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    commented on Contact Us 2021-01-15 16:28:45 -0500
    Hi there! I’m working on the Bethani Cameron for Pittsburgh City Council campaign and wanted to reach out about a 2021 endorsement. Is BTA able to endorse in local elections and if so, have you finalized a 2021 endorsement application? Please let me know at Thank you!
    commented on Contact Us 2020-11-23 11:45:34 -0500
    I am with Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence. I am contacting faith institutions in Pittsburgh about involvement (even during a pandemic) in working to end gun violence in our cities. Philadelphia has witnessed a significant increase in deaths from illegal guns. May I have contact information for someone at Bend the Arc, Pittsburgh who is involved in opposing gun violence? Thanks.
    commented on Contact Us 2020-11-09 15:11:04 -0500
    I received the thank you from your minyan for our hard work during the election. We’ll back at you. Your minyan rocks.
    commented on Contact Us 2020-10-09 22:55:20 -0400
    For the love of God get my phone number off your text list. I am not Danielle living in Pa. I am a guy who lives in NY. Please remove my number from ur list. I have texted stop, but that didn’t work.

    6315137823. Thank you in advance.
    commented on Contact Us 2020-10-09 22:51:45 -0400
    commented on Contact Us 2020-07-27 01:28:02 -0400

    We hope this message finds you well and safe during this challenging time. We are the Challah Back Girls; an initiative founded by four sisters to combine our passion for baking and voice for change to give back to the diverse communities that make up our society. Each week, we sell challah—a special bread in Jewish culture, typically eaten on ceremonial occasions such as the Sabbath—and donate all of our profit to an organization benefiting a social justice issue our society is encountering.

    You may have heard about us as the girls who sent Zach Banner challah, but we wanted to introduce ourselves more personally as we are immensely grateful for the important work you do. Last week, we joined the “Standing in Solidarity: A Conversation with Zach Banner and Black and Jewish Pittsburgh Activists” YouTube live to listen to the conversation and learn meaningful insight from the intelligent and diverse panel. We wanted to write to tell you how impactful it was and how much we appreciate all that you do for the Jewish community seeking to engage in racial justice work.

    Our partnership with Zach Banner and B3 Foundation was so awesome, and each week we donate somewhere new. We welcome you to check out our webpage ( to see where we’re giving to this week, and feel free to challah at us anytime to try some too! (We weren’t kidding when we responded in the YouTube chat about challah-ing back!)
    followed Contact Us 2020-07-24 10:00:40 -0400
    commented on Contact Us 2020-07-23 21:53:11 -0400
    I am so sorry…got mixed up about the east coast time and missed tonight’s Solidarity encounter. Did you record it and will I be able to view it later? I really do hope so! I live in LA county in CA and was on another Zoom today with the AFT pre-convention Retirees’ Conference. It’s been a day!


    commented on Contact Us 2020-06-18 11:40:43 -0400
    commented on Contact Us 2020-05-20 14:24:12 -0400
    Did not receive the zoom info this morning as noted in my rsvp for tonights Zoom regarding Berks
    commented on Contact Us 2019-11-03 16:02:02 -0500


    copyright 2019 Jeri Marie Hallberg-Harmon

    El Paso, Texas August 4, 2019

    Oh please, don’t keep me on my knees,

    don’t turn and walk away, don’t say you don’t see me.

    My Heart is here

    so hold me dear,

    and think of what will be,

    tomorrow we will see,

    in our hearts in our souls,

    Recuerdanos, recuerdanos ( remember us).

    in our hearts in our Souls,

    together You and Me.


    So please

    don’t keep me on my knees,

    don’t turn and walk away,

    don’t say you don’t see me!

    Our Hearts are always Yours!!

    Our Love Forever Yours!!

    And Know, forever more

    Recuerdanos ( remember us)

    [whisper] We will remember you!!!

    ( te recordaremos, te recordaremos !!!)

    Aqui, ahora, por favor,

    Ustedes estan en el hogar con nosotros y El Dios

    Forever More!!!!!

    In our hearts, in our souls we are bound to take control..

    (Recuerdo Nosotros)

    with your love,

    in our hearts

    Forever You and Me

    commented on Contact Us 2019-10-24 15:57:06 -0400
    There are too many Jihadists, Sodomites and Illegals in America. I am supporting Trump in 2020 and Pence in 2024!
    commented on Contact Us 2019-10-24 12:55:17 -0400
    You’re organization is nothing more that another arm of the Democrat party (the party of hate) and does not represent all Jews. “Progressive” is just another term for Socialism which is quietly destroying this country.
    commented on Contact Us 2019-10-23 17:52:28 -0400
    You are an embarressment to the city ..

    Please go home to mommy.
    commented on Contact Us 2019-10-23 17:52:27 -0400
    You are an embarressment to the city ..

