Senator Hayden, Members of the People of Color and Indigenous Caucus Join U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar to Emphasize Need for Criminal Justice Reform

SAINT PAUL, MN— Today, Senator Jeff Hayden joined members of the Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus and U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar to highlight work being done and led by BIPOC leaders, at the state and federal level, to address structural racism. They highlighted legislation to address racism in policing and criminal justice reform in Minnesota and nationwide.

“We must remember the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers because it was not an isolated incident, but instead, a reflection of the inherent structural issues in our criminal justice system. It has been forty-three days since George Floyd was murdered at the hands of police and we have yet to pass meaningful, transformative criminal justice legislation at the state legislature. Every day we wait is another day that Black lives are at risk,” said Assistant DFL Leader Senator Jeff Hayden. “I am proud to stand with my colleagues, and state leaders, and continue our collective fight for justice. It is our shared responsibility to pass legislation that holds institutions accountable, addresses racism in policing, and brings justice to the Black community.”

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Jeff Hayden represents District 62, which includes portions of south Minneapolis in Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

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