Common Roots will be a drop off site again this year for the Hmong American Farmers Association CSA (community supported agriculture). HAFA staff will be here to answer all your CSA questions. Find out more about HAFA and signup for your weekly box of delicious local veggies at https://www.hmongfarmers.com/
Stop by and sample some delicious treats from our catering menu and chat with our catering sales team. Whether you have an event in mind or just want to find out more about catering for the what if’s in life, we can help give you ideas, find venues, talk menus, whatever you'd like!
Please feel free to share this invite with others who may be searching for catering services!
RSVP (appreciated but not required)
This year we’re inviting our local elected officials to stop by and chat — we’ll be hosting a series of meetings to invite conversation about what’s happening in our community. We’re asking elected officials to suggest a topic they’d like to focus on.
Our first guest of the year is School Board Member Bob Walser. Our topic for the happy hour:
The future of Minneapolis public schools given changing demographics, unpredictable funding from the legislature and more. We'll discuss what's in the works to set us up for an economically sustainable future and share ideas about what we should be considering moving forward.
This is a free event and all community members are welcome to attend.
Happy Hour 5-6:30p
Join Main Street Alliance small business owners for a happy hour! Find out more about Paid Family Medical Leave and learn about Main Street Alliance, an organization of community-minded business owners that Common Roots has been a part of since the Minnesota chapter launched in 2015. Brief presentation at 5:15.
More about the MN Paid Family Medical Leave Bill
Paid family and medical leave would give people extended time off--up to 12 weeks--when a new baby is born or adopted, when someone is diagnosed with a serious medical issue themselves, or when a family member becomes sick. It be funded by a joint employee-employer contribution. A statewide insurance pool would be created, and a worker’s wage replacement is paid from these funds. It replaces 80% to 55% of wages (based on income) up to a maximum of the average weekly wage, or around $1,000 per week. By each contributing an estimated 0.27% of a worker’s wages, employers and employees jointly fund the insurance pool.
California, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Washington, New York, Hawaii, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia have all passed statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program. Find out more about the Minnesota proposal here.