2024 Political Q&A with Summer Lee: What You Need to Know About This Incumbent Candidate for US House District 12

Summer Lee for Congress

Beyond these fundamental protections, my campaign focuses on meaningful representation for the LGBTQ+ community in politics, warding off a right-wing Supreme Court that could poke holes in LGBTQ rights based on “religious liberty,” and addressing the many disparities that the LGBTQ+ community faces in affordable, inclusive health care. Meet the Candidate This is the next […]

I’m an Angry Voter This Year and Here’s Why

People are often surprised that I’m not a super voter or someone who has voted in every election. I struggle with the privilege of claiming that one must vote to have a voice in democracy. Show up or shut up is hardly a democratic ideal. It can, in fact, lead people to feel more alienated […]

I Don’t Mind Political Ads

As a regular viewer of local news on TV, I see a lot of commercials – mostly for furniture, AC/duct/windows/bathroom installers, and assorted dubious medical hucksters. Obviously, most of the ads lately are tied to campaigns. People complain about them. I don’t. It’s irritating, yes, but until we get real campaign reform – it’s a […]

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

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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 Third Update on the Political Q&A Series on My Blog – Which Candidates Responded and Which Have Not (yet)

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As of today, we’ve received and published Q&As from 13 candidates. 10 other candidates requested a Q&A, but still haven’t followed through on their commitment. At least 11 candidates ignored my request INCLUDING Josh Shapiro. I recently blogged about the WHY it matters piece of identifying candidates who haven’t followed through on their commitment or […]

Proud to Endorse Democrat Summer Lee for Congress

I am proud to support Summer Lee for Congress in the Pennsylvania Primary. She’s been proactive with engaging the LGBTQ community since I first met her in 2017. And she’s never stopped advocating, creating a better world, and holding us all accountable for doing the same. She fearlessly challenges institutions that try to hold her […]

Q&A With Summer Lee, Candidate for US Congress PA-12

Summer Lee for Congress

Our campaign is building an energizing and unifying movement that centers poor and working-class people, at a table big enough for everyone to have a seat. This isn’t about me, or any one person. We don’t take corporate PAC checks, or fossil fuel money, and we’re focused on building a multiracial, multigenerational movement, ready to deliver […]

PA State Representative Summer Lee Describes Digital Campaigning During a Pandemic

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 Primary Election. […]