ST. PAUL, Minn. — Yesterday, our colleague, Senator Ron Latz, held a press conference and used dehumanizing, inflammatory language and rhetoric in his remarks about Palestinians. He recited a litany of hateful, prejudicial and demonstrably false claims, describing Gaza as “poisonous,” and asserting that “Palestinian youth dream of the opportunity to achieve glory and even martyrdom by killing as many Jews as possible.” Through his language, Senator Latz assigned nefarious motives to Palestinian children, describing them all as aspiring murderers. His remarks were irresponsible and dangerous.
Sen. Maye Quade
Senator Erin Maye Quade Hails Passage of Bill to Protect Privacy, Election Integrity from ‘Deep Fake’ Manipulations
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Wednesday, the Minnesota Senate passed legislation to protect Minnesotans from online harassment and maintain the integrity of elections. HF 1370, which passed 64-1, regulates synthetic media, known as “deep fakes,” when used to manipulate the outcome of elections or used to depict sexual content.
Chief author Senator Erin Maye Quade (DFL-Apple Valley) released the following statement celebrating HF 1370’s passage:
Law Will Enshrine Minnesota as Safe Haven for Children, Families, and Healthcare Providers
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, Governor Tim Walz signed the Trans Refuge bill (HF 146) into law. The law establishes Minnesota as a refuge for trans people, their families, and healthcare providers. Chief author Senator Erin Maye Quade (DFL-Apple Valley) attended the signing ceremony alongside Senator Scott Dibble and Senator Kelly Morrison, whose bills to ban conversion “therapy” (HF 16) and protect people who travel to Minnesota for reproductive healthcare or who provide that healthcare in Minnesota (HF 366) were also signed that day.
Senate Passes Trans Refuge Bill, Conversion “Therapy” Ban, and Reproductive Freedom Defense Act in Landmark Day for Justice and Autonomy
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Friday, the Minnesota Senate passed three bills that protect Minnesota’s LGBTQ+ community by banning torture by conversion “therapy” (HF 16); defending health care providers and people seeking reproductive health care (HF 366); and protecting trans youth and their families from out-of-state attacks on gender-affirming health care (HF 146).
Minnesota is a ‘Beacon of Hope’ for Children, Families, and Healthcare Providers
ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Friday, Senator Erin Maye Quade (DFL-Apple Valley) ushered her bill (HF 146) to establish Minnesota as a refuge for trans people, their families, and healthcare providers, to passage in the Senate on a 34-30 vote.
Senator Maye Quade released the following statement celebrating the bill’s passage:
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: