Senator Franzen to join Congressman Keith Ellison and Congressman Tim Walz in National Effort Demanding Urgent Action in Puerto Rico

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Hurricane Maria left a disaster of unimaginable proportions in Puerto Rico, requiring larger military and government relief activation on the island of 3.5 million United States citizens. One day before President Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico, State Senator Melisa Franzen, DFL-Edina, will join Congressman Keith Ellison, Congressman Tim Walz and State Representative Carlos Mariani to demand action from the Trump Administration.



Congressman Keith Ellison

Congressman Tim Walz

Senator Melisa Franzen

Representative Carlos Mariani

People of Color and Indigenous Caucus (POCI)

Javier Morillo, SEIU Local 26

Puerto Ricans in Minnesota (PRIM)

La Coalicion de Boricuas en Minnesota


Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda


8 a.m. Monday, October 2

POCI Caucus Lawmakers to Respond to Trump Administration’s Plans to Rescind DACA

SAINT PAUL, Minn – Several lawmakers from the People of Color and Indigenous Caucus in the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives will respond to the Trump Administration’s plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program Tuesday at 2 p.m.


WHO: The People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus members, including Sen. Melisa Franzen (DFL-Edina) and Rep. Carlos Mariani (DFL-Saint Paul).

WHAT: POCI Caucus responds to Trump’s plans to rescind DACA

WHEN: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5

WHERE: Minnesota Capitol Press Conference Room, B971