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PIIN Set to Host Local Leadership Training – Saturday, February 1

The Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) will host a Local Leadership Training on Saturday, February 1 at Wesley Center AME Zion Church, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The training will introduce new leaders to the basic concepts of community and congregational organizing and will cover topics in outreach, civic engagement, power analysis, recruitment, and […]

A Message From Rev. Kolb: Expanding Our Impact!

When I became PIIN’s new President just a few short weeks ago, it was immediately clear that PIIN is at an important time in our development. We’ve made significant progress on police-community relations, reforming our broken criminal justice system, green infrastructure, and improving equity in our public schools, but we still have a lot of […]

Remembering Newtown: Healing and Action, 7 Years Later

Please join PIIN, Moms Demand Action, CeaseFirePA, Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence and a coalition of community partners as we come together for a healing Memorial to recognize the lives lost to gun violence in Allegheny County this past year (currently 89 people). We will also be recognizing those lives lost at Sandy Hook […]

Activists seek to sway city budget process

“Pittsburgh City Council on Monday took the first of three required sets of votes on some $720 million in proposed 2020 spending, but not before activists challenged the process and officials rose to its defense. The $608 million operating budget and $110 million capital budget don’t include tax increases (a voter-approved parks tax has not […]

PIIN Supports Passage of H.R. 4 – Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019

PIIN applauds Congress’ passage of H.R. 4 – the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 which fully restores the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and protects the constitutional right of every American – to vote and participate in our elections. The passage of H.R. 4 in the House of Representatives is a gigantic step in […]

Giving Tuesday and More!

As we gear up for Giving Tuesday tomorrow, where people from all walks of life will come together to give, let those of us who have organized extensively, protested ferociously, and prayed fervently for equity and equality in this country remember that our work is not done. It is frightening to admit that we are […]

It’s Election Day

Today is the day. After a long campaign season, Voters are headed to the polls across Pennsylvania to elect officials for hundreds of local races that will impact public education, criminal justice reform, and public safety. Your vote is your voice and there’s too much at stake in this election to sit it out. At […]

PIIN Statement on the Passing of U.S. Congressman and Civil Rights Leader Elijah Cummings

The Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN), today offered condolences on the passing earlier this morning of Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, who had represented that state’s 7th Congressional District and served as the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee. In a statement, his office said he died of “complications concerning longstanding health challenges.” […]

2019 PIIN Public Action

PIIN’s 2019 Public Action has been scheduled for 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Tuesday, October 29 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church at 2001 Wylie Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. We expect there to be an attendance 500 PIIN members and supporters who are committed to work for justice and equity in our region, state, and nation. […]