- Calling All Clermont County Democrats – We Need Precinct Captains
- Voting Is Our Right
- What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond
- Word From The Chair
- Reading Room
- Run For Office In 2022
- COVID19 In Ohio
- Join The Donkey Club
- Clermont County Democratic Club Directory
WE NEED YOU!
We are fast approaching the deadline for filing Precinct Captain Declaration forms. The deadline to file is February 2, 2022 by 4:00 p.m. at the Clermont County Board of Elections.
When you become a Precinct Captain you automatically become a member of the Clermont County Democratic Party Central Committee. As a Central Committee member, your efforts of communication will not only keep the residents of your precinct informed, but will also help the Central Committee and the Party to be aware of upcoming events and activities in the community. Precinct Captains are the voice between the Clermont County Democratic Party and our local neighborhoods. They help to build the Democratic Party at its grass roots.
Precinct Captains run for the position in even years at the spring primary. All 167 precincts in Clermont need one! It’s easy to become a Precinct Captain. There is no filing fee and you do not have to collect signatures. You just fill out the Declaration Form 2-M which you can download here. You then file the form with the Clermont County Board of Elections at 76 S. Riverside Drive, Batavia, OH 45103. Your name will appear on the Democratic primary ballot on May 3, 2022. All you have to do is vote for yourself and you’re in!
If it would be difficult for you to make it to the Batavia Board of Elections to file your Declaration Form, please contact us and we will make arrangements to help get it filed. You may email us at email@example.com or call headquarters and leave a message at 513-732-2378.
If you are not sure which precinct you’re in you can find out by searching for your polling location here.
Please consider becoming a Democratic Precinct Captain. We need all hands on deck and this is a way you can help. Thank you!
DEMOCRATS MUST REFORM THE ELECTORAL COUNT ACT AND PASS COMPREHENSIVE VOTING RIGHTS LEGISLATION
America is facing a democracy crisis in three parts. Voter suppression policies are making it substantially harder to vote in nearly every Republican-controlled state. Partisan gerrymandering threatens to cement minority-party rule in state legislatures and has heavily biased the House of Representatives toward the right. And, new election subversion tactics could enable conservative state legislatures to install the Republican nominee as president in 2024, even if they lose the electoral vote. READ MORE
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS AND BEYOND
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Ohio’s worst kept secret is out — Intel will soon break ground on a multi-billion dollar factory in Licking County to build the latest generation of computer chips. In recent weeks, local land annexations first reported by Cleveland.com indicated officials were getting the final few elements of an agreement in place before Friday’s announcement. READ MORE
Though the second round of boundaries got closer to the state’s 54% Republican to 46% Democratic partisan breakdown than the first set, they still created heavy GOP majorities in both the Ohio House and Ohio Senate: 57 Republican and 42 Democratic House seats and 20 Republican and 13 Democratic Senate seats. Many districts are so closely divided that they could be election toss-ups. READ MORE
OHIO DEMOCRATIC PARTY CHAIR WALTERS ANNOUNCES ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES, DEMANDS ANSWERS FROM THE DEWINE ADMINISTRATION ON HB6 SCANDAL
Columbus, OH — Today, Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) Chair Elizabeth Walters held a statewide virtual press conference to announce a new round of public records requests as the party demands answers on behalf of Ohio voters about the largest public corruption scandal in state history.
