Working for change

Pittsburgh's Mel Packer with Marcellus Protest
Pittsburgh’s Mel Packer with Marcellus Protest

Last month, I did this story for Pittsburgh City Paper, on how activists of all stripes make a living. There’s much more to these folks then the signs, bullhorns and civil actions they participate in.

Some have full-time jobs. Some take on side projects, personal fundraising or start their own businesses to make ends meet. Others just do what they can,  scraping by while fighting for their ideals. As longtime Pittsburgh activist Vince Eirene told me: “It just didn’t add up, yet everything was fine. You have more money in your account if you don’t check it.”  You can check out more of the story here.




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