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Poverty and inequality are the worst problems afflicting Buffalo Niagara, and the primary cause of most of the others. While poverty rates in the region as a whole are roughly average, the city of Buffalo consistently ranks as one of the poorest in the nation. Any conversation about revitalization must begin with poverty, and, in particular, with concentrated, racialized poverty. Effective poverty-fighting tools include tax relief for people with low incomes, living wage policies, and protection from predatory lending and other exploitative practices.

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February 27, 2024

SAVE THE DATE: Uniting on the High Road Conference

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

January 12, 2024

PPG & Community Groups Roll Out Policy Change Agenda for 2024

On the morning of Friday, January 12th, 2024, Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) and community advocates convened to unveil the 2024 PPG Community Agenda at Frank E. Merriweather Library. The program began by acknowledging the historical legacy of the ancestral community who sought to make a …

March 7, 2023

Partnership for the Public Good, Cornell in Buffalo, and Partners Advocate for Three Policies to Fight Inflation and Support Working Families

Elected officials, researchers, and community members gathered in Buffalo today to call on New York State to adopt three policies that would fight inflation costs and help working families struggling with rising costs.

March 7, 2023

Buffalo News: "In a hot job market, fewer workers earn the minimum wage, but the push is on to raise it"

Samantha Christmann | March 7, 2023 The state's minimum wage is headed toward $15 per hour. But a group of business owners said it doesn't go far enough to ensure an appropriate wage for working people, and are pushing to tie the minimum wage to inflation. Advocates of the Raise the Wage …

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Uniting on the High Road ConferenceJune 20, 4 pm-June 22, 2024 1:30 pm

Partnership for the Public Good, Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, national and local partners and experts

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

A Conversation with Jennifer Abruzzo, President Biden’s General Counsel of the National Labor Relations BoardJune 6, 2023, 10 am-12:30 pm

Jennifer Abruzzo, General Counsel, NLRB; Richard Griffin, Jr., former NLRB General Counsel; Mark Gaston Pearce, former Chairman, NLRB; Buffalo Region 3 Regional Director & Regional Attorney Linda Leslie and Jessica Cacaccio; Cathy Creighton, Director

THE LABOR MOVEMENT IS ON THE MOVE: BUFFALO IS GROUND ZERO June 6, 2023, from 10-12:30pm Location: 1199 SEIU, 2421 Main Street, Suite 100Buffalo, NY 14214 Register: https://discover.ilr.cornell.edu/nlrb-buffalo-town-hall/

Business for a Fair Minimum Wage: Brandi Barrett and Annie Adams on The Public GoodApril 4, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Our guests this week are two local business owners. Brandi Barrett is co-owner of Barrett and Benitez Development, a real estate development company focusing on equitable built spaces in cities. Annie Adams owns Second Chic, a boutique consignment shop with two locations, one in the Elmwood …

Raising the Minimum Wage in New York State: Rusty Weaver on The Public GoodMarch 7, 2023, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

In PPG’s new report, “Raising the Minimum Wage: The Impact of Women, People of Color, and Immigrants in Western New York,” our guest Rusty, and Sam Magavern, Senior Policy Fellow at PPG, look at a New York State legislative proposal to raise the minimum wage and index it to …

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