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Our aim is to advocate for participatory policy-making processes that are equitable, accessible, and significant by sharing what we’ve learned about the possibilities for co-governance through participatory democracy.

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A Community-led Recovery: ARPA Funds in Central Falls, RI

A group started VOCES CON PODER in Central Falls, RI, to use participatory democracy practices to allocate ARPA
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A Community-led Recovery: ARPA Funds in Oregon

Youth Voice Youth Vote PB (YV2 PB) was launched in Oregon in 2022 to use participatory democracy practices
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Participatory Policy-Making Learning Exchange

This graphic presents a vision for participatory policy-making rooted in equity, accessibility, and significance. It's the result of
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Tools for Virtual Engagement

This brief offers considerations for making virtual decision-making processes accessible and equitable throughout and beyond the COVID-19 era.
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A Community-led Recovery: How to Use Participatory Budgeting for American Rescue Plan Funding

This booklet provides information on how your community can and must have a say in American Rescue Plan
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Democracy Beyond Elections

This one-pager gives an overview of what Democracy Beyond Elections (DBE) is providing goals and solutions to deepen
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Participatory Policy-making

This one-pager gives an overview of what participatory policy-making (PPM) is, why it is a useful tool, the
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“Where We Live NYC:” The NYC Fair Housing Assessment

In 2018, the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the New York City
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Community-Driven Zoning and Development in Chicago’s 35th Ward

When Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa took office in 2015, he initiated a six-month long process to restructure the way
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Washington CAN’s Good Cause Eviction Policy

Washington Community Action Network (Washington CAN) is the largest member-based, grassroots community organization in the state of Washington
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