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Isabella Veneris is a junior political science and English literature double major, as well as a fellow on Ed Gainey’s mayoral campaign team.

‘You’ve got to be personable’: Pitt students canvass for Gainey across Pittsburgh

By Alexandra Ross, Staff Writer October 19, 2021
Some Pitt students work as fellows on progressive Democrat Ed Gainey’s mayoral campaign team, where they phone bank, create social media posts, help organize events and canvass door-to-door.
Opinion | Mayoral primary marks win for Pittsburgh youth, progressives

Opinion | Mayoral primary marks win for Pittsburgh youth, progressives

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist June 2, 2021
This primary not only displayed the power of progressive grassroots organizing, but a shedding of old guard Democrats and the Democratic machine.
Editorial | Gainey is a necessary change for Pittsburgh

Editorial | Gainey is a necessary change for Pittsburgh

By The Pitt News Editorial Board May 26, 2021
It’s time for a mayor who will take bold, direct action to combat the heavily intertwined housing and racial justice crises in Pittsburgh, not tinker around the edges with pilots and task forces.
The concession after the primary upset win against Bill Peduto puts Ed Gainey on a glide path to becoming the City’s first Black mayor.

Gainey upsets incumbent Peduto in Pittsburgh mayoral race primary

By Natalie Frank, News Editor May 18, 2021
Mayor Bill Peduto conceded the Democratic primary race for the mayoralty to state Rep. Ed Gainey in a tweet at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday evening. The concession puts Gainey on a glide path to becoming the City’s first Black mayor after the primary upset win against Peduto.
A poll worker gets “I Voted” stickers ready to hand to voters as they finish up at the ballot booths.

Your guide to the May 18 mayoral primary election

By Millicent Watt, Senior Staff Writer May 13, 2021
Challengers Ed Gainey, Tony Moreno and Mike Thompson will face off against Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto in next Tuesday’s primary elections, after a heated campaign season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A crowd of about 150 people gathered Tuesday evening at Freedom Corner after a jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of the murder of George Floyd.

Pittsburghers mourn, protest after guilty verdict in Floyd murder case

By Rebecca Johnson and Jon Moss April 21, 2021
About 150 people gathered Tuesday evening at Freedom Corner in the Hill District after a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter. The crowd marched down Forbes Avenue through Pitt’s campus.
Ahead of next month’s primary election, Pittsburgh’s four mayoral candidates met Thursday evening to share their thoughts on current issues impacting the City and policy proposals moving forward — such as racial equity, taxing UPMC, policing and more.

Pittsburgh mayoral candidates discuss platforms, City issues

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor April 9, 2021
Ahead of next month’s primary election, Pittsburgh’s four mayoral candidates met Thursday evening to share their thoughts on current issues impacting the City — such as racial equity, taxing UPMC, policing and more.
Staff columnist India Krug is critical of Mayor Bill Peduto’s response to the Black Lives Matter movement and his handling of policing in Pittsburgh.

Opinion | Vote Peduto out and Gainey in

By India Krug, Staff Columnist January 26, 2021
Peduto cannot be expected to give the Black Lives Matter movement the political agency it deserves. That is why it is imperative we focus on electing Gainey.
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