|Happy Holidays from your friends at The Participatory Budgeting Project! We hope you have a restful break, and we wish you a deeply democratic new year! As we say goodbye to 2013 and ask for your support for 2014, we want to share some of our highlights from the past year – including YOUR picks for the top 3 participatory budgeting photos, videos, articles, tweets, and Facebook posts of the year.
Top Victories of 2013
In 2013 we worked with dozens of partners to nearly triple the scale of PB in the US.
#5 Youth Power in Boston
#4 State-Wide Campaign in California
#3 City-Wide PB in Vallejo
#2 Scaling Up in NYC
#1 White House Starts to Promote PB
What We Did in 2013
Top 3 Photos of 2013
Top 3 Articles of 2013
#3 Vallejo is participatory budgeting pioneer – San Francisco Chronicle
#2 For de Blasio, Innovations Often Tested – The Wall Street Journal
#1 The United States Releases its Second Open Government National Action Plan – White House Blog
Top 3 Videos of 2013
#3 How Would You Spend One Million Dollars?
#2 The People’s Budget: Participatory Budgeting in Vallejo
#1 Real Money, Real Power: Participatory Budgeting
Top 3 Facebook Posts of 2013
#3 “Sequester = budgeting without the people. Participatory Budgeting = budgeting by the people.” – February 28
#2 “Could Participatory Budgeting help Detroit harness people power and move beyond bankruptcy? Worked for Vallejo.” – July 19
#1 “In lieu of a longer post on race, zoning, laws, and organizing, we’d like to share a short story about how things might have been different in Sanford, Florida. It comes from Rosario, Argentina…” read on – July 15
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Top 3 Tweets of 2013
#3 #WhiteHouse honors @bradlander @JoeMoore49 & #ParticipatoryBudgeting as civic engagement models #whchamps http://fb.me/1PTjyJYuz
#1 Want to know how #ParticipatoryBudgeting can work city-wide? See our new brief: http://www.participatorybudgeting.org/blog/policy-brief-on-participatory-budgeting-at-the-city-level/ @ncdd @participatory
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