Press Releases from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
DFL Party Statement on President Biden Signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
Today, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law, delivering on a key campaign promise and creating jobs across America. DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement in response.
DFL Party Statement on the House Passing President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal
Last night, the United States House of Representatives passed President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal, bringing the country another step closer to a once-in-a-generation investment in our infrastructure. DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement:
ICYMI: Tyler Kistner Refuses to Call 2020 Election Legitimate
A new report by CNN revealed 12 of the Washington Republicans’ top recruits for the 2022 midterms, including MN02 candidate Tyler Kistner, have sought to undermine the legitimacy of the 2020 election. Their refusal to recognize the election as free and fair and instead peddle baseless claims of election fraud demonstrates the party’s embrace of conspiracy theories and its continued radical rightward trajectory. And when asked by CNN, Tyler Kistner’s campaign refused to answer whether he believes President Biden won the 2020 election.
DFL Party Hires Political and Organizing Director and Bolsters Organizing Team
Today, the Minnesota DFL Party is announcing the hiring of five new staff members for the 2022 election cycle. Enid Swaggert will be joining the DFL Party as the Political and Organizing Director, Logan Kortgard and Ryan Walfoort will be joining as organizers focused on rural communities, and Habeebah Yasin and Irene Baltazar-Chon will be joining as organizers focused on mobilizing DFL Party coalitions.
DFL Party Statement on the Results of Question 2
The failure of question 2 makes it clear that Minnesotans don’t want fewer police officers. We want fair, transparent, accountable, and well-resourced police departments that protect and serve our communities. Democrats in Minnesota are committed to improving public safety by investing in our criminal justice system while fighting for common-sense police reform measures.
Kandiyohi County DFL Party Opens Office in Willmar
Today, the Kandiyohi County DFL Party is announcing the opening of an office in Willmar, Minnesota in partnership with the Minnesota DFL Party. The space will be used to host phone banks, launch door-to-door canvassing, and hold community engagement events. This is the first time in decades that Kandiyohi DFLers have had an office in a non-election year.
DFL Party Statement on President Biden’s Build Back Better Framework
Today, DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement on President Biden’s newly unveiled Build Back Better framework.
After MN GOP Embraces Oath Keepers, DFL Calls on GOP to Remove Extremists from Party
The DFL Party is demanding the Minnesota GOP take strong action to combat extremism in their ranks after the head of the Beltrami County Republican Party endorsed joining the Oath Keepers (a violent, far-right, anti-government militia) and endorsed the idea of a member of the Oath Keepers running political office, according to a report from ProPublica.
MN GOP Representatives Hide From the Truth About January 6th
Today, Republican Representatives Jim Hagedorn, Tom Emmer, Michelle Fischbach, and Pete Stauber voted against holding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusing a Congressional subpoena from the committee investigating the January 6th insurrection.
Reps. Hagedorn, Emmer, Fischbach & Stauber Vote to Crash the U.S. Economy
Today, Republican Representatives Jim Hagedorn, Tom Emmer, Michelle Fischbach, and Pete Stauber voted against raising the debt limit. If these Republican Representatives had succeeded in blocking a debt limit increase, the U.S. economy would have been plunged into recession, millions of jobs would have been lost, and seniors would have experienced dramatic cuts to the Social Security benefits they rely on. Fortunately, Democrats were able to raise the debt limit and save our economy from the abyss.