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Barbara Danko

Allegheny County Council District 11 member, Past Board Member and a community leader we will sorely miss. We all were privileged to work with her. Even in disagreement she was fair and thoughtful. She instigated many relationships in her community that were neighborly, political, civic, and social. She was a fine example of conduct in governance and civic affairs. We thank her family for the time she spent with us, and offer our condolences, sharing their sadness at the loss of Barbara so early.

This is a statement she wrote to her constituents, released by her campaign manager on Friday:

“I have been living with cancer for 10 years. When I had to make a decision about whether to run again or not, I genuinely believed that I would at least be able to serve a couple of years in a new term. I am proud of my time in office and I wanted to continue to serve my constituents.”

“Whether it was the energy required to run a campaign, or whether it was simply the cancer finally taking its toll, my health has taken a downward spiral over the last few months. The fact that this statement is being distributed means that my goal of continuing to live and serve the community while being a cancer survivor has ended. It has been an honor and a privilege working with all of you.”

“It was previously explained to me that my name will remain on the primary ballot later this month. If my nomination and/​or election is vacated, it is my understanding that the Democratic Committee members from County Council District 11 will elect someone to fill the void,” she wrote. “I hope that they will carefully consider all interested candidates and support someone who will study the issues and always vote based on the best interests of the citizens of Allegheny County. Until the day when we will all meet again.”

Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at McCabe Bros. funeral home in Shadyside. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Tuesday May 12 at St. Bede Church in Point Breeze.

Barbara's family requested that any tribute donations be made to the Carnegie Library of Homestead or the Homewood branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

 

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LINDA TIRADO, Author of HAND to MOUTH, spoke at Colfax School on April 18th at the Club's annual fund-and-awareness-raiser. 

See excerpts from her talk here and here.

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.

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