This Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 1pm on the Public Good (WUFO AM 1080, www.wufoam.com), we’ll be talking with Megan Connelly, Co-chair of the Buffalo Common Council’s Committee for Fair Elections through Public Financing, talks about ways to make our local elections more fair and democratic.
Partnership for the Public Good was recently featured in the local section of the The Public Magazine when we had our 2015 Community Agenda Roll-out at the Frank E. Merriweather Jr., Library. The article spot lights some of the community issues PPG will be working on this year. To read the article click here.
PPG has released its 2015 Community Agenda. One hundred seventy eight community groups, ranging from block clubs to social service agencies, from theaters to prisoner rights groups, have come together to identify the top policy actions that state and local governments can take in the coming year to build a better Buffalo-Niagara. Each fall PPG leads a democratic process among its partners to determine the Community Agenda for the coming year. This year’s Agenda addresses topics such as community-oriented policing of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Property, high-quality early learning opportunities, public financing of elections, recycling, high road economic development, and language access.
Please join us this Friday! This year’s public roll-out of the Partnership for the Public Good Community Agenda will take place on Friday, January 16 at the Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Avenue, Buffalo, at 2 p.m.
Speakers will include Franchelle Hart from Open Buffalo, Aaron Krolikowsi from the United Way, Joy McDuffie from the Western New York Law Center, Renata Kraft from Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER, Jim Anderson from Citizen Action, Patty Macdonald from Project Slumlord and more. Elected officials such as Assembly Member Sean Ryan, Council Member David Rivera and Legislators Betty Jean Grant, Barbara Miller Williams and Peter Savage will be attending. We’re expecting TV and print coverage. The event is open to the public.
Each fall PPG leads a democratic process among its partners to determine the Community Agenda for the coming year. This year’s Agenda addresses important topics such as community-oriented policing of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Property, high-quality early learning opportunities, public financing of elections, recycling, high road economic development, and language access.
This Tuesday January 13, 2015 at 1pm on the Public Good (WUFO AM 1080, www.wufoam.com), we’ll be talking with Andy Prinzing from the Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition about their progress in bringing restorative justice principles and practices to the public schools and the court system.
The shift from permanent to temporary jobs has been dramatic in recent years – in Buffalo as in the nation – and it is an important reason for the growth in economic inequality and poverty. More and more workers are temping not because they want to but because they have to, and they are suffering from lower wages, fewer benefits, and a host of concerns with health, safety, discrimination, and wage theft. Click here to learn about the problems with temping and policy solutions to address them in the PPG Innovation Lab’s latest report for Open Buffalo.
Join Sam Magavern and the Public Good on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 as he speaks with Noah Falck, the Education Coordinator for the Just Buffalo Literary Center, discussing how to develop the next generation of Buffalo’s writers. On 1080am www.wufoam.com at 1:00pm.
PPG’s Buffalo Briefs are the best place to go when you need the most important data for local trends and issues. We’ve recently updated the briefs on education, employment, housing, poverty, racial disparities, and immigrants and refugees. You can find them all here.
The annual Movement Dance Party fundraiser will be held on Friday, December, 19 at 9 p.m. at The Foundry, located at 298 Northampton in Buffalo. Come enjoy live music spun by some of the hottest local DJs, plenty of locally brewed beer, and the chance to dance and mingle with Buffalo’s favorite movers and shakers. Admission limited to those age 21 and over. Look for updates and more details on our PPG Facebook page.