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Participatory Budgeting Campaign on AskThem

Announcing our extensive question campaign for Participatory Budgeting in New York City! We’ve worked closely with the Participatory Budgeting Project and the grass-roots organizing group, Community Voices Heard, to build awareness for the budgeting process, encourage district adoption, and increase the diversity of participants.

Currently, 23 NYC Council Districts practice Participatory Budgeting to directly decide how to allocate over $25 million of taxpayer money.After the recent success of local Participatory Budgeting elections, ask your reps. follow the lead of participating Council Members- including Ben Kallos, Brad Lander, Melissa-Mark Viverito, and Jumaane D. Williams, among others…

Engagement Strategist Christopher King says “Community Voices Heard is proud to have spearheaded Participatory Budgeting in NYC and to collaborate with AskThem.io to create awareness for the process. Beginning with four courageous city council members and just four years later, we have 23 districts giving the people power over decision-making. In the years to come, we will look for more funding, more people to participate, and more power!”

Many thanks to Christopher for highlighting the power of PB to represent the needs of underserved new yorkers including at-risk youth, disenfranchised individuals, and low-income families.

Be sure to incorporate these Twitter handles when sharing your questions: @PB_NYC, @PBProject, @cvhaction

This issue has picked up great momentum on AskThem- look below for a slew of recent user questions to participating and non-participating districts. Find out whether your district is slated to participate:


Staten Island

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