It’s that time of year!
Join or renew your Clermont County Donkey Club membership.
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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. #VoteBlue
You may join by mailing a check made out to CCDP PO Box 475, Batavia, Ohio 45103
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WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS
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Some local townships and school districts, as well as Clermont County, are trying to figure out how they’ll pay back nearly $1 million to the company that owns the Meldahl Hydropower Plant in Kentucky, this after it was realized that plant equipment had been wrongly apportioned as an Ohio asset. Read more.
The Clermont County Board of County Commissioners (on January 13) adopted a resolution declaring its opposition to any restrictions to the Second Amendment. All three commissioners, President David Painter, Vice President Ed Humphrey and member Claire Corcoran, voted for the resolution. “We stand as a Second Amendment Sanctuary County,” said Commissioner Painter, moments after the vote, to the applause of gun rights activists in attendance. Read more.
A group known as Ohioans for Secure and Fair Elections has filed a petition with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office to propose a voting-related constitutional amendment for this November’s ballot. Read more.
Most of Ohio’s largest employers paid their chief executive officers more than 200 times what they paid typical employees last year. More than a quarter of the companies paid the CEO more than 500 times as much. Six companies had pay ratios over 1,000. Those are the key results at 53 of Ohio’s largest employers that reported pay ratios to the Securities & Exchange Commission. That’s especially striking because half a century ago, the ratio of CEO to worker pay at the largest U.S. companies was 20 to 1. Since then, while CEO pay has grown dramatically, pay for typical workers has barely budged.Read more.
Ohio progressives are waging a two-pronged war to hike the minimum wage to among the highest of any state in the nation. Read more.
A WORD FROM OUR PARTY CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKE
The March 17 primary election is about two months away. Early voting starts February 19. This primary election is important. First, this primary is important because we are choosing the Democratic candidate for President of the United States. We know that Mitch McConnell will never allow the Senate to remove trump from office. We will have four more years of lies, corruption, and indefensible policies unless trump is defeated in the 2020 election. I strongly suggest that you think about, and vote for, the Democratic candidate who has the best chance to beat trump in November. I think that takes precedence over everything else at this point in our history.
The March primary is important for other reasons as well. Most of our candidates are unopposed in their primaries. However, one of our candidates needs more than one vote. Every Democratic primary ballot throughout the County will have a box on it for the office of County Commissioner, term beginning January 2, 2021. Inside that box, you will see a circle and a blank line. It is vitally important that you do two things:
(1) darken-in that circle and (2) write the name Jeff Richards on the blank line. Jeff needs at least 50 votes for his name to appear on the November general election ballot. We can’t afford for this to be close. We need Jeff to get many times the minimum vote required. Given all that we have seen from the entrenched Republicans over the last year, I hope you understand why Jeff’s name must be on the November ballot for Commissioner. Read more.
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY ENDORSES
Jamie Castle > U.S. House of Representatives – Second District of Ohio
Judge Jennifer Brunner > Ohio Supreme Court
Judge John P. O’Donnell > Ohio Supreme Court
Ryan Ottney > Ohio Senate – District 14
Alan Darnowsky > Ohio House – District 65
Jeff Richards (write-in) > County Commissioner
Acacia Uible > Clerk of Courts – Common Pleas Court
MEET THE CANDIDATE
Ryan Ottney, of New Boston, Scioto County, Ohio, is an elected member of the New Boston Village Council and chairman of the Scioto County Democratic Party. With a BA in English communications and journalism minor, Ryan worked for nearly 15 years as an award-winning writer and editor for the Portsmouth Daily Times newspaper and now works as director of communications at the South Central Ohio ESC in New Boston.
According to Ryan, the most important issues facing southern Ohio are jobs and the opioid epidemic, as well as affordable health care and quality education.
“This district has been under Republican control for too long. Are things really any better? Don’t you think we can do better? It’s time for a change. It’s time we elected someone with new ideas, who will stand up for working families and not for special interest groups and corporations that profit off of the struggles of a shrinking middle class.”
Ryan calls himself a fiscal conservative and a social progressive. “We don’t need big government. What we need is a government that works for all people. We need to treat everyone with respect and kindness, regardless of the color of their skin, how they worship, or who they love.
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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 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 starts 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.
JAIME CASTLE FOR CONGRESS KICK OFF EVENT
Wednesday, January 29th from 6-9pm
RJ Cinema Distillery & Taproom
4450 Eastgate Blvd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45245
Join Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper, Former State Representative Connie Pillich, Honorable Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, Honorable Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval, Hamilton County Democratic Party Vice-Chair Bonnie Dunkelman in supporting Jaime Castle for Congress. Please RSVP to Brent@castleforuscongress.com. Donations are welcome. Please make checks to: Friends of Jaime Castle. Checks may also be mailed to PO Box 30298, Cincinnati, OH 45230
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Cincinnati Office Opening Event with Team Bloomberg
Mike Bloomberg open house for opening of the Bloomberg Cincinnati field office will be Thursday, January 30th from 4-7pm @ 814 Plum Street, Cincinnati OH. It is a great chance to meet the Bloomberg team, learn about the campaign, and enjoy some food and beverages! Visit Bloomberg’s website.
ACACIA UIBLE FOR CLERMONT COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS KICK OFF EVENT
Wednesday, February 26
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
RJ Cinema Distillery & Taproom next to Jungle Jims Eastgate
Please join us to kick-off our campaign in style! This will be a family-friendly event with some appetizers. Come and grab a drink, meet the candidate, and have a great time in an awesome new event space.
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SAVE THE DATE
MARCH PANCAKE BREAKFAST
SAVE THE DATE
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY GOLDEN DONKEY DINNER
CALL FOR SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS
As many of you know, the 2020 Golden Donkey Dinner is fast approaching. The dinner will be April 25, 2020 at Heritage Hall in Goshen. Details will be coming soon.
Due to its success last year, we are bringing back the Silent Auction fundraiser. Please consider donating an item or two to the auction. Include a brief description of each donation. Coordinating the details of a silent auction requires early preparation. Deadline for submitting a donation is April 17. Please do not bring donations the night of the dinner.
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. Jeff Richards will be the point person for commitments of donations and questions. Send your inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
|❖ 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
Jaime Castle for Congress OH02
will be our guest on Feb. 6
|Loveland Action Team (LAT)
First Wednesday of every month, 6:30 PM
Loveland Historical Society Museum
201 Riverside Avenue
Loveland, Ohio 45140
February 5 Charmaine McGuffey will be our guest
|West Clermont Democrats
Second Monday of every month, 7:00 PM
714 Lila Ave
Milford, OH 45150
Jaime Castle for Congress OH02
will be our guest on Feb. 10
|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.