2020 is coming to a close and for most of us it can’t come soon enough. The events of this year have shocked us, frightened us and traumatized us. But there is hope. Joe Biden will be our next President and Kamala Harris will be our first female Vice President. The Biden/Harris appointments for the new administration will bring diversity, experience and professionalism back to our government. A couple of vaccines have been approved and the inoculations have begun. A new year with new beginnings. Our wish for you in the new year is one of peace, health and happiness. Rather than hoping to “get back to normal”, let us look forward to new beginnings. Bring on 2021!
Word From The Chair of the Clermont County Democratic Party Raymond Lembke
We are, thankfully, at the end of 2020. The bright spot in a rather dismal year was, of course, the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President of the United States. Even that bright spot is dimmed by the knowledge that, when the electoral votes are counted in Congress on January 6, Ohio’s 18 electoral votes will be counted for donald trump. The good news going forward is that the “bully pulpit” of the presidency will no longer be in trump’s hands. His lies, hate, and fearmongering won’t go away; but it won’t be the lead story in every night’s news either. Instead, the message from the White House will be one of compassion and inclusion. We will have an administration in Washington focused on building up rather than tearing down.READ MORE
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS
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BATAVIA, OH — The Board of County Commissioners on Dec. 16 approved 2021 appropriations of $67 million for the General Fund and $208 million for 114 other funds under their budgetary control. The county plans to draw down $948,000 from reserves to cover General Fund expenses. By law, the county’s appropriation must be balanced. READ MORE
ESSENTIAL WORKERS IN RURAL OHIO CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE FOR MONEY AND RECOGNITION AS THE PANDEMIC WEARS ON
Essential workers are crucial to the nation’s supply chains and support urban areas with vital resources. But many of these workers reside in counties with fewer medical supplies; Van Wert County has only five ICU beds for a population of over 28,000, according to Kaiser Health News. While yard signs and billboards celebrate these workers, there is little access to their real experiences. Data can’t reveal their personal struggles. READ MORE
A central Ohio judge on Monday blocked the subsidies from a $1 billion nuclear bailout law at the center of a $60 million bribery probe, as state lawmakers scrambled to decide the fate of a repeal effort and nominees were chosen to succeed a utility regulator who resigned amid the investigation. READ MORE
Making calls is the best way to connect with voters and get them to the polls by January 5th. If you are out of state, this is where we need you the most!! Help us get the word out to voters across Georgia about the upcoming election by phonebanking for Reverend Warnock and Jon Ossoff. LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP HERE.
MAKE IT MONTHLY CAMPAIGN!
During these challenging times we know many of you are hard pressed to make ends meet.
The Biden Campaign raised more than $300 Million in August. Two thirds of those donations
came from online, small-dollar donations. Amounts as small as $10 to $25 were pledged, many as a monthly recurring donations.
If Joe Biden can do it, so can we! We may not raise millions but with your help we can keep the lights on and continue to promote Democratic values in Clermont County. For now we are removing our donation levels and asking for small dollar donations. If you can spare $10, $20 or $25 it would be appreciated. If you could make it a recurring monthly donation that would be even better.
Whether it’s a one-time contribution or a recurring monthly contribution we appreciate your support. Join online by clicking the Donation button below or join by mailing a check made out to CCDP PO Box 475, Batavia, Ohio 45103
COVID19 IN OHIO
Ohio is preparing to distribute safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines statewide to those who choose to be vaccinated. As COVID-19 vaccines are granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the state will begin to strategically and thoughtfully distribute the vaccines to Ohioans at the greatest risk in conjunction with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). MORE INFORMATION
To see Ohio COVID19 cases by zipcode go here.
For information for COVID19 testing in Ohio go here.
For more information about the numbers in Ohio, what precautions you need to take and where you can find resources for testing, mental health assistance and employment visit the Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Portal
Below is a listing of Democratic groups in Clermont County. Right now a lot of upcoming meetings are cancelled due to the concerns about COVID19. Remember this is temporary. We will get through this! Click on the name of each club and it will take you to their website or Facebook page with updated information about meetings. Some groups are conducting virtual meetings while others are looking to outside locations.
|Quin-T Democrat Club||Loveland Action Team (LAT)|
|West Clermont Democrats||Clermont County Young Democrats|
|The Goshen Democratic Club||Drinking Liberally|
Clermont County Democratic Party Central Committee
Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
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Clermont County Democratic Party
174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103
Paid for by the Clermont County Democratic Party, Judith Miller, Treasurer