Our 2022 Annual Appeal
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."
- James Baldwin, 1962.
As PPG marks its 15th anniversary, we’re celebrating recent policy wins and launching new policy change campaigns. This year, our advocacy led to the adoption of a resolution in support of Good Cause Eviction in New York by the Buffalo Common Council, the introduction of a County-Wide Language Access Act in the Erie County Legislature, a new language access policy for Buffalo Common Council proceedings, the continued call for community reinvestment in the Buffalo Bills stadium deal, and more.
Our regional research and advocacy reached well beyond Buffalo Niagara in 2022. PPG was featured in Time magazine, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, CNN, NPR, and across local media outlets.
Alongside this progress, our partnership continues to grow. In 2022, PPG reached 370 signed community partners, adding 100 partner organizations over the last five years.
We will continue to support our partners – community organizations and groups on the frontline of Buffalo Niagara’s most pressing challenges – in these ways:
As we prepare to celebrate our 15th anniversary, we’re sending you the very first issue of The Public Good, a biannual paper of progress. You can read more about our recent wins and ongoing policy change campaigns in the paper, and you can always get much more information on our website, www.ppgbuffalo.org – including our weekly Buffalo Common Council summaries, video of our weekly radio shows, upcoming community events, and PPG workshops, and new publications.
At PPG, our work drives an ever-growing movement for a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant community made up of everyday people advancing the public good.
We hope that you’ll consider a donation to help us continue this work and join us in building a better Buffalo Niagara.