Minnesota

Elected officials:

Legal and anti-discrimination resources:

  • ACLU of Minnesota
  • CAIR Minnesota (“Council on American-Islamic Relations is an organization formed solely for the purpose of advocacy, protection of civil rights and liberties, encouraging public engagement and education, building coalitions, and promoting justice, interfaith dialogue and understanding”)
  • Common Cause Minnesota (“An independent voice for change and a watchdog against corruption and abuse of power.” Nationally, Common Cause serves as a “grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy” — which includes critical work like fighting gerrymandering.)
  • Human Rights Campaign, Minnesota (“Fights for LGBTQ equality in Minnesota alongside state and local groups and lawmakers”)
  • Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota (“Provides immigration legal assistance to low-income immigrants and refugees in Minnesota”)
  • Minnesota Immigration Rights Action Committee (“MIRAC is an immigrant rights organization in Minnesota. MIRAC fights for legalization for all, an end to immigration raids & deportations, an end to all anti-immigrant laws, and full equality in all areas of life.”)

Media, blogs, and online resources:

Organizations:

  • Clean Water Action (“Work[ing] to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table.”)
  • Conservation Minnesota (“Working to solve the conservation problems that are most important to Minnesotans”)
  • Conservation Minnesota Voter Center (“Researches public opinion and government actions on conservation issues, providing reliable information to help Minnesotans make decisions that protect the health of our air, water, communities, and families”)
  • Drinking Liberally, Minnesota
  • Environmental Law & Policy Center (“Public interest environmental legal advocacy and eco-business innovation organization. We develop and lead successful strategic advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural resources.”)
  • Fresh Energy (“Working to speed the transition to a clean energy economy. Our team of scientists, attorneys, analysts, and economists is shaping and driving policies that benefit our communities and our future.”)
  • Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness (“Protect, preserve and restore the wilderness character of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Quetico-Superior Ecosystem.”)
  • Friends of the Mississippi River (“Engages citizens to protect, restore and enhance the Mississippi River and its watershed in the Twin Cities region.”)
  • Great Plains Institute (Mission is “to transform the way we produce, distribute, and consume energy to be both environmentally and economically sustainable. Through research and analysis, consensus policy development, technology acceleration, and local action, we are leading the transition to clean, efficient, and secure energy.”)
  • Honor the Earth (“Create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities”)
  • Indivisible (“Demystify congressional advocacy. Support the community of local groups putting the Indivisible Guide into action.”)
  • ISAIAH (“Strengthens the ability of people of faith to to address both local and regional community issues, including sprawl, affordable housing, transportation, and racial inequity”)
  • Land Stewardship Project (“Promote sustainable agriculture and to develop sustainable communities”)
  • League of Women Voters Minnesota (“Encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government. We take action on selected governmental issues after study and consensus by our membership.”)
  • Minnesota AFL-CIO
  • Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy (“Using law, science, and research to protect Minnesota’s environment, its natural resources, and the health of its people”)
  • Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (“Supports and elects leaders who embody the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party and the people of Minnesota. We work to enact policies so that all Minnesotans, regardless of background, have the rights of: stable employment, fair wages, quality education, accessible and affordable healthcare, living in safe communities, providing for their family, and retiring with dignity and security.”)
  • Minnesota Environmental Partnership (“Coalition of environmental and conservation nonprofits. Together, our coalition members and supporters work for clean energy, clean water, and investments in Minnesota’s Great Outdoors through policy initiatives, public education, and community events.”)
  • Minnesota Land Trust (“Protect Minnesota’s increasingly threatened lands and waters”)
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota
  • Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (“Building power in under-resourced communities and communities of color across the Twin Cities”)
  • NOW, Minnesota
  • Outfront Minnesota (“Mission to create a state where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people are free to be who they are, love who they love, and live without fear of violence, harassment or discrimination.”)
  • Planned Parenthood Minnesota Advocate
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice: Northland (“A collective of white people in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin
    that envisions a world without institutional racism, white privilege, and systemic violence against communities of color.”)
  • Sierra Club North Star Chapter
  • St. Cloud Out (“Org … for … LGBT people and allies. We share ideas and discuss personal and social concerns in a safe, confidential, and affirming environment. Events are opportunities to make new friends, collect information and news pertaining to the LGBTA community locally, statewide, and nationally.“)
  • Stonewall DFL Caucus (“Works with prospective candidates, helping them outreach to GLBT communities with messaging that is inclusive and respectful.”)
  • TakeAction Minnesota (“Working to realize racial and economic equity across Minnesota … by connecting people and organizations … to pass a more progressive policy or law, to improve an institution, to change a harmful idea or perception”)
  • Voices for Racial Justice (“Advance racial, cultural, social, and economic justice in Minnesota through organizer and leadership training, strategic convenings and campaigns, and research and policy tools.”)
  • Women Winning (“Encourage, promote, support, and elect pro-choice women of all political parties to all levels of public office.”)

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