MEP’s Candidate Education Project: An Introduction

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By Ryan Kennedy, Minnesota Environmental Partnership Candidate Outreach Intern

The Nonpartisan Candidate Outreach program currently underway here at the Minnesota Environmental Partnership is working to put energy issues at the front of the debate during this election cycle. By ensuring that candidates are aware of the broad public support for renewable energy expansion, we hope to foster a more informed discussion on Minnesota’s clean energy future at the gubernatorial, congressional, and state legislative levels.

A key outreach tool is our program website, It provides the resources necessary for political campaigns, large and small, to become informed on the pressing energy issues facing Minnesota and the nation. The site features stories from Minnesotans employed by companies that are already a part of our clean energy future. Read more about producing these stories and why they’re vital to this project.

In addition to these stories there is also relevant polling data from fall 2009 and spring 2010, resources for people looking for clean energy jobs, news stories covering a variety of energy topics, links to other organizations doing similar work, and much more.

We will keep providing updates as this project continues.

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