Policy Advocacy Team

The Policy Advocacy Team works to bring a moral voice to the public debate about climate change related policy at the federal, state and local levels. We will contribute to the climate movement by augmenting the moral voice on the climate crisis.

We leverage the existing energy of congregations around Minnesota to bring our voice to the political arena. Through this we build a collective sense of purpose and illustrate that the movement is large scale. We champion a set of issues that are the most relevant and energizing issues, issues that are movement building and a relevant to other ongoing programs that MNIPL supports.

MNIPL develops tools and approaches to systemic organizing for a just and sustainable future and provides those tools and resources to congregations around Minnesota.  Interested in joining our Policy Advocacy Team? Email us at [email protected]

Monthly Policy Call 

Join leaders across the state from 7:30-8:30pm on the First Tuesday of the month.  MNIPL orgnizers will give updates on what we are learning from state policy coalitions, and walk you through our current campaigns.  We'll also hear from congregational representatives about what is bubbling up in their local organizing.  Email Brent Murcia to be on that list.

Ongoing Campaigns 

It's Up to Us: Beyond Paris

The US may have pulled out of the Paris Accords, but we can still get the job done.  It's up to individuals, communities, cities, and states to take action.  Click here to sign our Beyond Paris pledge. And then check back on our campaigns to encourage local law makers in MN to adopt a 50% by 2030 Renewable Energy Standard.

Stop the Expansion of Tar Sands Pipelines in Minnesota

Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light is joining forces with the Sierra Club, MN350, and others to stop the expansion of Tar Sands Pipelines through Minnesota. Enbridge Line 3 is on par with the tar sands carrying capacity of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Help bring a public voice to process and help us block the approval in MN.  Learn more about our work on Tar Sands here. Contact [email protected] to learn more.

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

We've had some great wins at the PUC in the last year. Stop back for an update on pricing the carbon, community solar rates, and decisions on the expansion of the Enbridge Line 3.  Contact [email protected] to learn more.

Inclusive Financing

To become carbon neutral, it's going to take everyone.  In this exciting campaign we are encouraging local utilities to support a program in which energy efficiency and solar projects can be financed through their utility bill.  This non tariff based system has worked in rural conservative counties in Arkansas.  It's non partisan and makes sense for everyone.  To learn more contact [email protected]