14WIDC Events

Mail-in ballots. Find out more.              Need Assistance? See JFCS of Pittsburgh’s List

Couldn’t connect for the Candidate Forum on March 29th? Here are the candidate videos.


U.S. House of Representatives District 18: Mike Doyle

PA Attorney General: Josh Shapiro

PA Auditor General: Michael Lamb

PA Treasurer: Joseph Torsella

PA Senate District 43: Jay Costa, Jr.

PA House District 23: Dan Frankel

PA House District 24: Ed Gainey

PA House District 34: Summer Lee

Who’s running? Here’s a list.

March 29 Candidate Forum videos.

DYK? Club endorsements have been shown to increase endorsed candidates primary results over 5%.

Information on covid-19:


Now, some information on how we can all help our communities manage the covid-19 outbreak and keep the impact to a minimum by “flattening the curve”:

Be informed: There will be a lot of conflicting information during this outbreak. Follow any directives or recommendations from the following sources:

Federal: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

State: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

County: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/Health-Department/Resources/COVID-19/COVID-19.aspx

City: https://pittsburghpa.gov/mayor/covid-updates

Things to note:
Stay home if you are sick! 
You can communicate through email if you need to be at work meetings or events.

Practice self-care and other mental health wellness! Check out this resource from the CDC 
And use this resource in times of distress: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

WASH YOUR HANDS!  Even without an outbreak, you should always wash your hands. Check out this article on ways to greet people without shaking hands.

PGH 14WIDC Annual Meeting: 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 College Democrats

Eddy Theatre
Chatham University
Campus Map – closest parking lot is off Murray Hill Avenue

1:00 Doors open
1:30 Program

Previous Events held April 27 & 28, 2019:

2019 Annual Fundraiser & Endorsement Meeting



Previous event held on February 10, 2019

14WIDC Annual Meeting & Barbara Daly Danko Forum

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, READ ABOUT IT HERE.   View the presentation here.

When: Sunday February 10, 1:00pm for Networking & 1:30pm for the Program

Where: Simmons Auditorium, New Tepper Quad, CMU at 5000 Forbes Ave 15213

Speaker: The speaker for the Barbara Daly Danko Forum was David Hickton, the former United States Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, nominated by former President Barack Obama, and the founding Director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security. As US Attorney Hickton created a dedicated section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office to focus on cybercrime and national security. At the Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security he established and co-chairs the Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security, an independent, bipartisan commission studying Pennsylvania’s election cybersecurity.

Topic: Election Security! As a battleground state, and one with outdated election infrastructure, systems, and technologies, Pennsylvania is a prime target for hackers wishing to disrupt the US electoral process. The Blue Ribbon Commission assessed the cybersecurity of Pennsylvania’s election architecture, including voting machines and election management systems, the voter registration system, and recovery and resilience in the event of a cyberattack or other technological failure. The commission recently published a report which will provide practical recommendations to state and local Pennsylvania officials to better secure the state’s elections and will serve as a model for similar efforts in other states. Copies of the report will be available to Forum attendees.

Event Co-Sponsors: This event was co-sponsored by the 14th Ward Democratic Committee and the Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.

Club Elections: The 14WIDC also held elections for new Board Members. Please see this page for the newly elected Board and officers.


First Name

Last Name



Mike Doyle US House of Representatives PA District 18
Janis Brooks * US House of Representatives PA District 18
Gerald S. Dickinson US House of Representatives PA District 18
Josh Shapiro Attorney General
Michael Lamb PA Auditor General
Nina Ahmad PA Auditor General
Tracie Fountain PA Auditor General
Christina Hartman PA Auditor General
Scott Conklin PA Auditor General
Rose Marie Davis PA Auditor General
Joseph Torsella PA Treasurer
Jay Costa, Jr PA Senate 43rd District
Bill Brittain PA Senate 43rd District
Dan Frankel PA House 23rd District
Ed Gainey PA House 24th District
William Anderson * PA House 24th District
Summer Lee PA House 34th District
Chris Roland PA House 34th District
* Withdrew, disqualified, or did not make the ballot CANDIDATE FORUM VIDEOS

NOTE: All of these offices have jurisdiction in the 14th Ward. They may not be entirely in the 14th Ward, as obviously statewide offices and legislative districts are not. PGH 14 WIDC members may vote to endorse candidates for all of these offices, regardless of where they live in the 14th Ward.