We recognize that an equitable energy transition requires climate justice, and there is no climate justice without racial justice. The last year has been a time of deep reflection and a realization of much-needed change, for our state as a whole but also for our organization.
Organizations like Fresh Energy that are committed to change through public policy must recognize our collective responsibility to create equitable conditions for all—access to opportunity, equal protection from violence, and full participation in the creation of wealth—with historically marginalized people fully engaged in places of power.
Minnesota legislators must act quickly and decisively during summer 2020 special legislative sessions. Read Fresh Energy’s four key recommendations for immediate action.
There are not enough words to express the emotions that we at Fresh Energy are feeling right now: outrage, anger, grief, despair, helplessness, desperation, fear, anxiety, loss, sadness, guilt. This is not a moment to be silent.