The G20 Summit is a little over a month away. But plans for the event have been underway since the announcement by the White House that the event would take place in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, not all plans are coming to fruition. —

State Sen. Jim Ferlo, D-Highland Park, and three organizations want to conduct a rally to bring attention to G-20 summit issues that could attract thousands to Point State Park the day before the international economic summit opens, but the event has been denied a permit.

Mr. Ferlo yesterday called the denial a violation of First Amendment rights and said he will be talking with city officials and meeting with lawyers to determine future action.

“We have an obligation to provide a forum and public safety, not only for the G-20 delegates, but for other folks who want to engage in peaceful and legitimate protest and the right of assembly,” he said. Read the Post Gazette article

Senator Ferlo’s effort to establish a forum for speakers addressing issues related to the G20 summit is admirable. Staffski wishes the Senator success in finding a solution. You can reach Senator Ferlo —

Senator Jim Ferlo
Pittsburgh Office:
3519 Butler Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Phone: (412) 621-3006
Fax: (412) 621-0373

Harrisburg Office:
Senate Box 203038
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: (717) 787-6123
Fax: (717) 772-3695