Chair Walters outlined new records the party will seek in an attempt to get answers from the DeWine administration. Most importantly, the Ohio Democratic Party announced next steps if the administration continues to hide and “no comment” its way around the HB 6 scandal, including possible legal action. READ MORE
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKEThe deadline to file to run for the Clermont County Democratic Party Central Committee is 4:00 p.m. on February 2, 2022, a week from Wednesday. The first, and most important, thing our new Central Committee will do is meet to re-organize the Party. The Central Committee will elect a Central Committee Chair. They will then caucus by township and city to elect one of their number to represent their township or city on our Executive Committee. Once elected, the Executive Committee will immediately elect its Chair and our other Party officers. READ MORE
UNTHINKABLE: Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy by Jamie Raskin, United States Congressman
On December 31, 2020, Tommy Raskin, the only son of Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin, tragically took his own life after a long struggle with depression. Seven days later on January 6, Congressman Raskin returned to Congress to help certify the 2020 Presidential election results, when violent insurrectionists led by right wing extremist groups stormed the U.S. Capitol hoping to hand four more years of power to President Donald Trump. As our reeling nation mourned the deaths of numerous people and lamented the injuries of more than 140 police officers hurt in the attack, Congressman Raskin, a Constitutional law professor, was called upon to put aside his overwhelming grief—both personal and professional—and lead the impeachment effort against President Trump for inciting the violence. Together this nine-member team of House impeachment managers riveted a nation still in anguish, putting on an unprecedented Senate trial that produced the most bipartisan Presidential impeachment vote in American history. READ MORE
RUN FOR OFFICE IN 2022
We need Democratic candidates to run for Clermont County Commissioner and Clermont County Auditor.
We can’t succeed in beating them unless we know what they’re doing.
Here is a link to videos of the BCC aka Board of County Commissioners. Take some time to review and if you think you can do better as a Clermont County Commissioner please consider running. The deadline to file is February 2, 2022.
Linda Fraley has been Clermont County Auditor since forever. In 2018 Republican Chris Hicks challenged Fraley in the primary. Although Hicks did not win the primary, he lodged a criminal complaint against Fraley in 2018, claiming that the employment of Fraley’s stepson in the auditor’s office violated Ohio law. It’s time for a change in the Auditor’s office. If you think you can do better then please consider running. The filing deadline is February 2, 2022.
We are living in a bizarre time right now. The Republican party are experts at gaslighting and it appears to be working.
Here’s an example from last year’s election. These are the yard signs Claire Corcoran plastered all over the county when she ran and won her seat for Clermont County Commissioner. The sheer audacity of the phrase “Vote Republican – Stop the Madness” is stunning since the Republicans have been running the show for decades. It’s time for a change. We can do better. We need you to step up to the challenge.
If you want to discuss running please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call and leave a message at our headquarters at 513-732-2378. Someone from the Party will get back to you.
SO YOU WANT TO RUN FOR OFFICE?
VIRTUAL LIVE TRAINING
Feb 2, 2022
8:00pm – 9:00pm (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 Wednesday, February 2nd from 8pm-9pm ET for a free virtual live training on “So You Want to Run For Office”?
You will learn the following in this 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
Please note that each “So You Want to Run for Office?” training is limited capacity to increase opportunities for discussion and participation. If this session is full or doesn’t fit your schedule, you can find a list of upcoming sessions HERE.
A recommended (but not required) (course) for this training is So You Think You Want To Run?
Have accessibility questions? Reply to your registration email to confirm your requirements or request more information.
COVID19 IN OHIO
After a severe bout of COVID-19 put him in the ICU and left him with significant respiratory systems, Dr. Emily Amin’s patient had questions about getting vaccinated.
Most of the COVID-19 patients Amin treats at the Wexner Medical Center are either vaccinated but manage an immune-compromising condition, or unvaccinated. In an interview, Amin recounted how it took the recent omicron surge and this patient’s own experience to get him asking questions about whether vaccination made sense for him. READ MORE
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
Democracy in Action will meet Wednesday, February 2, 2022 via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Tim Ryan will be the guest speaker. For more information visit the DIA website here.
Quin-T Democrat Club will meet Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 7:00pm via Zoom. For more information visit the Quin-T website here.
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
Please contact Patty Lawrence, Central Committee Chair at: email@example.com for more information.
Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
The Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 6pm via Zoom
Jeff Crossman, Candidate for Ohio Attorney General will be the guest speaker
Visit the Clermont County Democratic Party website for details.
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Clermont County Democratic Party
174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103
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