Clermont County democratic party resources

RESOURCES

CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES

Listed below are important links to other valuable organizations:

Ohio Democratic Party (Website)

National Democratic Party (Website)

Clermont County Board Of Elections (Website)

Clermont League Of Women Voters (Website)

ACLU Of Ohio (Website)

Ohio Legislature

Ohio House of Representatives 

(Find out which district serves you here.)

District 65: John Becker (R)

77 S. High St, 12th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-8134 
https://www.ohiohouse.gov/john-becker

District 66: Doug Green (R)

77 S. High St, 13th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 644-6034
https://www.ohiohouse.gov/doug-green

Ohio Senate

District 14: Joe Uecker (R)

Senate Building
1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

United States Congress

United States House of Representatives – Ohio District 2

Brad Wenstrup (R)

2419 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-3164
https://wenstrup.house.gov/

United States Senate – Ohio

Sherrod Brown (D)

713 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
WashingtonDC 20510
(202) 224-2315
https://www.brown.senate.gov/

Rob Portman (R)

448 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3353

HOW THINGS WORK AT THE STATEHOUSE – RESOURCE GUIDE

 CONTACT: If you ever have questions, you can always contact Rachel Coyle at HowThingsWorkOH@gmail.com.

JOIN: Remember to join the How Things Work at the Statehouse” Facebook group and follow them on Twitter. There you can download useful documents, ask questions, and participate in regular calls to action.

DONATE: Want to support Rachel in her effort to maintain and expand the “How Things Work” program? Donate here.

MATERIALS: View slides from the “Break the Ohio Statehouse Supermajority” training here. View slides from the original nonpartisan training here.

Check out the “Files” section of the “How Things Work at the Statehouse” Facebook page to download useful materials (You can also email Rachel to ask for any of the documents).

Please also check out the “Lists” section of the @HowThingsWorkOH Twitter account for lists of Ohio political reporters, legislators, and advocacy groups.

Website Links

Some materials are also attached, such as:

REMEMBER: You can contact committee chairs for lots of reasons!

  • Ask to be placed on their committee notice list.
  • Ask them to give more hearings to good bills in their committee.
  • Ask them to NOT let a bad bill move forward.

Improving Ohio’s Voting Process:

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

  • HOW TO search for a bill:
    • Ohio.gov –> “Legislation” tab –> “Search Legislation”
      • You can search by bill number, sponsor, chamber, even keyword (keyword option isn’t 100% effective).
  • HOW TO find shareable bill descriptions:
    • Once you find a bill that interests you, click on it!
      • You’ll be taken to the bill’s page.
    • Then click the “documents” tab.
      • You see the bill’s text is available for download.
        • Any time the bill has been changed or amended, they will upload a new version, so you can reach each one.
      • BUT below the text, you’ll see the bill’s ANALYSIS is also available!
        • The analysis is a plain English, bullet point description of what the bill will do.
          • It’s written by the non-partisan Legislative Service Commission (LSC). It’s wonderful!
  • Visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s website to search campaign finance reports and see who has donated to Ohio politicians.
  • Visit the “Joint Legislative Ethics Committee” (JLEC) website to track Ohio lobbyists and see who they lobby for.
  • Read through these training notes to refresh your memory on how to become an effective Statehouse activist.
  • Women in the Legislature
    • Women make up 27/99 members of the Ohio House (about 27%).
    • Women make up 8/33 members of the Ohio Senate (about 24%).
  • List of Ohio Senate terms & definitions: https://www.ohiosenate.gov/Assets/Files/75.pdf

Know someone who missed the training?

View slides from the “Break the Ohio Statehouse Supermajority” training here.

View the slides from the original nonpartisan training here.