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Want to help take PB to the next level? The Participatory Budgeting Project is h...

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Want to help take PB to the next level? The Participatory Budgeting Project is hiring a new Program Director and Communications Director - please share the job postings below!


Jobs & Internships
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Program Director The Participatory Budgeting Project is seeking an experienced and highly motivated professional to coordinate and grow our innovative programs for transforming democracy. The Progr...

The Participatory Budgeting Project wins the 1st Brown Democracy Medal, recogniz...

12 hours 53 min ago
The Participatory Budgeting Project wins the 1st Brown Democracy Medal, recognizing the top innovation advancing democracy in the US and around the globe! Thank you to all the PBNYC supporters and partners for helping make this possible!


Participatory Budgeting Project Wins 1st Brown Democracy Medal from Penn State
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The Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP) was just selected to receive the first Brown Democracy Medal from Penn State University! The medal celebrates the best practical innovation that is advanci...

“Before participatory budgeting, I never thought about getting involved in local...

Tue, 2014-04-22 13:18
“Before participatory budgeting, I never thought about getting involved in local government,” said voter Lydia Bellahcene, “yet here I am, fighting for what our community needs.”


Sunset Parkers make history with participatory budgeting vote
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The nervous and excited energy was overflowing inside the Red Hook Library on Tuesday, April 15, when Councilmember Carlos Menchaca announced the six winning projects in Council District 38’s inaugural round of participatory budgeting (PBNYC), also known as residents voting on how to spend a large c…

Congrats to Carlos Menchaca & team - record amount allocated ($2.17 million), re...

Wed, 2014-04-16 09:28
Congrats to Carlos Menchaca & team - record amount allocated ($2.17 million), record number of PBNYC votes (3,000) and 2/3 of ballots cast in Spanish or Chinese! Here's their district's youngest budget delegate with the list of winning projects!


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Brittney, our youngest @[249758581872054:274:Participatory Budgeting for the 38th District] Delegate, helps us announce the top winners. We broke the record with 3,000 votes cast of any district this year and broke the record of total votes cast ever of any district since we started PB in NYC. Also, 2/3 of the ballots cast were in Chinese or Spanish.

We are building a participatory democracy here in CD38 and the rest of the city.

Thank you to all staff, committee leadership and residents who came out to vote!!! — with <a href="http://www.facebook.com/mmarkviverito" data-ft="&#123;&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;;&quot;&#125;" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/user.php?id=587957323&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3Anull%7D">Melissa Mark-Viverito</a> at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Hook-Library/302089859864525?ref=stream" data-ft="&#123;&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;P&quot;&#125;" data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=302089859864525&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3Anull%7D">Red Hook Library</a>.

Families United for Racial and Economic Equality reports: Great news!!! Last nig...

Thu, 2014-04-10 13:59
Families United for Racial and Economic Equality reports: Great news!!! Last night it was announced that through Participatory Budgeting NYC, $400K for NYCHA playgrounds and $325K to repair and re-open the Gowanus Community Center.

Now it's time to celebrate! Join us tomorrow night for Shades of Change: A FUREEous Solidarity Soirée at the gorgeous Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - 53 Prospect Park West from 6 - 10 p.m. Tag---The Participatory Budgeting Project #Community Voices Heard #Councilman Stephen Levin

Participatory Budgeting in New York City Vote Week in Far Rockaway #Donovan Rich...

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:41
Participatory Budgeting in New York City Vote Week in Far Rockaway #Donovan Richards constituents cast their votes to improve their community through PB. Real people, real money, real power!

Council Member Stephen Levin casting his ballot!!! #pbvoteweekend

Sun, 2014-04-06 16:30
Council Member Stephen Levin casting his ballot!!! #pbvoteweekend

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Lisa Bloodgood
Steve casting his vote today with us in Greenpoint at the McGolrick Farmers Market! Having a great time over here...if you haven't voted yet there is less than an hour to go!!!

Scenes from the #PBNYC #vote sites: volunteers for Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito...

Sun, 2014-04-06 12:49
Scenes from the #PBNYC #vote sites: volunteers for Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito register voters at Abraham House, a voter considers the choices on the ballot, and Council Member Carlos Menchaca casts his ballot in #redhook. Today is the last day to vote!! Did u vote yet??

Todos a votar!! Hoy es el &#xfa;ltimo d&#xed;a que se puede votar en el Presupuesto Partic...

