Unsigned Postcards Ask Homeowners To Take Down Campaign Signs

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Some homeowners in the quiet Murdoch Farms section of Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood are angry after getting postcards in the mail asking them to take down campaign signs in their yards.

The cards say in part, “If you feel strongly about your candidates, then talk to your neighbors, use other channels, like the Internet, and consider taking down the signs that are distracting from our beautiful neighborhood.”

Steve Schwartz is one of the residents that got a postcard.

He enlarged it and posted it in his front yard, alongside the political signs.

“We wanted people to know, who didn’t get this card, that this attitude is out there,” Schwartz said, “and [to] be careful because you might have something in your yard that somebody doesn’t like, and you’ll be next to get a postcard.”

A few blocks away, Kristen Udvari got a postcard. She said she just moved to the neighborhood in August.

“I wondered if it was just me who got the card,” she said. “I was appalled and stunned.”

More Campaign 2016 Coverage
Join The Conversation On The KDKA Facebook Page
Stay Up To Date, Follow KDKA On Twitter

Chris Fleischner, who lives in the area, said he was surprised by the postcards that some of his neighbors have been receiving.

“We’re happy to have the signs,” said Fleischner. “Every four years, people express what they want to in terms of their preference. This year, someone decided to send out letters to whoever put up signs, so that’s rather surprising.”

More from Ralph Iannotti

One Comment

  1. John Dole says:

    Passive aggressive neighbors. Nice…

  2. Beano Gee says:

    Excuse me for living (in your uptight, pretentious neighborhood)

  3. What’s ironic is that I’d bet it is a fellow democrat liberal who is sending these cards. Only control freaks like them would do something so stupid. Probably some old lady nibbing her nose into other peoples’ business.

Comments are closed.

More From CBS Pittsburgh

Play It
Get The All New CBS Local App
KDKA Weather App

Watch & Listen LIVE