Participate and Spread the Word
The easiest way to get involved with the People's Budget is, of course, to participate! Stay tuned here or on our Facebook to hear about community gatherings, brainstorming efforts, polling locations, and more.
You can also help us out by telling your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors about PB- invite them to our next event or send them to our website. Every person who participates in this process brings us closer as a whole community to equity.
We're looking for people to do outreach in the 2nd ward for our pilot year. Help us reach everyone in the community to make PB equitable and empower ourselves in the city budgeting process. Email email@example.com if you're interested!
Spread information about the People’s Budget, primarily through door-knocking and tabling; Pass out flyers and other materials, promote events, register people to vote for PB, collect ideas for projects, and collect votes.
The majority of outreach will be taking place in March and April for community gatherings and brainstorming, and late July to early August for voting.
You can sign up for as many or as few time slots at a time as you like- these will usually be about 3 hours each.
Join the Delegate Team
The People’s Budget in Ithaca is recruiting for interested folks of all backgrounds from the 2nd ward to help make our pilot year possible by taking on the role of PB delegate. Delegates will be working together to engage community members in deciding how to spend $10,000 from the city budget. We need a team of 10 dedicated people to work as neighborhood liaisons so we can empower our communities and take back our city!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested!
In this role, you will use outreach, planning, and communication to help facilitate the People’s Budget process. You will work with an intergenerational team of 10 delegates from the 2nd Ward (Northside, Southside, and Downtown) to gather ideas for how to spend $10k in your neighborhoods, transform those ideas into formal proposals, and hold a community vote on them.
- Must be 16+ years old
- Must be a resident of the 2nd ward
- Must be committed to the entire cycle (March-December 2018)
- Strategize and do outreach for community brainstorm and voting
- Organize community brainstorm meetings and other forms of brainstorming
- Filter through project ideas
- Develop remaining ideas into formal proposals and create a ballot
- Organize pop-up polls and other forms of voting
Upon successful fundraising by the project coordinators, delegates could receive up to $1,000 each
3-5 hours a week from March through December (flexible)