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2014 was not the best year to be a Democrat in Clermont County, in Ohio, or in the Nation. However, that does not mean that now is the time for Democrats to run and hide. We need to remember that the 2014 election in Ohio saw a near-record low number of people actually vote. We need to remember that, even as the “economic indicators” show that the US economy is recovering from the financial crisis, many people in our State and our County are being left behind. The Democratic vision of a society which works for all of its members must be put forward more vigorously with Republicans now in control in Batavia, in Columbus, and in the US Congress. Change is already coming as evidenced by the change in leadership of the State Democratic Party last month.
We are all in this together, and we all need to exert some effort. Here are a few things which you can do:
1. Join the Donkey Club. The Donkey Club is the Clermont County Democratic Party’s major fundraising initiative. It is a fact that money is required to be heard in politics. It costs us approximately $10,000 per year to keep our office operating. Your membership in the Donkey Club helps us pay our bills and maintain the Democratic Party in Clermont County. While we’ll never rival the Koch Brothers, the more money we can raise, the better able we will be to make the Democratic voice heard. A membership form and return envelope are enclosed, or you can join online at 'The Donkey Club'. You can even set up a periodic donation if that works better for you.
2. Attend Our Events. We have a number of events throughout the year that offer a good time, good food, and good company; and which help support the local party as we prepare for national, state, and local elections in 2016. Our calendar of events is posted here.
3. Join a Democratic Club. There are currently three Democratic clubs operating in Clermont County. Club meetings are typically monthly, are low-key, and are in convenient locations. Information about our Democratic clubs is posted here.
As last year’s election showed, there is still a great amount of work to be done to reach potential voters and give them a reason to participate. Please use the form below and the enclosed return envelope to help us in this effort for 2015 and beyond. Whatever amount you can contribute, we are all Democrats working for the futures of everyone in our County, our State, and our Nation. We are all in this together, and we respectfully ask for your help.
Raymond W. Lembke, Executive Committee Chair
Clermont County Democratic Party