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This is Josh’s dad – can you help me celebrate his birthday?

Today is my son Josh’s 39th birthday. When he was a kid, every year for his birthday I bought him what he wanted more than anything in the world: Legos. I’ve been proud to watch Josh move from building things with Legos to now building a better democracy through participatory budgeting (PB). Now that he…

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PBP News: Tools, Trainings, Tactics to rebuild democracy

Get these updates in your inbox: Sign up for our newsletter Summer is a time for getting out of your house and spending time in your neighborhood; participatory budgeting (PB) helps connect your community to make your spaces BETTER. You’re an expert in where you live, and you know what it takes to improve the public…

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PBP News: PB for school districts & federal funds

Get these updates in your inbox: Sign up for our newsletter Community Control over Federal Funds While the US Congress considers a federal budget that threatens to strip resources from communities that need them most, thousands of people across North America are taking budgets into their own hands and building civic power with Participatory Budgeting (PB).…

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Why we need participatory budgeting now

Is this the best we can do? A democracy where key decisions about our schools, immigration, and health are made without those who are most impacted? We urgently need to defend our neighbors whose lives are threatened by government policy. At the same time, we need to fix the broken democracy that leads to these…

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Best of 2016

2016 was a year of tremendous growth and learning here at PBP, and as it comes to a close we can honestly say we’re not just aiming to transform democracy – we’re actually doing it. Join us for a look at our three biggest wins this year: ➊ We expanded PB to a record number…

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Youth Power, Freezer Vans, and the White House

Get these updates in your inbox: Sign up for our newsletter Dear Friends, School’s out for the summer. Grills are firing up. People are finding ways to stay cool. But democracy doesn’t take the summer off. Midway through  2016, join us for a look at what we’ve done, where we’re going, and how we can…

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Youth Power, Freezer Vans, and the White House

Get these updates in your inbox: Sign up for our newsletter Dear Friends, It’s been a big year – here’s what we’ve been up to so far Building federal support for PB We’ve been to the White House twice this year, to open up more federal funding and resources to help PB grow. First, we…

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Best of 2015 – Top 3 Wins Reshaping Democracy

Get these updates in your inbox: Sign up for our newsletter This year participatory budgeting (PB) has empowered more people to get involved in their communities and done more to fix democracy than ever before. Your support for PBP has helped us ensure that PB is a tool for real democracy and equity where people…

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