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TOM WOLF for GOVERNOR!

This is a "do or die" campaign for every Democrat, and every sensible Republican. Hopeful ex-Governor Tom Corbett has ravaged our land with an asleep-at-the-wheel DEP, and an asleep-in-the-back-of-the-class Education Department - not to mention ghost employees who had to quit in disgrace - AND a hyper-agressive campaign against health care, women's rights, and tax fairness.

TOM WOLF is a progressive Democrat, but his competency, concern for public good, and record of service from the Peace Corps to successful, compassionate, and just business owner to Cabinet Secretary makes the prospect of him as Governor better than a complete 180-degree turn-around for Pennsylvania!

Stay tuned for a local event to gather more support and meet Tom Wolf this fall!

VOTE NOVEMBER 4th!

2014 Primary Election Voters Guide


2014 Media Release

The Pittsburgh 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club Official VOTER'S GUIDE will be out May 10.

THANKS ALL FOR SUCCESSFUL PRIMARY EVENTS!

THE CLUB’S 50th ANNIVERSARY PARTY & FOUNDERS TRIBUTE
View the 50th Anniversary Founders' Tribute!
Saturday, April 26, 2014

14WIDC Endorsement Meeting
Sunday, April 27, 2014

Both events were at:

COLFAX K-8 SCHOOL
2332 Beechwood Boulevard in Squirrel Hill

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

FOUNDERS CIRCLE:

Congressman Mike Doyle
PA Senator Jay Costa
PA Representative Dan Frankel
Mayor Bill Peduto

Katie McGinty, Candidate for Governor
Mike Stack, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
Attorney Todd Eagen

SPONSORS:

Barbara Daly & George Danko
Sarah Flanders & Chris Zurawsky

Julie & Irv Freeman
Sam Hens Greco

Liz and Mike Healey
Nathan Hershey
Karen Hochberg
Peter & Leslie Kaplan
Linda Martin & Noel Walkington
Kathie Smith & John Burke
David Spurgeon, Deputy District Attorney
Beverly Loy Taylor

MEMBER SPONSORS:

Lester & Joan Becker
Jonathan Cox
Mary Hall
Eva Hui & Ron Gaydos

Saleem Khan
Martha & Ramen Raak
Sidney & Shirley Stark

Krysia & Ricardo Vila-Roger

DONATE BY CLICKING ON THE DONKEY...Thanks!

 

 

PAST EVENTS:

JANUARY NEWSLETTER - EVENTS -

CLUB BOARD ELECTIONS - GUBERNATORIAL FORUM!

SUNDAY JANUARY 26, 2014 - CLUB ANNUAL MEETING and GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES FORUM   1 PM - 4 PM

HERE'S THE LINK TO PCNTV'S VIDEO.

McConomy Auditorium in the University Center on the Carnegie Mellon Campus

STANDING ROOM ONLY!

 

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SPECIAL EVENT FOR FALL 2013!!!

Wonkapalooza!

2013 ENDORSEMENTS

 

See our entries here

 

SATURDAY APRIL 20: PROGRESSIVE VISIONS SCREENING AND AWARDS SHOW  and 

Club Fundraiser and Silent Auction                

7 PM AT PITTSBURGH FILMMAKERS MELWOOD SCREENING ROOM

477 Melwood Avenue in Oakland

 

SUNDAY APRIL 21: CLUB ENDORSEMENT VOTE RESULTS

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Thanks to our 2013 Sponsors!

