Black legislators have already hit the ground running, partnering on new bills and reintroducing some from the previous legislative session.
“My goal is to continue to be a part of leadership so that my voice – and the voice of my community – is part of the decision-making process in order to bring more equitable support to district 65A,” said Moran. “What keeps me up is working hard to make sure people know how politics impacts their lives. We have to use the power we have in our vote and our voice.”
Governor Dayton has vetoed a bill increasing penalties for protesters that block freeway or mass transit.
Rena Moran, first elected in 2011, was the only woman Minnesota legislator of color at the time. This year’s legislative session included several more women lawmakers of color who formed the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) caucus (pronounced “pah-see”). “It’s a group of legislators of color that now have my back,” declared Moran. She […]