Since election day, I have been thinking about best ways to support a sense of community, especially locally community right here in Pittsburgh. I wrote a blog post the week after election day with ways to support local community, number 1 on the list was shop local. I would like to update that list to include lend local and I think that Kiva loans are one of the best ways to support small businesses by investing and reinvesting funds in local communities. Kiva.org started as a platform to make loans to business owners in developing countries. A few years ago… Read the rest
Apologies for the last minute posting on this event for CubaOne, which is tonight, Monday, December 12, 2016. Even if you can’t make it to this event, I wanted to share some information with Pittsburgh readers about the CubaOne Foundation.
One of the founders of the CubaOne Foundation is Daniel Jimenez. I met Daniel through PUMP many years ago, I think we were both board members at the same time. Daniel and I have stayed in touch via Facebook. I struggle, like many others, with how much is too much Facebook, but it is following things like the launch of… Read the rest
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is the annual Dirty Dozen Bike Race. What started as a group of friends pedaling up the steepest hills in Pittsburgh, now has several hundred riders.
The race was started by Danny Chew, a Pittsburgh cyclist who is on a mission to ride 1,000,000 miles in his lifetime. Earlier this year, Danny was injured in a cycling accident and is currently in Chicago for rehab. Thanks to the magic of technology he will be giving race commentary via Skype.
The website for the 2016 Dirty Dozen race is mostly information for riders, here are a few… Read the rest
A bridge seemed like an appropriate photo for this post. The West End Bridge from Open Streets 2015.
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… Read the rest
Are you interested in running for office but don’t know where to start? Have you heard of Emerge but aren’t sure if it would be right for you?
If so, come out and join us Oct. 18th for an info session on Emerge PA. Get a chance to talk to staff, board members, and alumnae from our inagural class about whether Emerge is a good fit for you!
Facebook Event for the Emerge Pittsburgh Info Session: https://www.facebook.com/events/162099754244668/
ABOUT EMERGE PA
Emerge Pennsylvania is changing the face of PA politics by identifying, training and encouraging Democratic women to run for office,… Read the rest