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AG Ellison: Senate has ousted a champion of protecting workers and their families

‘They’ve thrown Nancy Leppink out of a job for protecting Minnesotans’ lives’


August 13, 2020

August 12, 2020 (SAINT PAUL) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison issued the following statement today after the Minnesota Senate, on a party-line vote, voted to oust Labor and Industry Commissioner Nancy Leppink:

“The Minnesota Senate majority today voted to oust Commissioner Nancy Leppink, a champion of workers and their safety. Even as COVID-19 cases are spiking, the Senate majority wants to put an end to the Governor’s emergency powers to protect Minnesotans during the pandemic and keep us safe from the spread of COVID-19. They used a champion for Minnesota workers, who has used all the powers available to her to protect them and their families from this deadly virus, as their collateral in doing so. They’ve thrown Nancy Leppink out of her job for protecting Minnesotans’ lives.

“My office will continue to use all the powers available to us to protect Minnesota workers and their families from COVID-19 — now more than ever. We will continue to use all our power to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity and respect — now more than ever.”


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