Social Justice

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pittsburgh Mayor, Council Members and Residents Gear Up for the 412 Food Rescue Challenge

PITTSBURGH, PA (March 29, 2017) - The City of Pittsburgh is teaming up with 412 Food Rescue for a city-wide volunteer challenge to deliver 15,000 pounds of healthy food during Inclusive Innovation Week, March 31 – April 7th.

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Monday Memo 3/27/17

In episode three of "Talking Pittsburgh w/ Mayor Peduto," the Mayor talks about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how Congress needs to take it slow when it comes to trying to reform the healthcare act. He also discusses current issues with the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) and what that means for the safety of Pittsburgh’s drinking water, including the City's partnership with Peoples Gas and PWSA to provide free point-of-entry filtration systems to reduce lead levels in our drinking water. Listen in by clicking here for this 11 minute podcast.

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Governor Wolf to Congress: Fight for Better Health Care, Not Partisan Politics

While we can be grateful that President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress failed at this attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with the AHCA -- which if it had passed would have meant the loss of health insurance for millions -- that does not mean that the fight is over.

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BMe Community: Call for Stories, Call for Leaders

BMe Community is an "award-winning network of community-builders known for defining people by their positive contributions to society and enlisting incredible black men who inspire us to be Better Together." Each year, BMe presents their leadership awards to everyday, adult Black men -- fathers, coaches, students, businessmen, etc. -- who have shown that they are deeply committed to the well-being of others. Then, they help them in their efforts by giving them funding, networking opportunities, and by sharing their stories with others.

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Statement from Mayor William Peduto in Response to President Trump’s Executive Orders Regarding Immigration

PITTSBURGH, PA (January 25, 2017) - "The residents of Pittsburgh stand tonight with cities all across our nation. Pittsburgh was built by immigrants, who came to our city to find work in our steel mills and who forged a better life for their families. Like my grandparents, they came to America for opportunity, and they built America. We stand on their shoulders, and we owe it to them to preserve opportunities for current and future generations. Just as our past was built by immigrants, so too will be our future.

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Seeking Technical Assistance Providers for Love My Neighbor! Small Grants Program

Neighborhood Allies' Love My Neighbor! program provides small grants to resident-led projects across nine communities(Allentown, Beltzhoover, Hill District, Homewood, Knoxville, Larimer, Lincoln-Lemington, Millvale, and Wilkinsburg). They look to sponsor projects that improve the neighborhood and engage the neighbors. Now, they are seeking RFPs (Request for Proposals) from organizations or freelance consultants to provide technical assistance to people interested in applying for a Love My Neighbor! grant.

By | January 20th, 2017|Bill Peduto, Neighborhoods and Community, Social Justice|Comments Off on Seeking Technical Assistance Providers for Love My Neighbor! Small Grants Program