Archive for August, 2005

Ricky’s Redskins!

August 22, 2005

Last Monday’s Steelers-Eagles game marked the debut of Ricky’s Redskins.

Fans from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and everywhere in between agree on one thing: Pennsylvania deserves to have two U.S. Senators representing our state in Washington D.C. as well. So until Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Va.) is replaced by a true Pennsylvanian in November, 2006, there’ll be a new team in town.

Ricky’s Redskins let Pennsylvanians attending the Steelers-Eagles game know that Rick Santorum doesn’t represent them, let Santorum know that his days in the Senate are numbered, and let Virginians know that until we get two Senators of our own, we’re claiming their football team!

Singing “Home, Home in VA” (to the tune of “Home, Home on the Range”).

It was hard to get a picture without passersby (though we managed this one)…

…because EVERYONE wants to see the Steelers play. (GO STEELERS!)

But the curiosity factor got the better of them and we were able to pass out hundreds of flyers and those who let us know that they agreed with our message outnumbered those who said they loved santorum

(All Photographs by Maria Lupinacci)

Clean Up Day on the North Side

August 22, 2005

Photo by Maria Lupinacci

Members of Democracy for Pittsburgh and members of Tonya Payne’s campaign staff participated in a Neighborhood Clean Up Day on the North Side on Saturday, August 13. Democracy for Pittsburgh endorsed Tonya in her primary run for for Pittsburgh City Council District 6.

The effort was a joint antilitter initiative. The Central Northside Neighborhood Council and the Mexican War Streets Society partnered with PA CleanWays of Allegheny County for the clean up. In addition to cleaning up trash, a survey was taken throughout the whole Central Northside to determine problem areas, illegal dumping, and areas that may require trash cans.

This was the first in a series which will continue on a monthly basis. The next one will be September 3. The goal is to get every neighbor involved in keeping our neighborhood clean. If you are interested in getting involved with this initiative please email John H. Engle at or call 412-231-4359.

More pictures of the Clean Up can be seen here.

You can learn more about Tonya Payne here.

Tonya is also on Democracy for America’s DFA-List Candidates for America.


August 14, 2005

On Monday August 15th.

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The Visitor from Virginia

August 7, 2005

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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

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DfP Meetup is Tonight!

August 3, 2005

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at 7:00 PM

Ryan’s Pub
607 S Braddock Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 241-0464

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