Education Minnesota statement on the anniversary of the murder of George Floyd
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ST. PAUL, Minnesota. May 25, 2021 – On Tuesday, the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Education Minnesota released the following statement:
“This is a day to remember the tragic murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, but it is also a day to re-commit ourselves to making a state where everyone can feel safe and thrive in their communities,” said Denise Specht, president of Education Minnesota. “There’s nothing we can do to take away the pain and trauma felt by George Floyd’s family and friends, but we can come together and insist the Legislature pass meaningful police accountability this year and demand that state and local lawmakers invest in Black communities that have been left behind for decades. This is not a day to settle for going back to normal. Today is a day for pushing for new approaches to public safety; healthier, well-resourced Black communities; and equal justice for everyone, not matter what you look like or where you live.”
About Education Minnesota
Education Minnesota is the voice for professional educators and students. Education Minnesota’s members include teachers and education support professionals in Minnesota’s public school districts, faculty members at Minnesota’s community and technical colleges and University of Minnesota campuses in Duluth and Crookston, retired educators and student teachers. Education Minnesota is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association and AFL-CIO.