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Bayard Rustin: A Pennsylvania-born Champion of Human Rights

As members of the Commonwealth, we are so proud of Bayard Rustin, the legendary Champion of Human Rights for ALL PEOPLE. Born in West Chester PA, Rustin served as the first executive director of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, a thought leader in the civil rights movement, and As an openly gay Black man in the mid-20th century, Bayard Rustin never shied away from his authentic identity and his convictions. Read More

IUPAT General President Kenneth Rigmaiden Gives Passionate Address at #PAAFLCIO43

Kenneth Rigmaiden, General President of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), delivered an inspiring call for unity to lead off Wednesday’s Convention events. Rigmaiden stressed the importance of maintaining solidarity through the current tumultuous economic climate— emphasizing “education, communication, and mobilization.” Read More