Jerry Dickinson, law professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, a candidate for Pennsylvania’s 18th District and a former U.S. Congress candidate, shares his personal experiences with police violence.
Jerry Dickinson, who is currently running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 18th district, took to the microphone and told the gathering about a time he was arrested.
On his campaign website’s priorities page, Dickinson advocates for a number of progressive policies including his support for the Green New Deal under his Climate Crisis plan, vision for Criminal Justice Reform, Gentrification and Affordable Housing, support for Medicare For All under his Health Care plan, LGBTQI+ Rights, Police Reform, Women’s Equality, Closing the Wage Gap, increasing federal funding for public schools and canceling student debt under his Education plan, Gun Reform, an immediate increase to a $15 an hour minimum wage under his Jobs, Wages, and the Economy plan, supporting “bold campaign finance reforms” in his Money in Politics plan, and restoring and strengthening the Voting Rights Act of 1965 under his Voting Rights and Election plan.
A Swissvale attorney who unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle in the 2020 Democratic primary will run for the seat again in 2022 when Doyle’s term expires. Jerry Dickinson, 34, announced his candidacy for the seat Doyle has held since 1995.
University of Pittsburgh law professor Jerry Dickinson, whose losing bid for Congress last year racked up a significant amount of money and forced incumbent Mike Doyle to defend his progressive bona fides, will try for the 18th District seat again next year.
“Further, as the University of Pittsburgh law professor Jerry Dickinson recently wrote, Pittsburgh “remains one of the most racially segregated cities by neighborhood in America,” with profound disparities in income and medical outcomes (especially for Black women).”
Lynne Hayes Freeland spoke with Jerry Dickinson about his recent publication “Pittsburgh is America’s apartheid city.”
“At that moment, I had arrived at an uncomfortable truth. Pittsburgh was America’s apartheid city, not the nation’s most livable city.”
“At one point, it appeared that more than 100 people were in attendance online. Among them, Jerry Dickinson, a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, said the endeavor could set a precedent for other cities to follow. Several Pitt law students are assisting, he said.”