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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!
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:
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
Barbara Daly & George Danko
Sarah Flanders & Chris Zurawsky
Julie & Irv Freeman
Sam Hens Greco
Liz and Mike Healey
Peter & Leslie Kaplan
Linda Martin & Noel Walkington
Kathie Smith & John Burke
David Spurgeon, Deputy District Attorney
Beverly Loy Taylor
Lester & Joan Becker
Eva Hui & Ron Gaydos
Martha & Ramen Raak
Sidney & Shirley Stark
Krysia & Ricardo Vila-Roger
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JANUARY NEWSLETTER - EVENTS -
CLUB BOARD ELECTIONS - GUBERNATORIAL FORUM!
SUNDAY JANUARY 26, 2014 - CLUB ANNUAL MEETING and GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES FORUM 1 PM - 4 PM
McConomy Auditorium in the University Center on the Carnegie Mellon Campus
STANDING ROOM ONLY!
SPECIAL EVENT FOR FALL 2013!!!
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
Thanks to our 2013 Sponsors!
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
Jay Costa Pennsylvania Senate, District 43
Bill Mullen Sheriff of Allegheny County
Bill Peduto Candidate for City of Pittsburgh Mayor
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
Kathie Smith and John Burke
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.
SEE MORE MAYORAL FORUMS ON OUR CALENDAR PAGE
Obama International Academy Students Mayoral Debate
Video of the 7th Ward / Pitt Law Democrats Judicial Forum Saturday March 2
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
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.
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.
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!
NEW! BOOST YOUR ECONOMIC INFLUENCE! (no, this isn't an ad, it's a source for information to support economic justice when you do your everyday shopping.
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!
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.