Protestors greet Ivanka Trump, Stauber in Canal Park

Protestors gathered outside the Duluth Pack store in Canal Park on Monday during a visit from Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, Eighth District U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber (R), and other administration officials.

The president’s daughter and others were in town to highlight Duluth Pack’s signing of the Pledge to America’s Workers, a program the administration launched in 2018, before the recessionary trend caused by the breakout and mishandling of COVID earlier this year.

Some protestors highlighted this botched response to the pandemic outside the store, while another group sang and drummed in honor of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Ivanka Trump was reportedly going to open the first MMIW cold case office, “only no one told me, the author and chair of Minnesota’s MMIWG Task Force,” tweeted Minnesota 41B State Rep. Mary Kunesh. “If [the president] and Ivanka want to make a difference, make Congress pass the 2020 Violence Against Women Act, invest in affordable housing, health care and education!”

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