Equitable and Just Greater Pittsburgh (EJGP) is a cross-issue, cross-neighborhood network of over 125 different organizations, community groups, and residents working to secure an equitable and just Greater Pittsburgh. We root this work in the realities and threats that COVID-19, environmental degradation, and climate change present to the overburdened and under-resourced populations of Allegheny County and beyond.
Since January 2020, EJGP has established itself as a hub for networks, organizations, and individuals to communicate and work together across often siloed and disconnected sectors and neighborhoods. Our network currently focuses on three network-member-led campaigns: Get the Lead Out, Pittsburgh (an effort to remove lead from area homes); Fair Fares for a Full Recovery (an effort for a pilot low-income free fare program on public transit); and a campaign to promote transparency, community-leadership, and equity in the local allocation of American Recovery Plan Act funds.
In this network, we prioritize the needs and voices of those in need of resources. We build across neighborhoods and across issue areas. By connecting as a network, we support each other as we work together to imagine and create a better, equitable, and just future!