Saturday, August 18, 2007

Reform Pittsburgh Now

Friday, August 17, 2007

Bill Peduto will be unveiling the website for Reform Pittsburgh Now at a live web-cast session at Pittsburgh PodCamp on Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 1:45pm. The session will focus on the use of social media to affect policy change. Panelists include Bill Peduto, John Carman, and Justine Ezarik.

Reform Pittsburgh now is the first web-based, interactive political action committee dedicated to policy.

What: Reform Pittsburgh Now Live Site Release

When: Saturday, August 18, 2007, 1:45pm

Where: Pittsburgh Art Institute, 420 Blvd of the Allies, Rm B (435)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A Message From the President of City Council, Doug Shields

We need the blogging communities help! The Council of the City of Pittsburgh believe mandatory reporting of lost or stolen handguns to the police is a common sense reform whose time has come in Pennsylvania.

Law enforcement and police across Pennsylvania strongly support a lost or stolen handgun reporting law as a key tool to help police crack down on straw buyers of illegal handguns.

The bill in question is an amendment to HB1845, and the amendment is sponsored by Rep. David Levdansky, D-Allegheny County. It simply, requires people who buy a handgun to report the handgun if lost or stolen to the police within three days of discovering the loss or theft. Violating this law brings penalties ranging from a summary offense for a first violation to a felony for repeat violators.

It will be voted on Monday,March 31, 2008 in the House.Opponents in the House, led by the NRA, are raising a host of procedural objections.

We need Allegheny County residents, to call their local state representatives and urge them to do the following when the House returns next week:
Vote YES on the Levdansky Amendment (A0617 to H.B. 1845. This amendment is the lost or stolen handgun reporting law at issue.

Phone calls to House members NOW can absolutely make a difference.

Rep. Sean Ramaley, Leaning yes. D-16th, Allegheny/Beaver. 724-266-7774.

Don Walko, D-20th. Undecided. PLEASE CALL. 412-321-5523

Lisa Bennington, D-21st. Leaning yes. Call anyway. 412-361-2040.

Joe Preston, D-24th. Yes. Call anyway.

Joe Markosek, D-25th. Allegheny/Westmoreland. Undecided. "Interested but noncommital." 412-856-8284.

Tom Petrone, D-27th. Leaning yes. Give a quick call. 412-928-9514

Frank Dermody, D-33rd. Leaning No. PLEASE CALL. 724-274-4770.

Marc Gergely, D-35th. Undecided/leaning No. 412-754-3500.

Harry Readshaw, D-36th. Undecided/Leaning No. PLEASE CALL 412-881-4208

Bill Kortz, D-38th. Leaning No. "Opposes gun control." 412-466-1940.

Dave Levdansky, D-39th. Yes. Rep. Levdansky is the prime sponsor of the Amendment. Call him and thank him for his leadership on this important issue. 412-384-2258

Matt Smith, D-42nd. Undecided. 412-571-2169.

Nick Kotik, D-45th. Leaning Yes. Please call. 412-264-4260.

Jesse White, D-46th. Alleghny/Beaver/Washington. Undecided. 724-746-3677

John Pallone, D-54th. Allghny/Armstrong/Westmoreland. Undecided. 724-339-1990


Mike Turzai, R-28th. Undecided/Leaning No. PLEASE CALL 412-369-2230

Randy Vulakovich, R-30th. Undecided. 412-487-6600

John Maher, R-40th. Leaning Yes. CALL HIM. 412-831-8080

Mark Mustio, R-44th. Undecided. 412-262-3780

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