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Minnesota Senate POCI Caucus Voices Support for Tennessee Lawmakers Expelled After Gun Reform Protest

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Thursday, April 6, Tennessee’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted to expel two Black lawmakers, Justin Jones and Justin Pearson—just failing to oust a third representative, Gloria Johnson, by one vote—a week after the three Democrats led a gun reform protest in the chamber. This follows yet another mass shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville that left three 9-year-olds and three adults dead.

Members of Senate POCI Caucus Praise Historic Passage of Restore the Vote and Drivers Licenses for All

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – In a victory for the rights and dignity of tens of thousands of Minnesotans, the Senate passed legislation Tuesday to Restore the Vote for formerly incarcerated people and then passed legislation early Wednesday morning to allow Driver’s Licenses for All Minnesotans regardless of immigration status. The legislation, HF 28 and HF 4, passed by votes of 35-30 and 34-31 respectively.

Senator Susan Pha Celebrates Passage of PRO Act as Victory for Reproductive Freedoms

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Jan. 28, the Minnesota Senate passed SF 1, also known as the PRO Act, to enshrine Minnesotans’ right to reproductive healthcare in state law. The bill is chief authored by Senator Jennifer McEwan (DFL-Duluth) and co-authored by Senator Kari Dziedzic (DFL-Minneapolis), Senator Erin Maye Quade (DFL-Apple Valley), Senator Kelly Morrison (DFL-Deephaven), and Senator Lindsey Port (DFL-Burnsville).