Activist groups pressed local government leaders Wednesday to disclose the regional bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, arguing that residents should have a say in development.

“We want to have an open and frank discussion with elected officials, business leaders and Amazon to ensure the community isn’t left out in the cold,” said Brandi Fisher, the worker justice organizer for Pittsburgh United, at a Downtown press conference. “Pittsburghers deserve a voice in our city’s economic development, from quality local jobs to investments in affordable housing and transit.”

About 30 supporters rallied at the gathering, which included the Thomas Merton Center, the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Pittsburghers for Public Transit, and SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania.

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