Minnesota Senate DFL

The Minnesota Senate DFL is committed to working together to build the state all Minnesotans deserve. That includes fighting for equitable policies, opportunities, and protections for all – at home, work, school, in their environment, and at the ballot box. This will allow for healthy and secure families, students who feel supported, and a robust workforce. It will also create a clean environment and strengthen our democracy so that our children can thrive in Minnesota for years to come.

The values we share bring our communities together and serve as a guide for how we make our state work better for all of us, no matter what we look like or where we come from. Those shared values include the following:

Community             Opportunity            Justice           Equality


Support Working Families
Invest in Education
Provide a Clean Future
Protect and Advance Our Democracy

In the News

Senator Dibble: Minnesota must ban the ‘gay panic’ defense

In 1998, Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old college student, was violently beaten and left to die by the side of a road near Laramie, Wyo. Rescuers took him to a hospital where he died six days later from…

Kids, workers, businesses — bipartisan tax relief heads to the Senate floor

Senator Ann Rest, DFL lead on the Taxes Committee and co-author of Senate File 263 (Bakk, I, Cook), successfully added a proposal to the bill in the Senate Tax Committee hearing that offers workers re…

Senate GOP Votes to Subsidize Million Dollar Salaries for Insurance CEOs

On Monday, March 1, 2021, Senate Republicans brought a bill extending Minnesota’s “reinsurance” plan to the Senate floor. The reinsurance program subsidizes non-profit healthcare insurance provi…

Senator Pappas leads 24 DFL Senators in push to end LGBTQ+ panic defense

Senator Sandra Pappas (DFL – St. Paul) has led 24 members of the Senate DFL caucus in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka and Senator Warren Limmer urging them to take up Senate File 151…

Sen. Dibble, Rep. Hollins, and Rep. Keeler respond to legislation criminalizing trans-athletes

Last week, legislation was introduced in Minnesota House of Representatives, House File 1657, that would criminalize transgender student athletes. This legislation would restrict transgender girls fro…

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