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March 2021

Senate DFL Announces Protecting and Advancing our Democracy Press Conference

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 pm

On Monday, March 22 at 10 A.M., Senator Susan Kent (DFL- Woodbury), Senator Jim Carlson (DFL- Eagan), Senator Lindsey Port (DFL- Burnsville), and Senator Kent Eken (DFL- Twin Valley) will convene a virtual press conference to discuss the Senate DFL’s work to protect and advance democracy in Minnesota. The press conference will be streamed on the Senate DFL Facebook page as well as through Senate Media Services. Senate DFLers will discuss the caucus priority of protecting and advancing our democracy, which includes expanding…

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Senator Champion bill for workforce training and entrepreneurship investments for Minnesotans of color to be heard in Senate Jobs Committee

March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Finance and Policy Committee will hear legislation (SF 2150) from Senator Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) today at 3:00 p.m. to fund workforce training and business development organizations with a focus on black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC). The bill provides $10,800,000 per year from the Workforce Development Fund and $2,375,000 in 2022 and $875,000 in 2023 from the General Fund. The hearing will be streamed live here. “For Minnesota’s BIPOC communities, the effects of the COVID-19…

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Senator Aric Putnam announces March 25 Virtual Town Hall

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Senator Aric Putnam (DFL-St. Cloud) has announced a virtual town hall meeting to be held on Thursday, March 25 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The town hall will provide constituents the opportunity to ask questions and hear updates from Senator Putnam as the 2021 Legislative Session reaches its midway point. Those interested in attending the town hall can register here. The town hall will also be streamed on Senator Putnam’s Facebook Page. WHAT: Senate District 14 Town Hall WHO: Senator Aric Putnam WHEN: Thursday, March 25             7-8:00…

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Senate DFL announces hearing on Paid Family and Medical Leave

March 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On Friday, March 26, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. the Senate DFL will be hosting a remote hearing on legislation (Senate File 1205) presented by Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent that would provide Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits for Minnesota families. Paid Family and Medical Leave provides Minnesota workers up to 12 weeks of paid leave so they can care for a family member with a serious health condition or to bond with a newborn child. In Minnesota, we care…

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Senate DFL presents a virtual town hall in rural Minnesota

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Minnesota Senate DFL will be hosting a virtual town hall in rural Minnesota featuring Senator Erin Murphy (DFL-Saint Paul), Senator Kent Eken (DFL-Twin Valley), and Senator Nick Frentz (DFL-North Mankato). Join them as they discuss and hear about the issues and priorities of rural communities across the state. WHAT Virtual town hall in rural Minnesota featuring Senators Murphy, Eken, and Frentz. WHO Senator Erin Murphy Senator Kent Eken Senator Nick Frentz WHEN Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 7:00 p.m. to…

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April 2021

Senate DFL members to hold a press conference on worker relief

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

On Wednesday, April 7th at 9:00 A.M., Senate DFL lead on the Labor and Industry Policy Committee Senator Jen McEwen (DFL-Duluth), Senator Jason Isaacson (DFL-Shoreview), and labor allies will hold a press conference to discuss the need to pass relief for Minnesota workers. Senators will highlight critically needed legislation that is moving in the Minnesota House and has been ignored by Senate Republicans. The press conference will be streamed on the Senate DFL Facebook page. What: Press Conference with Senate DFL Members and guest…

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Wednesday at noon: Bipartisan, bicameral legislators and advocates to call for strengthened sexual assault laws

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, April 7 at noon, a group of state lawmakers – both Democrats and Republicans from the House and Senate – will hold a virtual press conference urging swift passage of a bill to comprehensively update Minnesota’s criminal sexual conduct code to address contradictions, loopholes, and other shortcomings which create barriers for survivors to receive justice. Rep. Kelly Moller (DFL – Shoreview), Sen. David Senjem (R – Rochester), Rep. Marion O’Neill (R – Maple Lake), and Sen. Ron Latz (DFL – Saint…

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Senate POCI Caucus to hold Press Conference at Brooklyn Center Police Department

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Wednesday, April 14 at 10:45 A.M., members of the Senate People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus will hold a press conference to discuss the police killing of Daunte Wright and the need for the Minnesota Senate to pass legislation on police accountability and public safety. What: Press Conference with Senate POCI caucus members Who:  Senator Mary Kunesh, Senator Foung Hawj, Senator Omar Fateh, Senator Patricia Torres Ray, and local civil rights leaders. When: Wednesday, April 14 at 10:45 A.M. Where: Outside…

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POCI Caucus and UBL Caucus Leaders to Hold Press Conference on Police Shooting of Daunte Wright

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Today, at 12pm, members of the Minnesota Legislature’s People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus and United Black Legislative Caucus (UBLC) will hold a virtual press conference to discuss the police shooting of Daunte Wright and actions DFL legislators are proposing to improve accountability for law enforcement. WHAT: Virtual press conference to discuss the police shooting of Daunte Wright, DFL lawmakers’ related legislative proposals WHEN: Today, Tuesday, April 13 at 12PM WHO: House Public Safety Committee Chair Carlos Mariani, Vice…

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Senate DFL members hold a press conference on Ranked Choice Voting

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Senator Kent Eken (DFL-Twin Valley), Senator Lindsey Port (DFL-Burnsville), Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton), Senator Ann Johnson Stewart (DFL-Minnetonka), Senator Jennifer McEwen (DFL-Duluth), Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan), Senator Aric Putnam (DFL-Saint Cloud), and Jeanne Massey with Fair Vote MN will hold a press conference to discuss the need for Ranked Choice Voting in Minnesota elections. WHAT Press conference with Senate DFL Members and guest speakers to highlight the importance and benefits of Ranked Choice Voting in our Democracy. WHO Senator…

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