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

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.

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Grand Rapids Listening Tour: What we learned

When we left for Grand Rapids last Friday, I think the three of us weren’t quite sure what to expect. We wanted to talk to locals about what they were thinking, how they viewed St. Paul and the issues that were on the top of their minds.