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Our Future, Our Right: Launch the MN Green New Deal with MN Youth

  • Minnesota State Capitol 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155 United States (map)

From the hosts:

Join youth of Minnesota on January 31st as we introduce a Minnesota Green New Deal bill that would address the urgency and scale of the climate crisis by eliminating greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, investing in communities on the frontlines of poverty and pollution, and building a more sustainable economy with thousands of green new jobs. Building momentum from the National Green New Deal that was introduced by Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and propelled forward by the Sunrise Movement, the MN Green New Deal is an unprecedented statewide equivalent that would bring Minnesota to the forefront in the global fight against climate change. Read more about the MN GND platform here.

On January 31st at 3:30pm, we will stand in the balcony of the House of Representatives as Representative Frank Hornstein announces our bill on the House floor, rally outside of the House and share young people’s climate stories from all over MN, and finally confront and deliver messages to key legislators as they exit the floor session, asking them to support the MN Green New Deal.

Now, more than ever, we must take action. Although non-voting youth are 25% of the population, we are 100% of the future, and we NEED our voices to be taken seriously. Join us as we make unprecedented strides towards a livable, safe, world for us all.

WHO WE ARE

Minnesota can’t wait to take bold and necessary action to combat climate change. We, young people of Minnesota, are calling on our leaders to do what’s needed for our state to stop emitting greenhouse gases and be fossil fuel free within a decade. We want a transition to clean renewable energy that is equitable for all Minnesotans because the longer we delay, the more it threatens the health, safety, and happiness of our generation and all who follow.

MN Can’t Wait is a movement of youth climate activists from all over MN pushing for bold, necessary changes in our state to protect our futures from the climate crisis. Our goals are to 1) Regulate greenhouse gasses through statewide Executive action 2) Pass a Minnesota Green New Deal in the legislature that drives an equitable transition to a renewable energy economy and creates thousands of good jobs, 3) Stop all new fossil fuel infrastructure projects, such as the Line 3 pipeline.