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 […]

Thank You!

AMAZING‼️ The only word to describe our team of volunteers, staff and organizations that made this possible‼️ The Alliance for Police Accountability ballot initiatives garnered almost 67,000 signatures – almost 22,000 to pass Breonna’s Law and over 45,000 to stop solitary confinement at the Allegheny County Jail. PIIN engaged 13 congregations and 2 organizations in […]

2020 Peaceful Protests lead to 2021 Ballot Actions

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 […]

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 […]