Sen. Patricia Torres Ray and Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein are introducing legislation to promote new and strengthened efforts to attract, prepare and retain more teachers of color and American Indian teachers in Minnesota.
Non-profits across the state have the opportunity to apply for funding from eight new and existing programs. The funding is meant to serve a wide variety of people – including women in high wage, high demand and non-traditional jobs, emerging entrepreneurs that are either women, people of color, veterans or those with disabilities or grants can help aid organizations in need of a variety of business needs like financial management or strategic planning.
ST. PAUL, Minn – In recognition of her work to promote equity and strong advocacy for policies and investments to reduce economic disparities for Minnesota’s communities of color, Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis) was recognized by Voices of Racial Justice as… Read More »Senator Dziedzic recognized as a Champion of Racial Equity
Senate Equity Subcommittee co-chairs Sen. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) and Deputy Majority Leader Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) applaud Governor Mark Dayton’s signing of the omnibus supplemental budget bill today. The governor’s signature made official the historic and unparalleled investments secured by Hayden and Champion which will begin to address Minnesota’s alarming racial and economic disparities.
The Senate Equity Subcommittee co-chaired by Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis) and Sen. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL-Minneapolis) convened its first hearing today on the anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 which provided for equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or national origin.