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April 2021

Senate DFL members hold a press conference on Ranked Choice Voting

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Senator Kent Eken (DFL-Twin Valley), Senator Lindsey Port (DFL-Burnsville), Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton), Senator Ann Johnson Stewart (DFL-Minnetonka), Senator Jennifer McEwen (DFL-Duluth), Senator Jim Carlson (DFL-Eagan), Senator Aric Putnam (DFL-Saint Cloud), and Jeanne Massey with Fair Vote MN will hold a press conference to discuss the need for Ranked Choice Voting in Minnesota elections. WHAT Press conference with Senate DFL Members and guest speakers to highlight the importance and benefits of Ranked Choice Voting in our Democracy. WHO Senator…

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Senator Aric Putnam announces April 29 Virtual Town Hall

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Senator Aric Putnam (DFL-St. Cloud) has announced a virtual town hall meeting to be held on Thursday, April 29 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. that will focus on the issues of policing, public safety, and social justice. Senator Putnam will be joined by St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis and Waite Park Chief of Police Dave Bentrud. Those interested in attending the town hall can register ahead of time at the link here: http://bit.ly/PutnamTownHall. The town hall will also be streamed live on Senator Putnam’s…

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May 2021

Senator Kent Announces Elections Town Hall with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Senator Susan Kent (DFL- Woodbury) will hold a town hall with special guest Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. The town hall will bring forward a discussion about elections, elections security, and voter access in Minnesota. This discussion will be especially timely as Senate Republicans plan to bring forward a voter suppression bill to the Senate floor next week, which includes a Voter ID requirement that Minnesotans voted against in 2012.…

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Senate District 63 legislators to host virtual town hall

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

On Thursday, May 27 at 6:00 PM, Senator Patricia Torres Ray, Rep. Emma Greenman, and Rep. Jim Davnie will host a Senate district 63 town hall to discuss education, the environment, elections, and criminal justice reform. The town hall will be open to the media and members of the public and will be accessible via Facebook live. What: Senate District 63 Town Hall Who:  Senator Patricia Torres Ray, Rep. Emma Greenman, and Rep. Jim Davnie When: Thursday, May 27 at 6:00 PM…

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June 2021

Senator Aric Putnam announces June 24 Town Hall

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Senator Aric Putnam (DFL-St. Cloud) has announced an in-person town hall meeting to be held on Thursday, June 24 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. The town hall is open to any and all constituents, and will be a general discussion on the end of the 2021 session. WHAT: Senate District 14 Town Hall WHO: Senator Aric Putnam WHEN: Thursday, June 24             7-8:00 p.m. WHERE: Jules Bistro             921 West Germain Street             St. Cloud, Minnesota

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MMIW Task Force to hold press conference

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Before the final official meeting next week of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) Task Force of Minnesota, the co-chairs, Nicole Matthews and Senator Mary Kunesh, will provide an overview of the work by the task force and the report submitted to the Legislature in December 2020. The chairs will also highlight the urgent necessity for a legislatively created MMIR (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives) office here in Minnesota.  WHAT: Press conference providing an overview of the MMIW Task…

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POCI Caucus to Hold Press Conference on Public Safety Accountability and POST Board Actions

June 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Today, Monday, June 28th at 12pm, members of the Minnesota Legislature’s People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus will hold a press conference to discuss upcoming public safety amendments and requests to the Governor for support for POST Board actions. WHAT: Press conference to discuss public safety accountability WHO: Members of the POCI Caucus WHEN: Monday, June 28 at 12PM WHERE: Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda; 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155

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July 2021

Duluth Water Treatment Plant to host an “Infrastructure Walk”

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Senators Ann Johnson Stewart (DFL-Minnetonka) and Jennifer McEwen (DFL-Duluth), in collaboration with the city of Duluth, Minnesota chapter of the American Public Works (APWA), and Raise our Grade MN will be hosting an “Infrastructure Walk” of the Duluth Water Treatment Plant. WHAT: This “Infrastructure Walk” will offer a firsthand look into how public works staff maintain the equipment and infrastructure to ensure safe drinking water to the City of Duluth. The tour will provide insight and information about where and…

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A call to end dangerous COVID-19 misinformation

July 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Senator Erin Murphy (DFL-Saint Paul), Representative Liz Boldon (DFL-Rochester), and Representative Cedrick Frazier (DFL-New Hope) are calling upon the Republicans in the Minnesota Legislature to take action against the spread of misinformation on COVID-19 and the vaccine. WHAT A press conference to urge Republicans in Minnesota to help stop the spread of misinformation on COVID-19 and the vaccine and to support all Minnesotans being vaccinated. WHO Senator Erin Murphy Representative Liz Boldon Representative Cedrick Frazier Madeleine Gagnon, MD WHEN Thursday, July 22, 2021…

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Rep. Hornstein, Rep. Long, and Sen. Dibble announce town hall on July 28

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Rep. Frank Hornstein (DFL – Minneapolis), Rep. Jamie Long (DFL – Minneapolis), and Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL – Minneapolis) are hosting a town hall at the Lake Harriet Bandshell on Wednesday, July 28 at 7 p.m. The lawmakers will talk about progress made during the 2021 legislative session and issues they plan to keep working on in the future. Community members will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues that are important to them.   WHAT: District 61 Town Hall  WHO: Rep. Frank Hornstein, Rep. Jamie Long, Sen. Scott Dibble, and interested community members  …

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