The Spectrum of Community Engagement to Community Ownership is a valuable organizing tool we can use it to grow our practice of participatory democracy and push for greater community-led decision making.
The Seattle People’s Fellows have played a key role in engaging with youth to get as many as possible involved in Seattle’s historic PB process. We recently got the chance to interview a handful of our fellows about what the fellowship has been like for them. Read what they shared below!
[ CORRECTION: Voting phase will run 10/10 – 11/12, with launch event on 10/13 ].
From October 1st-14th, public voting will open on Seattle’s $27 million participatory budgeting process.
Community Idea Collection is finished! Community members came together and put forward over 475 ideas for the Seattle People’s Budget. 👏🏿👏🏽👏🏻 We are now officially in the Proposal Development phase (August 14 – September 15) of the participatory budgeting process! Our budget delegates are diligently collaborating with city department officials to turn your ideas into […]
We recently sat in conversation with community advocates Megan Castillo (Los Angeles) and Andrew Krinks (Nashville) to unpack People’s Budgets, understand their connections to participatory budgeting and democracy, and discuss how the movement can continue to grow.
Our Co-Executive Director Shari Davis was featured on NHK, a Japanese international public media organization, for a 15 minute video segment on PBP, New Black City, martial arts, and the importance of community-led decision making in unlocking an equitable future together.
Last month, we launched our latest toolkit on implementing participatory budgeting in your nonprofit organization, collective, or network. Read on to learn more about this step-by-step guide and for lessons learned from our co-presenters! On Thursday, June 23rd, we brought together 70+ people across nonprofit organizations, collectives, and networks for the launch of Change From […]
This Spotlight Series is an opportunity to celebrate each member of our team, our undeniable interconnectedness, and our collective goal to reimagine democracy.