I know the motivote team through the StartingBloc fellowship program. I participated in the StartingBloc fellowship and have helped to organize a few StartingBloc related events around Pittsburgh. If you are interested in social innovation, entrepreneurship and making the world a better place, please consider applying to StartingBloc.
Please share this information with anyone who lives in the Pennsylvania 18th Congressional district. The founders of motivote, a NYC startup which focused on voter engagement, will be in Western Pa this weekend and want to talk with voters. They have planned several meetups in Greensburg and Carnegie at some great local businesses.… Read the rest
This is a friendly reminder to all who live in Pittsburgh to check your voter registration status! You can check your voter registration status online at VotesPA.
TODAY October 10, 2017 is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE before the November General Election. If you plan to vote in Pennsylvania on Tuesday November 7, 2017 you MUST submit your voter registration by October 10.
Register to Vote or Update Your Voter Registration in Pennsylvania
Online Voter Registration
This is the first presidential election that you can register to vote online in Pennsylvania. You can register to vote online here: … Read the rest
This weekend, Create Columbus Commission, will be bringing a delegation of young leaders from Columbus, OH to Pittsburgh to learn more about what we have going on here in the Steel City. I met Jordan Davis, who is the director of Smart Columbus, when she was in Pittsburgh last summer for the Millennial Trains Project. (I was a participant in the 2013 Millennial Trains Project trip and you can read about some of the things I brought back to Pittsburgh from my journey here.)
When I spoke to Jordan last week, she told me that everyone in the group is… Read the rest
Last Monday night, I started writing this blog post. I was so excited for Election Day, I couldn’t sleep and I wanted to put some thoughts on paper. I wanted to capture some of the things I have been thinking about over the past few weeks and months. This election has been incredibly challenging to watch [because there was a lot of hateful rhetoric]. It was not really a debate of ideas and solutions, but an ongoing parade of hateful words. The post I started writing on Monday had the draft title “Hope in Our Neighborhoods.” I was never that… Read the rest
I’ve spent the past few days at home with the flu, which has given me plenty of time to watch the Presidential debate previews, documentaries on the candidates, the debates and the debate recaps. Twelve years ago, I had never voted, but a few month after attending a candidate MeetUp at the Church Brew Works, I quit my job and went to work full time on the presidential campaign.
Today, September 27 is National Voter Registration Day, a perfect excuse for a post on registering to vote.
October 11, 2016 is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE before the… Read the rest