What You Can Do to Help STOP This
Whether you are living on the temporary greenway route, the full planned greenway route, or are just a concerned neighbour who doesn’t want to see so many people harmed, we’d love to have your help in fighting this!
First, if you are on Facebook, please consider joining the Stop the North Minneapolis Greenway Project group. We share information, discuss the issues, and post important greenway related events.
We are having lawn signs printed up, and expect to receive the first batch during the week of June 15th. If you live on the temporary greenway route and would like a lawn sign, please email us at fightback at stopthegreenway dot com.
(If you’d like to kick in a few dollars toward the printing expenses we’ve wracked up, we have set up a GoFundMe campaign, HERE . Every little bit helps, thank you!)
We are going to be canvassing the temporary greenway route (6 blocks long) on the week of June 20. If you would like to help out, please email us at fightback at stopthegreenway dot com.
ATTEND GREENWAY COUNCIL MEETINGS
The Greenway Council holds meetings on the second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 at Folwell Park. They are open to the public.
At pretty much every meeting, we are told that there is overwhelming support for this project, which is patently untrue. We need more dissenters to actually show up and be heard!
For event invites to these meetings (and other related events), be sure to sign up for the Facebook group, linked above!
We would love to hear from more residents about how this project is negatively impacting your use and enjoyment of your home. If you would like to email us your feelings on the matter, we would be happy to look at posting it! Please let us know how you would like your name included. (Initials, full name, first name only, anonymous, etc). Email us at please email us at fightback at stopthegreenway dot com.
SPREAD THE WORD
Share this site with everyone you know. Seriously, information needs to be out there.
WRITE AND CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES
Whether you live in North Minneapolis or elsewhere in the city, we would love for you to contact your representatives and let them know that this is NOT acceptable! Write, call, email – nag if you have to!
City Council Representative contact info can be found HERE
Hennepin County Representative contact info can be found HERE
State Representative contact info can be found HERE
Federal Representative contact info can be found HERE
For those living directly on the greenway route, here are the pertinent local contacts:
City Council Reps: Blong.Yang@minneapolismn.gov & Barbara.Johnson@minneapolismn.gov
State Rep: Sen.Bobby.Champion@senate.mn, Cearah.Hamilton@senate.mn (Please copy Cearah on all email sent to Senator Champion, please!)
WRITE TO BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD OF MN, WELL AS THOSE INVOLVED WITH THE GREENWAY.
These people may not represent anyone’s interest but their own, but they should DEFINITELY hear from those affected by the greenway problem.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MN: Sandy.Leuthner@bluecrossmn.com & Center.email@example.com
City of Minneapolis “Healthy Living” division: Lara.Pratt@minneapolismn.gov
SIGN THE PETITION
We are canvassing the affected route with a print version, but we know we cannot reach everyone. If you have not signed the printed version, please sign this electronic version, and add your thoughts on the Greenway!