2021 legislative session begins after a tumultuous 2020

Minnesotans faced unprecedented disruption in 2020 with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and the unrest following the murder of George Floyd. Few of the years in the history of our state have presented as many challenges as 2020, and yet these challenges remain as we enter 2021. Despite this, we remain guided by our shared values and priorities.

Every Minnesotan deserves the right to feel safe in their community, to have economic opportunity and stability, to have affordable, accessible health care, and to receive a world-class education – from kindergarten to college. Every family deserves stable housing, high-quality childcare, and the ability to take care of their loved ones without fear of losing a job. Every person deserves a life of dignity, whether in the earliest years of their life or their twilight years. All workers, not just our frontline heroes, deserve fair wages and the right to collectively bargain. Our communities deserve an economic system that works for the main street, not big corporations. And future generations deserve the right to enjoy clean air, clean water, and to fully enjoy the natural bounty we are fortunate enough to have.

The Senate DFL is committed to fighting for every Minnesotan regardless of where they are from or what they look like. Together with Governor Walz and the House Majority, we are committed to fighting for these values and standing firm against the politics of fear, division, and distrust from Senate Republicans.