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Pardon the broken links

April 10, 2009

I’ve relocated the Democracy for Pittsburgh blog from a self-hosted site to a account. Unfortunately, this breaks a lot of the links, even though all of the old posts and comments have been preserved.

If you find any broken links on this site, please report them by posting a comment.

If you find any broken links to this site, we can’t do much about that. Let the webmaster of the other site know.

The Goals We Share (tailgate / potluck)

July 21, 2008

The Goals We Share (tailgate / potluck)
Sat. July 26, rain or shine, 11-3:30

Please come to “The Goals We Share,” a family-friendly, alcohol-free potluck/tailgate at West Penn Ballfield at the edge of Polish Hill.

This was an unusual spring where the super-heated rhetoric of primary politics hit Pittsburgh hard. Lets eat together, relax together, and talk to each other, in a low-key way, to re-find our common ground. Bring a dish (optional), family, friends, “fun stuff” (soft frisbees, musical instruments) and goodwill.

Various groups are invited, but the focus is on us…as people.

RSVP online at or for more info & another RSVP link (requires sign-up), go to Want to RSVP for several people at once? Leave a message at (412)731-7020 (voice mail).


March Democracy for Pittsburgh Meeting

March 5, 2008

WHAT: Democracy for Pittsburgh Meeting
WHEN: TODAY! Wednesday March 5, 2008, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Mario’s / Blue Lou’s, 1514 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh (South Side) PA 15203

Agenda: meet a candiate / possible candidate endorsement (local race). Brainstorm on mitigating the P.O. / voter registration fiasco. Show up for more details!


See Howard Dean in the Burgh!

July 27, 2007


Heather Arnet
Jennifer Brady
Kirk Burkley
Leo M. Castagnari
Dan Cerrone
Charlie Datz
Christina Dixon & Geoffrey Webster
Patrick Dowd
John Hagan
Cris Hoel
Thomas Juring
Jeff Meagher
Khari Mosley
Heidi & Andrew Norman
Liane Ellison Norman & Robert Norman
Lazar Palnick
Lindsay Patross
Richard Pearson
Vickie Pisowicz
Lynda Wrenn
Danika Wukich
R. Clayton Wukich


Governor Howard Dean, M.D.
Chairman, Democratic National Committee

Invite you to


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Church Brew Works
3525 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

4:30 PM
“Join the Party” Reception
$25 per person


More Photos from Gonzales Impeachment Event

June 22, 2007

Talking to the crowd about Alberto Gonzales:

One more participant putting impeachment on the table:

Putting Impeachment on the Table – Pics!

June 21, 2007

Carrying the table to the event:

Putting (the water balloons of) impeachment on the table:

A good time was had by all!

(Event details here.)

And be sure to sign the DFA petition – IMPEACH ALBERTO GONZALES

Summer fun and…Alberto Gonzales

June 19, 2007

Event Title: Summer fun and…Alberto Gonzales
Event Type: Rally in Downtown Pittsburgh
Organized by: Democracy for Pittsburgh

Summertime is starting. It’s time for sun and games.

Fifty-three senators will enjoy the independence day recess feeling good about their vote to censure Alberto Gonzales After the recess, it will be Congress’s turn to take up the job of impeaching Mr. Gonzales.

Right now, it’s our turn to move the issue from the Senate to the House.

In this happy moment as summer begins, Democracy for Pittsburgh invites everyone:

Come to a lunchtime “flash event”—15 minutes of summer fun—and help us “put impeachment on the table.” Table will be provided.

Meet by 12:15 at Mellon Square (the corner by 6th and William Penn) downtown Pittsburgh, for this 15 minute event.

No speeches, just brief fun. Gonzales masks and signs welcome. Other “candidates for impeachment” welcome.

Event Date: Thursday, June 21, 2007
Event Time: 12:15 PM
Venue Name: Mellon Square
Address: 6th and William Penn (corner of park)
City: Pittsburgh
State: PA
Zip Code: 15219
Handicapped Accessible: Y
Google Maps

You can print out a free Gonzales mask here.

Pics of the Pittsburgh March Against the War

March 26, 2007

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh was there to march against the war –

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette pics and story.

And so was Democracy for Pittsburgh

Several more pics can be found at 2 Political Junkies

More links to pics at the Thomas Merton Center.

And one protester’s story in words and pictures is here.

…details…Democracy for Pittsburgh: March Against War on 3/24….details…

March 19, 2007

Pittsburgh, PA –

Democracy for Pittsburgh March Against the War on 3/24

Democracy for Pittsburgh is an official endorser of this event so let’s make DFP and DFA a big part of Pittsburgh’s biggest anti-war rally ever!

Here are the details for Democracy for Pittsburgh’s particpation in the March Against the War:


There is an large old brick building on the north side of Centre Avenue between N. Dithridge St. and Dollar St. (2nd block east of Schenley H.S.) It is the only building on the block. The building is marked (carved in stone actually): “1896 Herron Hill Pumping Station DPW” We will meet on the sidewalk in front of the building.

(There is a Subway sandwich shop and a bar located a block or two further east on Centre for anyone hungry or thirsty.)

There is a metered lot a block away at Centre Ave and N. Craig St
There is also parking on Centre Ave. and in the surrounding neighborhood.
Other suggestions for parking:
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial – underground parking / entrance on Bigelow / $ 5.00 for the entire day.
CMU Parking Lot – entrance on Moorewood Ave. / FREE
(Since the rally ends up at the Pitt campus, it might be easier for some to park down at S&S or CMU and walk up to the rally. That way they’re closer to their cars when the day concludes.)

Buses 54C, 71A, and 81B all go right by Schenley High School (54C and 71A also go to Oakland)

We’ll meet at 1:00pm to get “Pumped Up” in front of the “1896 Herron Hill Pumping Station DPW” on Centre Ave between Dollar St and N. Dithridge St.

At 1:20 we’ll make the short march up to the rally site (at Schenley H.S.) so that we arrive right at the start of the Schenley rally.

If you arrive after we depart from the Pumping Station, just head up to Schenley H.S. and look for our Democracy for Pittsburgh BANNER. If you look, you will find us. The second rally (at the University of Pittsburgh on Bigelow Ave between 5th Ave and Forbes Ave) will begin about 3:00 so if you are very, very late, meet up with us there.

Just bring your LOUD voices to march behind the NEW Democracy for Pittsburgh banner.

(NOTE: Do not be confused by the 12:30 feeder march advertised on the AWC posters and fliers. This is a separate event taking place at the VA hospital and then joining up with the main rally at Schenley H.S.)

Please RSVP at –

For more info on the march –
Thomas Merton Anti-War Committee

Democracy for Pittsburgh to March Against the War

March 18, 2007


Pittsburgh, PA –

Join your fellow Democracy for Pittsburgh and DFA members from all over western Pennsylvania as we March Against War on 3/24!

For further information and to RSVP go to DFALink



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