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 Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul), a strong advocate for area small businesses and especially cultural malls, voted for legislation that provides $62.5 million in grants for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today, Senator Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) released the following statement regarding Minnesota Senate Republicans’ total disregard in incorporating ideas and initiatives from the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus in passing their weak public safety package off the Senate floor.
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.