Take Action with Toms
In such divided times, it can be hard to remember that we agree on the most basic human issues. All of us deserve access to education, safe water, a place to call home, and a pair of shoes. And none of us want to live in fear of gun violence. Today we take our first stand on an issue that unites us all. Because the only way forward on the issues that matter is together.
Tell our representatives to pass universal background checks, something that 90% of Americans agree on. Simply go to Tom's website HERE and they will send the postcard for you.
We have made great strides in Clermont County since 2016. How can you help keep that momentum going? Join our Donkey Club and your donation will help to amplify the Democratic voice in Clermont County. Every member of the Clermont County Democratic team is a volunteer, but the hard work is not enough. We need your donation to help local candidates, to create and promote community events, and to keep our office open. Not all counties are lucky enough to have a full-time office to support its blue citizens in a sea of red. You can opt for one of our preselected donation levels or chose your own.
You can even set up a reooccuring donation. Use the secure link to donate today at ClermontDems.org.
Local Government Spotlight: Stonelick Township
Stonelick Township is situated in the north central area of Clermont County, Ohio. Township consists of 29 square miles and is home to over 5,000 residents.
You can visit the official township website HERE.
Stonelick Township is governed by three elected trustees: Naomi Stahl, Chairman, Edward Cooper, Vice Chair, and Kermit Beckworth.
To speak to any of the trustees, you may contact:
Secretary, Andrea Schuster
Phone: (513) 732-3299
Fax: (513) 732-3298
or send an email.
The Stonelick Township Trustees conduct a business meeting every first & third Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Hall located at 457 South Broadway. The public is always welcome!
Many news outlets have reported that state Income tax collections have come in below estimates for the past two months. We thought it would be helpful to put this news into context. State officials note that these lower-than-projected collections are not the result of shrinking paychecks, as withholding from workers' paychecks is coming in where it should. Instead, the shortfall is with taxpayers who pay estimated taxes each quarter, and likely has to do with uncertainty around the size of April tax bills, resulting from big changes to federal tax law enacted in 2018.
In fact, when taken as a whole, state tax collections for Fiscal Year 2019 (which ends on June 30) are $80 million ahead of forecast, thanks to better-than-expected collection of the sales' and other state taxes.
While state tax collections are above estimate, state spending is actually below initial forecasts. In particular, the Medicaid program is estimated to be costing taxpayers nearly $400 million less than what budget officials estimated it would.
Taken together, higher than expected tax collection and lower than expected state spending will give the DeWine administration a nearly $500 million cushion going into the state two-year budget process.The DeWine agenda includes a great deal of new spending, so this surplus could help them to make a down payment on campaign promises without the need to sell a tax increase to the Republican-dominated legislature.
Interested in running for office? Learn the basics with ODP’s Main Street Training.
Training director, Sam Melendez, is holding an all-day session in Columbus. All are geared to 2019 (local) races. Every township has at least one trustee position and the fiscal officer up for election in November. All cities, villages, etc. also have elections, plus there are school board seats up as well. If we are to change Ohio, we must start at the local level. Offering voters a choice and a voice is fundamental to democracy.
Saturday March 2
- Statewide training for candidates in Columbus; this will last all day.
To register or ask questions, contact Sam [email protected].
Ten Reasons to Run 2019
- Local race are the pipeline to bigger races and our GOP friends use it well.
- No party is designated for school boards, township and city councils so you don’t say if you are a D or R .
- Local races are low dollar races (not difficult fundraising).
- Learning to work together at the local level is one fundamental step toward chaining the politic disclosure in this country.
- Training and mentoring are available.
- Even place holders help hold our elected officials accountable.
- Running raises awareness of community issues and demands accountability.
- Unchallenged races give the GOP a free pass to divert money and resources to other races.
- You will meet many amazing people along the way.
- All politics are local.
In 2019, all Ohio townships elect their fiscal officer and one trustee. Cities and villages have 1-3 up for actions as do school boards.
For more information attend the Central Committee Meeting on February 28, 2019. All are welcome and we need your help—you may want to run, help with a campaign or take information back for a friend. We need your network. Join us February 28, at 7:00 174 E Main Street, Batavia, OH.
Want to understand Ohio government? Want to impact your state legislators?
Attend a FREE “How Things Work at the Ohio Statehouse” training presented by current/former Statehouse staffers!
This presentation will teach you how to find your representatives, testify in committee, impact legislation, and understand policy. We will also answer any and all questions you have!
Even if you attended this presentation before, join us again - it's been updated for the 2019 legislature.
Please also join the “How Things Work at the Statehouse” Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1202571436523926/ There you can download useful documents, ask us questions, or invite us to come speak to your organization.
Clermont County Young Dems
February 21, 6:30 PM Jungle Jim's Eastgate, 4450 Eastgate S Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45245
Loveland Action Team
March 6, 6:30 PM Above Plaid Room Records, 122 W Loveland Ave, Loveland, OH 45140
March 7, 7:30 PM Green Kayak Pub & Grill, 200 Front St., New Richmond, OH 45157
West Clermont Dems
March 11, 7:00 PM By Gollys, 714 Lila Ave, Milford, OH 45150
March 18, 6:30 PM El Rancho Grande Eastgate, 4476 Glen Este Withamsville Rd, Cincinnati OH 45245
2. Use the hashtags #OHDems #ClermontOHDems
3. We need content! Send your content, photos, info to: [email protected]
4. Visit our website at ClermontDems.org .
All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Clermont County Dems Executive Committee
6 PM, Thursday, February 28 at HQ
Clermont County Dems Central Committee
7 PM, Thursday, February 28 at HQ