Social Justice

The Clemente Museum is Helping Pittsburghers Help Puerto Ricans

Hurricane Maria has dealt a catastrophic blow to the island of Puerto Rico, taking out its electrical grid, telecommunications, transportation system, main industries -- all gone. Over three million of our fellow U.S. citizens are in dire need of clean water, food, medicine, personal hygiene products, gasoline, cash, virtually everything! As Pittsburghers, we know that Roberto Clemente gave his life to support others. Pittsburgh owes it to Roberto and his family to do all we can to help the people of Puerto Rico.

By | September 29th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Social Justice|0 Comments

City Launching Public Safety Multicultural Liaison Unit to Work with Immigrant and Refugee Communities

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 11, 2017) The City of Pittsburgh is launching a Multicultural Liaison Unit to help build trustworthy and sustainable relationships between Department of Public Safety workers and members of the city's immigrant and refugee communities. The unit will translate police, fire and medic materials into several foreign languages, hold educational events for immigrant communities, and provide multicultural training for Public Safety recruits.

By | September 11th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Press Release, Public Safety, Social Justice|Comments Off on City Launching Public Safety Multicultural Liaison Unit to Work with Immigrant and Refugee Communities

Statement By Mayor William Peduto on President Trump Ending DACA Immigration Program

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 5, 2017) Mayor William Peduto released the following statement regarding the decision by President Donald Trump to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects 800,000 immigrants brought to the United States as children from deportation: "President Trump's decision today is pathologically cruel and a tragic repudiation of fundamental American values...

By | September 5th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Press Release, Social Justice|Comments Off on Statement By Mayor William Peduto on President Trump Ending DACA Immigration Program

A Prayer for Pittsburgh: A Prayer for Peace

Pittsburghers of all backgrounds are invited to join Mayor Peduto, elected officials, faith leaders, and community partners for a celebration of unity. In these trying times, Pittsburghers will respond the same way our community always has, by coming together to show respect and tolerance for each other.

By | August 17th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Social Justice|Comments Off on A Prayer for Pittsburgh: A Prayer for Peace

Mayor Featured Speaker Today at Panel on Cities as International Leaders

PITTSBURGH, PA (July 7, 2017) Mayor William Peduto remains in Lyons, France, for an international conference on urban leadership, where he is a featured speaker.

By | July 7th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Environment and Sustainability, Government Reform and Innovation, Press Release, Social Justice|Comments Off on Mayor Featured Speaker Today at Panel on Cities as International Leaders

Please Join Me at Tomorrow’s “March for Truth: Pittsburgh Says Yes to Paris” Event

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 3rd, "March for Truth" events will be held nationwide to call for truth and accountability in American Government. In Pittsburgh, this event has taken on an added emphasis: Telling the truth about climate change...

By | June 2nd, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Environment and Sustainability, Public Safety, Social Justice|Comments Off on Please Join Me at Tomorrow’s “March for Truth: Pittsburgh Says Yes to Paris” Event

Statement on Peduto Administration’s Continued Support of Homeless Residents

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 28, 2017) Mayor William Peduto's Administration is continuing to address the plight of the City's homeless population, despite the shameful and politically motivated attacks on the homeless by City Councilwoman Darlene Harris.

By | April 28th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Neighborhoods and Community, Press Release, Social Justice|Comments Off on Statement on Peduto Administration’s Continued Support of Homeless Residents

Sneak Peek: Mayor’s Next Ad

Be the first on your block to see the Mayor's new TV ad! Take a sneak peek now and hear all the ways Pittsburgh has become a better city for our kids! You can view it now right here before it airs tomorrow.

By | April 27th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Education and Youth, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Public Safety, Social Justice|Comments Off on Sneak Peek: Mayor’s Next Ad

Mayor William Peduto Adopts “Rooney Rule” For City Hiring

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 19, 2017) Mayor William Peduto today issued an Executive Order adopting measures to promote diversity in City hiring, similar to an initiative backed by late Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney within the National Football League.

By | April 19th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Press Release, Social Justice|Comments Off on Mayor William Peduto Adopts “Rooney Rule” For City Hiring

Statement from Mayor William Peduto on Pittsburgh-Uber Relations

PITTSBURGH, PA (April 3, 2017) - Mayor William Peduto issued the following statement today regarding ongoing relations between the City of Pittsburgh and Uber referenced in an article published in the Wall Street Journal today, titled Uber Self-Driving Program Hits Another Pothole.

By | April 4th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Building a Pittsburgh for All, Economic Development, Environment and Sustainability, Keeping Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Press Release, Social Justice, Technology and Design|Comments Off on Statement from Mayor William Peduto on Pittsburgh-Uber Relations