Organizing for Action

Community
3:30 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Candlelight Vigil To Be Held At Heinz Chapel in Remembrance of Newtown Shooting

A national nonprofit is organizing candlelight vigils across the country, including one in Pittsburgh, to honor the 20 children who lost their lives last year in Newtown, Conn.

On Saturday, Organizing for Action will host “Remembering Newtown—A Candlelight Vigil” at Heinz Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh Campus at 6:30 p.m.

Since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, nearly 200 children under the age of 12 have been killed in gun accidents, homicides or suicides, according to the nonprofit news organization Mother Jones.

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Government & Politics
2:18 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

Pittsburgh Groups Tell Congress 'Enough Already,' Push for Federal Government to Reopen

Members of advocacy groups including Organizing for Action and Keystone Progress are asking Pennsylvania’s Republican Congressional representatives to halt efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act and move to re-open the federal government.

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