Archive for March, 2006

Pennacchio Weekend Events – Support Our Endorsed Candidate

March 31, 2006

Come support DfP endorsed candiate Chuck Pennacchio!

Friday (Today!):
Friday evening (March 31st) we’re going to be doing a walking tour of Squirrel Hill WITH Chuck. Join us at the 61C coffee shop on Murray Avenue at 6:30.
Change of plans!
We’re meeting at the Beehive Coffeehouse at E. Carson and 13th St. on the South Side at 6:30PM instead of in Squirrel Hill. Come and meet and walk with Chuck!

On Saturday (April 1st), we will be leafleting and talking Chuck up at the Regent Square Peace Vigil. The vigil is being held on the corner of Forbes and Braddock at noon so we should be there by about 11:30.

The Harris Theater, 809 Liberty Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh is showing the documentary “Why We Fight.” Please join us on Sunday (April 2nd) at 1:30 PM (before the 2:00 showing) to spread the “Chuck” word.


Help Our Endorsed Candidates!

March 26, 2006

Chuck Pennacchio
Candidate for US Senate

You can probably still make it today to help distribute handouts and stickers and buttons before the ACLU event at CMU. We’re meeting in front of the McConomy auditorium at 11:30. The event starts at one.

Dan Cindric
Candidate for State House District 27

Dan needs as many hands as he can get helping stuff envelopes. There will be pizza and bagels for everyone who can come! Our DFP support day will be today, March 26, from 11am – 7pm (or any subset thereof). We will have a core group here all day, and others coming in and out as they have time. We’ll be at Dan’s HQ: 45 Creighton Ave., Pittsburgh 15205 in Crafton.

Any help you can spare is appreciated, both by Dan, and by everybody at DFP! Hope to see you today!

Georgia Berner
Candidate running for U.S. Congress (4th Congressional District)

Georgia had a lit drop yesterday, but contact the campaign to see what’s coming up: or 724-766-8025 or

Democracy for Pittsburgh still says “NO” to war!

March 17, 2006

WHERE: We will meet up at PNC office on 5934 Baum Boulevard


This Saturday, March 18th, the Thomas Merton Center Anti-War Committee is organizing a permitted mass rally and march that begins at 1:00 pm at the corner of Penn and Highland. The event kicks off with performances by Soma Mestizo, Short Dark Strangers and poet Debra Bowen followed by a few brief remarks by local activists.

MARCH! Then, at 2:30 pm we will lead a three mile march that spans three neighborhoods, marking three years since the U.S.-led war on Iraq began. The march will proceed from the East Liberty Presbyterian Church to the Shadyside shopping district before terminating at Oakland military recruiting station on Forbes Avenue. (If you’re worried about getting back to East Liberty note that there are several buses that can take you there: 71C, 77C, 78C and the 81B.)

March with Democracy for Pittsburgh (one of the sponsors)/Allegheny for Pennacchio at PNC office on 5934 Baum Boulevard. It’s about 2 blocks from the rally, has a parking lot and the bank itself closed on Saturday. (Mapquest — Please note, there is also a PNC bank located on the corner of Penn & Highland. This is NOT the location that DFP will meet at, but instead we’ll meet at a nearby PNC bank with a parking lot.) We will then walk together a couple of blocks to the rally at Penn and Highland.

There will also be some of us with signs/support for Chuck Pennacchio, who is the only candidate in the race for Pennsylvania Senator, who actaully has an exit strategy for our troops to bring them home from this terrible war. (Any questions, please email or call Janis Williams at 412-680-1626/ . ) Please make a sign!!!

AFTER THE MARCH: we invite you to join us for a post-march chill-down at the Shadow Lounge (5972 Baum Blvd., East Liberty) from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Or join us for a special screening of Why We Fight at the Regent Square Theater (1035 S. Braddock Ave, Edgewood) at 9:15pm. Why We Fight is Eugene Jarecki’s new must-see documentary about the military industrial complex. Representatives of the Thomas Merton Center will be present to introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.


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