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New Project: Environmental Justice PB in Louisiana

The PB Project is partnering with the Louisiana Bucket Brigade to launch a new PB process for environmental justice funds in Louisiana, with support from the Fund for Democratic Communities. Faced with widespread industrial pollution, Louisiana communities are struggling to protect their environment, public health, and local economies. Oil refineries in the state experience an…

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Full Steam Ahead in NYC

PBNYC is well into its Neighborhood Assemblies stage! Across the four participating City Council Districts, community members are coming out en masse to learn about PB and share project ideas. Roughly half of the Neighborhood Assembly participants so far have volunteered to serve as budget delegates and work over the next several months to turn…

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PB at Occupy Wall Street

As the Occupy movement is inspiring people around the world, it is turning to PB for inspiration. The PB Project has been invited to help facilitate teach-ins this Sunday (October 23rd) at 6pm at Occupy Wall Street and at 2pm at Occupy Providence. Occupiers in Boston, Greensboro, and other cities are also reaching out, to…

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Project Censored: PB One of Top Censored Stories

For the second year in a row, participatory budgeting has won the bittersweet honor of being named to Project Censored’s list of the top 25 censored stories of the past year. Hopefully that streak will end this year, as PB is attracting more coverage from media such as the New York Times and ABC.

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Neighborhood Assemblies in NYC and Chicago

Neighborhood Assemblies start today for PB in New York! They will continue throughout October, and anyone is welcome to participate. See http://pbnyc.org for the full schedule. PB49 (PB in Chicago’s 49th Ward) also announced its fall slate of assemblies, starting in a few weeks.

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Launch of PB in New York City!

Participatory budgeting has arrived in New York City. The PB Project is proud to serve as the lead technical assistance partner for a new $6 million PB process that is starting next month in four City Council districts. City Council Members Brad Lander, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Eric Ulrich, and Jumaane Williams are each setting aside at…

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New Additions to the PBP Team

We extend a warm welcome to the two newest PBP members: Donata Secondo and Pam Jennings. Donata and Pam interned with us over the summer, and we’re thrilled that they’re staying on board as Associates. Both will be working on PBNYC and other upcoming projects. For more info on the PBP team, visit the Who…

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PBP at BMW Guggenheim Lab

The Participatory Budgeting Project will be speaking at the BMW Guggenheim Lab in NYC this Thursday, September 15th, 2:30-4:30pm. We’ll be previewing the new PB process in NYC, together with other people and organizations that are involved. Read more.

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Back on track in Chicago, but with delays

Back in June, we warned that PB in Chicago could be shut down prematurely, as new Mayor Rahm Emanuel was threatening to get rid of the discretionary funding for Aldermen. Fortunately, those cuts appear to be off the table now, meaning that the Aldermen will still have discretionary funds and that PB will continue in…

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Participatory Budgeting Gains Steam in San Francisco

The San Francisco Public Press and Shareable.net recently published a feature piece on the momentum building around PB in San Francisco: Participatory Budgeting Gains Steam in San Francisco Participatory budgeting has become a mayoral campaign issue in San Francisco. This could lead to San Francisco becoming the first U.S. city to adopt participatory budgeting on…

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