February - INM Leadership Urges Gov Walz and Lt. Gov Flanagan to Continue Legal Appeal into Line 3
Our INM leadership team submitted the following letter to Gov. Walz and Lt. Gov. Flanagan on the Department of Commerce Line 3 legal appeal:
Dear Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan,
As the leadership of Indivisible North Metro, with nearly 800 members, we urge you to continue the legal process that the Department of Commerce has so painstakingly followed over the last two years, and take the necessary steps to ensure the state’s case regarding the Line 3 tar sands pipeline is heard in the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Our group worked hard and long on your campaign and many others up and down the DFL ticket, and we are excited for what your administration will achieve for the betterment of all Minnesotans, and for our continued partnership. However, our progressive values are set on building a better future for our children and grandchildren, and that does not include expanding fossil fuels. Climate change threatens their future more than anything. We cannot champion clean energy and a new greening economy while opening the back door to tar sands expansion.
We have watched and participated as Commerce professionals have protected Minnesota citizens, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and defended our environmental laws throughout the approval process. Ending the state’s protection efforts now would be a tragic mistake. Indivisible North Metro strongly supports your administration turning this complex case over to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Thank you for your consideration.
Indivisible North Metro leadership team
October - INM Coverage on AM950
Indivisible North Metro Executive Director Kayli Schaaf spoke with Brett Johnson at AM950 radio about INM’s upcoming events, history, and plans after the midterms. Take a listen.
June - INM Protests at Sherburne County Jail
The Sherburne County Jail has hundreds of beds for ICE detainees; the St. Cloud Times came out to cover why we, along with other local groups, came out to bring attention to ICE in our backyard.
June - INM Endorses Minnesota State House Candidates
Indivisible North Metro believes in local action and local politics and making real change. The path to doing this is the Minnesota House. We want to be able to harness the energy of our group and our movement, and directly help candidates that will pursue progressive, forward-thinking policies, so with that in mind, we decided to endorse a handful of north metro candidates.
We reached out to both DFL and GOP candidates in each house district we targeted and asked them to answer questions about their campaign, but also about how they would vote on bills related to education, environment, gun violence prevention, healthcare, and immigration.
We are lucky to have so many progressive candidates willing to go to bat for us in the north metro.