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Guadalupe Lopez

Guadalupe Lopez

Guadalupe Lopez, Leech Lake Anishinaabe, is the executive director of Violence Free Minnesota. She has extensive experience in advocacy for Native American people who have experienced domestic and sexual violence.

COMMENTARY

Report identifies major gaps in MPD’s response to domestic violence

By: and - September 19, 2023

In 2022, 21 people in Minnesota were killed by a current or former intimate partner, according to our analysis at Violence Free Minnesota. Of the women killed, at least 20% were separated or trying to leave their relationship.  In Minnesota, at least 16 children were present at the scene of a homicide, or directly witnessed […]

COMMENTARY

Restoring the vote will make Minnesota safer

By: , , , , and - March 16, 2023

There’s a lot of conversation about what victims and survivors of violence want in Minnesota. Some of it might surprise you.  Today, rather than seeking punitive punishments, we applaud the passage of a major reform — Minnesota’s Restore the Vote Act. This legislation — signed by Gov. Tim Walz after it passed the House and […]