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April 13, 2024

Registration Open for Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level

In cities across the United States, everyday people are working to transform our democracy by strengthening their voices in local government, shaping an economy that works for all, and reimagining public safety and health. They are organizing locally to imagine and build a new future where people …

February 27, 2024

SAVE THE DATE: Uniting on the High Road Conference

Uniting on the High Road: A Conference on Economic Justice at the Local Level will take place on June 20-22, 2024 in Buffalo, NY. Hosted by Cornell University ILR Buffalo Co-Lab and Partnership for the Public Good, with community and academic partners from across Buffalo and nationwide, the …

January 12, 2024

PPG & Community Groups Roll Out Policy Change Agenda for 2024

On the morning of Friday, January 12th, 2024, Partnership for the Public Good (PPG) and community advocates convened to unveil the 2024 PPG Community Agenda at Frank E. Merriweather Library. The program began by acknowledging the historical legacy of the ancestral community who sought to make a …

December 14, 2023

Letter to Erie County Legislature: Remarks Regarding the Proposed Erie County Jail

Colleen Kristich is the Senior Community Researcher at Partnership for the Public Good, and a member of the No New Jails Roundtable, along with ten other local organizations.

July 24, 2023

PPG and Partners File Complaint to the US Treasury Department Inspector General on the City of Buffalo’s American Rescue Plan Funding Process and Allocations

This morning, Partnership for the Public Good and several of our partners submitted a complaint to the Department of the Treasury Inspector General, and copied Congressman Brian Higgins and Senator Chuck Schumer, asking for an investigation into the allocation of City of Buffalo American Rescue …

March 29, 2023

Buffalo News: "Rod Watson: Civilian review of cops? Another reform may have to come first"

Rod Watson | March 29, 2023 When you get right down to it, Buffalo’s inability to get enough Common Council votes to implement meaningful civilian review of cops might have as much to do with election reform as it does with police reform. Buffalo’s police union vehemently opposes the …

March 23, 2023

Buffalo News: "Some still press for Buffalo police review board. Others vow to 'exhaust every resource to fight it'"

By Deidre Williams | March 23, 2023 Creating a civilian review board to handle complaints of police misconduct emerged as one of the bigger changes pushed for in Buffalo following the 2020 protests over policing and George Floyd's death. Among those backing the idea included the Partnership for the …

October 10, 2022

Buffalo Joins Families and Advocates Across New York to Call on Hochul to End Abusive DOCCS Package Ban

Six rallies took place across the state in response to a prison directive that overburdens families of incarcerated people. On September 27, 2022, Free the People WNY and the Partnership for the Public Good gathered with the families of incarcerated people, organizers, and advocates in …

October 6, 2022

Townhall Remembers Daniel Prude On His Birthday

Community members gathered on September 20th to remember Daniel Prude on what would have been his 44th birthday. Prude was killed by Rochester police while experiencing a mental health crisis in 2020. The Buffalo gathering was one of four across the state honoring Prude's memory and calling …

May 19, 2022

WKBW: "Community members call for executive order to halt Buffalo City budget vote"

By: Pheben Kassahun | May 19, 2022 With Saturday's events still so fresh in people's minds, some people want city leaders in Buffalo to pause plans to advance the Mayor's budget proposal. Thursday's gloomy day accurately depicts how the greater Buffalo community is feeling, as members mourn the …

May 11, 2022

WGRZ: "Buffalo neighbors criticize aspects of Mayor's proposed budget"

By: Rob Hackford | May 11, 2022 A line of Buffalo neighbors shared their criticisms of Mayor Byron Brown's proposed budget Tuesday evening, during a public hearing held by the Common Council. Four budget items garnered the most attention, the Mayor's 4% property tax and garbage fee increase, …