Q&A With Bill Peduto, Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh

Bill Peduto Mayor

Competitive primaries evince the best out of elected officials. It keeps us honest, and allows us to stay in touch with the communities we serve. I’m proud to have run in multiple tough races, because I think it’s made me a better elected official. We are launching our election season series ‘Political Q&A’ with progressive […]

How Tom Michalow Proved He Is An LGBTQ Ally With One Envelope

Tom Michalow

Remember when I was discussing how not to ask a lesbian household for a donation? That discussion was picked up by non-profit fundraisers as part of a larger issue of simply how to address increasingly diverse families in manners that are respectful across multiple cultures. It has been interesting to participate in those discussions, but […]

THIS Could Be My Way to San Jose – Please Vote For My Scholarship Application

Please help me get to California for Netroots Nation 13. What? A trip to California?  San Jose is one of the greenest cities in the nation and NN was the first conference to donate tote bags all the way back in 2009. I really need to be there. And I need your vote to win […]

Is This Disenfranchisement or What? The PA House 22nd District Loses Again

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Caught this today: But state House speaker Sam Smith says his immediate problem is that he must call special elections for six vacant state House seats and is stuck with an outdated map that is “so wildly out of proportion -– one person, one vote-wise, population-wise -– that I don’t want to be calling special […]