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Sadly, Buffalo Niagara is one of the most segregated metropolitan regions in the nation, and minority communities suffer from astounding rates of poverty. Illegal discrimination based on race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, and other classifications remains all too common in crucial areas like housing and employment. Our region cannot thrive without aggressive efforts to root out discrimination and advance equality.

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March 2, 2019

Buffalo News: "Coalition wants to soften tax hikes so residents can 'stay in their homes'"

"Buffalo’s booming real estate market has been more than generous to many city-dwellers selling their homes over the past few years, with some receiving more than twice the amount of money they paid just a few years ago. Their good fortune is likely to translate into a cost to longtime …

February 19, 2019

Buffalo Law Journal: "Partnership for the Public Good outlines top issues for 2019"

Partnership for the Public Good recently released its annual agenda of issues it will advocate for reform this year, with expansion of voting rights and alternatives to arrest leading the way.  

February 15, 2019

Bankrate: "How to overcome ‘fear of the fee’ with alternatives to traditional banks"

Partnership for the Public Good, a think tank in Buffalo, New York, released research last year on that city’s unbanked population, which is currently ranked in the top 10 most unbanked cities in the nation. The findings illustrate the possible consequences of not using traditional banks.

February 13, 2019

Community Agenda Update: Winning Voting Rights and Working Toward a Complete Census Count

PPG and partners met to discuss and strategize around two topics from the 2019 Community Agenda: protecting and expanding voting rights and forming a Complete Count Committee for Buffalo-Niagara representation in Census 2020.

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Prohibit Source of Income Housing Discrimination: DeAnna Eason and Dan Corbitt on The Public GoodApril 16, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from DeAnna Eason and Dan Corbitt of Housing Opportunities Made Equal discussing the statewide effort to prohibit source of income discrimination in housing and other fair housing practices and policies in and around the …

From Protest to Politics: Women's Movements and Strengthening DemocraciesApril 11, 5:30 pm-April 12, 2019 5:30 pm

UB Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, UB College of Arts and Sciences

On April 11 and 12, 2019, the University at Buffalo's Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy and the College of Arts and Sciences will host the conference “From Protest to Politics: Women’s Movements and Strengthening Democracies.” For the last sixty years, there …

Western New York Independent Living - Local Advocacy: Todd Vaarwerk on The Public GoodApril 2, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Todd Vaarwerk, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy at Western New York Independent Living (WNYIL). He'll be discussing WNYIL advocacy work, results from the recently released state budget, as well as local efforts such as accessibility …

LGBTQ Cultural CompetencyApril 2, 2019, 12:30-2:30 pm

Rachel Parrino, The WNY Pride Center

Learn how to build and support a more equal, affirming, and productive environment.

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