PLATINUM:

Eleanor Bush Candidate, Common Pleas Court

Sam Hens Greco Candidate for City Council Dist. 8

Marvin Leibowitz Candidate, Common Pleas Court

Dan B. Frankel Pennsylvania House, District 23

GOLD:

Jay Costa Pennsylvania Senate, District 43

Bill Mullen Sheriff of Allegheny County

Bill Peduto Candidate for City of Pittsburgh Mayor

BRONZE:

Bill Behrend, For the Celeste Behrend Award

Jeanne Clark, Candidate for City Council Dist. 8

Mark Daffner, Candidate, Common Pleas Court

Barbara Ernsberger, Candidate, Common Pleas Court

Julie and Irv Freeman, 14th Ward IDC Board

Terri Klein & Dan Gup, 14th Ward IDC Board

Linda Martin & Noel Walkington, 14th Ward IDC Board

Beverly Loy Taylor, 14th Ward IDC Board

Mark Tranquilli, Candidate, Common Pleas Court

Jack Wagner, Candidate for City of Pittsburgh Mayor

Ed and Lynda Wrenn, 14th Ward IDC Board

MEMBER SPONSORS:

Kathie Smith and John Burke

 

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GOO-GOO GATHERING #5 - Tuesday May 14, 5:30 - 8 PM - AVA Lounge, East Liberty

Join the Club, MoveOn, the PA Coffee Party, and other progressive groups to meet candidates and activists in various movements in this "major issues incubator".

Some of the subjects up: open government and the Pittsburgh Mayoral campaign, public art, money in politics, Occupy the NRA, and whatever people bring in...

* The "Goo-Goo's" were what the establishment machine politicians derisively called reform groups organizing "Good Government Clubs" back around the turn of the 20th Century. The "Goo-Goo's" wore that moniker as a badge of honor.

Here's a link to the Goo-Goo's Facebook Group page.

Here's a new page on good government and governance.

 

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SEE MORE MAYORAL FORUMS ON OUR CALENDAR PAGE

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Obama International Academy Students Mayoral Debate

It was the REAL thing. Article and Video here.

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Video of the 7th Ward / Pitt Law Democrats Judicial Forum       Saturday March 2

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CANDIDATE FORUM - JUDGE IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS

FEBRUARY 27 FROM 7-9 PM

6TH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - FORBES & MURRAY IN SQUIRREL HILL

Organized by the 14th Ward Democratic Committee - Public Welcome

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MAYOR, CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM JANUARY 27 

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Club held a forum for Democratic primary candidates for Pittsburgh mayor and city council District 8  on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM in the Wightman School Community Building, 5604 Solway Street, in Squirrel Hill.

The free event was co-hosted by the 14th and 7th Ward Democratic Committees and the 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club. Forum organizers and the audience posed questions and the candidates had equal opportunity to inform voters of their views. Two panel discussions, featuring the mayoral and council candidates separately, began at 1:30.

The entire forum video is here.

Post-Gazette covereage.  Tribune Review coverage. Pittsburgh City Paper article.

Pitt News article here.  Blog notes from the Pittsburgh Comet.

The primary election is May 21. The Allegheny County Democratic Committee will endorse candidates on March 10 and the 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club's endorsement day is scheduled for April 21. The whole election calendar is here.

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GET INVOLVED!

Got Super PAC info? Do you like "creative googling", or know about companies, political donors, or other sources that can help reveal who some of the anonymous contributors behind the "astroturf groups" trying to subvert our democratic process? The New York Times wants to hear from you! Help them crowdsource (combine online efforts) information to reveal the secret donors!

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WHICH POLITICAL PARTY DOES YOUR MONEY REALLY SUPPORT? Think you're on top of it? Nationally, when you count consumer purchases and the political contributions of the companies where those purchases are made, the Sunlight Foundation's Influence Explorer shows that we're supporting Republican candidates even when we don't write them a check. Does this annoy you???? Knowledge is power, and knowing what companies you're supporting with your money from your everyday purchases lets you think about alternatives.

Happy New Year, and a more economically environmentaly equitable everywhere!

WALL STREET OCCUPATION

Where's the mainstream media been? See what's going on with this movement to restore people's democratic rights, respond to corporate abuses, and articulate a progressive vision for the future.

The Illustrated OWS Declaration by Rachel Schragis.

 

OCCUPY PITTSBURGH began OCTOBER 15

This is a sincere, inclusive, peaceful, and well-organized effort to address economic injustice, governed by consensus in a process that has come to be known as general assembly.