Statement from DFL Chairman Ken Martin on the Passing of Arvonne Fraser
“The Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor (DFL) family is saddened to hear about the death of one of our founding mothers, Arvonne Fraser.
“From the start, Arvonne was the voice for women’s rights. After successfully leading President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale’s 1976 campaign in the upper Midwest, her work would take her to Washington, D.C. and beyond. Her international work included serving as a U.S. Representative to the U.N Commission on the Status of Women and a delegate to the first two U.N. World Conferences on Women.
“Arvonne, a lieutenant governor candidate in the 1986 DFL primary, was a treasured mentor to many of our DFL leaders as well as women involved in politics throughout the world. We extend our deepest sympathy to Arvonne’s family and want them to know that the DFL, our candidates and elected officials will carry on her fight for women’s’ rights.”