Steel City Stonewall Democrats
The mission of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats is to advance equal rights for all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. We will support public policies that advance that mission in the United States, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the greater Pittsburgh region. We will help elect qualified Democratic candidates that support equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. We will work to sensitize and educate all candidates and office holders, Democratic Party leaders, and the community at large to the issues and concerns of the LGBT community.
Within the LGBTQIA+ community, we will promote awareness of and response to political issues that are relevant to LGBTQIA+ citizens.
Every year, the Steel City Stonewall Democrats holds an endorsement meeting before the spring Democratic Primary. Candidates seeking our endorsement must fill out a questionnaire, which is updated annually, and pay a filing fee to be considered. Candidates are also welcome to come speak during the Endorsement Meeting, but are not required. The General membership votes on who to endorse for the primary by simple majority. In the event of a tie, the executive board of the Steel City Stonewall Democrats will vote to break the tie. This questionnaire and member-driven endorsement process ensures that the Steel City Stonewall Democrats support the candidates that truly are allies with the LGBTQIA+ community.
The Steel City Stonewall Democrats is a member driven organization. Members determine our executive board, members select which candidates the organization will endorse, and only members can serve on the executive board. The Steel City Stonewall Democrats also rely on membership dues to keep the organization running and financially sound.
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What's Going On
#FeelTheBern or #ImWithHer ?!?! On April 10th, the Steel City Stonewall Democrats will convene its entire membership to vote on which candidates will receive the organization’s endorsement for the 2016 primary elections. More information can be found here Our goal is to ensure that our membership is well informed at the time of the endorsement[…]
The Steel City Stonewall Democrats endorses with pride the following candidates in the 2014 Democratic Primary: Rob McCord for Pennsylvania Governor Mike Stack for Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Mike Doyle for Congress (PA-14) Tom Michalow for State Representative Dist. 20 Dan Frankel for State Representative Dist. 23 Ed Gainey for State Representative Dist. 24 Erin Molchany[…]
Bill Peduto- Pittsburgh Mayor Mary Gibson -County Council 3 Natalia Rudiak- City Council 4 Tonya Payne- City Council 6 Mark Tranquilli- Court of Common Pleas Eleanor Bush- Court of Common Pleas Barbara Ernsberger- Court of Common Pleas Jack McVay- Superior Court Thanks you to all of the members and candidates who joined us at[…]
This annual membership meeting serves two purposes: To elect candidates to the Steel City Stonewall Democrats (SCSD) Board of Directors; To endorse Candidates for public office running in the Democratic Primary. The SCSD Endorsement Committee, with the input of the Board, creates questionnaires specific to the races being sought which are sent to the candidates[…]
Please join Steel City Stonewall Democrats, Sunday April 7th, at Cruze Bar to endorse candidates for the 2013 election. Click 2013 Endorsement to read the candidate questionnaires. Mayor Bill Peduto Jack Wagner County Council Mary Gibson 3 Daniel McClain 1 City Council Jeanne Clark 8 Dan Gilman 8 Sam Hens Greco 8 Tonya Payne 6 Natalia Rudiak[…]
Join the Steel City Stonewall Democrats to watch the first 2012 Presidential Debate! 8PM, Wednesday October 3rd at Cruze Bar, 1600 Smallman Street. We’ll have voter registration forms so everyone can register to vote! We’ll be able to check to make sure you have the right form of ID to vote! And we’ll be playing[…]
Mitt Romney has picked his running mate and they’re a perfect match for each other. Completely out of touch. Mitt Romney picked Congressman Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running mate. In case you haven’t heard of him, let’s review his record: * He voted in favor of the Federal Marriage Amendment saying that marriage[…]
Earlier today, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl signed a statement asserting that he “proudly stand[s] in support of the freedom of same-sex couples to marry … I look forward to working to build an America where all people can share in the love and commitment of marriage with the person with whom they share their life.” THANK YOU MAYOR[…]
Its hard to believe it’s that time of year again but Pittsburgh Pride 2012 is fast approaching. Below are the amazing events to look forward to! Pride Advocacy Rally When: Friday, June 1st at 6pm Where: The steps of the City – County Building, 414 Grant Street, Downtown Splash When: Thursday, June 7th Where:[…]