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How George Floyd Protests Changed the Race for Mayor in Pittsburgh

"How George Floyd Protests Changed the Race for Mayor in Pittsburgh,” by Jeff Ricker and Nick Childers is a May 2020 VC Official Selection.

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How George Floyd Protests Changed the Race for Mayor in Pittsburgh

"How George Floyd Protests Changed the Race for Mayor in Pittsburgh"
May 2021 VC Official Selection

Jeff Ricker
and Nick Childers


Logline: In the past year, protests calling for police reform have had a major impact on national politics, but most changes would need to be implemented on a local level. In Pittsburgh, mayoral candidates are shaping their campaigns to address the growing pressure from activists-- and it might lead to the city's first Black mayor. Alexis Johnson checks in with the mayor and his rival to see how they're preparing to sway voters ahead of the May primary.

Publisher: VICE News

Genre: Pittsburgh, Politics, Black Lives Matter

Location Screened: Pittsburgh


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