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:
220 Sixth Street
McKeesport, PA 15132
909 Industrial Blvd
New Kensington, PA 15068
Can’t make the rallies? Join the Twitter Storm from 12-1pm on Tuesday:
Closing the Greater Pittsburgh East CAO will hurt 20,000 families Tweet #SaveGPE
DPW is creating #BarrierstoBenefits by closing Greater Pittsburgh East CAO #seiu668 Tweet #SaveGPE
Making it harder to help families in tough times only hurts families in need Tweet #SaveGPE
2 buses + 2 fares + 2 hours = TOO MUCH! Tweet #SaveGPE