Building Innovative Networks for Reimagining Democracy

We wrapped up the third webinar in our first-ever Summer Implementation Institute with Kenneth Tang from the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and our West Coast Project Manager, Francesco Tena.

After sharing an overview of some of APEN’s work, Kenneth described a couple of the key roles APEN led during Oakland’s first PB process. APEN’s leadership with outreach and supporting community members at assemblies throughout this first year of PB in Oakland was crucial to including and empowering a diverse makeup of residents in PB.

Francesco then offered some key tactics and strategies Boston’s Youth Lead the Change (YLC) has used during idea collection to meet young people where they’re at and to communicate in personalized and engaging ways. He posed the question of quantity versus quality during idea collection and described how YLC responded to the notion that general questions receive general answers.

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