SAINT PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton joined other governors refusing to send troops to the border until the Trump Administration ends its policy of separating immigrant children from their families. Erin Murphy, DFL-Endorsed candidate for Governor released the following statement:
“I applaud Governor Dayton for taking a clear stand against President Trump’s inhumane efforts to separate children and families at the border. It is the right action, one that makes clear that Minnesota rejects President Trump’s reprehensible treatment of children and families.
“Tomorrow, I will be in Duluth, joined by Minnesotans who agree that this is a time for moral courage and leadership. We must organize like hell and hold people accountable for remaining silent or sticking their finger in the wind. We must fight back, shoulder-to-shoulder, working to create a future in Minnesota that reflects our shared values.
“Minnesotans care about one another and it’s time for our politics to reflect that.”