Taskforce for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Minnesota
Indigenous women are 2 ½ times more likely to suffer violence than any other group in the US. In some parts of Minnesota, the murder rate of Indigenous women is over 10 times higher than anywhere else in the country. This must stop!
MN Reps Kunesh-Podein and Becker-Finn are calling for a taskforce to be set up to address the endemic crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Minnesota. Let's support this call!
"The violence against our Indigenous women is staggering and heartbreaking," said Rep. Kunesh-Podein. "These are our sisters, our mothers, our daughters, our aunts, our colleagues, and our neighbors. These women are Minnesotans and we are failing to protect them. No family should watch a loved one walk out the door and not know if they will see them again."
Contact your MN Senators, Representatives, and Governor Dayton (651-201-3400) and urge them to vote to set up this task force.
Resources: Indian Country Media Network