The PROMISE Act for 2021 Legislative Session
Last week, DFL House representatives, members of the Minneapolis and St. Paul legislative delegations, and community leaders held a press conference highlighting proposals to help businesses rebuild and recover from last summer’s civil unrest, many of which are owned by Black, immigrant, and communities of color. You can watch the recording here.
I signed on as a co-author of the Providing Resources, Opportunity and Maximizing Investments in Striving Entrepreneurs (PROMISE) Act, which House lawmakers first approved on June 19, 2020, to provide assistance for impacted community members, nonprofits, and business owners. The proposal includes $267 million in direct assistance to small businesses.
Our community is still struggling to heal from the collective trauma of George Floyd’s murder, the civil unrest that followed, and the psychological upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic. The PROMISE Act is a continued promise to support Black, Indigenous and Immigrant-owned businesses to build back better and stronger. Our job is to provide community members and impacted businesses with the resources necessary to recover and rebuild the culture and vibrancy of Minnesota.