Archive for the ‘People’ Category

Candidate responses 2010 elections: Wagner, Hoeffel, Onorato, Sestak

February 26, 2010

Senate race:

Click here for Sestak_Responses

Specter’s campaign said they would be sending a response, so we consider that a request for endorsement.  Responses will be posted if we get them today. Update: a response came in on March 2 (4 days after the deadline, after the final reminder, and after the other responses were available online).  They also lack a statement saying that the Senator stands behind the answers. With those caveats, click here to see the SpecterResponses.

Click here for Wagner_Responses

Click here for Onorato_Responses

Click here for Hoeffel_Responses

To vote: if you have been to two DFP meetups and/or DFP sponsored events since Feb. 2009, and if you do not intend to vote in person at Tazza d’Oro on March 3, please do the following.

1. print out DFP Endorsement Ballot 2010.

2. vote.

3. place the ballot in a BLANK, white envelope.

4. place the blank envelope in a second envelope.  Address that envelope c/o Joy Sabl, 7008 Willard St, Pittsburgh PA 15208-2841.  Also sign your name across the flap of the outside envelope. If you’d like to tape, glue, put a fingerprint over, or otherwise tamper-proof the outside envelope, feel free.

5. send it ASAP.  If you are housebound or if it’s getting late to mail it, call for pickup: 412…208…4913.

On Wed. March 3, Meetup attendees will examine the outer envelopes.  One person will open the outer envelopes in a bag, and hand off the inner envelopes.  Another person will open the inner envelopes and hand off the ballots for tallying.  Results will be reported as “endorsed” (at least 70% support) or “no endorsement.”  Some members have expressed fears of “hard feelings” or “retribution.” Therefore, unanimous votes, if any, will not be announced as such.

Photos from January Meetup

February 1, 2006

We had a good crowd:

The following people spoke at the meeting:

PA State Rep. DAN FRANKEL discussed efforts to get good Democrats
to run against currently unopposed incumbent Republicans.

VALERIE MCDONALD ROBERTS – candidate for Lt. Governor

CHUCK PENNACCHIO – candiate for US Senate

PAT SWEENEY – candidate for PGH City Council

WILLIAM ANDERSON – candidate for State House District 24

Pictures from DfP’s December Meeting

December 9, 2005

We had a full house for the Candidate Forum:

Janis Williams led the meeting:

The candidates included:

Tom Kovach, Candidate running for U.S. Congress in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District (

Georgia Berner, Candidate running for U.S. Congress in Pennsylvania’s in the 4th Congressional District ( )

Matt Smith, Candidate for State House in the 42nd Legislative District of Pennsylvania (

William Sargent, Candidate for State House in the 42nd Legislative District of Pennsylvania, (

Steve Karass, Candidate for State House in the 34th Legislative District of Pennsylvania, (

Also speaking to the group:

Jason from the office of Congressman Mike Doyle (D-Pa) (

Richard King from

(All photos by Maria Lupinacci)


August 14, 2005

On Monday August 15th.

For complete details go to –

The Visitor from Virginia

August 7, 2005

For Story and Pics –


August 4, 2005

Democracy for Pittsburgh has announced a VISITOR FROM VIRGINIA Visibility outside of Santorum’s book signing on Friday 8/5/05

The event will give t-Ricky an opportunity to hear the voices and see the faces of outraged citizens of a state he seldom spends any time in – our state –

DFP will be performing a public service by giving t-Ricky directions on how to get back to his home in VIRGINIA.

We think it’s great that our members would take the time to tell Senator t-Ricky Santorum –
“where to go.”

Gather at the intersection of Washington Rd. and N. Higland at 9:45A

Borders link

Mapquest link

Come See Howard Dean at the Church Brew Works!

July 12, 2005

Please join

Governor Howard Dean

Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

Tuesday, July 19th
5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Church Brew Works
3525 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Only $25

Click below to RSVP:

For more information, please contact Melanie Wong at (202) 863-8000 or


NOTE: If you missed Howard at Church Brew Works in the Fall, you missed a positively electric evening. Don’t miss this one!

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says the Santorum family “live in Virginia”

April 30, 2005

To be eligible, the law requires a home to be the owner’s primary, permanent residence — a high threshold for the Santorum family to meet since they live in Virginia.

and speaking of the entire Cybergate Scandal the Post-Gazette says –

Now it’s become a festering campaign sore a year before the GOP’s third-most-powerful senator seeks re-election.

Democracy for Pittsburgh Says Santorum Doesn’t Live Here!

April 29, 2005

Group says Santorum gets improper tax break
By Tribune-Review Wednesday, April 20, 2005

County can’t determine whether Santorum sought homestead exemption
Wednesday, April 20, 2005 By Jerome L. Sherman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Democracy for Pittsburgh has begun efforts to get action on the petition which calls on our junior senator, Rick Santorum, to stop claiming he lives in Allegheny County for the purpose of receiving a tax break he does not deserve.

There will be further announcements during week ending 5/7/05.

For more information –

Santorum Petition Drive covered by Pittsburgh City Paper!

March 10, 2005

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santorum


The group [DFPgh], which evolved from Howard Dean’s presidential campaign, has begun to circulate a petition asking Santorum to quit claiming he lives in Allegheny County and receiving a tax break under the Act 50 Homestead Exemption.

For the complete article go to the archives section of Pittsburgh City Paper –

Or simply read the entire story at the complete source for news, information, resources, and links for the Santorum Cybergate Scandal –

And for a downloadable Santorum Homestead Tax Petition –

There is a new address to send completed petitions:

PITTSBURGH PA 15206 4010


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