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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 @ 4:09AM

Four More Years: Making Progress Towards a Pittsburgh for All

Dear Friends: When voters went to the polls on Tuesday, it was their opportunity to evaluate not only my work on City Council, but also the state of our city.  I first ran for Council in 2013, because I was frustrated with antiquated City government and outdated City services. There…

Friday, May 5th, 2017 @ 5:51PM

City Council supports Planned Parenthood; Gilman endorsed as key advocate for reproductive rights

Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC endorsed Dan Gilman for re-election to Pittsburgh City Council on Thursday. Planned Parenthood PA acknowledged “unprecedented attacks” in recent years to reproductive rights and women’s health. Their endorsement of Gilman cited his “committment to protecting reproductive health and access to family planning services.” Earlier in the…

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 @ 7:31PM

Supporters gather at ACE Hotel in final month of campaign

Friends, family and supporters gathered at the ACE Hotel in East Liberty on Monday, in order to support Dan during the final month of his re-election campaign. Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto spoke about the quality of Dan’s work in City Council, and the promise…

Monday, April 17th, 2017 @ 8:13PM

Pro-environment groups cite history of stewardship, endorse Gilman

With one month remaining until Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania, two major environmental organizations, Sierra Club and Clean Water Action, have endorsed Dan Gilman for re-election to Pittsburgh City Council.  In a letter announcing, Dan’s endorsement, the Sierra Club recognized the Councilman’s “strong support for the environment” and his “proven…

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 @ 3:43PM

Gilman speaks on tough issues at League of Women Voters forum

Yesterday, Councilman Dan Gilman spoke on issues facing Pittsburgh at a League of Women Voters forum in Shadyside. The event was hosted by the 1st Unitarian Church, and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, the Black Political Empowerment Project, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, the…

Sunday, March 26th, 2017 @ 6:55PM

Labor Council, AFL-CIO back Gilman as champion of working families

On Friday, the Allegheny County Labor Council, AFL-CIO voted to endorse Dan in his campaign for a second term on Pittsburgh City Council. The Labor Council is composed of representatives from the region’s major unions, and the endorsement is a testament to the work that Dan has done in City…

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 @ 5:11PM

Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers support Gilman’s re-election

The Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT400) has endorsed Dan for re-election to City Council, District 8. The PFT400, a union composed of teachers and other professionals that work in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, spoke with candidates about their stances on various education issues at the local and state level.

Sunday, March 5th, 2017 @ 6:05PM

Gilman earns Allegheny County Democratic Committee endorsement

Yesterday, the Allegheny County Democratic Committee voted to endorse Dan for re-election to the Pittsburgh City Council! Endorsement votes were cast by Democratic Committee members who represent the parts of the 4th, 7th and 14th wards that make up Council District 8. Dan was also endorsed by the ACDC in…

Sunday, February 26th, 2017 @ 6:33PM

Stonewall Democrats endorse Gilman for LGBT advocacy

At their 2017 Candidate Endorsement Meeting, the Steel City Stonewall Democrats endorsed Dan for re-election to Pittsburgh City Council, District 8. The Stonewall Democrats is an LGBTQIA+ advocacy organization working to achieve equal rights for all people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 @ 5:32PM

2017 Campaign: Petition Gathering Kickoff

Dan Gilman is seeking re-election! Dan is launching his re-election campaign on Saturday, February 18th at the Adda Coffee and Tea House (200 S. Highland Ave.) in Shadyside. The Councilman will be speaking with volunteers at the beginning of each of our volunteer shifts. Petition gathering shifts begin at 12:30…

Friday, February 10th, 2017 @ 1:25AM

Making Pittsburgh a City for All

Dear Friends: Since I was elected to City Council three years ago, I have been committed to making Pittsburgh a welcoming city for all people. During that time, the City adopted my legislation to prohibit the discrimination of pregnant women in the workplace, to protect victims of domestic violence from…

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 @ 1:23AM

Combatting wage inequity in our city

Dear Friends: In 2017, women in the United States are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men for equal work  Women lose an estimated $840 billion in earnings every year because of pay inequities. The wage gap hurts women of color especially, with Black women earning 63 cents…