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Thank You, Minnesota Lawmakers!

Message: THANK YOU for legislation to: improve education help the environment protect and expand human rights improve public safety Thank you for this and all of your work for the common good. Please contact: Minnesota State Representatives – DON’T KNOW YOUR REP? Look her/him/them up here: Minnesota State Senators – DON’T KNOW YOUR SENATOR? Look her/him/them up here: Minnesota Speaker… Read More »Thank You, Minnesota Lawmakers!

Support the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund

The Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund (ENRTF) plays a critical role in addressing emerging challenges to our natural resources. This funding supports crucial projects across our state that enhance outdoor recreation, support agriculture, create environmental equity, and protect habitats critical to wildlife. It is vital that we renew the constitutional dedication of a portion of lottery funds to the… Read More »Support the Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund

Support Provisions for Gun Safety

The judiciary and public safety budget bill being finalized by a bicameral committee of lawmakers includes a provision for expanded background checks and a red flag law. The background check provision would require a permit-to-purchase or a valid permit-to-carry in order to receive a pistol or semiautomatic military-style assault weapon. Under the red flag law, family members or law enforcement… Read More »Support Provisions for Gun Safety

Let’s Join the National Popular Vote Interstate Agreement

In two of the past six presidential elections, the candidate who won the most popular votes lost the election. Currently, most states use a “winner takes all” approach and award all their electoral votes to the candidate who wins the most votes in their state regardless of the overall vote across the country. Given this, candidates tend to focus on… Read More »Let’s Join the National Popular Vote Interstate Agreement

Support Our Pollinators

Neonicotinoids are a group of insecticides used widely on farms and in urban landscapes. They can persist in soil for months or years after a single application. Neonicotinoids are absorbed by plants and can be present in pollen and nectar, making them toxic to bees.  A current bill in the Minnesota Legislature (HF2805 and SF1915) would ban the sale, possession, or use… Read More »Support Our Pollinators

Defend Reproductive Freedom

The Reproductive Freedom Defense Act HF366/SF165 would enact strong protections for anyone in Minnesota seeking abortion care as well as the providers who care for them – safeguarding all from prosecution under laws aimed at imposing other states’ restrictions on Minnesotans. HF366 has already passed in the Minnesota House. The Minnesota Senate needs to pass SF165. Message: Please support the… Read More »Defend Reproductive Freedom

Protect Gender-Affirming Care

The Minnesota House passed the Trans Refuge Bill on March 19, a step toward making the state a safe haven for transgender youth – including those traveling from other states – seeking gender-affirming health care. The bill prevents state courts or officials from complying with child removal requests, extraditions, arrests or subpoenas related to gender-affirming health care received in Minnesota.… Read More »Protect Gender-Affirming Care

Support the “Green Bank” Bill

As the clean energy transition moves forward, let’s ensure the transition is just and equitable. Support climate innovation and equity through the “green bank” bills. HF 2336/SF2301 would establish the Minnesota Climate Innovation Finance Authority (MnCIFA) to bridge financing gaps in clean energy production, establish regional offices around the state to provide technical and financial assistance and take advantage of… Read More »Support the “Green Bank” Bill

Equal Rights Now

It’s time to ensure equal rights for women! Women have been waiting and working since 1923 for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would formally recognize them and their equal rights. Ratification is a long process: 35 states ratified the the amendment, but it fell short of the 38 needed within the deadline. There has been a resurgence for… Read More »Equal Rights Now