We Vote in Each and Every Election!


Empowering African-Americans in their communities since 1986.

The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) was created with the belief that all African-Americans in Pittsburgh should have the resources to empower themselves and their communities.


Upcoming Events

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February 22, 2018

Join Repair the World Pittsburgh, Bend the Arc Pittsburgh, the Black Political Empowerment Project, the ACLU of PA and the JCC's Center for Loving Kindness and Civic Engagement for an evening of learning and taking action to improve voter access. 
Jason Kander, President and founder of the organization Let America Vote, will video-call in to speak about how extreme voter suppression laws are disproportionately disenfranchising Americans based on their race or ethnicity, gender, age, or income. Then local organizations will provide action steps for improving voting access here in Pittsburgh. 
Afterwards from 7-9 p.m. there will be a Candidate Forum featuring candidates running for District 8 City Council Special Election.

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Greater Pittsburgh Coalition Against Violence

B-PEP wants safe, peaceful, and just communities for all. This initiative serves to create and implement a comprehensive anti-violence strategy for Pittsburgh and the nation.

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Corporate Equity and Inclusion Roundtable

The time is ripe for increased dialogue and deliberate identification and implementation of effective strategies and policies among stakeholders which will create a common brand to market the Pittsburgh Region as a region with a strong and meaningful commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Police Issues and Initiatives

It is imperative to inform people of their responsibilities and obligations any time they (or a family member/ friend) may have contact or involvement with police officers. This initiative provides tools and resources when interacting with the police.

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Civic and Voter Empowerment

Here at B-PEP, we ensure that African-Americans vote in EACH and EVERY election. We partner with multiple organizations in the state to inform African-Americans of their rights. 

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