Our kids. Our commitment. Petition Launch Celebration – Help us get 40,000 signatures!

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Today, we celebrated the petition signing launch for Our kids. Our commitment. with families, kids, community members, partner organizations and more at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

Lots of people came out to today’s kick-off event to sign the petition and enjoy some family fun! WISH 99.7’s Street Treat Patrol provided fun music and yummy treats, the Children’s Museum offered discounted admission, and Kidsburgh, United Way SWPA, Trying Together, and the Museum all led cool activities for kids. There was also a satellite event at the Mall at Robinson – and there will be many more events over the next few weeks.


Part of the PUMP team getting ready to sign the petition!

Our kids. Our commitment. is a campaign that will revolutionize the way we invest in kids here in Allegheny County. Using the grassroots, community-driven ballot referendum process, we are working to establish the Allegheny County Children’s Fund to support early learning, after school programs, and nutritious meals for kids throughout the county.

We have from June 19-August 7 to collect over 40,000 signatures of registered Allegheny County voters in order to get the Allegheny County Children’s Fund on the ballot in the November 6 election.

Lots of people stepped up to sign the petition today, but we’ve still got a long way to go to get to 40,000. We can’t do it without your help.

Join us to bring the Allegheny County Children’s Fund to life:
  • Sign the petition: Attend a signing event near you
  • Circulate Petitions: Learn how to become a volunteer petition circulator and download a petition.
  • Volunteer Trainings on June 28 and July 2: Attend one of two upcoming PUMP volunteer trainings to get even more information
  • Spread the word to your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and community
  • Vote YES on November 6

Learn more about Our kids. Our commitment. and PUMP’s role as a steering committee member here.