Monday, September 19, 2011

Pledge to Dignity and Respect Campaign


Dignity and Respect Campaign of Greater Pittsburgh

Chair - Melanie Harrington (Vibrant Pittsburgh)

Co-Chair - Shari Manges (University of Pittsburgh – Office of Affirmative Action, Diversity,and Inclusion)



Beginning the week of September 19 through October


Billboard and bus shelter locations around Pittsburgh


October is Dignity and Respect Month—as proclaimed by Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl in 2009 and Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato in 2010.

The Dignity and Respect Campaign is a not-for-profit grassroots organization that promotes inclusion. The call-to-action is the Dignity & Respect Pledge: I will treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Cell phone users who text RESPECT to 94253 will be able to take the Pledge. Other electronic ways to take the Pledge include on the website at or as a Fan of the Campaign’s Facebook page (Dignity and Respect Campaign). The Campaign also is on Twitter @DRCampaign.

More than 60,000 people already have pledged to treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Media Availability: To schedule an interview with Melanie Harrington or Shari Manges about the Dignity and Respect Campaign, please contact Melissa Allen at 412.281.0995 or

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