Philanthropies campaign to protect human services in budget deal
Leaders to document damage from state budget war;
Call for permanent reform of budget process to protect human services
PITTSBURGH, PA, Nov. 11, 2015 — With the Pennsylvania budget standoff now dragging into its fifth month, The Pittsburgh Foundation and the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania are calling upon human services nonprofits and residents connected to them to join in #PApeoplecount.
The statewide social media campaign has been created to demonstrate the vital nature of services and the damage incurred from these nonprofits being caught up in a months-long budget standoff.
While the organizations’ leaders are heartened that the latest news reports indicate there may be progress toward an agreement, the campaign is proceeding in order to influence negotiators to deliver results benefiting human services nonprofits as quickly as possible. The leaders also are calling on state officials to reform the budget process.