Senator Hayden, Representative Moran to announce Minnesota African American Family Preservation Act

SAINT PAUL, Minn – State Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, and state Rep. Rena Moran, DFL-Saint Paul, will announce at a news conference tomorrow a new proposal to protect the best interests of African American children and promote the stability and security by establishing minimum standards to prevent arbitrary and unnecessary removal of African American children from their families.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10

WHERE: Capitol Press Conference Room B971

WHO: Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, and Rep. Rena Moran, DFL-Saint Paul

WHAT: The Minnesota African American Family Preservation Act was introduced in the Senate as SF3779 and in the House of Representatives as HF3973.

Town Hall Meeting with Senator Sandy Pappas and Rep. Rena Moran

Join Sen. Sandy Pappas and Rep. Rena Moran for a Town Hall Meeting. Please stop by to share your hopes and concerns for our state, ask questions, and listen to what is always an interesting discussion.

Please call Sen. Pappas’ office with questions: 651-296-1802.

Who: Senator Sandy Pappas and Rep. Rena Moran

What: Town Hall Meeting

Where: Oxford Community Center 270 Lexington Pkwy N St Paul, 55104

When: Saturday, March 3, 2018 10:30 am – 12:00 pm



More than 30 DFL women legislators meet with Governor Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith; Press Conference to follow

ST. PAUL, MN – DFL women legislators will meet with Gov. Mark Dayton and Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith on Thursday, May 11 to discuss key issues important to women in the final days of the 2017 session. Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Smith will participate in a press conference following the meeting.


Governor Mark Dayton

Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith

Sen. Sandra Pappas (DFL) District 65

Sen. Susan Kent (DFL) District 53

Sen. Carolyn Laine (DFL) District 41

Rep. Connie Bernardy (DFL) District 41A

Rep. Diane Loeffler (DFL) District 60A

Rep. Sandra Masin (DFL) District 51A

Rep. Rena Moran (DFL) District 65A

(Note: Additional DFL Women Legislators may also be in attendance)


WHAT:           DFL Woman Legislator’s outline key issues in final weeks of 2017 session

WHEN:           Thursday, May 11 at 11:30 am

WHERE:         Governor’s Reception Room, Room 130 Minnesota State Capitol




DFL legislators to host listening session for New American Communities

ST. PAUL, Minn Minnesota legislators are inviting members of the New American Communities to the state capitol to have their voices heard during an informational listening session to help build mutual understanding.

WHO: Sen. Foung Hawj (DFL-St. Paul) and Rep. Rena Moran (DFL-St. Paul) are co-hosting the event alongside Rep. Ilhan Omar (DFL-Minneapolis), Sen. Patricia Torres-Ray (DFL-Minneapolis), Sen. Jeff Hayden (DFL-Minneapolis), Rep. Fue Lee (DFL-Minneapolis) and Sen. Melisa Franzen (DFL-Edina).

WHAT: A listening session that is intended to serve as an opportunity for emerging communities to have their voices heard at the Capitol, and for legislators to learn more about these communities.

WHERE: Minnesota Senate Building, Room 1200.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 5 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.