• Word From The Chair – Raymond Lembke
  • What’s New From Clermont to Columbus and Beyond
  • It’s Time For Change In Clermont County
  • Join The Donkey Club
  • Clermont County Democratic Organization Meetings & Events
  • Clermont County Democratic Party Committee Meetings
  • Next Issue Publication Dates


Something evil is coming our way, and Republicans are hoping we won’t notice. The issue I’m going to talk about will not hit the ballot for several months but it is so pernicious that opposition needs to start now. CONTINUE READING


What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond

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Analysis: Should earning 59% of Ohioans’ votes be considered a loss? Frank LaRose thinks so

Imagine for a moment that there was an Ohio constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot earlier this month that would have codified Roe v. Wade and restored women’s right to abortion in Ohio. CONTINUE READING

Editor’s Note: We need to be loud and clear that this proposal is a clear power grab by the Republican gerrymandered Ohio General Assembly. Contact information below.

Ohio Rep. Brian Stewart: phone (614) 466-1464 or contact page at https://ohiohouse.gov/members/brian-stewart/contact

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose: phone 614.466.2655 or contact page at https://sosforms.ohiosos.gov/forms/ContactUs/Contact-Us-Agency

Voting advocates raise alarm about Ohio GOP measures to limit absentee voting and drop boxes

Voting rights groups are raising concerns with two voting bills Ohio Republican lawmakers appear poised to advance during the lame duck session: One for photo voter ID, and the other to limit drop boxes and absentee voting. CONTINUE READING

Count out Ohio Democrats at Your Peril

November 21, 2022 – Columbus, OH — This weekend, Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters penned an op-ed for Cleveland.com discussing the progress Ohio Democrats made last election, the work left to do and the party’s laser-focus on Sherrod Brown’s reelection in 2024. While many pundits and so-called experts are ready to count Ohio Democrats out, Chair Walters warn they do so at their own peril. CONTINUE READING



So You Want to Run for Office?

virtual live training
Dec 2, 2022
1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET)

Join the National Democratic Training Committee on Friday, December 2nd from 1pm-2pm ET for a free virtual live training on “So You Want to Run For Office?”. If you’re part of your local Democratic party’s leadership, campaign staff, or candidate, this training is just for you! We’re here to help.

You will learn the following in the training:

  • Understand the steps necessary to run for office
  • Explain best practices for choosing which office to run for
  • Identify what support you’ll need from your team
  • Prepare for sharing your decision to run with friends and family”


Join The Donkey Club

Our Donkey Club is our major source of funding and we hope you will become a member by joining. Member benefits below.

  • A headquarters located centrally in the county in Batavia
  • A bi-monthly e-newsletter
  • A robust Internet presence on our Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Support for our Democratic candidates

Click the Donate button below and make your donation securely online through ActBlue or mail a check. Make Checks payable to: Clermont County Democratic Party (CCDP), PO Box 475, Batavia, OH 45103

Thank you for your support! Raymond W. Lembke, Party Chairman Clermont County Democratic Party


Quin-T Democrat Club Monthly Meeting

Thursday, December 1, 2022

The meeting will start at 6:30pm at the CCDP headquarters at 174 E. Main St., Batavia, Ohio. There will be a short formal meeting to elect officers and collect dues for 2023. Our dues is $12 per year. All are welcome. We will segue into a festive Christmas party with adult refreshments and appetizers. Feel free to bring your beverage of choice and a dish to share. Anyone interested in stepping in as an officer please DM us on our Facebook page or email us at quintdems@gmail.com so we can put you on the agenda.

West Clermont Democrats Monthly Meeting

Monday, December 12, 2022
Day Heights Fireman’s Memorial Building
1313 OH-131
Day Heights OH 45150
7:00 pm Social Time
7:30 pm Call to Order

Come meet your fellow Democrats. Election of officers and Christmas gathering.


Below is a listing of Democratic groups in Clermont County. Click on the name of each club and it will take you to their website or Facebook page with updated information about meetings.

Quin-T Democrat ClubDemocracy In Action
West Clermont DemocratsClermont County Young Democrats
The Goshen Democratic ClubDrinking Liberally

Clermont County Democratic Party Central Committee

Please contact Ben Indino, Central Committee Chair at: benjamin.indino@gmail.com for more information.

Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee

Next Executive Committee meeting will be Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm

This will be a hybrid meeting with choice of in-person at headquarters, 174 E. Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 and via Zoom. Central Committee members are encouraged to attend.


CCDP has four active committees. Each committee needs volunteers. Please consider getting involved. The strength of our party is our volunteers. You may contact the respective Chairs of each committee below by clicking on their name if you are interested in volunteering.

Finance Committee– Chair – Ben Brady

Events Committee – Chair – Katherine Lent

By-laws Review Committee– Chair- Gregg Conrad

Communications Committee – Chair – Michelle DeTemple



Benjamin Indino – Central Committee Chair
Tracy Jo Small – Central Committee Vice Chair
Amanda Fox – Central Committee Secretary

Raymond Lembke – Executive Committee Chair
Elaine Barnett – Executive Committee Vice Chair
Chris Barnett – Treasurer
Bonnie Carlier – Executive Committee Secretary




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This is your newsletter. We welcome you to submit news items, events, book reviews or anything else you feel is important to advance our Democratic values in Clermont County. If you have critiques about content or format please feel free to voice your opinion.

Next issue will be published Tuesday, December 13, 2022. Deadline for submissions for the next issue is Friday, December 9, 2022. Send your submission with “CCDP Newsletter” in the subject line to our newsletter editor Cheryl Richards at: cheryl1richards@gmail.com

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Clermont County Democratic Party
174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103
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