Allegheny County Council will vote today at their 5:00 pm meeting on a resolution--Bill 8376-14--proposed by Councilwoman Sue Means (R-Bethel Park), to post a plaque displaying the words “In God We Trust” in the Allegheny County Courthouse Gold Room.
If like the Post-Gazette editorial board you believe that doing so will "invite discord," or like Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald you believe that doing so is "disrespecting other religions and beliefs by promoting one above the others," or like blogger Sue Kerr you believe that you "cannot trust the people who profess to believe in God," or like the OPJ you want to know "who is the 'we' here," or like this Facebook group (and bill critic Audrey Glickman) you believe that the stated purpose of the plaque in honoring "historic" and "patriotic" sentiments is pure BALONEY, then you have a little less than 12 hours to make your beliefs known to County Council.
You can email Council at email@example.com
It would also be very helpful to contact your own representative (and the two at-large members) as a constituent:
John DeFazio, County Council At-Large, President
Heather S. Heidelbaugh, County Council At-Large
Thomas Baker, District 1
Jan Rea, District 2
Edward Kress, District 3
Michael J. Finnerty, District 4
Sue Means, District 5
John F. Palmiere, District 6
Nicholas Futules, District 7, Vice-President
Dr. Charles Martoni, District 8
Robert J. Macey, District 9
William Russell Robinson, District 10
Barbara Daly Danko, District 11 (You can thank her for being opposed to this!)
James Ellenbogen, District 12
Amanda Green Hawkins, District 13
Let's flood their in-boxes and voice-mail and let them know that we believe in the Separation of Church and State!