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Received from the; this event is happening at the Benedum tonite:
It is clearly up to the activated, young voting block to:
– Take a lead role in addressing the crisis of state leadership that’s
currently failing,
– Demand funding for public transportation,
– Help solve the City’s current fiscal crisis, and
– Develop better, new leadership that leads through good policy, not by
managing crisis after crisis.

The May 17, 2005 mayoral primary looms as a critical point of
opportunity to
focus newly mobilized young voters on creating new leadership.

Make time THIS TUESDAY to stay politically active by attending…


The PA Hip-Hop Political Convention, and Pittsburgh VIE present
a post-election analysis forum:

“Keeping Young Voters Engaged Beyond 2004”
Tuesday, November 30th, 7pm
Benedum Hall Auditorium, University of Pittsburgh

Thousands of first-time and young voters across the Pittsburgh area
cast ballots in the most historic presidential election in recent time.
While the final official numbers have yet to be tallied, a huge
increase in
new and young voters was evident at polling places throughout
Pittsburgh and
Allegheny County.

A distinguished panel of political organizers, consultants, operatives
elected officials will discuss the impact of the youth vote on the 2004
elections and explore strategies to keep young voters engaged in the

Other issues to be addressed are the record amount of voter complaints
in Allegheny County, improving voter registration/education
election protection/reform, mobilizing young voters in the May 17, 2005
primary elections and beyond.

Moderated by Khari Mosley chair of Pennsylvania Hip-Hop Political

*Invited panelists include:
€ Matt Preston, CMU grad student, co-creator of website
and president of Pittsburgh VIE, a college/youth voter volunteer and
education initiative
€ David Dix, political consultant, co-chair of the Pennsylvania
Hip-Hop Political Convention, campaign manager for New York
Congressional candidate Richard Hoffman
€ Roxanne Banks-Williams, Pitt student, non-traditional field GOTV
staffer for the Young Voter Alliance
€ Richard St. Paul, political consultant, HAVA director, Bush/Cheney
West Virginia office
€ Hon. Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh City-Councilman
€ Evans Moore, political organizer, Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact
€ Celeste Taylor, project director, Project Vote
€ Taili Thompson, community coordinator, One Vision One Life
€ Ann Wootton, student, CMU, organizer Take it Back
€ Latasha Mayes, organizer, New Voices Pittsburgh
€ Matt Lancaster, field director, Kerry-Edwards Victory PA
€ Dan Lavelle, field director, America Coming Together, Western PA
€ Paul McKrell, director, Pittsburgh office, Young Voter Alliance
€ Hon. Sala Udin, Pittsburgh City-Councilman

Please join us for an important discussion designed to wrap-up the
2004 election cycle and begin the all-important 2005 season. RSVP by
contacting Khari Mosley at or Matt Preston at

VIE & the Hip Hop Convention were featured as part of the July  ACT PGH
event, and GroundZero is a partner on the Everybody VOTE initiative.

The Ground Zero Announcements list periodically sends out updates on
our projects, calls for participation, and other information about our
activities relevant to our extended community.

Or, you can check out live-band karaoke at The Upstage–the live band returns!!!


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