We warmly invite you to our Policy Cafe about Ballot Initiatives and Participatory Budgeting, a two-part event (you can come to both or either!):
1. From 6:00PM - 7:00PM: Teach-In
From 6:00PM - 7:00PM, Shawn McDougal and Kyle Donnely of the Community Democracy Project will share their experiences in an all-volunteer campaign working to bring participatory budgeting to Oakland with the ballot initiative process.
2. From 7:00PM - 7:45PM: One-on-One Policy Consultations
From 7:00PM to 7:45PM, bring your policy idea (whether it’s participatory budgeting-related or not) and we’ll facilitate individualized brainstorming sessions, where you can get advice on questions such as:
What are the next steps after I have come up with my policy idea?
How do I draft a ballot initiative?
How can I get involved with the Community Democracy Project?
This event is part of our Transformative Policymakers project, and it’s modeled after our Resilient Communities Legal Cafe, which provides donation-based legal advice for the community.
And there will be snacks!
About the Presenters
Shawn McDougal, Founder of Community Democracy Project
Shawn McDougal is an educator and change-maker who is committed to creating a more just and humane world. When he is not being a math professor or CDP co-director, he likes to ride his bike, dance, and gaze at beautiful skies.
Kyle Donnely, Member of Community Democracy Project
Kyle Donnely's background in philosophy and the arts has led to a conviction that solidarity created by communities working together is the path to justice.
1428 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94612
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