PITTSBURGH, PA. The petition drive for a referendum on legislation intended to provide for verifiable elections in Allegheny County has ended. Dr. Michelle Zuckerman-Parker’s organization, Don’t Tread on My Vote, led a coalition of organizations in collecting signatures to meet the required 17,800 voters registered in Allegheny County signing. The coalition includes organizations such as The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, the Black Political Empowerment Project, the John Welch campaign, VoteAllegheny, and OpenPittsburgh.org.
The petition drive was a true grassroots effort. No seasoned campaign managers or organizers were involved. No professional petition circulators were involved. From top to bottom, this was driven by citizens who care deeply that in this county we don’t have verifiable elections, while elsewhere in the Commonwealth some counties do.