Several Minnesota State Senators will hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19 to bring attention to Jawar Mohammed, a political prisoner currently on hunger strike in Ethiopia. Mohammed is a resident of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and has… Read More »Minnesota Senators Call for Action to Help Minnesotan Jawar Mohammed
Today, the United Black Legislative Caucus announced its 2021 Legislative Agenda aimed at eliminating racial inequities and helping Black Minnesotans bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. The priorities are aimed at addressing disparities regarding economic opportunity, housing, education, health and human services, public safety, transportation, and environmental justice.
On Wednesday, February 10 at 11:30 a.m., members of the Legislature’s United Black Legislative Caucus will hold a virtual press conference to announce their 2021 Legislative Agenda. In recognition of Black History Month, the UBLC’s 10 members will outline their… Read More »Wednesday at 11:30: UBLC lawmakers to unveil 2021 Legislative Agenda
Just two years ago, Governor Tim Walz proclaimed the month of February as “Black History Month” in Minnesota. This proclamation recognizes the history and contributions of African American people to America and its democracy.
On Wednesday, January 27 at 6 p.m., Rep. Hodan Hassan (DFL – Minneapolis), Rep. Aisha Gomez (DFL – Minneapolis), and Sen. Omar Fateh (DFL – Minneapolis) will host a virtual town hall to discuss the 2021 legislative session and hear… Read More »Rep. Hassan, Rep. Gomez, and Sen. Fateh announce virtual town hall on January 27
Senate Republicans introduced legislation making blanket cuts of 5% to state agencies Tuesday, threatening the ability of Minnesotans to get the essential services they are depending on as they weather the COVID-19 pandemic. With a public health and economic crisis that has hit working Minnesotans, low income communities, and communities of color hardest, now is not the time for cuts.