IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR – WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Join or renew your Clermont County Donkey Club membership.
There are many different levels of membership to fit your budget.
Dime A Day: $36.50
Your membership will help us continue to build the Democratic Party in Clermont County, support our Democratic candidates and fund our outreach to voters. Whether it’s a one-time contribution or a recurring monthly contribution we appreciate your support. #VoteBlueYou may join by mailing a check made out to CCDP PO Box 475, Batavia, Ohio 45103
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JEFF RICHARDS IS RUNNING AS A WRITE IN CANDIDATE FOR CLERMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONER
When you go to the polls to vote a Democratic ballot in the primary you will receive a ballot with three columns of candidates. The presidential candidates are listed at the top of the first column. To the right of the first column, almost dead-center of the ballot, in the middle column is the write-in for County Commissioner. Please be sure to darken the oval as well as write in Jeff Richards’ name.
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS
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COLUMBUS – A Southwest Ohio lawmaker wants to be prepared to abolish abortion in Ohio if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark case, Roe v. Wade. Rep. John Becker, R-Union Township in Clermont County, is introducing a proposal to ban all abortions in Ohio except to save a woman’s life or prevent “substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function.” READ MORE.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Health started to test for the new coronavirus on Saturday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced. The highest-risk cases — patients who are elderly, people with health conditions or compromised immune systems and health workers — will be tested by the state because the turnaround is fastest. READ MORE.
COLUMBUS — The Democratic National Committee is adding Ohio to its “Battleground Build-up 2020” program, which is a multi-million-dollar investment that will fund new on-the-ground hires and additional offices, to defeat Donald Trump and help boost down-ballot races, including two Ohio Supreme Court races that could flip the court’s current GOP majority. READ MORE
A bipartisan group of state senators is sponsoring legislation seeking to end Ohio’s death penalty, supporters announced at a news conference today. State Sens. Nickie J. Antonio, a Democrat, and Peggy Lehner, a Republican, are joint sponsors of the legislation. Republican State Sen. Kristina Roegner will be a co-sponsor. Antonio says she and others have been working for almost a decade to abolish the death penalty in the state. READ MORE
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKE
As we move towards the November general election, we need to remember and publicize the decade-plus history of crime and corruption by Republicans in Clermont County government. In case you’ve forgotten, here are a few of the lowlights:
- In November 2008, Republican County Commissioner Mary Walker pled guilty to a criminal charge of improperly influencing the award of a county contract to her son’s company. Mrs. Walker was forced to resign from the County Commission. Her husband, Doug Walker, was fired as Union Township Administrator earlier in 2008 for directing several hundred thousand dollars of township funds to the same company. READ MORE
The most important thing we can do now is to VOTE and Get Out The Vote. Early voting began on February 19. Below are the dates and hours for early in-person voting at the Clermont County Board of Election, 76 S. Riverside Drive, Batavia, Ohio 45103. You must provide identification to vote. The form of identification that may be used includes the voter’s current and valid photo identification card, military identification, copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or government document showing the voter’s name and current address. A registered voter cannot use as proof a notice that the board of elections mailed to the voter.
EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING HOURS
Early in-person voting at the Board of Elections office has begun.
HOW TO DECLARE OR CHANGE POLITICAL PARTY IN OHIO
We have been getting frequent inquiries from Republicans about how to switch parties in Ohio, so we put together a primer and posted it on our website. Here’s an excerpt:
Under Ohio election law, you declare your affiliation with a political party by requesting the ballot of that party in a partisan primary election. So, for example, you would declare your affiliation with the Democratic Party by asking for a Democratic ballot when you vote in the March 17 primary election. Partisan primary elections are held in every even numbered year. The 2020 Ohio partisan primary election is on Tuesday, March 17. Early voting for the 2020 primary started on February 19. You may vote one party’s ballot in this primary election even if you’ve voted the other party’s ballot in previous elections. Read more.
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY ST PATRICK’S PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Saturday, March 14
9:00AM TO NOON
Join us for our annual March pancake breakfast. Lots of yummy food and it’s free! Although donations are gratefully accepted. Meet our 2020 candidates and fellow Clermont Democrats then walk across the street to the Clermont County Board of Elections and early vote in the primary.
Join Ohio Democrats as we kick off primary week with our 2020 Legacy Dinner featuring special guest Rep. Joe Kennedy III. *Additional Speakers TBA — all 2020 presidential candidates have been invited. Individual tickets are $250 but if the Clermont County Democratic Party purchases a table of ten we can get tickets at a reduced cost. Contact Ray Lembke at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in attending.
