Q&A With Jessica Benham, Incumbent Candidate for PA House District 36

Jessica Benham

As a member of the minority party, it’s incredibly difficult to get legislative priorities to move in Harrisburg. In fact, so far, no bill prime sponsored by a House Democrat has been signed into law this legislative session. I have used the amendment process to still advocate and fight. State Representative Jessica Benham This is […]

Political LGBTQ&A with Jessica Benham, State Representative Elect PA House District 36

Jessica Benham

I know that many bisexual people and many Autistic people see themselves reflected in me, and that my win gives them hope about the ways they, too, can make a difference in the world. As of this most recent election, Pennsylvania has at least 57 openly LGBTQ individuals holding elected office. In November 2020, we […]

Candidate for PA State House Jessica Benham Describes Digital Campaigning During a Pandemic

Jessica Benham

I asked a few campaigns to weigh in on the new tactics and strategies they will be relying on to move ahead with critical elections. What is still possible? What is newly possible? How can we help from our homes? You can read our candidate Q&A’s here. Also, check out our Q&A’s about the Pennsylvania […]

Q&A with Jessica Benham, Candidate for PA State House District 36

Jessica Benham

The residents of district 36 deserve a solution to the flooding that impacts their daily lives. They are tired of constant studies and plans that don’t materialize. We are revisiting our Political Q&A series for the upcoming elections of 2020. We’ve reached out to candidates who are pro-choice and pro-LGBTQ, asking them a series of […]

LGBTQ Electoral Victories in Pennsylvania

According to the Victory Fund,  at least 1,065 out LGBTQ people ran for office in the November midterm elections. At least 340 out LGBTQ won their races as of November 9, 2022 with more results yet to come in.  In Pennsylvania Jessica Benham, State Representative in Pennsylvania House District 36 and the first openly queer woman […]

LGBTQ Records of Fetterman, Oz, Mastriano, and Shapiro. You Decide.

Fetterman Shapiro LGBTQ

This information is from GLAAD. If you are in Pennsylvania, you can find all your voting information at PA Votes. Monday, October 24 is the last day to register to vote. Monday, November 1, 2022 – Last day to apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot. Tuesday, November 8, 2022 – Election Day. Also, Last […]

Another Update On How to Request a Campaign Yard Sign in Pittsburgh

Fetterman Shapiro Summer Lee Campaign Signs

Since we last had this conversation, progress has been made. The Allegheny County Democrat Committee now has an online form that you can use to request yard signs. That’s what we’ve needed all along. You can request signs through the campaign (in most cases) and through the ACDC (in most cases.) In come cases, the […]

Update on How to Request Campaign Yard Signs in Pittsburgh

Earlier this week, I wrote a post outlining the convoluted steps to get yard signs for races that are deemed critical to democracy. I reached out to all of the campaigns and asked them 1. Do you have yard signs available for the community? 2. What options do you have for people to request a sign?  3. Is a […]

How to Request Campaign Yard Signs around Pittsburgh

I know, I know – yard signs don’t generate votes. My campaign staff friends tell me this and I say “phooey” to them. I notice signs. And I especially notice the signs in my own neighborhood (Manchester on the Northside) which is 70% Black and 30% white. I notice which candidates have support. I notice […]

A List of Out LGBTQ Elected Officials in Pennsylvania: Historical Work in Progress

When I began blogging in 2005, there were no out elected officials in Pennsylvania (that I knew of.) Now there are so many that keeping track is a challenge. Hence, this list and timeline. When I am unsure of someone’s identity, I use LGBTQ. I urge you to contact me if you have corrections, edits, […]