Community Highlights

Power Shift Network staff stand in unanimous solidarity with workers that have announced a unionization drive at the Tesla factory in Buffalo, New York.

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Winning in 2019

December 12, 2018

Support a winning movement in 2019!

The Power Shift Network is doing groundbreaking work to organize and support young people who are leading the fight to defend our communities and our planet.

Can you join us as a monthly donor, OR support us with a gift of $25, $10, or even $3?  Climate organizers raise their fists in direct action at the White House

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By Julia Fritz-Endres, MN350

On a bright summer morning in downtown St. Paul, there was a sense of hope in the air. The day was June 29, the fourth and final day the Public Utilities Commission would discuss the Line 3 pipeline replacement project before making their decision. They held the power to grant or deny a Certificate of a Need and Route Permit for the project.

I was newly interning with MN350, an environmental non-profit focused on fighting climate change. I had joined the “Pipeline Resistance” arm of MN350 just a few days before and was just beginning to understand the breadth of the resistance movement. For over five years, environmental advocacy groups, indigenous leaders, religious groups, and countless others have opposed the pipeline through every legal avenue available to them, building a vast network of fighters. [ Read More... ]

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Statement from Lydia Avila, Power Shift Network Executive Director, on Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on climate change:

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When frontline communities are under attack, what do we do? Stand up, fight back.


917 The Grassroots Global Justice Alliance’s People’s Caravan at Philadelphia City Hall at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

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A Young Person’s First-Hand Account of Trying to Defeat the Political Arm of the Fossil Fuel Industry in Colorado


I'm all too familiar with the fossil fuel industry polluting our democracy.

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Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline would put their futures at risk, so these young people are petitioning for a seat at the decision-making table. Now, Enbridge is trying to silence them.


On Monday, May 15, eight of 13 “Youth Climate Intervenors” appeared in front of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s Administrative Law Judge to argue for a seat at the table in the case of Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 pipeline “replacement.” 

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