    Please go home to mommy.
    commented on Contact Us 2019-10-23 17:16:21 -0400
    Use your time more wisely, folks. If you really want to see a more moral, upright nation, support Israel, God’s chosen people, and respect the authority God had put in place for this season. He is the One Who saw to it that Mr. Trump won the Presidency. It is His choice to set up Nations and leaders, not ours. Sure, we have a vote, but His decision is always best. And I agree… your organization DOES NOT speak for all of Pittsburgh! Mr. Trump is absolutely welcome here on the city I was born and raised in.
    commented on Contact Us 2019-10-23 12:10:37 -0400
    Why were whites and Jews arrested for protesting in Pittsburgh today? Blacks are not arrested for protesting? Pittsburgh rolls out the red carpet for them to protest!

    I’m not racist! I want to know why? I want to know why some have that right to protest and others don’t? It should be a right for all
    commented on Contact Us 2019-10-23 12:08:43 -0400
    You fucking ignorant Cunts, nobody cares
    commented on Contact Us 2019-10-22 12:01:06 -0400
    Do you support BDS?
    commented on Contact Us 2019-10-21 15:19:33 -0400
    You don’t speak for Pittsburgh. President Trump is welcome!

    You all need to get a new hobby. Trump doesn’t support white nationalism.

    What you should consider is supporting Israel, where real Jews are clearly in danger.
    commented on Contact Us 2019-10-21 14:27:25 -0400
    we surely don’t need another "progressive " group- does that mean infanticide,hatred of all whites and Christians? I,m sure Pres Trump will be deeply hurt by all your idiotic comments! You are the dividers _will pray you see the Light-Jesus,the Savior of the world
    commented on Contact Us 2019-10-20 18:38:46 -0400
    Who says the President isn’t welcome here? You are causing the division you say you don’t want
    commented on Contact Us 2019-07-18 06:53:48 -0400
    I tried signing up for your newsletter but the link doesn’t work…
    commented on Contact Us 2019-07-03 00:37:20 -0400
    Are you planning to join the Lights for Liberty vigil on July 12th? I’ll be in Pittsburgh and would like to join you.
    commented on Contact Us 2019-06-29 11:38:12 -0400
    I am interested to know if you know of or are organizing any events to stand as witness to the wrong of the deportation centers. I would be eager to work to create an event
    commented on Contact Us 2019-04-25 15:51:49 -0400
    Hi – I’m a journalist with Al Jazeera English TV. I wanted to see if I can set up an on camera interview with someone from Bend the Arc for this Sunday, the 28th. My team and I are doing a story on candidates addressing racism and Antisemitism in the 2020 presidential campaign
    commented on Contact Us 2019-03-26 23:24:21 -0400
    On the antwon rose shooting and verdict, are you aware of Graham v Connor and Tennessee v Garner us supreme Court cases on cops use of force? Google it.

    State laws are similar to SCOTUS cases.

    This is what black lives matter has not told the public

    Harold Hunter Jr

    Black attorney

    704 674 4069
    commented on Contact Us 2019-03-21 11:23:50 -0400
    Such a beautiful thing from your beautiful hearts to knit those beautiful purple flowers for the Rose 🌹 family. Would like to see if there’s something I can do to help do wonderful things like that.
    commented on Contact Us 2019-03-19 13:11:46 -0400
    I’m soooo happy to know you exist.

    As an African American I’ve witnessed far too many injustices against people of color. I never understood why some of my caucasian friends would come to me expressing outrage when people of their race were killed unjustly, but never expressed one word or did one thing to show their support for my race especially when police are involved in murdering blacks or when a hate crime is committed against people of color. They seem to have blinders on when those things happen.

    My friend who grew up in a Jewish home is not a racist. She supports diversity, but she fails to see or respond appropriately when people of my race experience social and economic injustices. She’s capable of seeing the wrongs and expresses outrage when crimes are committed against Jewish people or wrongs done to her white friends. When such is done to people of color she is supportive if it’s brought to her attention, but no action seems to follow. She stays in her safe zone. I never understood that. I see that same kind of reponse from many white people and it leaves me with bitter feelings that aren’t healthy. I believe all people no matter your race or cultural background know wrongs when they see them. Some just choose to keep blinders on and only fight for justice when wrongs are committed against people from their own race. They fail to understand all pain hurts no matter who the victim is. Every race must learn to view wrong with color-blind eyes. That’s what will make every race stronger and help humanity as a whole.

    In closing, I thank you for standing for justice for all people. I deeply appreciate your support as it relates to justice for Antywan Rose and his family. He didn’t deserve to die as he did.

    I am a senior citizen raising my 12-year-old granddaughter due to the premature death of her mom. I don’t have a lot of time to give but I will make time to support as many of your efforts as I can. I look forward to meeting your members at some future event.