Created by Christine Whack

Reach us: 

Friends of Kierran Young

P.O. Box 90313

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Call us: 

412.330.1451

VISION

HOUSING 

  • Organize neighbors for capacity building in land use and development

  • Fix the broken property tax assessment process to prevent homeowners from being priced out of their neighborhoods

  • Expand home preservation and repair resources to allow more people to stay in their homes

  • Ensure residents have access to sustainable, affordable housing

  • Fight for legislation that addresses our housing crisis, such as inclusionary zoning laws and rent control

JOBS ​

  • Organize the community to prioritize and fight with me for an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour within 100 days of taking office

  • Support our workers and their right to unionize

  • Support the Pittsburgh Building Trades Unions by fighting to make sure all new development in the East End is done by union construction workers

  • Fight to certify 9th Council District residents have a stake in and fully benefit from the City’s economic development

  • Fight to ensure the inclusion of minorities in the redevelopment of the East End on all stages (i.e: entrepreneurship, business development, real estate investment, home ownership, as well as construction)   

  • Willingness to do anything (including working with nonprofit organizations and State Representatives to find and access grants) to ensure no child in the City of Pittsburgh goes to bed hungry

EDUCATION 

  • Hold the Governor and members of the State Legislature accountable for fair education funding and promises made to the Pittsburgh Public School system

  • Partner with local institutions to annually invest more resources into every Public School within the 9th Council District

  • Organize parent and community support groups that assist schools in their mission to create better outcomes by engaging parents, students, teachers and community members

WOMEN'S RIGHTS 

  • Support a woman’s right to access contraception and choose

  • Support robust funding for domestic and sexual violence programs and groups

  • Support a woman’s ability to earn a fair wage and reverse the massive inequality in Council District 9 by supporting legislation that prevents wage discrimination

  • Zero tolerance policy for discrimination based on sexual orientation/identity, race, national origin, ancestry gender/gender expression, age, pregnancy, disability or religious affiliation in the workplace, when accessing public accommodations or buying or leasing property

CLIMATE CHANGE 

  • Establish a Community Commission that will create a Green New Deal for Pittsburgh

  • Transition to 100% renewable energy in Pittsburgh by 2040

  • Increase investments in our parks and public green spaces to help draw down greenhouse gases

  • Rethink infrastructure to allow more active transportation and car sharing, as well as increases transit ridership

SAFETY & JUSTICE  

  • Support community leaders and organizers committed to interrupting the cycle of violence

  • Prioritize the expansion of trauma-informed programs and services

  • Create opportunities for returning citizens to access stable housing and employment

  • Fight to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals; especially individuals that have been convicted of domestic violence crimes

TRANSIT  

  • Support a comprehensive transportation bill that creates jobs and helps to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure

  • Urge more investments in mass transit for the thousands of Pittsburgh residents that rely on public transportation daily to get to and from work, especially residents of the east end