ST. PAUL, Minn. — Three years ago today, George Floyd was murdered at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, Derrick Chauvin, in South Minneapolis. The Senate People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus released the following statement to mark this anniversary:
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Monday, Senator Alice Mann (DFL-Edina) ushered her bill establishing a statewide Paid Family and Medical Leave policy for all Minnesotans to passage in the Senate. HF 2 passed 34-33 and will make Minnesota’s economy work for Minnesotan families.
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today, April 11 marks the two-year anniversary of the murder of Daunte Wright by Brooklyn Center police. In response to the anniversary, the Senate People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus issued the following statement:
Minnesota Senate POCI Caucus Voices Support for Tennessee Lawmakers Expelled After Gun Reform Protest
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, April 6, Tennessee’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to expel two Black lawmakers, Justin Jones and Justin Pearson—just failing to oust a third representative, Gloria Johnson, by one vote—a week after the three Democrats led a gun reform protest in the chamber. This follows yet another mass shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville that left three 9-year-olds and three adults dead.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On February 11, Yia Xiong, 65, was shot and killed by St. Paul Police inside the apartment complex where he lived.
In response, members of the Minnesota House and Senate DFL People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus released the following statement:
ST. PAUL, Minn. — In a victory for Native children and families, the Senate passed legislation Monday to strengthen the Minnesota Indian Family Protection Act (MIFPA) and codify its statutes — some of which were dependent on the federal Indian Child Welfare Act — into Minnesota legal code as a standalone law. The bill, SF 667, passed 66-1.