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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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February 3, 2020

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: New York State needs to enact a paid sick leave law"

By Nicole Hallett and Michael Dolce | February 3, 2020 Due to the federal government’s hostile attitude toward working people, progressive economic policy has been left to the states. That is why it was encouraging to see Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo advocate for a statewide paid sick leave law …

February 2, 2020

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: Scary stories obscure the fact that bail reform is working"

By Colleen Kristich | February 2, 2020 The Constitution clearly establishes that our right to due process includes the right to a speedy, fair trial and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. It explicitly prohibits excessive bail.

January 28, 2020

Buffalo News: "Another Voice: Marijuana act needed to curb discriminatory policing"

By Orlando Dickson | January 28, 2020 On a bright, sunny afternoon in September, I’m pulled over for what seems to be a routine traffic stop in Buffalo. I’m a black man, with a low fade haircut, 30 years old, dressed in a suit and tie, driving a newer model Dodge Durango. The officer is …

January 27, 2020

Jeopardy! For the Public Good

Who will be our first Jeopardy! For the Public Good champions?! Come to PPG's inaugural event in the fashion of everyone's favorite trivia show on Thursday, January 30, at 7pm at the Buffalo History Museum to witness 16 contestants test out their PPG and Buffalo knowledge!

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PPG's 2020 Community Agenda: A Deeper Discussion at Niagara Branch LibraryFebruary 20, 2020, 6-7:30 pm

Orlando Dickson and PPG Partners

Please join us for a conversation about PPG's 2020 Community Agenda planks - ten ways to build a better Buffalo Niagara!

Cigarette Litter Initiative: Jenna Brinkworth, Sadie Kratt, and Priscilla Trageser on The Public GoodFebruary 25, 2020, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good! Did you know cigarette butts are the #1 form of picked up litter in the world? Once a butt is tossed it’s with us for decades and does not bio degrade. This is not only a health concern but an environmental concern. We'll hear from representatives from Roswell …

Evicted in Buffalo: Join Us for Our Newest Report ReleaseMarch 4, 2020, 10-11 am

The culmination of two years' work, PPG will be releasing "Evicted in Buffalo: the High Costs of Involuntary Mobility," on Wednesday, March 4th at 10am at Neighborhood Legal Services (237 Main St, suite 400).

Buffalo’s Outer Harbor: The Right Place for a World-Class ParkMarch 11, 2020, 5:30-7:30 pm

Sam Magavern

In recent years, Western New Yorkers have rediscovered Buffalo’s Outer Harbor: its natural beauty, ecological importance, and recreational opportunities. Local residents have spoken loud and clear: they want this fragile Great Lakes gem to be permanently protected, naturally restored, and …