On Tuesday, March 9th at 10:00A.M, the Senate DFL lead on the Education Finance and Policy Committee, Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood), and the Senate DFL lead on the Senate Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee, Senator Greg Clausen (DFL-Apple Valley),… Read More »Senate DFL Members to discuss the importance of investing in our students and schools
The women of the Senate DFL gathered today virtually to rally for Minnesota to finally pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The federal Equal Rights Amendment was originally written in 1923 and finally passed by Congress in 1972. Minnesota ratified the ERA one year later in 1973. After nearly 100 years, the ERA bill was passed in the Minnesota House in 2019, but did not make it past the Republican-controlled Senate.
On February 14, 2021, Governor Walz issued a proclamation designating that day as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Awareness Day. In recognition of that proclamation and of the importance of Indigenous communities to Minnesota, Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton), alongside Senator Patricia Torres Ray (DFL-Minneapolis), made an announcement on the Senate floor.
Governor Tim Walz has unveiled his Minnesota’s COVID-19 Recovery Budget proposal focusing on working families, small businesses and students.
In response, Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton), who sits on the Education Committee and a former teacher, released the following statement:
The Native American Caucus of the Minnesota Legislature sent a letter (see attached) to Representative Peter Stauber today condemning his opposing statement to the appointment of Representative Deb Haaland as Secretary of the Department of the Interior.
On January 6, 2021, demonstrators in Washington, D.C., vandalized public buildings, endangered the lives of lawmakers, staff, and the general public, and jeopardized the peaceful transfer of Presidential power.