SAINT PAUL, Minn. – On Friday, Minnesota Senate and House members announced the creation of an Inclusive Democracy Caucus dedicated to defending democracy, expanding voting rights, and ensuring elections are free, fair, and safe for all. The new Caucus will be chaired in the Senate by Senator Liz Boldon (DFL-Rochester).
“Two years ago, our democracy came under violent assault, and there are many who continue to undermine our democracy with lies, falsehoods, and efforts to restrict the fundamental rights of Minnesotans to make their voice heard,” said Senator Boldon (DFL-Rochester). “As the Senate Chair of this Caucus, I am committed to working with my colleagues to defend our democracy from those who seek to undermine it, and to advancing a vision of Minnesota that always values and defends the rights of citizens to make their voice heard.”
The formation of the Caucus was announced on the two-year anniversary of the January 6 insurrection. Although this attempted coup failed, efforts continue to undermine democracy. This caucus will work in the upcoming Legislative Session to advance reforms and policies that strengthen Minnesota’s election system and expand access to the ballot.