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PBP Spring 2024 Newsletter

Graphic with dark blue background with icons and titles of four PB2 proposals

As the seasons change, we are excited to take a moment to reflect on the beginning of 2024, share a bit about what we’ve been up to, and let you know how you can get involved as we welcome spring.

✨ Seattle People’s Fellows Spotlight: Hanna, Kalie, Aleyanna!

Seattle People's Fellows at an outreach event with collaborators First row second from the left: Aleyanna' Third from the left: Kalie

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!

Seattle PB – We’re in Proposal Development!

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 […]

People’s Budgets 101 Webinar: Radically Re-imagining Democracy

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.

Shari on NHK: To transform democracy, we have to practice change

Photo of Shari Davis holding a sign that says "To Transform Democracy we have to practice change."

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.

Walking Our Talk, Together: PB for Organizations

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 […]