350 Eugene


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350 Eugene is an Oregon-based child organization of, a left-of-center environmentalist organization that advocates for the elimination of carbon emissions by ending the use of fossil fuels. 350 Eugene advocates for bans on natural-gas fracking, forest conservation, and a transition from conventional fuels to environmentalist energy sources. 1


On the day after the 2020 general election, 350 Eugene co-sponsored an event advertised to “celebrate the right to vote.” In a press release for the event, 350 Eugene claimed that the  event was “meant to be a joyful show of solidarity and strength to resist the Republican Party’s attempt to steal the 2020 election.” Neither the press release nor articles covering the event cited any evidence of an attempt by the Republican Party to “steal” the election. 2


Patty Hine is the president of 350 Eugene. She moved to Eugene, Oregon and began her left-of-center activism after retiring from the U.S. Navy. Hine began her career as an environmentalist by volunteering to train individuals on how to break the law, using “civil disobedience” in protest of the Keystone Pipeline. 3

Deb McGee is a director on 350 Eugene’s board of directors. She is a retired school counselor, college instructor, and mental health care provider. As Patty Hine’s partner, McGee began her career in environmentalist activism by protesting the development of the Keystone Pipeline. During these protests, McGee illegally blocked oil trains and was arrested in 2016. 4


350 Eugene is registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Its financial data is not publicly available, as it reported less than $25,000 a year in gross receipts as of February 2021. 5


  1. “Campaigns.” 350 Eugene, January 1, 2021.
  2. Houston, Henry. “Celebrate the Right to Vote.” Eugene Weekly, November 3, 2020.
  3. “Board of Directors.” 350 Eugene, January 9, 2021.
  4. “Board of Directors.” 350 Eugene, January 9, 2021.
  5. 350 Eugene (EIN: 82-1208614); IRS Tax Exempt Organizations Search; 2019; Queries conducted January 27, 2021,%20DETERMINATIONLETTERS,%20EPOSTCARD&orgTags=CHARITIES&orgTags=DETERMINATIONLETTERS&orgTags=EPOSTCARD

Supported Movements

  1. Green New Deal (GND)
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