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Public Safety

The Public Safety Task Force exists to develop and build relationships that promote equity and justice while providing for the safety and protection of life and property.

Public Education

PIIN’s Education Task Force is actively engaged with community stakeholders, parents, and the faith community to establish community schools and guarantee the funding needed to provide a high-quality education to every child.

Criminal Justice Reform

Over-incarceration – and the lingering disability frequently following it – disproportionately impacts communities of color and unjustly denies people the right to earn a decent living, secure affordable housing, and more.

Ratepayer Justice

ALCOSAN is under a federal mandate to overhaul our region’s sewer system to reduce the discharge of sewage into our rivers.

Latest News

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Are You Ready to Vote?

Now more than ever it is vital to be prepared for the 2020 election. Deadline to register is October 19! Please see below for important dates and resources!

Letter in Support of Dannielle Brown – For Immediate Release

Danielle Brown, of Washington D.C., sits in her rocking chair near a casket for herself and tent she has been staying in and holding her hunger strike at Freedom Corner in Pittsburgh’s Hill District on Thursday, August 6, 2020. PIIN calls on the Board and President of Duquesne University to meet with Danielle Brown and [...]

Disappearing Protestor – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Disappearing Protestor – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 17, 2020 PIIN expresses its profound concern about the arrest of a peaceful demonstrator during a protest in Oakland on August 15th. This arrest was made by plainclothes officers, who whisked the protestor away in an unmarked van. We view such tactics as profoundly dangerous, not least because [...]

PIIN 20th Anniversary Virtual Banquet: So All Can Breathe

The PIIN 20th Anniversary Virtual Banquet “So All Can Breathe” from Sunday, August 30, 2020, featuring keynote speaker Jasiri X of 1Hood Media, was a huge success – thank you to all of our supporters, sponsors, and everyone who attended! Did you miss the event? Or do you want to watch it again? You can [...]

Our National Moment

Corporate public relations firms are bombarding the airwaves these days with the message that “we are in this together.” But as the horrific events in Minneapolis, Central Park, Louisville, KY, and Brunswick, GA brutally demonstrate (George Floyd, Christian Cooper, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery-say their names), this presumption of being “in this together” has never been [...]

A City Divided: Race, Fear, and the Law in Police Confrontations

Dr. David Harris On July 26, 2020, David Harris gave a sobering presentation, looking backward and forward into the future, pondering the challenges of Public Safety in our time. We hope you were able to join, but if you missed it or would like to watch it again, you can see the recording of the [...]

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