Our Issues

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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.

Immigration

The Immigration Task Force strives to create safe and just communities for all immigrant, refugee, and religious groups in Pittsburgh and beyond.

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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Rally! Join us November 12 to Support the Elderly and Infirm Incarcerated Community

On Friday, November 12 at 11:30 am, at the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh, PIIN will join Straight Ahead, prisoners’ rights groups, and the families of incarcerated elders to support state legislation that provides parole opportunities for aging and chronically ill community members in Pennsylvania state prisons. Incarcerated elders who are either terminally ill, no [...]

Brandi Fisher and Terri Minor Spencer

2021 Virtual Banquet – Speakers Announced! Registration Open!

Join us for the 2021 PIIN Virtual Banquet “Real Justice” with Brandi Fisher and Terri Minor Spencer Sunday, August 29, 2021 6:00-7:00 PM Eastern Time Join us for an evening of stimulating presentation about issues important to our organization and community – racial justice, and the fight for equity. We are pleased to announce that [...]

Juneteenth

Our President, Reverend Richard Freeman, wanted to share with you and our larger constituency the attached statement on the newly designated Juneteenth national holiday.  The statement reflects the joy and gratitude that we all feel that June 19th is now a national holiday, but provides a necessary reminder that  “like July 4th, June 19th is a road marker, [...]

Save the Date for Real Justice

SAVE THE DATE! PIIN (Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network) Virtual Banquet Sunday, August 29, 2021 6:00-7:00 PM Eastern Time Stay tuned for more information like speaker announcements and registration details!

Justice Wins!

PIIN congratulates APA for this overwhelming victory: 69% of Allegheny County voters approved strict limits on solitary confinement at the County Jail! 81% of City of Pittsburgh voters approved the banning of no-knock warrants! How PIIN helped: We collected over 2,000 signatures to put these measures on the ballot. We reached hundreds of voters on [...]

A Necessary Breather

  On April 20, 2021, in a courtroom in Hennepin County, Minnesota, a jury of twelve Americans from diverse backgrounds rendered a unanimous verdict convicting Derek Chauvin for the execution of George Perry Floyd, Jr. Although approximately 1,000 people are shot and killed each year in America by police, only 95 police officers are charged [...]

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