News & Events Take Action

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.

Latest News View All

March 12, 2019

Buffalo News: "Study finds unions boost area workers' wages"

"A new labor-backed study says unions are effective at boosting wages for all workers in the region, but cautions that a changing economy is altering the outlook for the region's jobs and what they pay. The Partnership for the Public Good's study notes a shift from traditionally unionized …

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

Spectrum News: "Buffalo To Stop Enforcement of Most Marijuana Offenses"

"It's not making our community safer, it's an extra strain of the resources of the police and of the corrections department, and what we should really be focusing on is building healthier and safer communities," O'Suilleabhain said. O'Suilleabhain published a report on marijuana arrests …

Upcoming Events View All

NFTA Low Income Public Transportation Fare Reduction Advocacy: Bob Mahoney on The Public GoodMarch 26, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Bob Mahoney, business representative at SEIU Local 200 United discussing recent advocacy work for reduced NFTA fares for low-income riders. Bob represents many low-wage employees who rely on public transportation to get to and from work, …

Poverty is a Human Rights Issue: Social Work and Economic JusticeMarch 27, 2019, 8 am-4 pm

University at Buffalo School of Social Work

Since the 1960s, the richest 1% of the United States population saw their wealth increase seven-fold, while the poorest 10% went from no wealth into actual debt. The United States is becoming one of the most unequal societies in the world. Recent federal policy changes and tax reforms will hurt …

Research Tools for OrganizersMarch 28, 2019, 12:30-2:30 pm

Rob Galbraith, Public Accountability Initiative

Learn what power mapping research is and how to use it to make a difference

Free Showing of the Documentary "Dark Money"March 30, 2019, 12:30-3:30 pm

League of Women Voters

What role do secret donors play in our elections? What about super PACs, whose names often obscure their intent, and whose spending is unconstrained? The public is invited to discuss these issues after viewing the film Dark Money on Saturday, March 30, at the Harlem Road Community Center, …