St. Paul, MN - Today, DFL legislators in the Minnesota House and Senate will be joining advocates for a “Who Cares for Us” Day of Action. The event, and the remaining weeks of session, will be focused on acknowledging and celebrating the workers who are caring for all of us every day of the COVID-19 pandemic, from the grocery store workers, janitors, caregivers, nurses, educators, and any frontline or essential employees that keep Minnesota going. #WhoCaresforUs showcases and engages Minnesotans in one of their core values: caring for one another.
Leading DFL members of the Minnesota legislature working in conjunction with advocates on this day of action released the following statement:
“There are Minnesotans all across our state who are putting themselves at risk to provide the care we need, put food on our tables and keep our communities safe. Our DFL colleagues in the House and Senate are proud to celebrate the stories of these exemplary Minnesotans, and we are committed to prioritizing legislation that builds a better Minnesota for those who care for us before, during, and after COVID-19.
“Grocery store workers, janitors, caregivers, nurses, educators, and other frontline workers put themselves at risk every day to care for Minnesotans. They deserve to know that we will care for them in return. We will continue advocating to better support all Minnesotans, especially frontline workers and their families, during and after the public health crisis.”
In the final weeks of session, DFL legislators are continuing to push for legislation that establishes rent and mortgage assistance, increases wages for personal care assistants, protects essential school workers, increases broadband internet access, funds the Minnesota Family Investment Program, ratifies state workers’ contracts, produces more small business loans, and expands our vote-by-mail infrastructure in anticipation of the upcoming elections. These are all issues that have received hearings and are moving through the legislative process in the DFL-controlled House.
Follow along at the #WhoCaresforUs hashtag to see the highlighted stories and experiences of Minnesotans who continue to work to keep our communities strong during this public health crisis.
Rep. Todd Lippert (DFL - Northfield)
Rep. Jamie Long (DFL - Minneapolis)
Rep. Liz Olson (DFL - Duluth)
Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL - Minneapolis)
Sen. Kari Dziedzic (DFL - Minneapolis)
Sen. Nick Frentz (DFL - North Mankato)