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Community Pledge for Educational Equity and Excellence Signing Event

April 10, 2013

Introduction – Carey Harris, Executive Director, A+ Schools

Why we’re supporting the Pledge

  • Chelsa Wagner, Allegheny County Controller, A+ Schools Board Member
  • Harold Grant, Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers
  • Larry Ehrlich, Northside Leadership Conference Education Committee
  • Michael Lamb, Pittsburgh City Controller
  • Cindy Shafer, Executive Director, Communities in Schools Pittsburgh Allegheny County
  • Margaret McGrath, Co-President, League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Phil Koch, Executive Director, MGR Foundation Pittsburgh
  • Sabrina Saunders, Director of Education, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, A+ Schools Board Member
  • Saleem Ghubril, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Promise

Additional supporting organizations in attendance

  • Action United
  • One Pittsburgh
  • Yinzercation


Sign the pledge and show your support for equity and excellence in public schools!


Other community leaders in attendance (listed alphabetically)

  • Patrick Dowd, City Councilman
  • Sherry Hazuda, Pittsburgh Public School Board Member
  • William Isler, Pittsburgh Public School Board Member
  • Corey O’Connor, City Councilman
  • Bill Peduto, City Councilman

Candidates’ signing of the Pledge

District 1: Lucille Prater-Holliday, Sylvia Wilson
District 3: Thomas Sumpter
District 5: Stephen DeFlitch, Terry Kennedy
District 7: Cynthia Falls
District 9: Lorraine Burton Eberhardt, Carolyn Klug, Dave Schuilenberg

What you can do between now and May 21, 2013 – Carey Harris