Making Democracy Work

Empowering citizens to shape better communities

90th Anniversary Celebration
Information table at our 90th year celebration
The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The success of Democracy doesn't depend on a few persons who do great things, but on many persons who do small things faithfully.

-- Maud Wood Park, First LWVUS President

Upcoming events: Since Earth Day is celebrated in April, the League will focus on the environment for programming this month. As many of you have heard, a fire at the Clairton Coke Works earlier this year caused damage to the plant as well as damage to our air! Mark Dixon, of the BREATHE Project, will update us on the air quality in Clairton and the surrounding Pittsburgh Area. Mark has utilized and has helped test various types of air monitors in his attempt to get the health department to take notice of our air quality and how citizens can be involved in air monitoring. Mark will speak to us on how the League can advocate for improved air quality and be involved with air monitoring to help effect positive change in the air we breathe. Matt Mehalik, the Executive Director of the BREATHE Project and Debra Smit, Communications Director of the BREATHE Project will also add to our discussion on air pollution in Allegheny County.

Tues. April 16, 12:30 + 1:30 pm: Voter Service Forum Planning Meeting by Conference Call, Email Judy Clack: jbclack@yahoo.com for dial-in information.