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- Important Election dates for May 3rd Primary
- What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond
- Word From The Chair
- Democracy Is A Participatory Sport- Get Involved
- Reading Room
- COVID19 In Ohio
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- Clermont County Democratic Club Updates
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ALAN DARNOWSKY PETITION SIGNING PARTY
Alan Darnowsky is running for Congress in Ohio’s Second District. He needs signatures of Democrats and Independents to get on the Democratic primary ballot. He will be having a petition signing party this Saturday. Come by, say hello, and sign!
Saturday, February 26, 2022
Plane Street Coffeehouse and Cafe
125 W Plane Street
Bethel, OH 45106
Hope to see you there.
IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES AND DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES IN THE MAY 3RD PRIMARY
IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES TO REMEMBER
Apr. 4 Deadline Registration for Voting in May Primary
Apr. 5 Absentee Voting Begins and ends May 2
Apr. 30 Deadline to request a ballot
May 2 Absentee Ballots must be Post Marked
May 3 Primary Election Day
May 13 Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than May 2 and received by boards of elections by this date to be counted.
Statewide Democratic Candidates on the May 3rd Ohio primary ballot.
Tim Ryan, U.S. Senate
Morgan Harper, U.S. Senate
Jennifer Brunner, Chief Justice of Supreme Court
Marilyn Zaya, Justice of Supreme Court
Terri Jamison, Justice of Supreme Court
Nan Whaley, Governor
John Cranley, Governor
Jeffrey Crossman, Attorney General
Chelsea Clark, Secretary of State
Marion Mayor – Scott Schertzer, Treasurer
Taylor Sappington, Auditor of State
Be sure you’re registered and VOTE!
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Ohio Democratic Party Executive Committee Votes to Endorse Candidates in Senate, Supreme Court Races
Columbus, OH — Today, the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) held a virtual meeting of its Executive Committee. Per ODP bylaws, the Committee is required to consider endorsements of statewide candidates before the primary election. The Executive Committee voted tonight to endorse Rep. Tim Ryan for Senate, Justice Jennifer Brunner for Chief Justice and Judges Marilyn Zayas and Terri Jamison for Supreme Court.
“Ohio Democrats are proud to endorse Rep. Tim Ryan, Justice Jennifer Brunner and Judges Marilyn Zayas and Terri Jamison, and we’re excited about the strong candidates we have running. We’re confident we have a strong, diverse ticket coming out of the primary elections that will show voters we’re on their side and lead us to victory in November,” said Chair Walters.
At the request of both candidates, ODP’s Executive Committee did not endorse in the race for governor.
“We respect Mayor Cranley’s and Mayor Whaley’s request for the party not to endorse in the governor’s race. We’re confident that our eventual nominee will provide Ohio voters a much better alternative to the failed leadership and corruption coming out of Mike DeWine’s statehouse,” said Walters.
The Executive Committee will meet again in March to consider endorsements in the other statewide races.
According to ODP bylaws, the Executive Committee shall be called for a meeting before the primary election and the Committee must carefully consider an endorsement in each race. Before tonight’s endorsement vote, the Party convened a screening committee made up of members of the Executive Committee that met with each candidate. The candidates also filled out questionnaires and were vetted thoroughly.
