Partnership for the Public Good is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement.

A New Home For Action

Since 2007, our work has been dedicated to effecting lasting, positive change in our community. Created with the help of educators, students, volunteers, interns, and independent researchers, our rich body of reports, policy briefs, and fact sheets can now be found in the Buffalo Commons.

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December 3, 2021

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of November 29, 2021

By Elizabeth Quinlan |Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from Council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.

December 3, 2021

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of November 22, 2021

By Becca Bass, Elizabeth Quinlan & Johnny Qiu|Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from Council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.

November 19, 2021

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of November 15, 2021

By Johnny Qiu |Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from Council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.

November 12, 2021

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of November 8, 2021

By Becca Bass, Elizabeth Quinlan & Johnny Qiu |Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from Council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.

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Brewing Workplace Democracy: Starbucks and the Slow Drip of Starting a UnionDecember 9, 2021, 10-11:30 am

Richard Griffin, Jr., Former General Counsel of the NLRB; Johnnie Kallas, former labor organizer, PhD student & Director, Labor Action Tracker; Cathy Creighton, Director, ILR Buffalo Co-Lab; WNY Starbucks Employees

Starbucks workers from three Buffalo, New York, stores are voting on unionization. Ahead of the final count of votes on December 9th, join us for an interactive panel discussion on labor activism, workplace democracy, and how right now is an ideal moment for workers to come together.  Register …