PGH 14 WIDC Annual Meeting

Please join us for the 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club’s Annual Meeting and Barbara Danko Political Forum on

Sunday, January 26, 2020

 

The Petrochemical Build-Out:

Not What It’s Cracked Up To Be

 

Co-hosted by the Chatham University College Democrats

On December 8, 2019, the Sunday edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured as its front-page story the article:
“Study: Shale gas job gains don’t offset the damage done: CMU Study finds build-out causes early deaths, affects environment.”

The 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club has invited the authors of the Carnegie Mellon University report to share their findings with the community.

Recent analysis has indicated that the proposed building of additional cracker plants in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia may have serious environmental and economic consequences. With regard to the City of Pittsburgh alone, Mayor Bill Peduto in a Public Source interview said “there was no meeting that occurred that shifted our economic future away from the growing eds and meds to cracker plants . . . but that’s what happened.”

A question and answer session will follow.
CO-HOSTED by the Chatham University Young Democrats

LOCATION:
Eddy Theatre
Chatham University
40°26’54.94″N
79°55’33.66″W
Schedule:
1:00 Doors open
1:30 Program

More details on the event here.   Event flyer here.

 

Gearing up for 2019!

The 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club is gearing up for 2019 and the elections to be held next year.

Save the date for our Annual Meeting on Sunday, February 10.

The 14WIDC will be holding elections for new Board Members. If you are interested, please contact Noel Walkington at treasurer@pgh14widc.org. You may self-nominate, or nominate someone else. To be a Board Member, you need to be a registered Democrat in the 14th Ward and an active (paid) member of the Club. You can renew your Club membership online here or pay by check at the event.

We will also have a speaker or panel on a timely topic sure to be of great interest to our members. We hope to see you all there!

Two opportunities in January to learn about running for office!

#1 How to Run for Allegheny Democratic Committee

Feb 13 Petition Signatures to get on the ballot starts! Here’s a good manual for Committee Persons.

Wednesday, January 10 at the 14th Ward Democratic Committee Meeting

Meet and Greet 7:00-7:30pm.  Information Session at 7:30pm.

Sixth Presbyterian Church, corner of Murray and Forbes Aves in Squirrel Hill.

Discussion on how to run for the Democratic Committee and what it means to serve on the 14th Ward Democratic Committee.

NOTE: This meeting is open to the public. 

Please contact Sam Hens-Greco at samhensgreco@gmail.com or at 412-427-2486 for questions.

#2 Ready to Run Pittsburgh: Campaign Training for Women

Saturday, January 27 at Chatham University Shadyside Campus

8:00am – 5:00pm. Registration fee $65 before Jan. 6, or $75 on or after Jan. 6.

Ready to Run™ Pennsylvania provides bi-partisan political training to encourage women to run for government leadership positions. The day-long program targets women considering or recently deciding to run for political office, providing training and mentoring by campaign professionals, political women, and officeholders.

Click here for more information and to register.

Primary Election Day is Tuesday May 16

Make a plan to get to the polls on May 16!

The 14WIDC mailed our yellow 2017 Voters Guide with a list of the Club’s endorsed candidates to the homes of all registered Democrats in the 14th Ward on Monday, May 8. Please check your mailbox for the flyer, or print the Voters Guide here to take with you to the polls. 2017 is an important election year with many judicial races, along with local elections for mayor, sheriff, city council and school board seats among others. Go vote and encourage your family, friends and neighbors to do the same.