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File #: 2019-1671    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 5/13/2019 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 5/14/2019 Final action: 5/28/2019
Enactment date: 5/28/2019 Enactment #: 339
Effective date: 5/30/2019    
Title: Resolution declaring the City of Pittsburgh as an "All-In" City.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess, R. Daniel Lavelle, Bruce A. Kraus, Darlene M. Harris, Corey O'Connor, Anthony Coghill
Indexes: MISCELLANEOUS
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Resolution declaring the City of Pittsburgh as an "All-In" City.

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Whereas, the federal Civil Rights Act(s) of 1964, 1965 and 1968 banned discrimination because of a person's color, race, national origin, gender or religion; and,
Whereas, Article III, ? 26 of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prohibits the Commonwealth or any of its' subdivisions from denying to any person "the enjoyment of any civil right"; and,
Whereas, in Pittsburgh, concentrated poverty remains a serious challenge to the ability of poor families and children to access opportunities and move up the economic ladder; and,
Whereas, here in Pittsburgh, a pervasive sense exists that there are "two Pittsburghs": one which grows more prosperous with each passing day and the other, cut off from opportunity by poverty, structural racism and discrimination; and,
Whereas, data recently released by the National Equity Atlas show that this inequality comes at a great cost to the city and the region: Pittsburgh's economic output would be nearly $5 billion dollars higher every year without the clear racial inequities in income; and,
Whereas, urgent action is needed is needed to steer growth and change in a new direction; and,
Whereas, Pittsburgh's racial, economic and geographic inequities are no mere moral challenge, but an existential threat to the City's long-term resilience and prosperity; and,
Whereas, investing in the artistic, cultural, and entrepreneurial expressions of existing neighborhood residents and groups that are vulnerable to displacement is an important strategy to protect against this effect and stabilize changing communities; and,
Whereas, All-In Cities, an initiative of PolicyLink, works to dismantle persistent racial barriers and invest in people of color who are the emerging majority in America, is the only just course of action for all of the City's residents; and,
Whereas, PolicyLink considers Pittsburgh the flagship engagement of the All-In Cities...

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