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, Secretary Deb Haaland was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior, serving as the first Indigenous American in that office. The Indigenous Legislators of Minnesota release the following statement:
Today, March 9, 2021, Senate DFLers convened a press conference to discuss their priority in this legislative session around investing in our students and schools so that our education system supports all students, regardless of their race, zip code or economic status. Among their education legislative priorities this year is fully funding education to provide relief to districts that were affected this past year due to COVID-19 and to make efforts to close the opportunity gap within Minnesota’s current system.
On Tuesday, March 9th at 10:00A.M, the Senate DFL lead on the Education Finance and Policy Committee, Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood), and the Senate DFL lead on the Senate Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee, Senator Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley),… Read More »Senate DFL Members to discuss the importance of investing in our students and schools
The women of the Senate DFL gathered today virtually to rally for Minnesota to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The federal Equal Rights Amendment was originally written in 1923 and finally passed by Congress in 1972. Minnesota ratified the ERA one year later in 1973. After nearly 100 years, the ERA bill was passed in the Minnesota House in 2019, but did not make it past the Republican-controlled Senate.
On February 14, 2021, Governor Walz issued a proclamation designating that day as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Awareness Day. In recognition of that proclamation and of the importance of Indigenous communities to Minnesota, Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton), alongside Senator Patricia Torres Ray (DFL-Minneapolis), made an announcement on the Senate floor.