Volunteer for District 39!
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In the wake of election day, where in some Brooklyn areas turnout exceeded expectations, many of you may be feeling energized and ready to get involved in local politics. Attending your community board meetings is definitely a good place to start and we encourage all who can to do that. Here is another way to help! District 39, which covers Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace Borough Park and Kensington, is asking for volunteers! They needs residents to sign up to become Participatory Budget delegates or facilitators. Read more below and to sign up click here!
Budget Delegates and Facilitators make the real work of democracy possible. Delegates meet regularly in the fall and early winter to narrow down the list of project ideas; research the community’s needs, and work with city agencies and staff to develop concrete proposals for the ballot. Facilitators guide the Delegates in this process, helping them focus on equity and meet key deadlines. Join a committee that most interests you — like Parks, Transportation, Public Safety, Education, Youth, Public Housing, and Arts & Culture! Delegates must be at least 11 years old or at least in 6th Grade and have a meaningful connection to the district, for example live in the district, work in the district, own a business in the district, attend school in the district, or be a parent of a child attending school in the district.