MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.; June 18, 2020— Beginning Friday, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian presidential candidate, will be attending events in the Twin Cities to pay her respects to George Floyd and other victims of police violence.
June 19 will mark the 155th anniversary of the ending of slavery in the United States following the Civil War. Jorgensen is the only one of the three major candidates for president scheduled to make an appearance at this weekend’s “Juneteenth” commemorations and events.
“Recognizing the increasing evidence of widespread inappropriate use of force by law enforcement, I am committed to listening and then doing what I can to end police misconduct,” said Jorgensen.
“I am also committed to ending the drug war, qualified immunity, no-knock warrants, and other misguided policies which create the setting conducive to much of this violence,” she said. “Neither of my opponents have the insight or courage to take these stands.”
Dr. Jorgensen’s itinerary (subject to change) is as follows:
Friday, 9:30 A.M…….. Visiting protest scenes in St. Paul
Friday, 10 A.M……….. Visiting the Global Market area
Friday, 10:30 A.M…… Visiting Precinct 5 and K-Mart area
Friday, 11 A.M……….. Visiting Precinct 3 and Target area
Friday, 12:30 P.M……. Laying flowers at George Floyd Memorial
Friday, 1:30 P.M……… Listening meetings with local civil rights groups’ leaders while joining their sponsored Juneteenth celebration in north Minneapolis
Friday, 4 P.M…………. Meeting with young activists who helped get supplies each day for South Minneapolis community needs, and with University of Minnesota students
Saturday, morning:….. Available for media interviews
For questions or to schedule an interview with Dr. Jorgensen during her Twin Cities visit, contact:
- Cara Schulz, elected Libertarian and Burnsville City Councilmember:
- Chris Holbrook, Chair of the Minnesota Libertarian Party: