Calls to Action

Demand Justice for Stephon Clark:

Stephon Alonzo “Zoe” Clark, devoted father of 2, was killed two weeks ago by Sacramento police officers who shot him 6 times in the back in his grandmothers backyard. He was holding a cell phone, not weapon. Every year, some 1,000 people are shot and killed by police. But between 2005 to 2017, only 80 officers were arrested on murder or manslaughter charges for on-duty shootings, out of which only 35% were convicted. And the black community is disproportionately affected: 50% of cop killings of unarmed individuals this year (so far) have been of black men according to data from the Washington Post, even though African-Americans represent only 14% of the population. Stephon Clark should be alive today. Our criminal justice system should protect, not threaten us. Sign this petition demanding accountability and justice for Stephon Clark.

Get Out the Count—Protect a Fair and Accurate Census:

Last year, many of you helped us make sure PA municipalities were fully participating in the census.  Now we need to act to make sure the questions on the census are fair. If the 2020 Census includes immigration status, it’ll undercount communities of color and others who feel intimidated by anti-immigration sentiments, discouraging them from participating. And since we use Census data to draw legislative districts, it’ll amplify the harm of gerrymandering — keeping fair representation in government out of reach for too many of us. Learn more here.

Stop the PA GOP Attacks on SNAP and Medicaid

The Pennsylvania House Health Committee is scheduled to vote on Tuesday on a pair of mean-spirited bills that would make it harder for struggling Pennsylvanians to put food on the table and to receive health care. House Bill 1659 (SNAP) & House Bill 2138 (Medicaid) would create additional unnecessary and costly bureaucratic obstacles for the state’s most vulnerable residents to access food assistance & health care. Learn more here. 

Banning Abortion following a Down syndrome diagnosis, HB2050

Two bills have been introduced that would ban abortions sought as a result of a Down syndrome diagnosis, HB 2050 and SB 1050. Learn more about contacting your representative here.  If you have a personal story to share, we can connect you to someone who can help you share that story with the right people. Please email krubin@patogether.org.

Women in the Public Art Survey

The City of Pittsburgh will be commissioning a statue or sculpture to honor the important legacy of African American women in Pittsburgh. This sculpture or statue may take the form of a specific woman or will be a way of honoring many. Fill out the survey to let the city know your pick!


Protests, Rallies, Town Halls

Hosted by Hospital Workers Rising
April 17 at 2PM – 5PM: A Community Health Agenda for UPMC
200 Ross St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Hosted by Women and Girls Foundation and Black Femme Excellence Co.
April 19th at 12 PM – 2 PM: Equal Pay Day Rally
Market Square, downtown Pittsburgh

Hosted by One Pennsylvania and Beaver County United
April 19 at Thursday at 12 PM – 1 PM: Rally Against Expungement Fees for People Not Guilty!
Beaver County Courthouse, Beaver, PA 15009, United States


Events

Hosted by Doris Kearns Goodwin
April 17  6 PM – 7:30 PM: Elsie Hillman Chair in Women and Politics
Women’s Institute, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232

Hosted by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
April 17 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM: An Enduring Dream: Pittsburgh after King
Kaufman Center Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium, 1825 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Hosted by PublicSource
April 18 at 4 PM – 6 PM: Live at Kelly Strayhorn Theater event on art & community values
PublicSource, 746 E. Warrington Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15210

Hosted by Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program – University of Pittsburgh
April 18 at 6 PM – 9 PM: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Hosted by Just Films Pittsburgh, Women’s Institute, Women’s Law Project, The Women and Girls Foundation
April 18 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM: Zero Weeks
Eddy Theater, Chatham University, Woodland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232

Hosted by Race to Nowhere, The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture
April 21 at at 11 AM – 1:30 PM: Race to Nowhere presented by Pitt Bridge LLC
Steel Valley High School, 220 East Oliver Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15120

Hosted by Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival, Allies for Health + Wellbeing, Human Rights Campaign
April 21 at 1 PM – 3 PM: In Full Bloom
Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Hosted by Pittsburgh Black Pride, Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival,Allies for Health + Wellbeing
April 21 at 4 PM – 6 PM: Nothing Without Us: the Women Who Will End AIDS
Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Hosted by ACLU of Pennsylvania
April 19 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM: More Than a Conversation: Standing up for Immigrants’ Rights 
Repair The World: Pittsburgh, 6022 Broad St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Hosted by Reel Q Pittsburgh LGBT Film Festival
April 22 at 1 PM – 2:30 PM: Expanding Gender: Youth Out Front
Melwood Screening Room, 477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Hosted by Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge
April 22 at 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Earth Day Volunteer Event & Net-Zero Building Tour
Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge, 307 Fourth Ave, Suite 1500, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Hosted by Prevention Point Pittsburgh
April 22 at 4 PM – 6 PM: Memorial for Ron Johnson
The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, 5006 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15224

Hosted by Voices of Hope
April 23 at 7 PM – 9 PM: Coffee & Consent Conversation
Adda Coffee & Tea House, 200 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206

Hosted by Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration – West and Alliance for Police Accountability-APA
May 7 at 7 PM – 9 PM: Candidate Forum on criminal-legal system issues 
First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, 
605 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213


Call for Volunteers

Check back soon!


Opportunities

Penn Future is looking for a Western PA Outreach Coordinator

Allies for Health + Wellbeing (formerly PATF) is looking for a Health Advocate.

Poise Foundation is looking for a Program Officer.

Jewish Association on Aging is looking for a Chief Development Officer.

Healthy Start, Inc. is looking for a Program Coordinator — Maternal and Child Health.

ACTION-Housing is hiring a VP of Finance.

Sacred Spaces is hiring a Chief Operating Officer.

The Thomas Merton Center is hiring Canvassers for the Our Water Campaign.

412 Food Rescue is hiring a Chief Program Officer.

Health Start Center for Urban Breastfeeding is looking for a Program Manager.

Partner4Work is looking for a Program Coordinator, EARN and Work Ready.

Mobile Sculpture Workshop is looking for applications to their Apprentice workshops.

Draw the Lines PA is looking for a part-time position in Western PA.


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