With the recent release from MMB of a $7.7 billion surplus, it is clear that Minnesota needs to use these funds to prioritize people in our community hit the hardest during this pandemic.
Friday, Minnesota state legislators gathered on the steps of the capitol to announce the formation of the Reproductive Freedom Caucus. This new caucus was formed to promote and protect the reproductive rights of all Minnesotans.
Today, Representatives Kelly Morrison and Liz Boldon and Senators Matt Klein, Chris Eaton and Erin Murphy sent a letter to the Minnesota State Agricultural Society and State Fair Board of Managers urging them to implement a mandatory mask policy for all State Fair attendees. Each of the cosigners has a significant background in healthcare. The letter is as follows:
On Sunday, April 11, 2021, Daunte Wright was killed by Brooklyn Center police. In response to this devastating event, Senators Isaacson, Wiklund, Johnson Stewart, Eaton, Pappas, Putnam, Dziedzic, Dibble, Carlson, Port, Murphy, Klein, McEwen, Kent, Cwodzinski, Wiger, and Marty release the following statement in support of the Minnesota Senate’s People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus members:
“Like the rest of my community, I am deeply heartbroken and outraged by the death of Daunte Wright. While the immediate path forward for Brooklyn Center is not yet clear, what is clear is that we have lost a beloved member of our community.
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.