Senator Erik Simonson

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Sen. Tomassoni, Sen. Bakk, Sen. Latz and Sen. Simonson Joint Statement on the Loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87, after a lifetime of fighting for women’s rights, equality, and a more just world. The second woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court, she left her mark… Read More »Sen. Tomassoni, Sen. Bakk, Sen. Latz and Sen. Simonson Joint Statement on the Loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Senator Simonson Statement on Second Special Session

The Minnesota Senate adjourned its second Special Session early Monday morning, after having passed a package of policing reforms. However, the Senate adjourned without acting on a bonding bill. In response, Senator Erik Simonson (DFL-Duluth) released the following statement.

Police Accountability Measures Fail to Deliver Necessary Reform

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Senate passed five bills related to police accountability measures in response to the murder of George Floyd. Despite attempts by members of the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus and other DFL members of the Senate to include additional community-led proposals, no additional legislation was considered.