Today on the Senate Floor Senator Hawj introduced an amendment as part of S.F. 970, the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety omnibus finance bill. Senator Hawj’s amendment would have provided the Department of Human Rights resources to strengthen the reporting of bias incidents. This reporting and data collection would then have been used by the Department and the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to help develop training manuals to strengthen law enforcement’s ability to identify and respond to hate crimes.
On Sunday, police fatally shot Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center. The Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus released the following statement:
On Tuesday, March 16, a series of shootings took place across several Atlanta massage parlors resulting in the deaths of eight people, several of whom were of Asian descent. While the motives of the shooter have not been made clear, there is a strong possibility that this was a hate crime. The Minnesota Asian Pacific (MAP) Caucus released the following statement:
Today on the Senate Floor the GOP introduced Senate File 1, a bill to revoke the current and future Governor’s ability to close businesses or limit their capacity using the power of an executive order.
Several Minnesota State Senators will hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19 to bring attention to Jawar Mohammed, a political prisoner currently on hunger strike in Ethiopia. Mohammed is a resident of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and has… Read More »Minnesota Senators Call for Action to Help Minnesotan Jawar Mohammed
Beginning in the first days after an attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, members of the Senate DFL have called for a resolution to condemn the violence at the U.S. Capitol and affirm the Minnesota Legislature’s support for democracy, rule of law, and free and fair elections.