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

Governor’s Economic Security Proposals Will Deliver Strong Benefits for Minnesotans says Senator Ann Rest

Governor Walz announced proposals to strengthen economic opportunity and security for Minnesotans Thursday. The package includes direct financial support of $1.7 billion to frontline workers and famil…

Senator Dziedzic to Push for Rental Subsidy Funding in the 2022 Legislative Session

With a forecasted $7.7 billion budget surplus for the upcoming 2022 Legislative Session, providing housing stability must be a priority according to ranking DFL-lead on the Senate Housing Finance and …

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen Backs Governor’s Response to Record COVID-19 Surge; Says Republican Senate Continuing to Ignore Crisis

Senate DFL Leader Melisa López Franzen issued the following statement on Governor Walz’s plans to deal with the record surge in COVID-19 cases brought on by the Omicron variant and Senate Republicans’…

Senators Karla Bigham, Matt Klein Announce Push to Reduce Crime, Improve Public Safety

Senator Karla Bigham (DFL – Cottage Grove) and Senator Matt Klein (DFL – Mendota Heights) announced that they will press several measures during the upcoming legislative session to provide communities…

Statement from Senator Mary Kunesh on Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council announcing grantees

In response to the alarming statewide rise in deaths and addiction to opioids, in 2019, the Minnesota Legislator created the Opioid Epidemic Response Advisory Council (OERAC) and the Opiate Epidemic R…

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