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Select Committee on Racial Justice

FOURTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - October 13, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

SELECT COMMITTEE ON RACIAL JUSTICE
MINUTES

Representative Moran, Co-Chair of the Select Committee on Racial Justice, called the remote meeting to order at 1:02pm on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020, pursuant to House rule 10.01.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
RICHARDSON, Ruth, Co-Chair
MORAN, Rena, Co-Chair
DEMUTH, Lisa, Vice Chair
BECKER-FINN, Jamie
HER, Kaohly
NEU, Anne
SANDELL, Steve
KOEGEL, Erin
EDELSON, Heather
LONG, Jamie
URDAHL, Dean
LAYMAN, Sandy
ECKLUND, Rob


Representative Moran called the meeting at 1:02pm. A quorum was present.

Representative Long moved that the minutes of October 6th, 2020 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Moran opened the committee for public testimony. The following testified to the committee on the topic of racial justice in Minnesota:

Debroah Watts
LaTrisha Vetaw
Rev. Melvin Miller
Toni Newborn
Michelle Koffa
Sameerah Bilal-Roby
Bernadeia Johnson
Dr. Ruth Charles
Shearise Jetoh
Tonya Allan
Tonya Allen
Mitchell Davis
Cassandra Holmes
Ben Mchie
Rico Alexander
Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra
Paula Cole
Ileana Mejia
Vayong Moua
Leondra Mitchell
John Till
Ruby Lee
Dara Beevas
Gene Gelgelu
Fartun Weli
Keith Baker
Brittany Wright
Deborah Jiang-Stein
Bill Keilty
Jordan Wildermuth
Bao Vang
Dr. Verna Price
Joe Vital and Karl Forsberg (presented together)
Jonathan Palmer
Larene Randle-Wade
Jaime Martinez
Pastor Frederick Newell
Keith Ellison
Matt Varilek
Abdi Daisane
Dr. Obsa Hassan
Jane Leonard
Jewelean Jackson
Reuben Moore
Metric Giles
Abby Montague
Frewini Sium
Brad Lundell
Sue Abderholden

The meeting was adjourned at 3:59pm.




















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Meeting held in accordance with House Rule 10.01.
Opening remarks.
04:46 - Public testimony.
Runs 2 hours, 58 minutes.


This remote meeting will be held in accordance with House Rule 10.01

PUBLIC TESTIMONY
This entire hearing is devoted to public testimony. Members of the public and organizations are invited to provide up to THREE MINUTES of testimony.

This remote hearing may be viewed live via the following methods:
Live stream via House website: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/live/1
Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/MNHouseInfo/


Due to the nature of remote hearings, those wishing to testify must sign up no later than MONDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2020 AT 5:00 P.M. by emailing CLA Binta.Kanteh@house.mn

Those unable to testify via zoom may either email written testimony to CLA Binta.Kanteh@house.mn or provide testimony via voicemail (no longer than 3 minutes) to 651-296-8827. Written testimony will be posted and provided to Committee Members.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please email Blake.Wilcox@house.mn or leave a message at 651-296-8803

For all other committee matters, please contact CA Laura.Taken-Holtze@house.mn or Alyssa.Fritz@house.mn