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    Rally to save DPW’s Greater Pittsburgh East Office in East Liberty!

    April 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Rally to save DPW GPEThe state’s Department of Public Welfare is planning to close the Greater Pittsburgh East Office.

    All clients will be forced to go to the McKeesport office starting May 2.

    For a Greater Pittsburgh East CAO client to get to McKeesport – depending on their neighborhood – it would require:

    • at least 2 buses taking at least 1.5 hours for a one-way trip, assuming the buses run perfectly on time;
    • at least $5 for a one-way bus trip – typical fare is $9.

    This will affect 20,000 households receiving SNAP/food stamps, not to mention those getting medical assistance.

    There are better alternatives!

    DPW needs to take their struggling clients into account. They must make a commitment to easing access to help during hard times, not make it even harder.

    Join Just Harvest, SEIU Local 668, and Action United at the rallies on Tuesday, April 1!

    Greater Pittsburgh East
    5947 Penn Avenue, 2nd Floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15206
    County Assistance Office Headquarters
    301 Fifth Avenue, Piatt Place
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

    SEIU Local 668 will also be holding rallies at:

    Southeast District
    220 Sixth Street
    McKeesport, PA 15132
    Alle-Kiski District
    909 Industrial Blvd
    New Kensington, PA 15068

    Can’t make the rallies? Join the Twitter Storm from 12-1pm on Tuesday:

    Sample Tweets
    Closing the Greater Pittsburgh East CAO will hurt 20,000 families

    DPW is creating #BarrierstoBenefits by closing Greater Pittsburgh East CAO #seiu668

    Making it harder to help families in tough times only hurts families in need

    2 buses + 2 fares + 2 hours = TOO MUCH!

     

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    Details

    Date:
    April 1
    Time:
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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    Organizer

    SEIU Local 668 and Just Harvest
    Phone:
    412-431-8960 ext. 114

    Venue

    DPW Greater Pittsburgh East
    5947 Penn Avenue, 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, 15206
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