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Statement on the Chabad of Poway shooting

April 29, 2019 -- Partnership for Working Families

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.

Frontline Communities as Experts

April 20, 2016 -- Partnership for Working Families

PWF affiliate Puget Sound Sage is helping build a just climate movement in Seattle, while ensuring those most likely to suffer the consequences of climate change lead the way. This philosophy has informed an aggressive policy agenda.

Affiliate POWER Joins Forces for Solar Jobs

April 20, 2016 -- Partnership for Working Families

In Philadelphia, Partnership for Working Families affiliate POWER: An Interfaith Movement joined forces with Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) in its Local Green Jobs campaign. The coalition is calling on the largest local utility, PECO, to purchase solar power from underserved North Philadelphia’s rooftops. “Environmental justice means an economy that works for everyone,” said Rabbi Julie Greenberg of POWER. “We need to create jobs where they are most needed and keep our energy dollars circulating locally.”

Affiliate ALIGN Works to Transform NYC’s Recycling System

April 20, 2016 -- Partnership for Working Families

Transform Don’t Trash NYC, the campaign to clean up New York City’s dirty commercial sanitation industry, is picking up steam. The coalition of environmental justice, worker organizations and community groups (including PWF affiliate ALIGN) has been working for three years to expose problems in the industry and push a transformative vision of change. With City Hall recently taking the first steps toward addressing the issue, real change toward a cleaner, safer waste and recycling system may be just around the corner.

Clean Rivers Campaign Protects Ratepayers, Rivers & Communities by Greening Water and Sewer System

April 20, 2016 -- Partnership for Working Families

Rivers are at the heart of the Pittsburgh region. The area’s economic and environmental revival is closely tied to its rivers, but unfortunately its aging and poorly designed sewer system is creating a crisis.

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