Senate, House DFL Leaders to Push Back on Republican Obstructionism

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — In one of only two divided legislatures in the United States, commonsense bills for statewide progress have been refused public hearings in the Republican-controlled state Senate. Senate and House DFL leaders will join together Thursday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. to call on the Republican Senate to work across the partisan aisle to help build the kind of state Minnesotans deserve.

WHO: Senate DFL Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook

Assistant Senate DFL Leader Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis

Speaker of the House Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park

Assistant Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent, DFL-Woodbury

House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley

WHAT: Press conference with DFL leaders from the Minnesota Senate and House calling on Senate Republicans to stop blocking progress for Minnesotans.

WHERE: Capitol Press Room B971

WHEN: Thursday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m.

Hayden responds to hate and violence against Muslim neighbors

Assistant Senate DFL Leader Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, released the following statement after the acts of terror in Christchurch, New Zealand, and ahead of the Muslim Coalition of ISAIAH solidarity gathering at Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center today in Bloomington, MN.

United Black Legislative Caucus to Host Event Honoring Black History Month

ST. PAUL, MN – On Tuesday, February 26 the United Black Legislative Caucus will host a screening of the film The Rape of Recy Taylor at the Minnesota History Center. After the film, the Caucus will host a moderated discussion about Recy Taylor’s powerful story and the intersections of sexual assault, race and racism, and injustice that are still prevalent today.

What: Film screening and moderated discussion with the United Black Legislative Caucus

When: Tuesday, February 26 from 6-8 p.m.

Where: Minnesota History Center, 345 West Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul, MN

Who: Rep. Ruth Richardson, Rep. Hodan Hassan, Rep. Mohamud Noor, Rep. Rena Moran, Sen. Jeff Hayden and Sen. Bobby Joe Champion

 

Tickets are free and available online HERE.

Hayden statement on Walz budget for One Minnesota

Assistant Senate DFL Leader Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, released the following statement in support of Governor Walz’s budget aimed at bringing down the cost of health care, improving public schools, and ensuring communities across the state are prospering.