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Tomorrow: Virtual Community Town Hall on Police Reform

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Rep. Youakim


Dear Neighbors,

Last week on Thursday, I joined a peaceful group of residents in St. Louis Park to mourn the loss of our neighbor George Floyd. We saw a failure in humanity on Monday, May 26 when George Floyd was murdered, and that failure of humanity calls us all to act. We raise our voices against the injustice rooted in our systems. Systems that we will continue to fight to change.

We will emerge to rebuild and create the change that is so desperately needed. Today, the People of Color and Indigenous (POCI) Caucus announced legislation they intend to advance during the upcoming special session. I attended the press conference my colleagues held on their multifaceted proposal, which I fully support. You can read about it here.

Virtual Town Hall Meeting- Tomorrow

Tomorrow evening, Majority Leader Winkler, Senator Latz, and I will be hosting a virtual town hall meeting to discuss next steps related to the actions we must take on the state level to fight against injustices and the systematic racism too many in our community encounter every day.

Here are the details:

WHAT: SD 46 Town Hall on Police Reform

WHO: Rep. Youakim, Majority Leader Winkler, Sen. Latz, St. Louis Park and Hopkins neighbors

WHEN: Wednesday, June 3; 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Streamed Live on Facebook at or




Community members are encouraged to submit questions in advance to by responding to this email.

Ways to Help

I’ve heard from many in our community asking how they can help. The Star Tribune has a great article about how to donate food, supplies and money. You can directly donate to help Lake Street rebuild at

Keep in Touch

Please contact me anytime with input, ideas, and constructive feedback. I value hearing from you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out at

Additionally, I’d like to share that I have a new legislative assistant. Eric Petersen can be reached at Because we continue to work remotely, please keep in mind that email is the quickest way to reach me currently. You are also welcome to call me at 651-296-9889.

Stay safe and be well,