We are saddened and outraged by the continued political violence perpetrated by white nationalists. We stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters in mourning the shooting at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue. Saturday’s shooting, on the last day of Passover, killed one woman and injured three others, leaving their community reeling and devastated. A few days earlier, a man plowed his vehicle into a crowd of people in Sunnyvale, CA, “because they looked Muslim,” sending eight people to the hospital.
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We mourn those who were terrorized and murdered by white nationalist violence this past week in Louisville and Pittsburgh. Our hearts are with the families of the victims and the survivors of these attacks, and their communities which have been shaken to the core.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for Working Families, I am thrilled to announce that Lauren Jacobs will assume the role of Executive Director on August 1st.
Lauren is a dedicated campaigner and seasoned executive with over two decades of experience building power with low wage workers and their communities – with both labor unions and community organizations.
With the flu ravaging the U.S. this year, it is more critical than ever that Pittsburgh can provide paid sick days to ill employees
When I stepped into leadership at the Partnership for Working Families over three years ago, I was driven by the Partnership’s core mission: contesting for power in our cities. I’ve seen what that looks like when we’re successful - we aggregated our wins across our network and improved 3.2 million lives in 2 years!
As the country reels from the violence in Charlottesville and the recent surge in white supremacist activity, communities of color in cities nationwide are also confronting more insidious racist tactics tied directly to corporate power.
The Partnership for Working Families condemns the acts of racism and terrorism that took place in Charlottesville, VA.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2017
The following is a statement from Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas on the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ release of their 21st Century New Deal for Jobs: