WASHINGTON — Today, Minnesota lawmakers will convene for the 2024 legislative session. In 2022, the DLCC secured a Democratic trifecta in Minnesota for the first time in a decade, flipping the state Senate and maintaining the House majority. Since then, Minnesota has been a stellar example of what Democrats achieve in leadership, with a banner year of accomplishments. DFLers passed legislation to fund free breakfast and lunch for K-12 students, increase funding for mental health services, establish paid family leave, and enshrine protections for abortion into state law. As the 2024 legislative session kicks off, Democrats plan to focus on advancing their progressive agenda, including making higher education equitable and affordable.
The Minnesota House will be incredibly competitive in 2024, and the DLCC is taking nothing for granted in 2024 as we fight to defend the Democratic majority and build on our historic progress.
DLCC President Heather Williams issued the following statement:
“Minnesota is a shining example of what Democratic leadership can achieve for the people they represent. After securing a Democratic trifecta in 2022, DFLers used their power to pass legislation that has had tangible positive impacts on people’s lives. All kids in Minnesota public schools have access to free breakfast and lunch, and abortion access is protected for all– thanks entirely to the newly minted Democratic trifecta. There is so much power at this level of the ballot, and I’m thrilled to see what the Minnesota Democratic trifecta will pursue as this legislative session kicks off.
“With the Minnesota House on the ballot again this November, the DLCC is poised to defend our majority and build on our progress. Our Democratic majority has moved Minnesota forward – and the stakes for continuing this progress will be high in November. The DLCC will continue to shine light on the great work Democrats across the country are executing at the most important level of the ballot.”
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures and building state infrastructure. Over the last decade, we have fought cycle-over-cycle to gain a dozen new legislative chamber majorities and we are leading the effort to bring national attention and investment to our ballot level. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and have the closest connections to Americans’ day-to-day lives. From protecting fundamental freedoms and voting rights to growing the middle class, the DLCC and state legislators are moving the Democratic agenda forward and shaping the future of this country.