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The Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) is a network of congregations and organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania committed to drawing together people of faith to act powerfully on local and regional issues of justice and fairness through the process of community-building, direct action, and negotiation with decision makers.

Join us for our Love Thy Neighbor campaign! Our initial focus is the need for Pittsburgh’s largest employer, UPMC, to pay their service workers a living wage. Thousands of UPMC service employees work full-time, without any hope of earning enough to sustain their families, let alone enough to improve their economic standing over time. Although UPMC is Pittsburgh’s largest employer, it is not a creator of prosperity for working people. In addition, UPMC’s tax breaks include not paying property taxes, a major source of school funding, which is devastating our schools. As we have learned from the story of the Good Samaritan, let us take action and be Good Samaritans within our Pittsburgh community. Read more

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Here’s the latest from our “PIIN in the News Media” (Read more)

June 16, 2014: “Peduto names task force on public education in Pittsburgh”  Jessica Ramey of Yinzercation was named to Mayor Peduto’s education task force. The task force will discuss how to make public schools stronger throughout the city, with recommendations due to the mayor in September. Read the story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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June 12, 2014: “Charges against clergy protesting UPMC dismissed”  Charges were dismissed against nine clergy members affiliated with PIIN who were arrested Feb. 27 for protesting at UPMC headquarters for fair treatment of service workers. All had been cited during PIIN’s 'Love Thy Neighbor' rally. Read the story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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June 11, 2014: “Citizens rally for increased education funding”  "We're all in this struggle together and our struggle is for fair funding for our schools," said Rev. David Thornton with the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network. "[Corbett's] cuts to our schools will be remembered at the voting booth November 4. We have to make Tom Corbett a one-term governor." Read the story in the Pittsburgh City Paper

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