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Summer in the News

  • How a Woodland Hills school board campaign inspired Summer Lee to run for state house | The Incline (Jan 23, 2018) - "With the firsthand experience and data, she knew if she wanted to work in civil rights and social justice, 'My community is the one that needs me the most.'"
  • Black Politics in Pittsburgh | In the Rough (Apr 21, 2018) - "Summer Lee, a current candidate for the Pennsylvania State Representative of District 34, explained during a candidate’s panel at the University of Pittsburgh that she’s running due to a 'lack of representation' of black people in public office."
  • Q&A with Summer Lee, Candidate for PA State House District 34 | Pgh Lesbian Correspondents (Apr 8, 2018) - "As many of us know, Pennsylvania is one of the few states that lacks a robust LGBTQ anti-discrimination law. I am a strong supporter of the PA Fairness Act."
  • Young, Black and Powerful - New wave of African Americans are taking Pittsburgh area’s political scene by storm | Pittsburgh Courier (March 16, 2018) - "For Lee, what’s first and foremost is giving the voters of the 34th District a state representative that represents them. As a native, a Woodland Hills High School graduate and as a Black woman, she feels that voices like hers are often missing from local government. If she wins the Democratic nomination on May 15, then wins the November election, she hopes to advocate residents in ways she feels previous representatives have not."
  • Out d'Coup Xtra podcast featuring Summer Lee. | Sean Kitchen sat down with Elizabeth Fiedler, Sara Innamorato, and Summer Lee at this year’s Keystone Progress Summit in Harrisburg, PA.
  • Costa primary forum shows progressive fire for a fight in Harrisburg | The PLS Reporter (Feb 13, 2018) - "Costa’s challenger, 30 year old Braddock native community activist Summer Lee, already has the endorsement of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, and has followed through on their support with progressive rhetoric."
  • Summer Lee strives to brighten her community, as she runs for State House seat | Pittsburgh Courier (Jan 18, 2018) - "... I truly feel like where we need the most help in our community is in policy—we need laws written, we need political power in our communities—so I just felt like that’s where I could be most effective."
  • Summer Lee kicks off campaign to unseat Paul Costa | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Jan 15, 2018) - Noting that the event had been scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- and that Mr. King had crusaded not just for racial equality but economic equity -- Ms. Lee said, "What we want to do in this campaign is continue the work" that he'd begun.
  • The Socialists vs. the Costas | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Dec 8, 2017) - "I think the 34th district is a bit more progressive than our representation."