Senator Steve Cwodzinski

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Senator Cwodzinski and Former State Supreme Court Justice Testify in Support of Civics Graduation Requirement Bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Wednesday, the Education Policy Committee heard legislation to require a course in civics for high school students. Education Policy Committee Chair Senator Steve Cwodzinski (DFL-Eden Prairie) is chief author of the bipartisan bill (SF 618), which amends high school graduation requirements to include one credit of civics study for Minnesotan high schoolers in 11th or 12th grade. Senator Cwodzinski testified in support of the bill alongside a student from Eden Prairie High School, where Senator Cwodzinski once taught civics; and the Hon. Justice Paul Anderson, who has served as chief judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals and associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Education Policy Committee Hears Testimony on Senator Steve Cwodzinski’s Bill to End Period Poverty in Minnesota

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – On Wednesday, the Senate Education Policy Committee heard testimony on Senator Steve Cwodzinski’s bill (SF 50) to provide funding for free menstrual products in restrooms used by students in grades 4 through 12 in Minnesota’s public and charter schools. The committee heard testimony in favor of the legislation from a variety of speakers, including eight high school students and alumni.

Menstrual Equity Bill Heard in Senate Education Committee

The Senate Education Committee discussed legislation (SF3052) Monday that would provide free menstrual products for Minnesota students. The proposal is the result of advocacy from students to address the inability to access hygiene products, referred to as period poverty, which has affected almost a quarter of students according to nationwide survey data.

Members of the Senate DFL support POCI Caucus

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: