HARRISBURG, April 12 – To commemorate the longstanding success of the A. Philip Randolph Institute of Pittsburgh, state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, will introduce a resolution recognizing the institute’s 50th anniversary on April 19.
Wheatley said the institute is and has remained dedicated to the social progress for minorities, the poor and the working class.
“To simply recognize the institute’s 50th anniversary is the least we as Pennsylvanians can do, as this institute has remained steadfast in its journey to support, promote and further advance the social progress of minorities and the working class,” Wheatley said.
He noted that founded by Asa Philip Randolph, a trailblazing leader, community organizer and social activist, the institute since its inception has provided a number of programs to extend opportunities to the traditionally disenfranchised.
“What the A. Philip Randolph Institute of Pittsburgh does for commonwealth residents is like no other, and we’re extremely fortunate for what it continues to do on a daily basis,” Wheatley said
In addition to the institute’s quest to promote the social progress for minorities, the poor and the working class, it also has remained dedicated to strengthening political alliances needed to assure democratic social change and projecting social and economic programs that will improve the lives of all Americans.
To learn more about the A. Philip Randolph Institute of Pittsburgh, visit www.pittsburghapri.org