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2017 PB2 Ballot

To practice what we preach, PBP invites everyone who donates to our organization to decide how part of the donations are spent – it’s our own participatory budgeting process called PB2. Project 1 | Map of Funded PB Projects $10,000 Build an initial pilot of a searchable online map to document proposed and funded PB…

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NEW VIDEO – Participatory Budgeting in Schools

We are proud to share our newest tool to make civics education meaningful by putting real money on the table, our new Participatory Budgeting (PB) in Schools video! This video introduces you to participatory budgeting in schools by showing you how it worked in Phoenix. Featuring interviews with students, teachers, principals, local elected officials, and…

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Presenting your 2017 PB2 Ballot – Vote today!

Guest post by PB Amplifiers Kelsey Foster and Alex Kolokotronis. We’re writing to you as fellow supporters and advocates for participatory budgeting. Over the past few months, we teamed up with other advocates to develop 10 amazing projects to help grow PB. From today till June 2nd, 2017, you can vote to decide which projects…

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What happens when students lead PB?

Impacts, outcomes, and winning projects shine in Phoenix “Let’s rock and roll!” shouted Christopher Oglesby, Assistant Principal at Carl Hayden Community High School, to a team huddle of 30 spirited students. The group dispersed in all directions, and prepared to welcome over 1,500 student voters to the gym. This team of student leaders—along with school…

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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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How would you spend $25,000 to make PB better?

We need your ideas for how to make PB better! To practice what we preach, PBP invites everyone who donates to our organization to decide how part of the donations are spent – it’s our own participatory budgeting process, called PB2.   SUBMIT YOUR IDEA NOW!   Last year, you voted to spend $18,000 on…

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You made it happen: This is Democracy Made by YOU

Thank you!

Happy New Year! As we enter an uncertain 2017, we’re blown away by your commitment to democracy. Thank you to the more than 180 of you who donated over $25,000 in our Democracy Made by You campaign! You’re AMAZING! Your support empowers young people like Darnell Maxwell to step up as leaders. Your support makes…

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PBP News: shiny new tools for you, Fall PB season, & PB2 results

Get these updates in your inbox: Sign up for our newsletter PB: promoting health, equity, and justice PB builds healthy communities. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has recognized PB as an innovative idea for building a culture of health, and announced our awesome Deputy Director Jen Godzeno as a RWJF Culture of Health Leader! PB builds…

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You made it happen: here are your PB2 project winners

Nearly 150 PBP supporters voted to fund two AMAZING PB2 projects with $18,000 of their donations to enable more people to make more informed decisions about public money! A BIG thank you to everyone who submitted ideas, helped us turn those ideas into 9 great projects, and voted.   The two winning PB2 projects are……

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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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