Elizabeth Glidden Answers: Is the Working Family Agenda Dead in Minneapolis? PDF Print E-mail
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STONE ARCH DISCUSSION GROUP
 
Sat, December 12, 8:30am – 10:00am
Wilde Roast, 65 Southeast Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414, United States (map)
 
 
Councilmember Glidden will join us to discuss the Working Families Agenda. A set of powerful economic justice issues—fair schedule, sick leave, and minimum wage—were introduced to the city council earlier this fall but encountered stiff resistance from the city's business community. By now, all proposed changes have been dropped or postponed. What are the prospects for these issues in 2016?  
 

Learn more:
Adopted Minneapolis resolution in April 2015: http://bit.ly/1O6IhwB
What happened from MinnPost: http://bit.ly/1N6GqIy
Last agenda item, paid sick leave, postponed until 2016: http://bit.ly/1OKpz0D

 

As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.

 

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Underutilized Public Space: Stone Arch Discussion Group at Wilde Roast PDF Print E-mail

 

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Sat, November 14, 8:30am – 10:00am
Wilde Roast, 65 Southeast Main Street, Minneapolis, MN 55414, United States (map)
 
 
    Minneapolis Councilman Blong Yang will discuss underutilized public space.
 
    As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public.
    Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.
 
 

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October Stone Arch Discussion Group Cancelled PDF Print E-mail

 

Mattie's on Main has closed.  Our future Stone Arch discussions will be down the hall at the Wilde Roast, 65 SE Main Street, Minneapolis.  The Wilde Roast has a wedding party for October 10th so we are cancelling our October meeting.  We will look forward to seeing you at the Wilde Roast November 14 when Minneapolis Councilman Blong Yang will discuss underutilized public space.

 

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Met Council's Cara Letofsky at September's Stone Arch Discussion PDF Print E-mail

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Saturday, September 12  — 8:30 - 10:00 AM

 

Wilde Roast — 43 Southeast Main Street , Minneapolis, MN

Note:  For this month our meeting is at Wilde Roast, just down the hall from Mattie's

 

Met Council member Cara Letofsky headlines this month's Stone Arch discussion.  Cara was appointed to the Metropolitan Council in March 2015 by Governor Mark Dayton. She lives in Minneapolis, and represents District 8, which includes parts of Minneapolis and St. Anthony in Hennepin and Ramsey counties. 

As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.

 

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Police Minority Relations - Stone Arch Discussion Group PDF Print E-mail

 

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 Saturday, August 8           8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

 

Mattie's on Main, 43 Main Street SE, Minneapolis

 


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Chuck Samuelson graduated from Syracuse University with a B.A. in Medieval History and a minor in political science. He studied at Freiburg University in Germany and pursued a doctorate in Medieval History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He moved to the Twin Cities in 1977 and has pursued a career in the non-profit sector for the past 25 years.

As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.

 

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State-wide Transportation with Katie Hatt at Stone Arch PDF Print E-mail

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 Saturday, July 11           8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

 

Mattie's on Main, 43 Main Street SE, Minneapolis

 


Katie Hatt, non-profit consultant and former staff member for Peter McLaughlin will discuss how the 2015 legislative session impacts state-wide transportation.

Katie Hatt is a public policy consultant and lifelong Minnesotan.  During the recently concluded 2015 Legislative Session, Katie provided expertise on transportation finance and policy issues for community-based organizations advocating for long term, sustainable, and multimodal transportation funding.   Katie’s past clients include the McKnight Foundation, the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota, the Ford Foundation’s Metropolitan Opportunity Unit, and the City of Minneapolis. 

Earlier in her career, Katie worked for the Minnesota House of Representatives (DFL Caucus Research), the Metropolitan Council, the Office of Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin, the Longfellow Community Council and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.  Katie holds a degree in Urban Studies from the University of Minnesota’s College of Liberal Arts.

As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.

 

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"A Low Budget" for Higher Ed - Stone Arch PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Farrell   

 

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Saturday, May 9           8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Mattie's on Main, 43 Main Street SE, Minneapolis

 

In a letter to House and Senate higher-ed funding chairs, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education Larry Pogemillrt said empathetically, "A lower budget target has lowered the [House] committee's ability to make comprehensive investments."  (Star Tribune, April 29, 2015)

 

Come hear more from the Commissioner on the outlook for higher education in the legislature at this month's Stone Arch discussion!

 

As usual, invite anyone interested - free and open to the public.  Come buy your coffee (the law is that you can't bring your own food or drink into a restaurant), learn a lot, and have your questions ready.

 

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Stone Arch Discussion with Gülgün Kayim, Director, Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, City of Minneapolis PDF Print E-mail

 

Art's Contribution to Street Life and the Economy

 

Saturday, April 11, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.


Mattie's on Main, 43 Southeast Main Street #144, Minneapolis, MN 55414

 

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This month, we're talking about the contribution of the arts to our economy. Gülgün Kayim, Director, Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy for the City of Minneapolis will lead our discussion which may cover the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, The Guthrie, and the Hennepin Theater Trust, among other major arts spaces and events. Part of her job is to encourage artists to create urban gathering places, plazas, parks, markets and streets bursting with life.


As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.

 

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The Market: A Really Bad Idea––March's Stone Arch Discussion PDF Print E-mail

 

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Saturday, March 14, 8:30AM to 10AM

 


Mattie's on Main, 43 Southeast Main Street #144, Minneapolis, MN 55414

 

 

Join us for a conversation with Dennis Paulaha about his latest book that asserts that "markets, as defined by economists, do not exist and that the damage caused by the false supply and demand idea is beyond calculation."

As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.

 

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Senator Kari Dziedzic at Stone Arch PDF Print E-mail
Written by John Farrell   


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Saturday, February 14, 8:30AM to 10AM


Mattie's on Main, 43 Southeast Main Street #144, Minneapolis, MN 55414

 

Expect to hear more about the prospects of the Senate DFL's first six bills–including free two-year tuition at community or technical colleges and free pre-school–at our February Stone Arch discussion!

As usual, invite anyone interested--free and open to the public. Come, buy your coffee (the law is you can't bring food or drinks into a restaurant), learn a lot and have your questions ready.

 

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MN's Leading Election System

With Secretary of State Steve Simon

 

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Listen to Secretary of State Steve Simon's excellent presentation on MN's outstanding election system emulated by many other states at the Think Again Brooklyns forum January 19, 2016.  Secretary Simon includes ways in which it can be improved, and he explains why it is important to vote.  He concludes with a quote from a tee shirt:  "Failure to vote is not an act of rebellion.  It is an act of surrender."

Get details on how to vote at http://mnvotes.org

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How Oregon Became the Easiest Place to Vote in the US

By Lornet Turnbull
YES! Magazine
October 8, 2016

 


In January, Oregon became the first state in the country to begin automatically registering eligible citizens to vote when they obtain or renew their driver's licenses or state IDs, completely shifting the burden of voter registration from the individual to the government. 

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