MN350 in the news
September 20, 2023
School Transportation News
by Merari Acevedo-Vigo

May 18, 2023
by Ava Kian

Tee McClenty, MN350's Executive Director, wants a clear dedicated funding stream for some of the initiatives mentioned in the plan so there’s accountability for achieving those metrics.

May 9, 2023
Duluth News Tribune
by Brooke Roper and Daniel Trajano

The benefits of electric school buses go beyond health.

May 1, 2023
Southside Pride
by Ulla Nilsen

April 7, 2023
Pioneer Press
by Frederick Melo

Questions will focus on climate, energy and intersecting social issues, such as public health and affordable housing.

April 6, 2023
The Bemidji Pioneer
by Pioneer Staff

“We are not here to protest. Our goal is to build a community to preserve and revitalize our spiritual knowledge and reclaim the language, culture and lifeways of the Anishinaabeg,” Nancy Beaulieu said.

March 9, 2023
Duluth News Tribune
by Tee McClenty

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has spent two years fighting in court to hold accountable some of the world’s most powerful corporate interests — ExxonMobil, Koch Industries, and the American Petroleum Institute — for lying to Minnesotans about the overwhelmingly clear reality that their oil and gas businesses have fueled and continue to fuel our escalating climate crisis. Like tobacco companies before them, these groups sold and marketed dangerous products...

February 27, 2023
Minnesota Women’s Press

Jessica Gidagaakoons Smith, who works with MN350, said she has found that fewer than ten percent of victims felt safe involving the legal system. As a legal advocate, “I can go to court proceedings with people and make them feel safer and help them through the process, because the process itself is very re-traumatizing. That’s something that really needs to be addressed broadly statewide. I’ve had so many different cases in different counties all across the state, and it’s the same thing. People just don’t trust the system. There has to be better things in place.” Survivors also face backlash in their communities for calling out behavior, or trying to hold somebody accountable, Smith says. “People can easily push things underneath the rug. Families and survivors are left reeling, not knowing what to do or where to go. It starts with building that network of support, because that support is crucial.”

February 8, 2023
Southside Pride
by Ulla Nilsen & MN350

In order to meet climate goals and ensure that the benefits of the clean energy transition fall equally to everyone, local governments need to step up. As luck would have it, Minneapolis is in the process of updating its 10-year climate action plan. Teams of people from every ward across Minneapolis have been working with their council members and the mayor to advocate for the People’s Climate & Equity Plan for Minneapolis — a local effort headed up by a coalition of racial, environmental and economic justice organizations that would ensure that the clean energy revolution is accessible to all residents, regardless of income, race or zip code. So, what is the People’s Climate & Equity Plan?

October 25, 2022
The Bemidji Pioneer
by Daltyn Lofstrom

“More often than not, our candidates come find us during election time and say ‘we need your vote, we’re really here to address your issues’ and then after election day we don’t see them anymore,” said Nancy Beaulieu, a northern Minnesota organizer for MN350. “So what we’re trying to do here is build people power.”