Senator Melisa Franzen

Senate DFL women Senators demand equal rights under the law

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.

Edina lawmakers statement on prioritization of vaccinations for educators

Following remarks from Republican legislative leaders on allowing the Minnesota Legislature to be given priority consideration for a COVID-19 vaccine, State Representative Heather Edelson (DFL-Edina) and State Senator Melisa Franzen (DFL-Edina) released the following statement: “As legislators and mothers of young… Read More »Edina lawmakers statement on prioritization of vaccinations for educators

Minnesota Legislature passes bipartisan Local Jobs and Projects Infrastructure Bill

Today, the Minnesota State Senate passed the long-overdue local jobs and projects bill. The $1.37 billion infrastructure bill will create thousands of jobs for Minnesotans across the state. The bill finances $1.87 billion in statewide public projects, once other funding… Read More »Minnesota Legislature passes bipartisan Local Jobs and Projects Infrastructure Bill