Pledge to Vote in Participatory Budgeting
This is our million dollar decision. Participatory budgeting gives you the power to decide how $1 million will be spent on projects in your community.
Voting will be in multiple locations in the district on Saturday, April 5th and Sunday April 6th. We will also offer early voting on Tuesday, April 1st through Thursday, April 3rd, in Brad Lander's Park Slope office.
Can we count on you to vote?
The use of credit reports to discriminate against job applicants is on the rise, with over 60% of employers nationwide using the credit histories of prospective employees to inform their hiring decisions.
What does your neighborhood need? An improved park? Safer streets? New school technology? In participatory budgeting, you give your ideas and City Councilmember Brad Lander has set aside $1 million to fund them. And your votes will decide which projects get funded.
According to the "Saving Independent Retail" brief from the Pratt Center, "local businesses poured 68 percent of their revenue back into the local community, while for local chains the return was only 43%".
Find more compelling arguments for shopping and dining local here, and learn ways to become involved in supporting the cause.
Join me in recognizing people who have done service, and that you'll think about engaging in service yourself (or, if you already engage in service, increase your commitment to it).
Find great stories of service, ideas for how to get started in serving the community, and a list of organizations for which we encourage you to help out. You can also nominate someone for a service award.