Updated, 2:52 p.m. May 9
There’s less than a month to decide — who should be the Democratic candidate for mayor of Pittsburgh and run unopposed in November?
To make sure you can ask your questions of the candidates (yes, you!), The Incline has pulled together a list of mayoral debates, forums and campaign events before the May 16 primary, where you can see councilmember Darlene Harris, incumbent Mayor Bill Peduto and Rev. John Welch.
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Debates and forums
WTAE partnered with The League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh for a live TV debate. The event will air commercial-free on WTAE and will be streamed live online. It will air again at 5 p.m. Saturday on WTAE.
Where: on WTAE
When: April 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Beltzhoover Consensus Group is hosting a forum for residents to meet the candidates.
Where: McKinley Center at 900 Delmont St. (Beltzhoover)
When: April 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
PublicSource will interview Mayor Bill Peduto on Facebook Live and will also interview the two other Democratic candidates for mayor the same way in the coming weeks.
Where: PublicSource Facebook Page
When: April 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
This mayoral discussion is hosted by the Black Political Empowerment Project, the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, the W. Pa. Black Political Assembly and Pittsburgh Justice Collaborative.
Where: First Unitarian Church at 605 Morewood Ave. (Shadyside)
When: April 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Candidates will answer questions about their plans and goals around healthy food access and economic equality. Pittsburgh Food Policy Council and Just Harvest are hosting.
Where: Brookline Teen Outreach at 520 Brookline Blvd. (Brookline)
When: May 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
PublicSource will interview city council member and mayoral candidate Darlene Harris on Facebook Live.
Where: PublicSource Facebook page
When: May 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hear from mayoral candidates, as well as city and county council candidates. Bring your questions about small business advancement and economic development. RSVP by May 1.
Where: Rivers Club at 301 Grant St.; Suite 411 (Downtown)
When: May 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Listen to the candidates' policies and visions, and ask questions at this forum followed by a reception and civic engagement fair. The event is hosted by PUMP, Urban League Young Professionals, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School for Public and International Affairs, WESA/WYEP Generation Listen, and The Pittsburgh Spot.
Where: Rodef Shalom Congregation at 4905 Fifth Ave. (Shadyside)
When: May 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Online registration required
PublicSource will interview mayoral candidate Rev. John Welch on Facebook Live.
Where: PublicSource Facebook page
When: May 5, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Hear Democratic mayoral hopefuls Darlene Harris, Bill Peduto and John Welch discuss their plans for Pittsburgh. This forum will be moderated by The Incline's Sarah Anne Hughes and WESA's Mark Nootbaar. Doors open at 6:30 and close at 6:55 due to broadcast.
Where: Community Broadcast Center at 67 Bedford Square (South Side Flats)
When: May 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Can’t make it to The Incline and WESA's mayoral forum tonight? Want to continue the conversation? Listen live on 90.5 FM and then join us at Local Bar + Kitchen (upstairs) for an after-party from 8 to 10 p.m. featuring $3 domestic draft beers and $6 flatbreads.
Where: Local Bar + Kitchen at 1515 East Carson St. (South Side Flats)
When: May 9, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Mayoral candidates and others running in the primary election will answer questions in a town hall format.
Where: The Shop - Homewood at 621 N. Dallas Ave. (Homewood)
When: May 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Attend the first Democratic Volunteer Summit to join community groups that formed in response to President Trump and the GOP agenda. Meet the candidates endorsed by the Allegheny County Democratic Committee, including incumbent Mayor Bill Peduto. The event is open to registered Democrats in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Where: IBEW Local 5 at 5 Hot Metal St. (South Side)
When: April 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: Registration required
Learn more about Welch's One Pittsburgh! vision at this campaign stop.
Where: Sunnyside Elementary School at 4801 Stanton Ave. (Stanton Heights)
When: April 24, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Stop by to meet John Welch at his campaign headquarters on Wednesdays. (This event was canceled for May 3 and 10 due to the forum schedule, per Welch's campaign.)
Where: Welch campaign headquarters at 5112 Penn Ave. (Garfield)
When: April 26, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.