Members of the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus in the Minnesota Legislature issued the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka’s Thursday morning press conference.
Today, on the last day of special session, after Republican inaction on meaningful criminal justice legislation Senate members of the POCI caucus released the following joint statement.
Senator Champion expresses deep disappointment in Republicans’ lack of reforms in the public safety bill pushed through the Senate
Senator Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) released the following statement in response to Senate Republicans’ complete disregard of concerns and ideas from the People of Color and Indigenous people (POCI) caucus in pushing through a reform package that ignores racial inequities and inherent issues present in our criminal justice system.
The members of the Minnesota Legislature’s People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus issued the following statement in response to Republican Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka’s comments regarding criminal justice reform and the upcoming special session.
POCI Caucus, Speaker Hortman Call for Immediate Legislative Funding for Minneapolis – St. Paul Rebuilding Efforts, Arrest of all Ex-Minneapolis Officers Involved in the Death of George Floyd
Members of the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus and Minnesota House Speaker Melissa Hortman called for further action to help heal and rebuild the community of Minneapolis that has been impacted in the wake of the recent protests.
Minneapolis Senators Kari Dziedzic, Jeff Hayden, Bobby Joe Champion, Patricia Torres Ray and Scott Dibble released the following joint statement encouraging area residents to comply with the 8 pm curfew tonight.