GPSA and the Student Government Board (SGB) co-hosted the 4th Pancakes & Politics at Pamela's restaurant on Forbes Avenue on April 22. We provided the pancakes, bacon, eggs, lyonaise potatos, and coffee. Jake Wheatley, Mark Brently Sr., & Tonya Payne joined us for this traditional event. All three are candidates for the democratic nomination for the 19th legislative district in the May 18 primary. We had around 50 people attend; after each candidates' presentation, students were able to respond to the candidates with their questions and concerns. You can find more info and pictures from this event at http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=167677&id=71053952378&ref=mf
GPSA's 3rd Pancakes and Politics Event couldn't be stopped by the Pittsburgh Blizzard of 2010. This video features Pittsburgh council members discussing the Tuition Tax, city growth, resources, and communications, in addition to other important issues.
Congressman Joe Sestak (PA-7) joined Pitt students October 6th for GPSA's 2nd "Pancakes & Politics". 84 students joined GPSA and the Student Government Board's Governmental Relations committee for pancakes from Pamela's and a chance to engage with one of the candidates for Pennsylvania's senate seat in the upcoming primaries. Representative Sestak spoke about foreign policy and recent developments in Iran before taking questions from students.
More pictures are available here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=118268&id=71053952378