As you may know, PIIN is a co-endorser of the Alliance for Police Accountability (APA) initiative in support of two important ballot initiatives focusing on criminal justice for the May 18 primary election. The goal is to collect a minimum of 27,000 total signatures for the solitary confinement initiative, and 12,000 for the ban on no-knock warrants (More information on both issues is below). Our goal is to collect at least 1,000-2,000 signatures from PIIN supporters!
1) Registered voters who live in Allegheny County to help control use of solitary confinement at the jail:
Allegheny County registered voters have the power to greatly curtail the use of solitary confinement at the county jail.
2) Registered voters who live in the City of Pittsburgh to ban no-knock warrant:
City of Pittsburgh registered voters can ban the use of no-knock warrants in our city!
Please return your signed petitions, no matter how many signatures were collected, to the APA no later than February 13 to allow time for processing. Petitions can be mailed to, or dropped off at:
Alliance for Police Accountability
841 California Ave., Fl. 3
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
What can you, your congregation, and friends do to support this action?
-Can you make an announcement on how to sign our petition in your congregation?
-Can you collect petition signatures from your friends and family?
-Can you make phone calls or collect signatures safely in public?
-Can you set up a petitioning station in your congregation or on a covered porch and announce the location to your congregants and friends?
Thank you for your support!
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network
Minister Ella Scales
PIIN Vice President
on behalf of the PIIN Ballot Initiative Working Group