ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Tuesday, the chief authors of the House and Senate Increase Teachers of Color Act bills spoke out on the economic, cultural, and emotional importance of providing robust support for new and current teachers of color in Minnesota schools. Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton), Senator Omar Fateh (DFL-Minneapolis), Representative Hodan Hassan (DFL-Minneapolis) and Representative Alicia Kozlowski (DFL-Duluth)presented their bills to strengthen the Teachers of Color Act in E-12 and higher education and release the following statements:
Assistant DFL Leaders Senator Jeff Hayden, Representative Hodan Hassan Introduce Legislation to Ensure Environmental Justice
Today, Senator Jeff Hayden introduced legislation that would ensure environmental justice. For years, the East Phillips Neighborhood Institute (EPNI) worked on an Indoor Urban Farm project to be built at the Roof Depot in Minneapolis. The project would promote environmental justice and undo years’ worth of pollution in one of the city’s most racially diverse neighborhoods.
On Thursday, April 9 at 1pm, Senate District 62 legislators will hold a virtual town hall about Minnesota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Assistant Senate DFL Leader Jeff Hayden, Representative Hodan Hassan, and Representative Aisha Gomez will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday, June 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Phillips Community Center.
Senator Pappas will present legislation in the Senate Health and Human Services Finance and Policy Committee this week aiming to fund grants for community education on the dangers of using skin-lightening products.
On Tuesday, February 26 the United Black Legislative Caucus will host a screening of the film The Rape of Recy Taylor at the Minnesota History Center with a moderated discussion afterward.