Media Advisory: Press Conference - 2019 Community Agenda Update

June 25, 2019

Media Advisory: Press Conference - 2019 Community Agenda Update

The Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) unites 295 community groups working for a better Buffalo Niagara. Each year, PPG leads a democratic process among its partners to determine the Community Agenda for the coming year—their top ten priorities for policy change in our region. 

 As we are half-way through 2019, and as the New York State legislative session has ended, we’re gathering to offer an update: what progress have we made this year on our ten advocacy priorities? What issues will we continue to advance in the second half of 2019?

 Join us to hear updates on important issues such as voting reform implementation in Erie County, community-led development in the Fruit Belt, good food purchasing for the Buffalo Public Schools, preventing childhood lead exposure, and statewide climate action legislation.

 

When: Thursday, June 27, 10:30am

Where: Schiller Park Senior Center*  (2057 Genessee Street, Buffalo, NY 14211)
*We are gathering in front of Schiller Park Senior Center, as we will call on the Erie County Board of Elections to add this polling place as an additional early voting site this year.

 Who: 

  • Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Executive Director, Partnership for the Public Good
  • India Walton, Executive Director, Fruit Belt Community Land Trust
  • Rebekah Williams, Community Organizer, Massachusetts Avenue Project
  • Orlando Dickson, Civic Educator, Partnership for the Public Good
  • Leaders from additional PPG partners, including the Urban League, PUSH Buffalo, and the Language Access Working Group.