Sen. Maye Quade

Senator Erin Maye Quade Statement on the Pathways to Parentage Act’s Judiciary Committee Hearing

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Friday, March 22, Senator Erin Maye Quade (DFL-Apple Valley) presented the Pathways to Parentage Act (SF 3504) to the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee. The Pathways to Parentage Act provides clear standards for establishing parentage… Read More »Senator Erin Maye Quade Statement on the Pathways to Parentage Act’s Judiciary Committee Hearing

Sen. Maye Quade Presents Legislation to Protect, Compensate Children in ‘Content Creator’ Families

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, Feb. 22, Senator Erin MayeQuade (DFL-Apple Valley) presented a bill to the Senate Labor Committee that expands the rights of children who are featured in profit-earning content shared on social media or the internet (SF 3496). The bill would ensure these children — some of whom are too young to understand that their image is being shared online — receive fair compensation, reduce coercive practices, and codify the right to have their image removed from the internet, among other protections.

Rep. Edelson and Senator Maye-Quade Comment on MDE READ Act Curriculum List

St. Paul, MN – Today, the Minnesota Department of Education released the approved curriculum list as required by the READ Act. ​The READ Act requires the Minnesota Department of Education to partner with the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement at the University of Minnesota to “identify at least five literacy curricula and supporting materials that are evidence-based and focused on structured literacy by January 1, 2024, and post a list of the curricula on the department website.” The lead authors of the READ Act, Rep. Heather Edelson (DFL – Edina) and Sen. Erin Maye Quade (DFL – Apple Valley) released the following statements:

Minnesota Senators Condemn Senator Ron Latz’s Remarks on Palestinian Children

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. 

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:

Senator Erin Maye Quade Celebrates as Trans Refuge Bill Becomes Law

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.