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2017 Pittsburgh Resistance Inaugural Ball
JANUARY 29, 2017 FROM 1-4 PM
PITTSBURGH CENTER FOR THE ARTS
2017 will be a year like few others. In the years ahead progressives have to meet every effort to degrade the quality of American life, incite violence toward minorities, and use the power of government to enrich the super-privileged, with determined resistance.
Meet people and organizations who are also preparing to resist anti-democratic values and who also vocally affirm the progress made in American society over decades of struggle.
All are welcome!
In the background will also be the PGH 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club's Annual Membership meeting to elect board members and officers. We're hosting this forum to gather the many fibers in the progressive fabric of the Pittsburgh community.
Elected officials, community leaders, concerned citizens, and activists will be attending and new allies are welcome, too!
SATURDAY APRIL 2: CABARET!
We kicked off the 2016 primary season with a variety show featuring the hidden talents of Club members, community leaders, elected officials, and our Congressman!
On Saturday April 2nd at the Summerset at Frick Park Community Center, the Afro-American Music Institute faculty ensemble started us off with their exciting and seductive rhythms! Several other musical acts followed. See our Facebook Page for pics adn video!
THANKS to our 2016 SPONSORS!
SUNDAY APRIL 3: ENDORSEMENT ELECTION
Each year in time for the primary election, Club members vote to choose an endorsed candidate (or choose to make no endorsement), and listen one more time for each candidate to make their case for being the best one for the job. We then prepare a voters guide that is mailed to registered Democrats in the 14th Ward. Look for it April 20th!
Get the 2016 Endorsements Media Release
See prior years' endorsements by the Pittsburgh 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club HERE
GET OUR WINTER 2016 NEWSLETTER
Sunday JANUARY 31, 2016
US SENATE CANDIDATE FORUM
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY
The 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club was pleased to welcome the Democratic Candidates for United States Senate to its annual January Forum. All three candidates - Mayor John Fetterman, Katie McGinty and Joe Sestak - attended and a forum resulted.
We are proud to be co-sponsoring this year's Forum with the 14th Ward Democratic Committee, the Shadyside Dems, the 4th Ward Democratic Committee, the Steel City Stonewall Democrats and Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College School of Public Policy.
Club members in good standing also voted in the board and officer election.
Congratulations to all on a job well done!!!
We have swept all 5 of the statewide judicial offices. The statewide turnout appears to have been about 200,000 more than the last Supreme Court race and the smallest margin of victory was around 180,000.
When Democrats vote... Democrats win....
In the 14th Ward, the preliminary results would appear to indicate that your efforts had a substantial impact on the voter turnout in the 14th Ward.
These are only partial results as the County is not reporting at the word or precinct level yet.
Based on the vote totals given to me from committee members have given me, with 20 out of 41 reporting, 19 of our precincts had an increased in voter turnout compared to 2009, the last Supreme Court race. The largest being a whopping 60% increase in 14-31.
As soon as the precinct numbers are reported, we will provide you with a more detailed analysis of our GOTV efforts.
Congratulations to all who helped make this happen in any way!
PS: PA Senate District 37 will have a "Taste of the Tea Party" for a year, so hopefully Heather Arnet is up to running again. Sure she is!
CONGRATS TO THE CLUB'S TERRI KLEIN FOR BEING ELECTED TO REPRESENT DISTRICT 11 ON ALLEGHENY COUNTY COUNCIL! AND to serve out the remainder of the term!
Judge Eleanor Bush swears in Terri Klein to succeed Barbara Daly Danko to represent District 11 to Allegheny County Council June 2, 2015.
Pittsburgh 14th Ward Democratic Committee held a forum for Allegheny County Council District 11 candidates Wednesday July 8 in Squirrel Hill. Terri Klein, Audrey Glickman, Kimberley Kaplan, and Paul Klein spoke about why they were running and answered questions from the audience, who included many people from the community at large in addition to 14th Ward Committee members and 14th WIDC members. Read more on the Post-Gazette here.
A SPECIAL ELECTION BY COMMITTEE MEMBERS WITHIN DISTRICT 11 will be held to elect 1) the person to serve out the rest of Barbara's term, and 2) the nominee to stand for election for a new term.
This will be held on Sunday, August 2 at the Pittsburgh Fire Fighters IAFF Local No.1 Union Hall, 120 Flowers Avenue in Hazelwood from 10 AM to 2 PM. Again, the AC Democratic Committee rules state that all Ward Officers within District 11 AND Democratic Committee members who represent Voting Districts within AC Council District 11 are eligible to vote.
District 11 was thoughtfully and independently represented by Barbara Daly Danko until her unfortunate passing on May 6, 2015. Her energy, insight, and independent spirit will be missed by all who knew her.
LINDA TIRADO, Author of HAND to MOUTH, spoke at Colfax School on April 18th at the Club's annual fund-and-awareness-raiser.
Tirado’s accidental essay, “Why I Make Terrible Decisions, Or, Poverty Thoughts,” has been read more than six million times. A year after she wrote it, she’d gone from working as a diner cook on the night shift to speaking at the London School of Economics and Harvard during her first book tour. She speaks on power and money and dignity, and what it means to live with very little of any of them in the wealthiest country on Earth. Out of the kitchen now, Tirado flips class conventions on their head wherever she finds them.
14WIDC Endorsement Meeting
Sunday, April 19, 2015 ~ noon to 3 PM
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
CHRISTINE DONOHUE FOR JUDGE
PA SENATOR JAY COSTA, JR.
JENNIFER STALEY MCCRADY FOR JUDGE
PA REPRESENTATIVE DAN FRANKEL
KEVIN DOUGHERTY FOR PA SUPREME COURT
ROSEMARY CRAWFORD FOR JUDGE
BARBARA DALY DANKO FOR COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 11
JULIE & IRV FREEMAN
B & D GROVER
KIMBERLY KAPLAN FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5
ANN LAZARUS FOR PA SUPREME COURT
LINDA MARTIN & NOEL WALKINGTON
CAROLINE MITCHELL FOR COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT 11
DAN REGAN FOR JUDGE
BOB SHREVE & DARLENE CRIDLIN
NATALIA RUDIAK FOR PITTSBURGH
HUGH McGOUGH FOR COMMON PLEAS COURT
KATHIE SMITH & JOHN BURKE
RICHARD SCHUBERT FOR JUDGE
CHELSA WAGNER FOR COUNTY CONTROLLER
DAVID WECHT FOR PA SUPREME COURT
LYNDA WRENN FOR SCHOOL BOARD
MICHAEL AND LIZ HEALEY
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