Archive for April, 2005

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 –

Democracy for Pittsburgh Participates in a National Day of Action

April 14, 2005

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make Democracy for Pittsburgh’s participation in yesterday’s National Day of Action on Social Security a success!

We met with Congressman Mike Doyle’s District Director Paul Dellasandro.

It was a very pleasant meeting as Doyle has come out publicly against privatization many times (he also attended a fundraiser for Dean as a guest in October 2003).

We presented his office with 20 Social Security Stories (three of them were read out loud during the meeting) and had a good conversation overall.

I believe that we all left confident that Congressman Doyle will continue to work to strengthen Social Security and oppose Bush’s dangerous plan for privatization.

Social Security and Democracy for America NEED YOUR HELP!

April 9, 2005

CONSTITUENT MEETING at Congressman Doyle’s Pittsburgh Office to send the message that Congress needs to protect the Social Security program.

Constituents from across the US (including members of Democracy for America and TrueMajorityACTION, representing over 1 million Americans) will all meet with their representatives on this day at this same time.

We will be speaking to Paul Dellasandro, District Director.


We need lots of people to attend this!

This is IMPORTANT, folks: Take a long lunch!

Don’t be shy! But, if you are shy, there will be plenty of people who can do the talking.

Time: Thursday, April 14 at 12:30 PM – 30 minutes
Host: Maria Lupinacci
Location: U.S. House of Representatives – District Office (Pittsburgh, PA)
225 Ross Street, 5th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Sign up for it at:

And, please email me at:

We have to have names of attendees by April 13th in order to let Congressman Doyle’s office know who is attending.


April Meetup Pictures

April 9, 2005

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who attended the April meetup this week:

Additional pictures of this event can be found HERE.

Looking for something to do this weekend?

April 9, 2005

Check out the Democracy for Pittsburgh endorsed candidate, Bill Peduto, events this weekend at

Other DfP endorsed candidates can also use your help (check out their websites and contact them):

Tonya Payne
Jon Pushinsky
Kathryn Hens-Greco
Erin Molchany

Democracy for Pittsburgh Endorsement Results

April 8, 2005

At the Wednesday night monthly meetup Democracy for Pittsburgh held an endorsement meeting for the May 17 primary election.

In order to win endorsement, a candidate needed to receive at least 75% of non-abstention votes. Members had the option to choose to decline to endorse (essentially, a vote against all candidates).


(36 Votes):

William Peduto 29 *ENDORSED*
Michael Lamb 4
Les Ludwig 2
Decline to Endorse 1

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
(41 Votes):

Jon Pushinsky 39 *ENDORSED*
Kathryn Hens-Greco 37 *ENDORSED*

Wrenna Watson 25
Chuck Evans 23
James Mahood 22
Kelly Bigley 11

Pittsburgh City Council District 2 (24 votes):

Erin Molchany 23 *ENDORSED*
Melissa Rossiter 1

Pittsburgh City Council District 6 (36 votes):

Tonya Payne 34 *ENDORSED*
Sala Udin 2

Pittsburgh City Council District 8(36 votes):

William Peduto 32 *ENDORSED*
Harlan Stone 1
Decline to Endorse 3

Allegheny County Council District 8 (30 votes):

Chuck Martoni 28 *ENDORSED*
Decline to Endorse 2

Magistrate (South Side)(30 votes):

Eileen M. Conroy 29 *ENDORSED*
Decline to Endorse 1

PA Senate Special Election(42nd District) (33 votes):

Wayne Fontana 21
Mark Rauterkus 3
Decline to Endorse 9

Forest Hills Borough Council(31 votes):

Marty B. O’Malley 31 *ENDORSED*

April Meetup Reminder: Endorsment Vote & New Location

April 4, 2005

Lots doing at this month’s meetup!

  • We will conduct the Endorsement vote
  • Santorum homestead tax petition
  • Social Security
  • and more!
  • When:
    Wednesday, April 6, 2005 at 7:00 PM

    Ritter’s Diner
    5221 Baum Blvd
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    (412) 682-4852

    More information about this event

    Ritter’s has its own parking lot and is reachable on bus routes 77A or 77B.



    Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.