Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - As retirees who worked in both social services and in the criminal justice system our entire careers, we are excited that Allegheny County residents will have a chance to make a difference for local kids in this upcoming election. Over the years, we...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - I am thrilled to see that the Allegheny County Children’s Fund Initiative wants to help all children here in Allegheny County. There are so many children without the general necessities in life. But most children don’t have a say unless there is an...

KDKA Radio - In the upcoming election, voters will be asked whether or not they want to increase taxes in order to provide a Children's Fund for Allegheny County. Patrick Dowd told Joe DeStio that it would fund early childhood learning, after school programming, and...

Kidsburgh - Allegheny County residents will have a chance to make a difference for local kids. By voting ‘yes’ to the Allegheny County Children’s Fund during this year’s General Election, children will gain increased access to early learning opportunities, after-school programs and nutritious meals – three proven areas...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - I’ve lived in Pittsburgh my whole life. I grew up in Lincoln-Lemington and went to Pittsburgh Public Schools: Lemington Elementary, Reizenstein Middle and Taylor Allderdice High. I’ve also worked in Pittsburgh’s nonprofit and public sectors for over 14 years. In my time here as...

The Almanac - In Allegheny County, not everything on the ballot for the Nov. 6 general election involves politicians. “I like to say kids are our candidate,” Bethel Park resident Dave Coplan explained about his support for the referendum question that voters will consider. “It’s not a...

WESA - Registered voters in Allegheny County can expect a question on the ballot this November about a small raise in property taxes to support after-school, early learning and nutrition programs for county kids. Organizers of the Allegheny County Children’s Fund initiative are hoping residents vote...