Yesterday, I attended the public hearing at Pittsburgh City Council chambers. I was there to speak for increasing the Community Development Block Grant funding for Just Harvest and the Pittsburgh Hunger Fund. I stayed to observe the testimony and discussion on Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s illegal college tuition tax proposal.
I was very pleased to see so many college students speaking so eloquently on the topic. I just wish that more students would be involved on social, political, and economic justice issues. Once again, if you want peace, work for justice. The performance of the council members was disappointing and somewhat puzzling.