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- What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond
- Inform, Persuade, Explain – Thought Provoking Essays
- Word From The Chair
- Reading Room
- Call To Action
- Messaging Training
- Run For Office In 2022
- COVID19 In Ohio
- Join The Donkey Club
- Clermont County Democratic Club Directory
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS AND BEYOND
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Kentucky officials are continuing to search for survivors of Dec. 11’s destructive storm. In Mayfield, where a twister hit a candle factory, eight workers were killed. Gov. Andy Beshear has continued to say that he expects the death toll to exceed 100. He said during an update Sunday afternoon that the death count in four counties is in the double digits. READ MORE
Here’s a partial list of ways to help with donations to assist the many victims of the deadly tornado outbreak that has severely impacted western Kentucky.
Join WLKY in supporting the American Red Cross’ efforts to help storm victims WLKY has teamed up with the American Red Cross. Click here to donate to our disaster relief efforts.
Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund Gov. Beshear has established the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund to help those affected by the tornados and the severe weather system. Click here to make a donation now.
Western Kentucky Red Cross The Western Kentucky Red Cross has already partnered with Facebook and set up an online method for those who want to help to make donations. “Whether you donate $5 or $500, every little bit helps,” the Red Cross said. Facebook is paying for all processing fees so 100% of donations are guaranteed to go to help people.
BATAVIA, OH — New technology allows Clermont County to take emergency calls and dispatch help with speed and precision undreamed of just a few years ago. “It has revolutionized 911,” said Dominick Daulton, program administrator, Department of Public Safety Services. “It’s truly impressive.” The department implemented RapidSOS in 2018 to provide more accurate location of 911 callers. The free technology uses GPS from cell phones. READ MORE
COLUMBUS, OH – Three groups challenging district maps for the Ohio House and the Ohio Senate made their cases Wednesday that the Ohio Supreme Court should reject maps approved by state Republican leaders. READ MORE
COLUMBUS, OH — Gov. Mike DeWine, who’s facing re-election next year, has spent a lot of time this week publicizing proposals to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on grants for first-responders and water projects. But what the Greene County Republican neglects to mention when making these proposals is that the money is coming from the federal American Rescue Plan Act, a coronavirus relief bill passed by Democrats last spring over criticism from Republicans — including DeWine himself. READ MORE
Washington DC – Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows handed over a PowerPoint presentation to the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol that details how the Trump administration planned to overturn the 2020 election results, including by declaring a national emergency. READ MORE
INFORM, PERSUADE, EXPLAIN – THOUGHT-PROVOKING ESSAYS
Author Miriam Zinter – I was outside my house gardening a few weekends ago when a neighbor, whom I had known for almost 30 years, stopped by so I could pet his large, fluffy dogs. I took my gloves off, squatted down to give the dogs a really good scratching around their ears and felt the sun on my back. What could be better? And then my neighbor said: “Why do you have a ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign on your front lawn when all those people do is kill each other?” My lovely day screeched to a halt. READ MORE
Author Marc Elias- The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously warned of the risk to society of “defining deviancy down.” He reasoned that while there may be a limit to the level of bad behavior a society can tolerate, normalizing antisocial behavior carries its own serious consequences. Quoting Judge Edwin Torres, the senator pronounced that “A society that loses its sense of outrage is doomed to extinction.” READ MORE
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKEThe 2022 election has started. Nominating petitions for several statewide officers are at our headquarters at 174 East Main Street in Batavia. We need signatures on these petitions so that candidates like Tim Ryan and Jennifer Brunner have their names on the May 3, 2022 Democratic primary ballot. READ MORE
Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own
by Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
“Not everything is lost. Responsibility cannot be lost, it can only be abdicated. If one refuses abdication, one begins again.”—James Baldwin
In these brilliant and stirring pages, Glaude finds hope and guidance in Baldwin as he mixes biography—drawn partially from newly uncovered Baldwin interviews—with history, memoir, and poignant analysis of our current moment to reveal the painful cycle of Black resistance and white retrenchment. As Glaude bears witness to the difficult truth of racism’s continued grip on the national soul, Begin Again is a searing exploration of the tangled web of race, trauma, and memory, and a powerful interrogation of what we must ask of ourselves in order to call forth a new America.
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From the About page: “So, what can we do together to use our kindness and empathy in order to ensure the American Experiment doesn’t fail? First of all, we need to urge our leaders to recognize the very real threat the current Republican party poses to American democracy. Democratic leadership must be made to understand that to concede an inch to the other side is to make common cause with fascism.” SUBSCRIBE HERE
CALL TO ACTION
There are 329 days until the midterm elections.
