The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro arrives for a news conference in Philadelphia, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. Shapiro says he wont allow Pennsylvania to execute any inmates while he is in office and calls for the states lawmakers to repeal the death penalty.

Editorial | Pennsylvania governor made the right decision to oppose death penalty

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 20, 2023
But after hundreds of years and more than a thousand people killed, Pennsylvania’s governor is paving the way to change history. 
A Planned Parenthood health center is shown in Waukegan, IL on June 28, 2022.

Opinion | How to continue to support abortion providers in the coming year

By India Krug, Senior Staff Columnist January 18, 2023
Students cannot become complacent when it comes to reproductive justice, even if Democrats did well in the midterms.
People wait in line to vote in the William Pitt Union assembly room.

Pitt students head to the polls with protecting abortion access, limiting fracking on their minds

By Donata Massimiani, Senior Staff Writer November 9, 2022
Hundreds of Pitt students flocked to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots in Pennsylvania’s midterms. Many reported voting for all Democratic candidates, saying protecting abortion access and promoting clean energy were their deciding factors.
Brian Kennedy, a candidate campaign volunteer, wears his I voted sticker beside his American flag pin as he greets voters outside a polling location on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Evans City, Pa.

Fetterman, Shapiro and other Democrats win local midterm elections

By Punya Bhasin, Rebecca Johnson, and Donata Massimiani November 9, 2022
Democrats John Fetterman, Josh Shapiro, Summer Lee and Dan Frankel won the race for U.S. Senate, governor, U.S. House of Representatives and Pennsylvania House of Representatives, respectively.
This combination of photos shows Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate state Attorney General Josh Shapiro, left, and Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano, right.

‘Midterms are just as important’: Pitt students discuss Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer November 4, 2022
Pitt students say everything from the economy to crime to climate change is on the ballot as voters determine whether Democrat Josh Shapiro or Republican Doug Mastriano will become Pennsylvania’s next governor.
A copy of Liberation: The Newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation hangs in Posvar Hall.

Pitt socialist, Marxist clubs express political beliefs, talk midterm elections

By Allison Radziwon, Assistant News Editor November 1, 2022
For Matthew Dorrycott, president of the Young Democratic Socialists of America at Pitt, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s stance opposing fracking in his debate against Dr. Mehmet Oz was “disappointing.”
Students listen to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro speak in the William Pitt Union on Oct. 27, an event co-organized by the Pitt College Democrats and Pitt Students for Shapiro.

Pitt’s College Democrats feel ‘confident’ as midterms approach, flock to pro-choice candidates

By Trevor Weinstock, Staff Writer November 1, 2022
Pitt’s College Democrats are working with other clubs to spread the word about democratic candidates in the midterm elections. In the past month, Arvind Venkat, Summer Lee and Josh Shapiro have spoken at events for the organization.
Josh Shapiro speaks with Pitt students in Nordy’s Place on Thursday.

‘Here to say thank you’: Shapiro visits Pitt students on campus

By Alexandra Ross, Senior Staff Writer October 28, 2022
Gen Z plays a crucial role in political progress today, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro.
Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano speaks at Turning Point Actions Unite and Win rally Downtown on Aug. 19.

Opinion | Mastriano’s coded antisemitic language against Shapiro is dangerous

By Rachel Soloff, Opinions Editor October 25, 2022
Gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano’s antisemitic rhetoric against his Jewish opponent Josh Shaprio is extremely dangerous and continues to stoke the fire of antisemitism.
Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman speaks at an event in 2016.

Editorial | Pennsylvania candidates: It’s time to embrace debate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 12, 2022
In order for Pennsylvanians to make an informed decision on who to vote for, candidates must debate.
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