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Minnesota state Democrats postpone convention due to unrest over George Floyd death

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The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor (DFL) party on Friday said it has postponed its virtual convention, originally slated for this weekend, due to unrest across …
The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor (DFL) party on Friday said it has postponed its virtual convention, originally slated for this weekend, due to unrest across the state following the death of George Floyd.
“This was the only appropriate course of action given the grief and anger gripping much of our state and nation following the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent unrest,” the party said in a statement. “Now is not the time for a partisan political rally.”
“We live in a country where the lives and the dignity of Black people do not carry the same value or importance as others, and that truth was laid bare bone again this week. The outrage we feel today must translate to justice tomorrow,” the party continued. “This weekend, instead of putting on various events during our convention weekend, the Minnesota DFL Party is going to support the efforts of black-led organizations and community organizations on the ground that are doing the work of addressing racial injustice.

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