Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bill McCarthy issued the following statement on the police killing of Daunte Wright:
“Our state’s Labor Movement mourns as yet another unarmed Black Minnesotan is dead at the hands of law enforcement. Daunte Wright’s life mattered, his death is a tragedy, and he should be alive today.
“The Minnesota AFL-CIO is committed to seek justice for Daunte Wright, George Floyd, and everyone who has suffered the injustice of police brutality.
“We join with and support the advocates and lawmakers who are working to create a new vision for public safety at all levels of organizing and policy making at all levels.
“Minnesotans must join together to dismantle the systems of oppression, explicitly white supremacy and anti-blackness, that continue to persist in our state and nation."