Find out how you can easily get involved in a campaign to further sustainability, health, equity and kindness in the list below. Each item was shared in one of our weekly e-newsletters, to find the most recent campaigns scroll to the bottom. You can find more great information in our archive of weekly newsletters.

On April 27, 2021 we asked our members to join our partners at the American
Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and take 30 seconds to sign on to a letter by April 30 asking the US Department of Agriculture to support regenerative agriculture to address the climate crisis.
 
The USDA requested public input on how to best implement President Biden’s
Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. The ASBC
worked with a diverse group of influential stakeholders to develop a set of recommendations on how the USDA can best achieve its climate goal.
On May 11th, 2021 we asked our members to sign a petition urging Congress to support the Green Infrastructure and Jobs Plan to create a clean energy future and sustaining jobs.
On May 18, 2021 we asked our supporters to tell their members of Congress to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act. Oceana provided an easy and simple email template for contacting members of Congress.
On May 25th, 2021 we asked our supporters to sign the petition from Change.org to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.  The US House has passed the Act but the Senate has not yet acted on it. The Act addresses a wide range of measures to stop unjust police brutality and discrimination.
On June 1, 2021, as part of Generation Restoration and for World Environment Day, we asked our members to make a pledge with the UN to take action on ecosystem restoration and share it. The official broadcast for the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration can be watched on or after June 4-5, 2021. 
On June 8th, 2021 we asked our members to send an email with the Environmental Defense Fund to the EPA asking to restore state leadership on vehicle pollution regulation.
 
During its time in power, the Trump Administration implemented a policy with the EPA that prohibited states from creating their own car-emission standards. While it may be difficult to make substantial changes, many states are eager to self-impose emissions standards stricter than the federal one, which could be critical in helping the shift towards cleaner vehicles. To do so, the EPA must revoke its Trump-Era policies.
On June 15, 2021 we asked our members to sign the petition asking President Biden to stop the Line 3 Pipeline.
 
When President Joe Biden took office, he kept his promise to revoke the permit for TC Energy’s Keystone pipeline thanks to pressure from environmental groups. But now, Enbridge Energy’s Pipeline 3 project poses another threat. The pipeline, which they are currently constructing, would carry corrosive Canadian tar sands oil across lakes, rivers and tribal lands in northern MN. It would violate tribal treaty rights, threaten eco-systems and contribute to the climate crisis.
On June 22, 2021 we asked our members to call their senators and ask them to support the For the People Act, or S1, for new voting rights policies. The bill had passed through the House, but was not meeting enough support in the Senate until Sentator Joe Manchin proposed a revised bill with some compromises. We wrote a blog piece about S1 and why the Alliance supports it, which we linked in our newsletter.

In the afternoon on June 22, the Senate held a vote on whether to consider the bill and allow debates about it. With no Republican support in the Senate, the bill did not meet the 60 vote requirement, and was voted to not be considered further.
On June 29th, 2021 we asked our members to take a minute to call or email their US senators to voice their support for the infrastructure plan compromise. In addition, we asked our members to take a moment to send a message to Congress that reiterates the commitment needed for a more comprehensive plan.

You can read more background and the Alliance’s stance on our blog post about the Infrastructure Plan.
On July 6th, 2021 we asked our members to email congress with Equal Access to Abortion Everywhere to support the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021.

We need to assure every woman’s right to choose, which is essential for health and social and economic equality.
On July 14th, 2021 we asked our members to submit a comment to the EPA with Earth Justice by July 30th on how to best keep lead out of drinking water.

Millions of people across the country drink water that passes through lead pipes, putting countless communities at risk of lead contamination along the way. We need tougher rules to keep lead out of our drinking water and until July 30 the Environmental Protection Agency is asking for community input on the best way to do just that.
On July 20th, 2021, we asked our members to urge their members of congress to co-sponsor the Stop Child Hunger Act and the Summer Meals Act. 

Feeding America estimates that this year, in part due to the pandemic, 13 million kids may face food insecurity. This is exacerbated over the summer when young people are no longer provided meals through their school. Congress needs to act now to ensure these kids don’t go hungry. Both bills will provide food to kids in low-income families.
 
The filibuster has been around almost as long as the US, but in recent history its increasingly frequent usage has brought countless legislative items from both parties grinding to a halt in the Senate. Now, on the brink of passing several crucial bills protecting voting rights, it has become clear that the filibuster must be abolished. 
On August 3rd, 2021 we asked our members to pledge to support the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Climate Action Plan so that we can work towards a future with fewer wildfires.
 

Throughout the US, more than three million acres have been burned by wildfires this year while Canada slowly approaches that same figure. This destroys valuable land and engulfs cities from Seattle to Philadelphia in smoke. Climate change is the primary driver, bringing warmer, drier summers that drastically increase wildfire risk. Without focusing on mitigating climate change, the danger will mount. Fortunately, organizations like the Natural Resources Defense Council are leading the way on climate action.

On August 10th, 2021 we asked our members to sign the Human Rights Campaign’s petition telling lawmakers to support transgender rights across the country.
 
This year, we saw Laurel Hubbard, the first ever openly transgender woman compete in the Olympics. We also saw Quinn, a Canadian women’s soccer player, become the first
transgender person to medal. Both events are historic and serve as a beacon of hope for the transgender community – but unfortunately, back here in the US, anti-transgender
legislation is mounting in state legislatures across the country. We need to make sure that transgender rights are protected, and you can do so by adding your name to the
Human Rights Campaign’s petition to send a message to lawmakers and back the transgender community.
With your support, Congress passed a $1 trillion infrastructure bill providing $550 billion for internet, roadway, airport, and climate mitigation projects.

But we also need to support our social infrastructure. On August 17th, 2021 we asked our members to contact your Senators and tell them to write legislation for the $3.5 trillion social policy budget framework for universal Pre-K, child care, housing affordability, clean energy development and reduced carbon emissions.
On August 24th, 2021 we asked our members to consider joining the large-scale protest of the Line 3 pipeline at the Minnesota State Capitol on August 25th, 2021.
 
The protest may be over, but you can still take action against the construction of Line 3. Visit stopline3.org to find out how you can help.
On August 31st, 2021 we asked our members to urge their Senators to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
 
On August 24, 2021, the U.S. House passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The legislation now moves to the Senate. Take action to urge your Senators to support this vital update to our nation’s laws protecting the freedom to vote.
On September 7th, 2021 we asked our members to take action on the Texas bill banning abortion in the state after six weeks.

Texas has just passed Senate Bill 8 which would ban abortion after six weeks of a pregnancy—before most people are aware they are pregnant. It’s the most extreme abortion ban in the US and allows anyone to sue an abortion provider or anyone who helps someone obtain an abortion.

It is critical that Congress pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (S. 1975/H.R. 3755), which would enable health care providers to deliver abortion services without medically unnecessary limitations that do not significantly advance patient health or the safety of abortion, or make abortion more difficult to access. Source: JCPA

On September 14, 2021 we asked our members to send a message to the Biden Administration with Power to the Patients to stop unexpected medical bills.

It’s our right to see upfront prices from hospitals, but nearly 95% of hospitals continue to hide them, making it difficult for patients to prevent surprise medical bills. Tell the Biden Administration today to stop unexpected medical bills with Power to the Patients.
On September 21, 2021 we asked our members to make the pledge with Green America to not personally invest in fossil fuels when you have control over where you invest.

We can help combat climate change by investing in clean energy rather than fossil fuels. Encourage employers and financial advisors to offer clean energy options for 401Ks and mutual funds. Make the pledge at Green America.
On September 29th, 2021 we asked our members to send a message with Common Cause to their Senators asking them to support the Freedom to Vote Act.

Senators Amy Klobuchar and Joe Manchin’s Freedom to Vote Act would undo some of the harshest recent restrictions on voting by assuring automatic voter registration, restoring voting rights and mandatory paper ballots, cutting off pathways for dark money and banning partisan gerrymandering. It is a breakthrough and a compromise designed to win bipartisan support. Please send this Common Cause message supporting the Freedom To Vote Act to your senators.
On October 5th, 2021 we asked our members to sign onto a letter urging Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to move on from the PolyMet mine.

The proposed PolyMet (Glencore) copper-nickel sulfide mine “would have a harmful, permanent impact on our climate and ecosystems through its emissions and destruction of wetlands, and it threatens the water resources of an Indigenous community,” according to MN Environmental Partnership of which the Alliance is a member. Despite PolyMet advertising, it neglects to acknowledge that jobs will be few and temporary due to automation, similar US mines have polluted, and increasing recycling and recovery in the US is a more sustainable solution to acquire the metals we need. To learn more visit Minnesota Environmental Partnership’s website.
On October 12th, 2021 we asked our members to sign a letter with the Human Rights Campaign urging the Senate to pass the Equality Act.

President Biden’s Executive Order extending civil rights protections to LGBTQ people is a major equality milestone. However, Congress must cement these protections into law by passing the Equality Act, which would provide consistent, explicit non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. The Act has existed in some form since the 70s but the Senate last failed to pass it in 2019. Sign the Human Rights Campaign letter to Congress supporting the Equality Act.