On behalf of the Clermont County Democratic Party we wish each and everyone of you a very safe and happy Christmas.
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received the needed majority of votes in the Electoral College on Monday in another step putting them closer toward taking the White House in January. Following a presidential election year like no other in American history, the day included many unprecedented arrangements as electors met in state capitols — some locked down for fear of political violence — in convention centers and online to dole out the nation’s 538 Electoral College votes. READ MORE
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Word From The Chair of the Clermont County Democratic Party Raymond Lembke
I’m sure most of you know that David Pepper has announced that he is stepping down as Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party at the end of the year. The State Executive Committee will elect a new state chair at a special election scheduled for December 29, 2020. The currently announced candidates are Antoinette Wilson, Lou Gentile, and Will Klatts. Our local members of the State committee are Constance Lighthall and Tim Hogan. Please reach out to them if you have thoughts about the new state chair or I’ll be happy to relay your thoughts to them. READ MORE
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WASHINGTON — A lawsuit from the state of Texas claiming voter fraud and irregularities in four battleground states during the 2020 Presidential Election has the support of many Republican Party lawmakers, including five Ohio congressmen. READ MORE
EDITORS NOTE: The Supreme Court of the United States rejected the Texas lawsuit early evening on Friday, December 11. This article was published earlier on the same day and covers the responses of Ohio elected officials to the lawsuit prior to the SCOTUS decision.
As the end of the 133rd General Assembly swiftly approaches, abortion bills are making their way through committees, and one has already been passed into law. The Senate gave their final approval of Senate Bill 27 this week, which requires abortion providers to pay for the burial or cremation of fetal remains after surgical abortion. READ MORE
The number of Ohioans applying for unemployment help rose to the highest level since May last week, as 36,327 state workers sought aid. Nationally, the number of workers seeking help also jumped, to 853,000, the most since September, evidence that companies are cutting more jobs as new virus cases spiral higher.READ MORE
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATS STEP UP WITH SUPPORT FOR THE GEORGIA SENATE RUNOFF
It is absolutely imperative that the two Georgia Democratic candidates for Senate win their seats to give President-Elect Joe Biden a chance to put forward his agenda. We must take the power away from Mitch McConnell.
The Clermont County Democratic Party under the leadership of Michelle DeTemple, Chair of the CCDP Communications Committee, partnered with the AFL-CIO in a general public postcard mailing to encourage Georgians to get out and vote for Democratic candidates John Ossoff and Reverand Raphael Warnock in the Georgia Runoff for U.S. Senate. The AFL-CIO provided the cards, stamps, address labels, and scripts. Early voting started yesterday and Election Day is January 5, 2021. CCDP had 33 people signup to write these postcards and mail them to Georgia. They did their first distribution of postcard packets on Saturday and hope to complete the second distribution later this week. Much thanks to Michelle DeTemple and all those who volunteered to write postcards.
Lame Duck Lunch Ohio – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 12:00
Lame Duck Lunch Ohio is a an opportunity to join like minded people to make calls to legislators during the fast moving Lame Duck session. Just log on at the beginning of the hour to learn more about that day’s calls. Log off to make calls any time you feel ready. This is where some of the most consequential bills get passed by the Ohio Legislature. We will do a short briefing starting at 12:05 and then make our calls! LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP HERE.
Making calls is the best way to connect with voters and get them to the polls by January 5th. If you are out of state, this is where we need you the most!! Help us get the word out to voters across Georgia about the upcoming election by phonebanking for Reverend Warnock and Jon Ossoff. LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP HERE.
MAKE IT MONTHLY CAMPAIGN!
During these challenging times we know many of you are hard pressed to make ends meet.
The Biden Campaign raised more than $300 Million in August. Two thirds of those donations
came from online, small-dollar donations. Amounts as small as $10 to $25 were pledged, many as a monthly recurring donations.
If Joe Biden can do it, so can we! We may not raise millions but with your help we can keep the lights on and continue to promote Democratic values in Clermont County. For now we are removing our donation levels and asking for small dollar donations. If you can spare $10, $20 or $25 it would be appreciated. If you could make it a recurring monthly donation that would be even better.
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
COVID19 IN OHIO
With the holidays fast approaching, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a set of recommendations detailing ways people can keep their seasonal gatherings safe. READ MORE
Nearly 2,000 doctors, nurses, and health care workers around the state are set to receive the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine. Staff at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati’s UC Health were the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine shot. READ MORE
Governor Mike DeWine provided his regular update on COVID-19 in Ohio on Monday, as ten hospitals across the state receive and prepare to administer the first rounds of the Pfizer vaccine to frontline workers in hospitals. READ MORE
To see Ohio COVID19 cases by zipcode go here.
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
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||Loveland Action Team (LAT)|
|West Clermont Democrats||Clermont County Young Democrats|
|The Goshen Democratic Club||Drinking Liberally|
Clermont County Democratic Party Central Committee
Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
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Clermont County Democratic Party
174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103
Paid for by the Clermont County Democratic Party, Judith Miller, Treasurer