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Support End-of-Life Options

Initially introduced nine years ago, the Minnesota End–of-Life Option Act (HF 1930/SF 1813) is again before our State Legislature. This action followed a House Hearing on January 24 providing opportunity for heartfelt emotional testimony, pro and con. Patterned after Oregon’s ground-breaking Death with Dignity of 25 years ago, the legislation applies only to competent adults, 18 years or older, who… Read More »Support End-of-Life Options

Let’s Stop Poisoning Minnesotans’ Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has told the state of Minnesota to alert residents to the hazards of nitrates in drinking water and clean up farm pollution that has contaminated wells in southeastern Minnesota for years. Water supplies for more than 9,200 people in southeastern Minnesota are likely contaminated with dangerous levels of nitrates — according to a November letter… Read More »Let’s Stop Poisoning Minnesotans’ Water

Thank You for Your Leadership

The Minnesota Department of Health produces data about child poverty in Minnesota. Statewide, the rate of children living in poverty is 11.8%. However, in some counties the rate has been as high as 40%. These numbers are unacceptable from a moral standpoint and threaten our state’s future prosperity. Thanks to action taken by the Walz administration and by the Minnesota… Read More »Thank You for Your Leadership

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: https://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/ Minnesota State Senators – DON’T KNOW YOUR SENATOR? Look her/him/them up here: https://www.gis.leg.mn/iMaps/districts/ 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

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