Q&A with Amber Sloan, Candidate for Allegheny County Democratic Committee

Amber Sloan Pittsburgh
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A friend of mine stepped up to run for office, specifically for a seat at the table of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.  Amber is a powerful voice in the City, especially in her home neighborhood of Homewood. Read her AMPLIFY profile here We’ve been featuring candidates for various offices, but this is our first profile of someone running for Democratic committee. It is important to support LGBTQ, female, and Black voices at all decision-making tables.

The Allegheny County Democratic Committee is made up of local organizations operating in a largely independent fashion in each ward in the City of Pittsburgh and each municipality outside the city. These 2,600 committee members and 162 local committees are the grassroots of the Democratic Party, and they work each election to inform and turn out voters for Democratic endorsed candidates and Democratic Nominees.

You can find more information about the committee working in your community (district) by visiting the ACDC page.

Your Name: Amber L Sloan
Your Pronouns: No Response
How do you describe your identity? I am a Black woman who describes her identity as a lesbian woman!

You are running for Allegheny County Democratic Committee seat in the 12th ward, 15th district. Why is a seat at the table of the Democratic party important to you?

Since being released from my incarceration I wanted to know exactly what I can do to help In the betterment of my community as well as the city as a whole. As a engaged 12th ward resident, I’d like to continue serving so that I can do my part to ensure the priorities and values of my neighbors are reflected it the policies, endorsements, and political processes that I doubt Lay shape our communities, so that’s why it’s important for me to be at the table, as a Alleghany County committee member

For those who are not familiar, can you please describe the duties and obligations of a County committeemember?

We’re involved in the endorsements of the local parties who I (We) feel will do the job and not sell us out.


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To vote for you, people will have to be registered Democrats who live in your ward. What is the simplest way for people to figure out what their ward and district is?

If people aren’t sure who their committee person is as well as their local ward the can contact Alleghany County Elections 412-350-4500 to find out who is running May 15th as well as who currently hold the seat if they’d like to get involved.

You have supporters outside of your ward. How can they find out who is running (or currently holding) a seat on the committee in their ward and get involved in that campaign? No response.

How can people get in touch with you for more information?  If anyone in my district would like to get involved or anyone who’s willing to help out in my campaign or reach me You can find me on Fb as Amber L Sloan, friends to elect Amber Sloan also on Fb or even call me personally at 412-378-3906!

Thank you, Amber!

Remember, the deadline to register to vote in this race is April 16, 2018. Only registered Democrats who live in this ward/district can vote for Amber. But every ward/district has a committeperson.