Endorsements

32BJ SEIU:  We are at the forefront of union building in the service sector in Pittsburgh. With more than 5,500 of us working as office building cleaners, school and university workers, and in other property service fields, we are active in the fight to defend workers’ rights and to make our communities stronger.

AAUW North Hills Pittsburgh Branch:  American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. We are North Pittsburgh’s link to the state and national organizations of AAUW.  Our Branch members are college-educated women in every stage of life who join together to promote equity and education and to enjoy fellowship with each other.

AAUW Fox Chapel Area PA Branch:  American Association of University Women (AAUW).  The purpose of this branch shall be to unite graduates of accredited educational institutions in order to promote equity, education, intellectual growth, individual worth, and development of opportunities for women and girls.

ACLU of PA:  The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the nation’s foremost guardian of liberty. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending and protecting our individual rights and personal freedoms.

American Friends Service Committee PA:   AFSC’s Pennsylvania Empowering Voices for Peace and Justice Program seeks to bring people of divergent views together to build a peaceful and just world.

B-PEP  The Black Political Empowerment Project is primarily a volunteer organization which relies upon the dedication of people who donate an incredible number of hours to an organization that they truly believe in because of its ability to “uplift” our communities by providing “hope” and a sense of purpose and empowerment.

CODEPINK:  CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities.

F & M Technology LLP:  Information and Technology Services – A minority owned business that is geared towards computer technical legal services (expert witness) , and health wellness.

Gender Studies Class at Slippery Rock University  Gender is political.  It’s cultural.  It’s complex.  Whether we recognize it or not, we experience, reinforce and disrupt social expectations about masculinity, femininity, sex, sexuality, and sexual identities every day.

Gertrude Stein Club of Greater Pittsburgh:  We are a multipartisan organization working in electoral politics for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights by helping candidates who are committed to helping us secure those rights.

Greater Pittsburgh Business & Professional Women’s Club:  BPW/PA is a leading advocate for working women in our state.  We work on all issues that touch women’s lives and careers.

Health Care 4 All PA  Here, you’ll learn eye-popping things not only about our current health care system but how what we propose is a vast improvement over it, for both you and the state as a whole.

Human Rights City Alliance:  We are a volunteer network of individuals and organizations around Pittsburgh working to promote human rights learning and to engage in activities that promote a human rights culture and advance programs and policies that will help us realize the vision of a true human rights city. Please join this important work!

League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh: The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

New Voices Pittsburgh:  Our mission is to build a social change movement dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women and girls through leadership development, Human Rights and Reproductive Justice. Our vision is to achieve the health and complete well-being of Black women and girls, our families and communities.

One Pittsburgh:  Why are Pittsburgh’s working families still losing out in this economy?

Pittsburgh United:  Pittsburgh UNITED strives to advance social and economic justice in the Pittsburgh region by working to ensure that working families and low and moderate-income communities are able to share in the prosperity that is generated by economic growth and development.

Planned Parenthood of Western PA: The mission of Planned Parenthood of Western PA (PPWP) is to provide comprehensive and complementary health care to those in need of services; disseminate information about human sexuality and the need for family planning and responsible parenthood; and advocate public policies which guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services.

The Commission on Human Relations:  CHR investigates complaints of alleged discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations within the City of Pittsburgh. CHR is tasked with investigating civil rights violations and any conditions having an adverse effect on intergroup relations in the city. In addition, CHR conducts community education and other outreach programs for schools, community groups, businesses, professional organizations and City departments in order to promote equal rights and opportunities for all who work, live or visit our city.

Thomas Merton Center:  TMC works to build a consciousness of values and to raise the moral questions involved in the issues of war, poverty, racism, classism, economic justice, human rights, and environmental justice. TMC engages people of diverse philosophies and faiths who find common ground in the nonviolent struggle to bring about a more peaceful and just world.

University of Pittsburgh Department of Gender Studies: The University of Pittsburgh Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program is committed to promoting feminist and LGBTQIA activism, pedagogy, and scholarship that engage with the larger local, national, and global communities.

Women and Girls Foundation:  The mission of the Women and Girls Foundation (WGF) is to achieve equality for women and girls, now and for generations to come. Our vision is for women and girls in Pennsylvania to have equal access, opportunity, and influence in all aspects of their public and private lives. To realize this vision, the organization’s active work is focused on developing the female leaders of tomorrow and advancing women’s rights today.

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom:  WILPF envisions a transformed world at peace, where there is racial, social, and economic justice for all people everywhere—a world in which:

Women Organized to Resist and Defend  Pittsburgh chapter of WORD is a new grassroots, feminist organization that is dedicated to building the struggle for women’s rights and equality for all.

Women’s Institute Chatham University:  The mission of the Institute is to help overcome and eradicate the social inequalities facing women, and to advance women’s excellence through education, research, and outreach in areas of modern-day social concerns.

Women’s Law Project: Our mission is to create a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.

YWCA Greater Pittsburgh YWCA Greater Pittsburgh is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We envision a community that advances education, opportunity, and equity regardless of gender, race, or background.

Zonta Club of Pittsburgh:  Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.