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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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April 27, 2018

Advocates call for bail reform after report shows cash bail used in more than half of cases

Published on WIVB.com4 By: Ali Ingersoll Updated: Apr 26, 2018 06:22 PM EDT

April 27, 2018

Group calls for end of cash bail in some cases; DA Flynn is listening

By Maki Becker | Published in The Buffalo News, April 26, 2018 | Updated April 26, 2018 Judges impose money bail too often in Buffalo and the use of cash bail unfairly affects poor defendants who end up spending more time in jail simply they cannot afford to pay up, according to a new study by the …

April 24, 2018

Another Voice: Low-wage workers widely exploited in Buffalo

By Another Voice | Published April 20, 2018 By Nicole Hallett In December 2017, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a “Buffalo Billion II,” which is focused on bringing smaller manufacturers to Western New York. “We’re making strategic investments today to foster … job …

April 17, 2018

"Why do we have so much poverty in Buffalo? We can do better." Truth Commission on Poverty Report

This Article was published Apr. 14, 2018 11pm EST by Jay Burney on The Public's website here. To borrow a phrase, this is just disgraceful. When there is so much money in the world, so much wealth, why is it that we have so much poverty. Why do we have so much poverty in …

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Labor Takes the High Road: John Baker and Hannah Lorenc on the Public GoodJuly 3, 2018, 7-7:30 pm

Join us for The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from John Baker and Hannah Lorenc on their work as High Road Fellows exploring the impact of organized labor on Western New York. Listen in, then learn more about the High Road Fellowship here. The show will air live on Power 96.5 WNY at 7 pm, …

Report on the Buffalo Truth Commission on Poverty: Dennice Barr and Kirk Laubenstein on The Public GoodApril 10, 7 pm-May 23, 2018 7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Dennice Barr and Kirk Laubenstein discussing the report on the Buffalo Truth Commission on Poverty. Listen in, then to learn more visit theTruth Commission on Poverty in New York State website here. The show will air live on Power 96.5 …

Buffalo Truth Commission on PovertyJanuary 25, 2018, 6-8 pm

CEJ Buffalo, Food for All, VOICE-Buffalo, WNY Peace Center

"Truth Commissions have been used around the world to hear neighbors affected by injustices, heal communities, and envision action for the future," says Truth Commissioner and PPG Deputy Director Andrea Ó Súilleabháin. "Today we remember the life and legacy of …

2018 PPG Community Agenda RolloutJanuary 12, 2018, 2-4 pm

Partnership for the Public Good

This year’s public roll-out of the Community Agenda will take place on Friday, January 12th at the Frank E. Merriweather Library Auditorium (1324 Jefferson Ave) at 2pm.

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