The Minnesota Legislature passed a Judiciary and Public Safety budget bill in the early morning hours of June 30. After the passage, the Senate POCI Caucus members made the following statement:
Today, Monday June 28, the People of Color and Indigenous Caucus (POCI) introduced a number of amendments to the Public Safety and Judiciary budget bill. This is in response to the absence of several necessary accountability measures in the current bill language. The POCI Caucus is also calling on Governor Walz to use his executive authority to enact several reforms. The POCI Caucus released the following statement.
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.… Read More »POCI Caucus to Hold Press Conference on Public Safety Accountability and POST Board Actions
This month, President Joseph Biden proclaimed June 2021 as National Immigrant Heritage Month. In recognition of the contributions to Minnesota made by our immigrant communities, the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus released the following statement:
Today, May 25, is the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. The Minnesota People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus released the following statement:
Sen. Patricia Torres Ray elected as the Minnesota Senate Chair of the People of Color and Indigenous Caucus
Minnesota State Senator Patricia Torres Ray (DFL-Minneapolis) has been elected as chair of the Minnesota Senate People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus. The Caucus priority is to make Minnesota a better, more equitable place to live by focusing on eliminating disparities across the state.