Erin Murphy is a nurse, teacher, and union leader who has been fighting for Minnesotans “bright futures” for decades. First elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2006, she served five terms (including one as Majority Leader of her caucus) before running a powerful, statewide campaign for Governor in 2018. She is also the first woman to represent District 64 in the Minnesota Senate.
Known for her infectious “politics of joy” and organizing prowess, Sen. Murphy has been a longtime partner in Women Winning’s work to uplift and invest in pro-choice women’s leadership. As she embarks on the next step of her political journey, we were thrilled to speak with her about organizing during a global pandemic, the nurse who helped inspire her fight for reproductive freedom, and what she calls “the magic of door knocking”.