On Feb 18, members of Group 39 added their voices to the Pittsburgh Solidarity Rally and March organized by Pitt College Democrats. The aim of the rally was to show support and solidarity with marginalized groups.
with Jordan Ball, Regional Representative in Senator
Robert Casey’s Pittsburgh office
with Matt Blackburn, Western Pennsylvania
Director for Senator Pat Toomey
with Congressman Mike Doyle
Above: Some of the letters written by about 40 participants on Wendesday, June 15.
We heard testimony from two mothers of gun violence victims, updates about current legislative efforts in Pennsylvania, and wrote letters to express our viewpoints to key legislators in Harrisburg.
Following an idea from Kathleen Lucas (Amnesty USA area coordinator for central and eastern PA), we wrote Valentine’s card to Governor Tom Wolf during our February meeting, with the following message:
“Thanks for being a human rights hero by declaring a moratorium [on the death penalty] and welcoming Syrian refugees!”