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Government Relations

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights Government Relations team advances civil rights through public policy by working with communities, public agencies, and elected officials. 

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For additional questions, contact Eric Armacanqui at or 651.335.8352.

2021 Legislative Priorities 

As the state's civil rights enforcement agency, we're focused on proposals that advance civil rights and prevent discrimination.

Preventing Pay Discrimination Act

The Preventing Pay Discrimination Act (HF 403) will help close Minnesota’s pay gap by preventing employers from asking prospective employees about their pay history when they apply for a job. Minnesota thrives when women -- including women of color, trans women, and women with disabilities -- are compensated based on their skills, experience, and education and not on their identities.

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