A vote for Mik is a vote to restore trust, justice, and equity in Allegheny County courts.

“I became a district judge because I am deeply committed to protecting YOUR rights from the powerful interests and unfair systems that threaten them. To fully realize this vision and restore trust, justice, and equity in our judicial system for all Allegheny County residents, I’m running for the Court of Common Pleas. ”

— Judge Mik Pappas

Judge Pappas is already working for the people of the East End in district court. Since 2017, Mik has kept families in their homes by reducing eviction rates by nearly 40%, virtually eliminating reliance on cash bail, promoting safe and humane alternatives to incarceration for people suffering from mental health and substance abuse disorders, and helping to break the cycle of poverty by accepting community service as payment for court fees.

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“I know what it’s like recovering from domestic abuse, having an incarcerated parent, losing loved ones to gun violence and addiction. That’s why, when you vote Judge Mik Pappas for Common Pleas, you’re finally going to get a judge who really gets you.”
— Judge Mik Pappas

More About Mik

Mik's Vision

End Mass Incarceration

  • Reduce disparities in arrest and incarceration for people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ persons
  • Eliminate cash bail and implement safer alternatives
  • Establish a habeas docket to ensure that judges regularly review the circumstances of incarcerated persons
  • Prioritize care over incarceration for people who have disabilities or suffer from mental illness and addiction
  • Focus the probation system on providing a supportive re-entry process
  • Plan for the closure of the Allegheny County Jail (Read more in my Medium article)

Stop Punishing Poverty

  • Replace fines, fees, and other financial penalties for minor violations of the law with community service, treatment, counseling, and employment training
  • Partner with the trades and employment agencies to help court-involved persons overcome barriers to employment
  • Develop alternatives to issuing warrants for non-payment of court debt and child support
  • Improve the system for attorney court-appointments to maximize choice

Prevent Family Trauma

  • Examine trauma-informed practices through court procedural audits
  • Expand access to community mediation and counseling for children and families who are experiencing parental incarceration, or who are involved in divorce proceedings and custody disputes
  • End the cycle of domestic violence by addressing root causes
  • Implement best practices in restorative justice

Upcoming Events

Open Mic Party to Support the #SlateOfEight

Spirit
242 51st St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
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Saturday Canvass and 1Hood BBQ in East Liberty

Garland Parklet
Broad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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Sunday GOTV Canvass in Mt. Lebanon with Hilary Wheatley Taylor and the Judicial Reform Coalition

Mt. Lebanon
1341 Pinewood Dr. Pittsburgh, PA
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Sunday GOTV Canvass with the Judicial Reform Coalition in Squirrel Hill from Blue Slide Park

Blue Slide Park
2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15217
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Important Dates!

May 3, 2021 Last day to REGISTER before the primary
May 11, 2021 Last day to apply for a mail-in or civilian absentee ballot
May 18, 2021 Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted mail-in and civilian absentee ballots (must be received by 8:00 P.M.)
May 18, 2021 ELECTION DAY

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