Community Service Opportunity
Quin-T Adopt-A-Highway Clean Up
Sunday, March 22, 2020
10am to Noon
Meet at the New Richmond IGA
The Quin-T Democrat Club adopted a one-mile stretch of highway on US52 west of New Richmond. Four times a year the club gathers at Rivertown Market – New Richmond IGA at 10am and shuttles volunteers to the clean up site. Safety vests, garbage bags and grabbers are provided. The more volunteers we have the quicker we’ll get done! ODOT requires each participant to sign a waiver so if you’re planning on volunteering contact us at email@example.com and we’ll get you set up. Please join us for this worthwhile community service event. We will then gather at one of our local eateries for lunch. RSVP here.
Campaign Launch Party! Alan Darnowsky, Ohio 65
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
6pm to 8:30pm
RJ Cinema Eastgate
All are welcome to attend the campaign launch party to elect Alan Darnowsky, Candidate for State Representative Ohio House District 65. Let’s elect Alan to work on the challenges facing Ohio and Clermont County. The RJ Cinema Taproom is in Eastgate near Jungle Jim’s. Please RSVP on Facebook, on Eventbrite, or to firstname.lastname@example.org for purposes of headcount. Light refreshments will be served. Additional food and beverages are available for purchase. There is no charge for this event. Contributions are encouraged but not required. If you can’t attend the event, you can still contribute by credit card or check. For more info, go to www.alan465.com
Volunteer at Empower Youth with Acacia Uible for Clerk of Courts Campaign
Saturday, March 28, 2020
11am to 1pm
2800 State Route 125
Bethel, Ohio 45106
Volunteer at Empower Youth with the Acacia Uible for Clerk of Courts Campaign. We’ll be packing weekend packs for Clermont students who are in food unstable situations.
It’s a fun, all-ages experience! Location is 2800 State Route 125, Bethel, OH 45106. Arrive at 11 am. This is located on the left hand side of the road if coming from Cincinnati, headed towards Bethel, about a mile before the village proper.
SAVE THE DATE
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY GOLDEN DONKEY DINNER- Saturday, April 25
CALL FOR SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS
The 2020 Golden Donkey Dinner will be held Saturday, April 25, 2020 at Heritage Hall in Goshen. Speakers are: Judge John P. O’Donnell, candidate for Ohio Supreme Court; Luke Feeney, Mayor of Chillicothe; and ODP Chair David Pepper. Tickets are $55.
Due to its success last year, we are bringing back the Silent Auction fundraiser. Please consider donating an item or two to the auction. We would like a commitment for donations to be sent by April 17 to email@example.com. Please send a brief description of the item(s) you are donating and the approximate value so we can have the bidding sheets made up before the dinner. If you commit to a donation please come a little early to deliver your donation before the dinner begins. We will be setting up an hour prior to the start of the dinner. If you need to make other arrangements to deliver your donation contact Cheryl and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Below is a list of things that have been successful in the past. This is by no means a complete list. If you have another idea contact us. Thank you for your generosity.
|❖ Fine jewelry or vintage costume jewelry in mint condition
❖ Gift basket of upscale hair and personal care products or salon gift card
❖ Airline tickets
❖ Sports events tickets
❖ Gift basket of Craft Beer/Wine
❖ Gift basket of fitness items/gift membership fitness center
❖ New in box electronics, tablet video games
❖ Pottery, Ceramics, Original artwork
❖ Garden gift basket
❖ Pet gift basket
❖ Coffee Baskets, Gourmet Food Baskets
❖ Free tutor lessons and/or services, such as music, technology, art, painting, sports, voice, cooking, etc.
❖ Restaurant gift certificates
❖ Tickets to movie theaters, plays, music venues, symphony, ballet, etc.
The Clermont County Democratic Party has groups all over the county. Join us! Meeting information is below. Click on the club name and it will take you to the club website or Facebook page for more information.
|Quin-T Democrat Club
First Thursday of every month, 7:30 PM
Green Kayak Grille and Pub
200 Front Street
New Richmond, Ohio 45157
|Loveland Action Team (LAT)
First Wednesday of every month, 6:30 PM
Loveland Historical Society Museum
201 Riverside Avenue
Loveland, Ohio 45140
|West Clermont Democrats
Second Monday of every month, 7:00 PM
714 Lila Ave
Milford, OH 45150
|Clermont County Young Democrats
Third Wednesday of every month, 7:00 PM
Eastgate Jungle Jim’s bar area
4450 Eastgate S Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45245
|The Goshen Democratic Club
Third Thursday every other month, 6:00 PM
A Music Cafe
1513 Ohio 28
Loveland, Ohio 45140
Third Monday of every month, 6:30 PM
El Rancho Grande Eastgate
4476 Glen Este Withamsville Rd.
Cincinnati OH 45245
ATTEND CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETINGS
Meetings are open to the public.
Everyone is welcome.
6 PM, Fourth Thursday of every month at CCDP Headquarters
174 E Main Street
Batavia, OH 45103
7 PM, Immediately following the Executive Committee meeting.
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Clermont County Democratic Party
174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103