March 27 - Deep Canvass Info Session in Stillwater! Have you heard about the Deep Canvass Project? Our newly hosted Info Sessions are an opportunity to learn about how MN350 volunteers across the state are heading to the doors to have conversations with our neighbors about their values for taking action on climate. RSVP here! Wednesday, March 28 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Stillwater Public Library, 224 3rd St. N, Stillwater, MN 55082.

Saturday, March 31 - Community Deep Canvass in Stillwater! Come out to our Climate Deep Canvass and have conversations at the door, with neighbors about why climate matters and our personal connections to it. We’ll provide a script, training and send you out with a partner, so you can help move people to greater action and engagement in the movement. Rides will be provided. RSVP for more details and join us on Saturday, March 31 from 10-3 to take part in this exciting and necessary work!

Wednesday, May 2 - Water Action Day at the Capitol - Reservations are now open! We helped recruit many of the 800 people from all around the state last year. We also need volunteers. Teams are now forming to help with logistics, registrations, and trainings on many issues related to water – please contact Kathy@MN350.org if you can help with logistics, food, recruitment, bus captain and other parts of this day. The registration page is now open. Let’s make this event as spectacular as it was last year!

MN350 Campaign Teams – Real Organizing for Real Change

Pipeline Resistance Team -  On Thursday, March 15, the Public Utilities Commission ruled the FEIS adequate, despite the Tribal Cultural Survey not being completed. We now await the Administrative Law Judge’s report due on April 23rd. Join the resistance to new fossil fuel infrastructure right here, in Minnesota! The next team meetings will be Thursday, March 22, and April 5th, 6:30-8:30 PM at 2104 Stevens Ave S Mpls 55404. Contact Kathy@mn350.org or Andy@mn350.org for more info.

Policy Action Team (PAT)  -  MN350 continues to speak truth about climate change at the Capitol, and stands for clean energy, energy efficiency initiatives, and an “adequate” (complete) Environmental Impact Statement for crude oil pipelines. We’re holding our legislators accountable to climate justice and we need your help! The next team meeting is Wednesday, April 4th, at 7 PM at 2104 Stevens Ave S in Minneapolis. Contact Lois@mn350.org for more info.

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, April 2 at 6:30 PM at the MN350 office, 2104 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis. Contact Brian@mn350.org if interested in joining in!

Corporate Accountability Team - The Super Bowl is just around the corner and we will have a new part time US Bank campaigner to kick off our work bringing accountability to the private sector and demanding divestment from climate chaos, pipelines and broken treaties. Join us at our next meeting is Thursday, March 22 and April 5 at 5:30 PM at the MN350 office, 2104 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis. ContactNazir@mn350.org.

Gala Team! Yep, that’s right! The Gala Team is jumpstarting 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.

 

 

Partner Events and Training!

Leonard, MN: Saturday, April 14 - You’re invited to the one day Pow Wow at Red Lake Nation to celebrate their withdrawal of consent for four Enbridge pipelines to traverse their sovereign land near Leonard, MN. Grand Entry 1pm and 7pm MC/Spiritual Advisor : Murphy Thomas Arena Director: Keveon Kingbird Host Drums: Eyabaay, Red Lake Singers, Battle River, NDN Creek; Honorarium For Dancers; Invited Drums only. Open to the public. To carpool from the Twin Cities, click here.

Upcoming Days at the Capitol-

Wednesday,  April 25 - Youth Climate Justice Summit  8:30-2:30 PM

Wednesday, May 2 - Water Action Day  8 AM – 4 PM