Non-profit

Vote-Climate

Website:

vote-climate.org

Location:

MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Tax ID:

81-3506814

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Type:

Environmental advocacy

Leadership:

Jean Ross

Vote-Climate is a Minnesota-based environmentalist organization that supports restructuring the energy sector to fight climate change and opposes the construction of new energy pipelines in Minnesota.

Policy Positions

Vote-Climate claims that absorption of carbon emissions by the earth’s oceans may lead to acidification and “collapse of the entire food chain.” [1] Vote-Climate states that climate change will lead to “famines and [that] wars over water and food will all increase” [2] and that limiting increases in global temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius is required to “maintain a climate similar to what humans have known in their entire 10,000 history,” while higher increases is equivalent to playing “Russian roulette” with our future. [3] Vote-Climate claims that sharply reducing non-weather dependent emissions in this decade is “necessary” to maintain our current climate conditions. [4]

Vote-Climate supported President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan, [5] a proposed rule that sought to regulate non-weather dependent emissions from power plants through forced reinvestments/re-engineering. The plan would have reduced 32% of non-weather dependent emissions from power plants in the United States by 2030. [6]

In addition to expensive structural changes to power generation in the United States, Vote-Climate advocates for sustainable agriculture, [7] which results in more expensive food products, [8] electric vehicles, [9] and carbon tax plans [10] that would tax energy generation at a flat rate of $40 per ton of CO2 emissions. [11]

Activities

Vote-Climate recommends several environmentalist podcasts. [12] Recommendations made by Vote-Climate include the Hot Take Podcast, [13] which contains episodes titled “It’s Not Climate Denial, It’s White Supremacy,” “The Case for Intersectional Climate Coverage,” and “Oilgarchy + the Real F*ckbois of Fossil Fuel.” [14]

Vote-Climate has a news clipping service which provides quotations without further context, including: “We have seen in northern Minnesota, yes, some of the fastest-changing winter conditions in the country,” [15] and “[t]he news for moose is not good across the country’s northern tier and in some parts of Canada. A recent and rapid decline of moose populations in many states may be linked to climate change.” [16]

Vote-Climate urges its readers to petition Congress, [17] participate in organizations that lobby for more weather-dependent sources of energy in Minnesota, such as Fresh Energy; [18] oppose energy pipelines, such as the MN350 campaign to prevent a pipeline in northern Minnesota; [19] and join environmentalist organizations such as  Climate Generation/Will Steger Foundation. [20]

Leadership

Jean Ross is the president of Vote-Climate. She studied art and design at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and University of Minnesota. [21] On March 1, 2021, Ross signed on to an environmentalist petition in her capacity as president of Vote-Climate that urged President Joe Biden to halt the Minnesota Line 3 oil sands pipeline. [22]

References

  1. “Why it’s Urgent.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/why-its-urgent/ ^
  2. “Why it’s Urgent.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/why-its-urgent/ ^
  3. “Why it’s Urgent.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/why-its-urgent/ ^
  4. “Why it’s Urgent.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/why-its-urgent/ ^
  5. “Solutions.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/solutions/ ^
  6. [1] Nelson, Colleen M and Harder, Amy. “Obama Announces Rule to Cut Carbon Emissions From Power Plants.” Wall Street Journal. August 3, 2015. Accessed May 5, 2022. https://www.wsj.com/articles/obama-announces-rule-to-cut-carbon-emissions-from-power-plants-1438627158?tesla=y ^
  7. “Solutions.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/solutions/ ^
  8. Kiefer, Philip. “Why is it so expensive to eat sustainably?” Popular Science.  April 5, 2022. Accessed May 5, 2022. https://www.popsci.com/environment/sustainable-food-system/ ^
  9. “Solutions.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/solutions/ ^
  10. “Solutions.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/solutions/ ^
  11.  Mooney, Chris and Eilperin, Juliet. “Senior Republican statesmen propose replacing Obama’s climate policies with a carbon tax.” Washington Post. February 8, 2017. Accessed May 5, 2022. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/02/07/senior-republican-leaders-propose-replacing-obamas-climate-plans-with-a-carbon-tax/ ^
  12. “Recommended Podcasts.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/recommended-podcasts/ ^
  13. “Recommended Podcasts.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/recommended-podcasts/ ^
  14. “Latest.” Hot Take Pod. https://www.hottakepod.com/ ^
  15. “A Changing Minnesota.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/a-changing-minnesota/ ^
  16. “A Changing Minnesota.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/a-changing-minnesota/ ^
  17. “Take Action – Partners.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/partners/ ^
  18. “Take Action – Partners.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/partners/ ^
  19. “Take Action – Partners.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/partners/ ^
  20. “Take Action – Partners.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/partners/ ^
  21. “About Us-Contact Us.” Vote-Climate. https://vote-climate.org/about-us/ ^
  22. “President Biden, stand firm against the Line 3 pipeline and act now to halt its construction.” Wilderness Society. https://www.wilderness.org/articles/media-resources/environmental-groups-urge-biden-halt-line-3-pipeline ^

Supported Movements

  1. Green New Deal (GND)
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: August 1, 2018

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    Vote-Climate

    4433 UPTON AVE S
    MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55410-1931