Participatory Budgeting Gets An International Boost
Posted by Bridge Alliance Education Fund on August 15, 2019 at 2:24 PM
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The focus of the Bridge Alliance family is the United States. In fact, as you may have noticed, we rarely -- if ever -- talk about global affairs. This doesn’t mean that Bridge Alliance members limit their work to the USA (Charter for Compassion is active in almost 50 nations!), but when you open the Weekly Update, the overwhelming likelihood is that you’ll learn more about a domestic effort to get our nation back on track.
Today, we’re straying from that rule a bit to join ncdd in congratulating Participatory Budgeting Project for the impending launch of the Global PB Hub. Made possible by a $560,000 grant by the Hewlett Foundation, the Global PB Hub will help coordinate participatory budgeting efforts across the world. This will include creating an online library to collect and disseminate PB research, data, tools and resources in an accessible format, and establishing new communication and governance systems to help PB flourish in local communities worldwide.
In other news:
- Speaking of expanding, RepresentUs is always on the hunt for individuals who want to tackle corruption in America. This powerhouse of a Bridge Alliance member is currently looking to fill 8 positions, including Campaign Director, Digital Director and Marketing Analyst.
- For those looking to connect more deeply with their local community, the Charter for Compassion is offering a 4 week course beginning August 26th called “Where and How the Compassion Movement Gathers: Creating Sacred Space in Local Communities.” The course costs just $25.
- Finally, we highly encourage you to check out the Project on Government Oversight’s review and preview of the Supreme Court’s docket in 2019. You may be surprised to learn who is joining together on 5-4 decisions.
As always, thank you for your support,
Bridge Alliance Education Fund
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Bridge Alliance Members in the News:
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RepresentUs - IVN News - Unbreaking America: How 3.5% of Americans Can Turn a Historic Reform Movement into a Cultural Revolution