Senator Sandy Pappas (DFL-Saint Paul) made a motion on the Senate floor today to bring a bill to the floor that would put the question of whether the Minnesota Constitution should be amended to include the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) before Minnesota… Read More »Equal Rights Amendment legislation still not heard in the Minnesota Senate
Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton) and others recognized National Missing & Murdered Indigenous Day by holding an event at the Minnesota State Capitol with an art installation, jingle dress dancers, speakers, and remembrance for the Indigenous people who have gone before us.
Assistant Minority Leader Frentz, Senator Kunesh, and Senator Port issue statements on passage of Senate Voter ID proposal
On a party line vote of 34-32, Minnesota Senate Republicans advanced a proposal imposing unnecessary burdens on Minnesotans and their right to vote, despite already being rejected by Minnesota voters when it was proposed as a constitutional amendment in 2012.
Senate POCI Caucus & Senate DFL members demand immediate negotiations of the Omnibus Judiciary and Public Safety Budget Bill
On Monday, members of the Senate DFL caucus joined the Senate People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus in sending a letter to Governor Walz, Speaker Hortman, Leader Gazelka, and other legislative leaders to express their determination to end the persistent racial disparities that plague the state of Minnesota.
On Tuesday, April 20, the jury reached a guilty verdict on all charges in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. The Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus released the following statement:
On Thursday, Senator Kent Eken (DFL- Twin Valley), Senator Lindsey Port (DFL- Burnsville), Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton), Senator Putnam (DFL-Saint Cloud), Senator Johnson Stewart (DFL-Minnetonka), Senator Carlson (DFL-Eagan), Senator McEwen (DFL-Duluth), Senator Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley), and advocates from Fair Vote MN to discuss the need to enact Ranked Choice Voting in federal, state, and local elections. This press conference comes as Senate Republicans continue to work to take away local communities right to enact Rank Choice Voting.