February 1 through March 1 is recognized federally and state-wide as Black History Month. In recognition of that, DFL members are taking time to reflect and listen to those who have consistently been underrepresented in our Legislature. As we take this month to reflect on their legacy, we take up the mantle of change.
In the past year of international outcry towards systematic change within our country, Black History Month commemorates the progress that has been made and allows us to recommit ourselves to continue the fight for equality.
Black History Month is used to remind all of us of the history and contributions of African-American people to America and our democracy. While we have made progress in recognizing our history, we still have critical work to do to achieve an equitable and just America we all deserve. The Senate DFL is committed to center racial equity in everything the Legislature does.