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By its very nature, PPG’s work is never done. Challenges met often lead to new challenges, and the work of strengthening our community continues. The items collected below are the latest chapters of our ongoing story.

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January 25, 2022

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: Strengthening U.S. Democracy Can Start in Cities"

By: Russell Weaver| January 23, 2022 Buffalo has an extraordinary opportunity to join NYC in establishing stronger voting rights at the local level, thereby prefiguring and setting an example for stronger democracy at the state and national levels.

January 21, 2022

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of January 17, 2022

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.

January 20, 2022

The Appeal: "Why New York Jail Populations are Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels"

By: Bryce Covert| January 20, 2022 After the state rolled back a progressive bail law, data from the Vera Institute of Justice suggests judges are ordering more people be held in jails, amid continued worry over COVID-19.

January 19, 2022

PPG is Hiring a Paid Intern

Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) 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. We are now offering a paid, full-time summer internship program. Interns …

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Water's Role in Lead Exposure in Buffalo: Daniel Cadzow on The Public GoodFebruary 1, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good. This week, we speak with Daniel Cadzow, a PPG Policy Fellow and an advocate for environmental justice and equitable transportation infrastructure. We discuss Dan's new policy brief, looking at lead in Buffalo's water, and he shares his experience in his own home of lead …

Public Presentation on the True Cost of Child Care in Erie CountyFebruary 3, 2022, 1-2 pm

Child Care Providers, Cathy Creighton, Director of the ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, Assemblymember Monica Wallace, Maria Whyte, Deputy County Executive for Erie County, and a representative from DSS, Erie County

On Thursday, February 3, 2022 from 1-2pm ET the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and the Live Well Erie Emergency Child Care Task Force, will host a free webinar to present the findings of a newly released study, “The True Cost of Child Care: Erie County, NY,” Part I, to the public. Child …