Sun, 2014-04-06 08:48
Todos a votar!! Hoy es el último día que se puede votar en el Presupuesto Participativo de NYC! www.pbnyc.org


Neoyorquinos votarán por proyectos para su comunidad - eldiariony.com
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Residentes de la ciudad van a decidir cómo utilizar fondos públicos en sus distritos en elecciones comunitarias, del 30 de marzo al 6 de abril, en las oficinas de los concejales

Its the homestretch!! #PBNYC voting ends tomorrow! Find out where to vote at htt...

Sat, 2014-04-05 09:24
Its the homestretch!! #PBNYC voting ends tomorrow! Find out where to vote at http://pbnyc.org/ and make your voice heard!!


Participatory Budgeting in New York City | REAL MONEY. REAL PROJECTS. REAL POWER.
pbnyc.org
New York City is experiencing a new kind of democracy. Through Participatory Budgeting, residents of ten Council Districts are directly deciding how to spend $14 million of taxpayer money. From September 2013 to April 2014, community members are exchanging ideas, working together to turn ideas into…

PBNYC is coming to Sunnyside, Woodside, and LIC!

Fri, 2014-04-04 16:37
PBNYC is coming to Sunnyside, Woodside, and LIC!


Participatory budgeting coming to Sunnyside, Woodside & LIC | Sunnyside Post
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April 4, By Christian Murray Residents of Sunnyside, Woodside and Long Island City will soon be having a direct say on how $1 million in city funds will be

What happens when you ask a district of mainly Latino and Asian immigrants to de...

Fri, 2014-04-04 12:24
What happens when you ask a district of mainly Latino and Asian immigrants to decide how to spend $2 million? Read this stellar article by Esther Wang to find out!


Budget of the People, By the People
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Council District 38, which includes the heavily Asian and Latino Sunset Park, is a testing ground to see whether an experiment in direct democracy can meet its lofty goals…

Here&#039;s the #heartwarming #PBNYC #VOTE story of the day from District 38!! Thanks...

Wed, 2014-04-02 22:55
Here's the #heartwarming #PBNYC #VOTE story of the day from District 38!! Thanks Ana Maria Cruz Tobon and Jorge Muniz!!!

"English Language Learners participate in #CD38 #PB Vote! RT @lmorasco: District 38 Voters!! @cmenchaca http://t.co/khLnaeAof0

Anyone else have one to share??


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Heartwarming #PBNYC #vote story of the day: In District 33, Brooklyn, a 100 year...

Tue, 2014-04-01 20:05
Heartwarming #PBNYC #vote story of the day: In District 33, Brooklyn, a 100 year old woman voted today, her birthday. As she cast her vote she said she is "glad to be civically engaged!!" Thanks @lisabloodgood @stephenlevin for sharing. What's your heartwarming PB vote story?? Share it here!!

PBNYC voting today in Brooklyn&#039;s Chinatown! Polls are open across the city for t...

Sun, 2014-03-30 15:35
PBNYC voting today in Brooklyn's Chinatown! Polls are open across the city for the next week - find out where at www.pbnyc.org


Timeline Photos
There are so many people voting! Check out this picture from our poll site at 55th Street and 8th Avenue today! Come on out and vote #PBNYC!

It&#039;s time to VOTE to decide how to spend $14 million of your money! Check out th...

Sat, 2014-03-29 07:38
It's time to VOTE to decide how to spend $14 million of your money! Check out the exciting projects on the ballot and see where and how to vote at www.pbnyc.org. Then click below if you're voting, and share with your friends!


Are you voting in PBNYC? If so, click below and share with your friends!

Fri, 2014-03-28 10:07
Are you voting in PBNYC? If so, click below and share with your friends!


Want to share your PBNYC experience and connect with the broader participatory b...

Wed, 2014-03-26 15:45
Want to share your PBNYC experience and connect with the broader participatory budgeting movement? Submit a proposal for the 2014 Conference on PB in North America! Check it out and spread the word!


Call for Proposals: Participatory Budgeting Conference (Sept 2014)
www.participatorybudgeting.org
Join us on September 25-27, 2014 for Real Money, Real Power: The 3rd International Conference on Participatory Budgeting in North America! We are now accepting proposals for workshops, presentation...

District 45 project Expo, Monday March 24th!! Learn all about this year&#039;a ballot...

Sun, 2014-03-23 22:34
District 45 project Expo, Monday March 24th!! Learn all about this year'a ballot!! #flatbush #midwood #Brooklyn


Project Expos 2014
Our final Project Expo is: Monday, March 24, 2014 • 6:30 – 8:30pm. Check out the presentation boards created by community memebers to showcase all the Project Ideas. And remember, if you live, work and go to school in District 45 and are at least 16 years old, you can vote for your favorite 5 projects from March 29 through April 5 at polling booths that will be located throughout the district. Stay tuned for details!