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS AND BEYOND
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Disposable paper cups, most plastic cups, and aluminum cups are now accepted in all curbside bins and public recycling drop-off dumpsters in Clermont County, regardless of the hauler. Examples of the newly accepted material include paper and plastic beverage cups from fast-food restaurants (Starbucks, McDonalds, etc.), plastic souvenir cups, and aluminum cups such as those used at many stadiums and some dedicated outdoor refreshment areas (DORAS). READ MORE
Ohio still has billions of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds on the table, and advocates are calling for a public planning process to ensure the needs of communities are met. $2.7 billion of the more than $5 billion allotted to the Buckeye State have already been assigned. READ MORE
Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor signed an entry in all three of the lawsuits against the ORC on legislative redistricting, asking Gov. Mike DeWine, Secretary of State Frank LaRose, Auditor Keith Faber, Senate President Matt Huffman, House Speaker (and commission co-chair) Bob Cupp, state Sen. (and commission co-chair) Vernon Sykes and House Minority Leader Allison Russo, to explain the “failure to comply with this court’s February 7, 2022 order,” and why they shouldn’t face anything from fines to jail time, the consequences for contempt of court. READ MORE
As we celebrate Presidents’ Day 2022, we’re taking a look at four key inflection points for voting rights when the head of state either stepped up or failed to meet the moment, whether within their control or not. READ MORE
Russian President Vladimir Putin told the French and German leaders on Monday that he planned to sign a decree recognising two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine as independent. Here’s a look at the implications for the wider crisis, in which the United States says Russia may be poised to invade Ukraine with a force of up to 190,000 troops it has massed near its neighbour’s borders. READ MORE
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKEIt is tempting to think of Clermont County as this anomalous Republican enclave where our Party has dropped the ball. That image is particularly tempting when we compare ourselves to Hamilton County next door, which is now a Democratic County. Unfortunately, Clermont County is in Ohio’s political mainstream by many measures. READ MORE
Katie Paris, Ohio resident and the founder of Red Wine and Blue — a national network of like-minded, mostly Democratic suburban women — believes the only way to fight back the increasingly vitriolic rhetoric from parents whose protests over mask mandates and diversity education have turned school board meeting rooms into battlegrounds, is to present a calm face to counter the angry groups that have dominated and disrupted board meetings and in some cases threatened officials. Her network of more than 300,000 women recently broadened its focus to fight the rising number of book bans across the country, launching a case trackeron Jan. 31, and is running training sessions to help women testify and manage highly charged government meetings. Democracy is a participatory sport. To find out how to get involved sign up for their newsletter here. Red, Wine & Blue was featured in the Washington Post here.
Campaign Staff Academy
Applications for our next cohort of the LEAD Ohio Campaign Staff Academy are open!
Democracy is a participatory sport. Campaigns require more than strong, well trained candidates to win elections. Campaign managers and staff play an important role to ensure campaigns are organized and effective, and we need more of them in Ohio. This training program is specifically tailored for current and future campaign managers and campaign staff. Whether you are working on a school board race or have your sights set on managing a candidate for Congress, the skills we teach and the network you’ll build in this Academy will be extremely valuable.
- In-person: Saturday, March 26th
- Virtual: Saturday, April 9th & Sunday, April 10th
- Virtual: Saturday, April 23rd & Sunday, April 24th
- In-person: Saturday, May 14th
Each class builds on the last, so it’s important to attend ALL classes. The training is free and you may apply here.
This is an organization you can participate in as an individual or a group. Postcards to Voters are friendly, handwritten reminders from volunteers to targeted voters giving Democrats a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast.
What started on March 11, 2017 with sharing 5 addresses apiece to 5 volunteers on Facebook so that they could mail postcards to voters in Jon Ossoff’s race grew in one month to 1,200+ volunteers nationwide and over 51,000 postcards mailed.
Now, we consist of over 75,000+ volunteers in every state (including Alaska and Hawaii) who have written close to 8 million postcards to voters in over 200 key, close elections. Democracy is a participatory sport. If you are a candidate and would like Postcards to Voters to support your campaign you must apply. For information about writing postcards go here.
It Could Happen Here: Why America Is Tipping from Hate to the Unthinkable―And How We Can Stop It by Jonanthan Greenblatt
It’s almost impossible to imagine that unbridled hate and systematic violence could come for us or our families. But it has happened in our lifetimes in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. And it could happen here.
Today, as CEO of the storied ADL (the Anti-Defamation League), Jonathan Greenblatt has made it his personal mission to demonstrate how antisemitism, racism, and other insidious forms of intolerance can destroy a society, taking root as quiet prejudices but mutating over time into horrific acts of brutality. In this urgent book, Greenblatt sounds an alarm, warning that this age-old trend is gathering momentum in the United States—and that violence on an even larger, more catastrophic scale could be just around the corner. READ MORE
COVID19 IN OHIO
Sources: State and local health departments About this Data: New cases and deaths are matched to the date they occurred when possible. Otherwise, they are recorded on the date they are reported by health departments. The seven-day average is the mean number of new cases and deaths for the previous seven days.
Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of #4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:
- Limit of one order per residential address
- One order includes #4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
- Orders will ship free starting in late January
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
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
The Young Dems are having a happy hour at Jungle Jim’s Wednesday night, Feb. 23rd, at 6:30. Please join us if you are available!
Quin-T Democrat Club’s next meeting is Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. David Pepper, former Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party and author, will be the guest speaker. He will be discussing his most recent book Laboratories of Autocracy. Details forthcoming.
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. Due to the concerns about COVID19 it is a challenge to schedule in-person meetings. 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
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Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
The Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 6pm via Zoom
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