Change, the Discussion
This series will combine an informative guest speaker with action steps to enrich our community, dispel misinformation, and foster an environment of safe discussion. This forum will explore socially, culturally, and politically complex issues. Each subject will be explored over two months, a month of education and a month of action.
Guest speakers will provide information on a spectrum of topics and give ways to act. Participants will be challenged to put what they learned into practice through such activities as service projects, sharing information with peers, and fundraising.
The seminars are nonpartisan and free to the public. The guest speakers will be issue area experts and individuals sharing their person experiences.
More Than Just Mass Shootings: The Impact of Gun Violence and What Can Be Done
Featuring Ray Warner, founding member PA Chapter of Moms Demand Action
Ray Warner is a founding member and the current Legislative Lead for the Pittsburgh local group of the PA Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Founded after the Sandy Hook shooting, Moms Demand Action is the largest grassroots gun violence prevention group in the US, with over 4.5 million members in every state.
Library Multipurpose Room, October 10th 7:00PM
Help lead the Democratic Party on its path to success by running to fill a seat on the Upper St. Clair Democratic Committee. As a committee member, you have a role in:
- Shaping the vision of the party;
- Conducting outreach to voters;
- Sharing the views on people in your Ward and District to leaders; and
- Recruiting and supporting candidates.
To be a strong organization, the committee needs to be comprised of members diverse backgrounds and diverse ideas. As the United States experiment has proven, diversity makes a group stronger, and committee want to grow strong through its diversity.
You do not have to be a committee person to be an agent of change and contribute, but your voice would be a major asset to the committee as a member
If you are interested in running, please fill out this survey. A committee officer can help you find Democrats in your ward and district.
- Committee members should attend as many of the monthly meetings and other events as possible.
- Committee members are strongly encouraged to work the Upper St. Clair Day booth.
- Committee members vote in the endorsement meetings.
- Committee members will support Democratic Candidates.
How to Run
What are the steps to run?
- Obtain a petition form from the Allegheny County Board of Elections – Available on February 6
- Obtain ten (10) or more signatures of registered Democrats from your District – Starting February 13
- Have the petition form notarized
- Submit the petition form to the Allegheny County Board of Elections – Due March 6
What are the requirements to run?
- You must be a registered Democrat, and
- You must be a resident in the Ward and District you wish to represent.
- If you are not sure what ward you are in, there is a guide to look up your information.
- Each District is represented by two Democrats of different genders.
- The committee election will be part of the Pennsylvania Primary May 15. If you run for the committee, your name will appear on the ballot for Democratic voters in your Ward and District.
Following the committee election, the committee members will select officers to fill the roles of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer.