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:
Six-year-old Aniya Allen was shot in the head during a shooting in North Minneapolis on Monday. She passed away at the Hennepin County Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon.
“The people of Minnesota elected us to do the work necessary to pass a budget, pass meaningful legislation to better the state, and get us out a pandemic as smooth as possible. Instead, this session came to a close with more work still left to do. I have been ready since day one to put in the work necessary to support working families, give our schools and students a chance to survive a pandemic, provide equitable health care, take action for a cleaner future, and much more.
Senator Sandy Pappas (DFL-Saint Paul) made a motion on the Senate floor today to bring a bill to the floor that would put the question of whether the Minnesota Constitution should be amended to include the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) before Minnesota… Read More »Equal Rights Amendment legislation still not heard in the Minnesota Senate
Senator Mary Kunesh (DFL-New Brighton) and others recognized National Missing & Murdered Indigenous Day by holding an event at the Minnesota State Capitol with an art installation, jingle dress dancers, speakers, and remembrance for the Indigenous people who have gone before us.
Assistant Minority Leader Frentz, Senator Kunesh, and Senator Port issue statements on passage of Senate Voter ID proposal
On a party line vote of 34-32, Minnesota Senate Republicans advanced a proposal imposing unnecessary burdens on Minnesotans and their right to vote, despite already being rejected by Minnesota voters when it was proposed as a constitutional amendment in 2012.