If you are involved in a local group or organization engaged in public policy efforts related to racial justice and equity, then we want to hear from you!
The Better Together Council, which was created as a result of the People’s Supper process, champions and works to advance policies, programs, and projects to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout Erie. The Council’s structure consists of diverse community leaders who are committed to Building Opportunity, Restoring Hope, and Transforming Erie.
The Erie Racial Justice Policy Initiative is a Better Together Council-sponsored policy action project facilitated by the Jefferson Educational Society.
This initiative is a collaborative process that seeks to engage multiple stakeholders in the City of Erie to identify and implement local public policy reforms that address the most pressing racial justice opportunities within the City. The belief is that by working together, we can achieve policy wins.
The members of the Better Together Council invite groups and organizations involved in local racial justice public policy work to take this short survey: Erie Racial Justice Initiative Survey
Their goal is to identify potential partners and to gain a better understanding of existing efforts already underway. The Erie Racial Justice Policy Initiative is in a position to provide modest stipends for 12 policy reform partners over the next year. If your organization or group is not selected to participate in this initial round, the Council will keep everyone updated on other opportunities for involvement. Thank you!