Q&A with Matt Merriman-Preston About the Pennsylvania Primary Election, Mail-In Ballots, and More

This is a very confusing time. We spend hours trying to find toilet paper and disinfectant, worrying about access to critical medications that are being redirected to maybe cure COVID-19, and having our evening news interrupted by a ridiculous puppet President who lies and misleads us every single fucking day. One point of confusion is […]

Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Pittsburgh Endorsements

Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Pittsburgh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PITTSBURGH, Pa. On March 8, 2020, members of the Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Pittsburgh (GSPCGP) endorsed, as follows, candidates for the April 28th Primary Election. Federal offices: For President, after discussion, we endorse the statement, “Support The Democrat in the fall. Get involved as early as possible.” (No sour grapes.) US Congressman Mike Doyle has slowly and […]

Northside Democratic Committeeman Insists Eileen Kelly Remove Pro-Trump Democratic Ward Chair

Eileen Kelly Jeff Anesin

“You snowflakes forget it freedom of speech in this country I wear what the fuck I want to wear!” ~ Jeff Anesin, Allegheny County Democratic Committee, 24th Ward Chair I caught this on Facebook yesterday – another chapter in the saga of pro-Trump Democrats in the Allegheny County Democratic Committee. I’m guessing Eileen Kelly, Adam […]

Pennsylvania Political Candidates Who Give Me Hope for Progress

Pennsylvania Political Candidates

Don’t despair. I feel your angst, frustration, and sadness. I do have some hope to offer you in the form of women and men who are not white/heterosexual/cisgender who have run for local office in the past two years. We have a series called Political Q&A. You might want to read through. If you have […]

Q&A With Lissa Geiger Shulman, Candidate for PA State House 30

Lissa for PA

As a woman, I do bring a still under-represented perspective as only 26% of the General Assembly is women. However, I also have a privileged perspective due to my race, sexual orientation, and gender identity. I acknowledge that this limits my perspective, and will work to listen to and elevate more diverse voices as a […]

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 […]

Q&A with Emily Kinkead, Candidate for PA State House District 20

Emily Kinkead

I make a concerted effort to inform myself about the LGBTQIA+-related issues in my district and in our community and the events that I can attend to demonstrate my support. This spans everything from talking to my queer-identifying friends and activists about their experiences to attending the Trans Day of Remembrance and the protest at […]

Ross Township Commissioner and ACDC Committee Member Patrick Mullin Sharing anti-LGBTQ, welfare-shaming content on Facebook

Content note – homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism, Allegheny County Democrats, suburban life, ageism, welfare shaming Also please note the original version of the essay contained a pivotal typographical error. That has been corrected. People are sending me Trump social media content shared by other ACDC members. This one gets to me. Patrick Mullin holds two […]

Should You Send Me Screen Shots of Your ACDC Members Pro-Trump Social Media Content?

ACDC Trump Supporter Files

Soon after I published the post yesterday with 40 pro-Trump/MAGA images shared by Allegheny County Democratic Committee member and ward chair, Jeff ‘Bean’ Anesin, the tips about other members hit my inbox. It is important to create a repository to illustrate that the magnitude of the members of the local Democratic Committee and the Democratic […]

Proof that Allegheny County Democratic Committee Members Support Trump

Allegheny County Democrats

Content Note: racism, misogyny, misogynoir, ableism, sexism, homophobia, pro-Trump content, xenophobia, sexualizing young girls, Democrats, politicians Recently, several local media outlets have disclosed social media content posted, mainly on Facebook, by a ward chair of the Allegheny County Democrat Committee, Jeff ‘Bean’ Anesin. While a few of the posts suggest that Anesin is a Trump […]