NEWS

Eleven congregations complete Sacred Conversations on Race + Action

In October, PIIN launched Sacred Conversations on Race + Action, a series of congregation-based discussions designed to provide a safe space to discuss race and racism in our country and in our communities. Since then, members at eleven congregations have reflected on their own past experiences and challenged one another to expand their own levels of personal awareness.

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Build your sphere of influence on June 8th.

On Thursday, June 8, PIIN will expand the scope of our monthly board meeting to host a base building training to equip members with the tools necessary to learn the craft of organizing. As we shift from organizing money to organizing people, we must develop the skills...

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PIIN joins in the Fight for $15 National Day of Disruption

PIIN joins in the Fight for $15 National Day of Disruption

On November 29th, workers in Pittsburgh joined the nationwide Fight For $15 Day of Disruption to advocate for a living wage and a voice on the job for every working American. In addition to fast-food workers, UPMC and Giant Eagle employees also walked off the job and joined in the fight.

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A big win for affordable green infrastructure solutions

PIIN’s Ratepayer Justice Task Force has worked closely with The Clean Rivers Campaign to ensure that ALCOSAN ratepayers– especially low-income residents– aren’t stuck footing water bills they cannot afford as part of ALCOSAN’s $2 billion system upgrades. On October 27th, the board of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority awarded a contract to Dollar Energy Fund Inc. to administer the customer assistance program we’ve long advocated for.

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MEDIA COVERAGE

Continue McLay’s good work

When Mayor Bill Peduto hired former police Chief Cameron McLay two years ago, it had been just a couple of short months since the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York City. Across the nation, people were waking up to the reality that people of color are more than twice as likely to be shot by police than whites. Many were finally questioning how police officers operate in communities of color and the disparate treatment to which people of color are subjected.

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Assisting ratepayers

On Oct. 27, the Alcosan board voted to establish a customer assistance program (CAP) for residents who are unable to pay their rising sewer bills. The Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network commends Alcosan for taking these positive steps to help low-income ratepayers have access to clean water for their families.

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