PIIN joins the Our Water Campaign, calls for improved water quality in Pittsburgh

Last Friday, PIIN, alongside dozens of members of the newly formed Our Water Campaign, called upon the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) to improve water quality and service at the monthly PWSA board meeting. The Our Water Campaign was formed in response to widespread public health concerns stemming from last month’s boil water advisory […]

PIIN members gather to support “Clean and Green” plan for Pittsburgh

On December 1st, PIIN and The Clean Rivers Campaign co-hosted a presentation of the city of Pittsburgh’s “Clean and Green” plan to solve flooding issues and stop the pollution of waterways every time it rains. The plan was released earlier that morning and is available in draft form for public commentary.

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.

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.

Sacred conversations on race underway

On October 1st, 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. During this several months-long series of discussions, we will reflect on our experiences, challenge one another to expand our own levels of personal awareness, and ultimately, take action.