ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Monday, Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) released the following statement in response to the death of George Floyd and subsequent protests throughout the Twin Cities metro.
“Few things have compared to the mental anguish of what I have felt in the last week, and I can’t imagine how much worse it must be for people of color or people who knew George Floyd personally. On Friday the former police officer who took George Floyd’s life was arrested and charged with murder. There is still pain and grief. George Floyd should still be alive.
Over the course of the week, I met with over 100 students in their virtual classrooms. Our kids are distraught. Gone were their questions about COVID-19. In their place were questions about something that should never have happened in the first place. Our young people are looking to us for guidance, and we need to be the responsible leaders they need us to be.
We have a long road ahead of us. This killing was not an isolated incident, and the hurt that we have seen this last week is the result of a long history of injustices. As we go forward, I remain committed to work with those who wish to prevent further tragedies. We all have work to do to make this world a better place. What can you do to help us create that better world?”