NOMINATING PETITIONS FOR 2022 CANDIDATES AVAILABLE TO BE SIGNED AT CCDP HEADQUARTERS IN BATAVIA
We need to get petitions signed to get statewide candidates on the ballot for the May, 2022 primary. We have petitions for Tim Ryan for the U.S. Senate, Rep. Jeff Crossman for Attorney General, Judge Marilyn Zayas for Supreme Court, and Justice Jennifer Brunner for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
We have set up a schedule at Clermont County Democratic Headquarters, 174 E Main Street, Batavia, Ohio, for petition signing. There will be a volunteer at the headquarters during the following dates and times with petitions for you to sign.
WED 12/15/21 10am-3pm
WED 12/15/21 4pm-7pm
THURS 12/16/21 4pm-7pm
FRI 12/17/21 10am-1pm
FRI 12/17/21 3pm-7pm
SUN 12/19/21 1pm-4pm
MON 12/20/21 10am-4pm
MON 12/20/21 4pm-7pm
SUN 12/26/21 1pm-4pm
MON 12/27/21 10am-4pm
MON 12/27/21 4pm-7pm
WED 12/29/21 4pm-7pm
We need additional circulators. You will be provided a packet of petitions with instructions on collecting signatures. You can then arrange to meet people at your favorite local restaurant, pub or station yourself outside a permissible pubic location. Please let us know if you can help!
Another thing we cannot forget is that declarations of candidacy for Central Committee must be filed with the BOE by 4:00 p.m. on February 2, 2022. You may call Ray Lembke, Chair of the Clermont County Democratic Party at (513) 236-5426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help circulate petitions.
Thursday, December 16
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Words Matter! Learn how to message the winning way. This 90-minute webinar is an introduction to the basics of strategic messaging using proven cutting-edge progressive messaging frameworks. Get the tools you need to counter dog-whistle politics and disinformation, and learn how to advocate for what Ohioans want and need for a better tomorrow. We won’t win in 2022 if we can’t cut through the noise and make our messaging heard. Let’s get trained up Ohio! Register here.
Do You Want to Run for Office?
Virtual Live Training
Jan 4, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET)
Are you considering running for office? Are you ready to run and you want to know how? We’re here to help! Join the National Democratic Training Committee on Tuesday, January 4th from 1pm-2pm ET for a free virtual live training on “Do You Want to Run For Office”?
You will learn the following in this training:
- Evaluate if you want to run for office and research which office
- Practice sharing your decision to run and what you need from your support team
- Distinguish what you need to research to run for the office you want to pursue
COVID19 IN OHIO
The first two officially detected cases of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus have been discovered, the Ohio Department of Health announced on Saturday. READ MORE
Where to get booster shots in Clermont County https://ccphohio.org/covid-19-vaccine-info/
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
VACCINES SAVE LIVES YARD SIGNS AVAILABLE
We all know vaccines save lives. Local attorney Carl Zugelter and about 40 members of the Clermont County Bar Association firmly believe that “Vaccines save lives” too so they collaborated together and had yard signs made with this very important message. There is no charge for the signs. We only ask that you display them in a prominent place for a reasonable period of time. You can request a sign online here. OR you can pick up a sign outside of these two locations: 1285 West Ohio Pike Amelia, Ohio 45102 or 110 Main Street, Milford, Ohio 45150. OR call Carl Zugelter at 513-312-5358 OR you may contact us at email@example.com and we’ll get them to you.
JOIN THE DONKEY CLUB
Your Clermont County Democratic Party believes the economy should work for everyone, diversity is a strength, health care is a right, facts and truth matter, fair and effective government is fundamental, and justice is for ALL. We strive to cultivate and elect public servants who reflect these beliefs. There are two ways you can impact Clermont County Democratic Party with donations: (1) Monthly contributions help us manage our yearly expenses. (2) Annual donations in any amount are welcome. 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
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB UPDATES
Reminder: per the Ohio Democratic Party’s directive in-person meetings are suspended due to increases in COVID cases overwhelming our hospital systems. Please contact the leaders of our Democratic clubs to find out their meeting arrangements.
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB DIRECTORY
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||Democracy In Action|
|West Clermont Democrats||Clermont County Young Democrats|
|The Goshen Democratic Club||Drinking Liberally|
Clermont County Democratic Party Central Committee
Please contact Patty Lawrence, Central Committee Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
The Executive Committee will next meet on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 6pm via Zoom
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Batavia, OH, 45103
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