Civil Pittsburgh: An Introduction

1 Jan

Pittsburgh has a diverse, rich and at times a confrontational history in the area of civil rights and civil liberties. Citizens expect their Constitutional rights to be respected, but recent events including the rounding up of protesters/innocent bystanders during the G-20 summit, and the police beating of Jordan Miles make it abundantly clear that we still need to take further steps to uphold our Constitutional rights.

In the following posts and across the website, Civil Pittsburgh will be keeping readers updated on all issues involving civil rights and civil liberties in Pittsburgh. To keep up with civil rights news and information on a more regular basis you can follow us on twitter.

Civil Pittsburgh is currently under construction but will include the following resources:

MY CIVIL RIGHTS WERE VIOLOATED:
This page will simplify the process for individuals seeking to air a grievance concerning a violation of their constitutional rights. In addition, it will be complete with information to contact the relevant officials and organizations, considering where the incident occurred, and their place of residence. This is intended to reduce the “run-around” effect and to allow Pittsburgh residents to be in contact with the people, at the very least, who are in the position to help them.

I WANT TO PROTEST IN PITTSBURGH:
This page will include specific procedures and/or guidelines and permits that the city of Pittsburgh requires to mobilize a demonstration.

PEOPLE EXERCISING THEIR RIGHTS:
This page will include articles and photos about Pittsburghers exercising their constitutional rights. If you want to contribute to this page with photos or an article please contact Civil Pittsburgh.

EVENTS CALENDAR:

This page will include information about events pertaining to civil rights and civil liberties in Pittsburgh. Civil Pittsburgh users will be able to upload their events to the events calendar.

LISTEN:
This page will include audio essays pertaining to civil rights and civil liberties in Pittsburgh. If you want to contribute to this page with photos or an article please contact Civil Pittsburgh.

LET’S WORK TOGETHER:
This page will include contact information to individuals and organizations that are working to promote civil rights and civil liberties in Pittsburgh.

If Civil Pittsburgh works as intended it will lead to a more civil and just Pittsburgh.

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