Amidst the destruction, heartache, anger and sadness, our community has once again showed us hope. I have overwhelmingly heard your calls to examine and change our laws contributing to racial injustice in our police and justice systems and I am committed to working with all you to build a more just system. As I travel around Minneapolis, I have an overwhelming sense of gratitude for all our neighbors who are lending a hand to one another during this crisis. Thank you for all you do. You inspire me.
How to Help
Many people have asked me how they can immediately help our community to begin healing. The Star Tribune had a great article today about how to donate food, supplies and money. You can directly donate to help Lake Street rebuild at https://www.welovelakestreet.com/.
Thank you for abiding by the curfew and staying home last night. Today, Governor Walz extended the temporary nighttime curfew in Minneapolis and St. Paul beginning tonight at 8 p.m. through Monday, June 1 at 6 a.m. to protect the public peace, health, and safety and preserve the lives and property of the people of Minnesota. You can read the details below:
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES INTO MINNEAPOLIS AGAIN TONIGHT
Town Hall on Violence Prevention
On Saturday, Rep. Carlos Mariani, chair of the House Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Division, held a Virtual Town Hall Meeting to discuss solutions in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. Rep. Mariani was joined by Rep. Rena Moran and leaders of community organizations to share perspectives, answer questions about the killing, and discuss the next steps for the Legislature to address this crisis.
Letter to the Attorney General
On Friday, the Minneapolis Delegation of the Minnesota House of Representatives sent a letter to Gov. Tim Walz, asking that the prosecution into the murder of George Floyd be turned over to Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. Currently, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is handling the case.
How to Help
Many people have asked me how they can immediately help our community to begin healing. The Star Tribune had a great article today about how to donate food, supplies and money.
COVID Safety Reminder
With all the intensity of the last few days, it may be easier to forget we are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cases continue to rise in Minnesota and if you are out in the community, please continue to wear a mask and keep your social distance. We don’t want another tragedy to amplify our already difficult situation. Thank you for continuing to keep each other safe.
Thank you for the privilege of serving District 60A in the legislature.