While it certainly feels like the all the election talk is about 2012, you do have the opportunity to elect some folks next month. And while the focus for November in these parts has been squarely centered on Fitzgerald vs. Raja (ugh and triple ugh), there are other races. If you want a reason to go to the polls -- and to feel good about your vote -- how about showing some love to the candidates who have taken a stand against fracking?
Who are these pols? There's a Facebook group for that: Marcellus at the Polls 2011
You'll want to click on the "Docs" link to find the list for PA.
Those of particular interest to Burghers include:
EUGENE DEPASQUALE (D) for Auditor General - running in 2012You can meet DePasquale this Sunday:
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DePasqualePA
Campaign website: http://eugene4pa.com/
Platform (specific to mentioning his stance on drilling): http://eugene4pa.com/issues/pure-water/
DAVID WECHT (D) for Superior Court
Campaign Ad (31 seconds): www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=291932100833883
Campaign website: http://www.wecht2011.com/
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Judge-David-N-Wecht/149288135132481?sk=wall
About the Superior Court: www.superior.court.state.pa.us/about.htm
KATHRYN BOOCKVAR for Commonwealth Court
**SIERRA CLUB ENDORSED** (rare!)
Campaign website: www.boockvar.com/about-kathryn.html
One page resume: here
Platform on Marcellus within body: www.boockvar.com/index.html
COREY O'CONNOR (D) for Pittsburgh City Council District 5
(formerly held by fracktivist Doug Shields)
Campaign website: http://coreyoconnorforcouncil.com/
(Statement about fracking at the Facebook link above)
Join Eugene at a Steelers/Patriots Watch Party in PittsburghAlso, while I'm not thrilled about Wecht's cutesy, Fitzgerald-syle, family TV ad currently running (really, I don't care what your kids think of any of you pols unless you're, say, beating them), he actually has an ad about fracking which you can view here.
Young Brother's Bar (1441 Woods Run Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA)
Between 3:00 and 8:00 this Sunday, October 30th
Complimentary admission for all.
Please RSVP or send questions to Liz Wagenseller at firstname.lastname@example.org