WISHING YOU AND YOURS A VERY HAPPY BLUE YEAR!
Yes. The past two years have been a challenge. Covid is wearing us down. We are still recovering from the trauma of the former guy’s presidency. The press, who became addicted to the drama, appears to be doing its best to shine a negative light on the Biden administration to keep us in a constant state of gloom and doom. And even members of our own party appear to be sabotaging the Democrat’s agenda. But there are nuggets of hope. Despite the reporting of Democrats in disarray, President Biden has accomplished an astonishing amount in just his first year. Here’s a list. Be sure to use the hashtag #DemocratsDeliver as often as you can on social media. We can be proud. So don’t give up. Don’t check out. We still have much work to do in 2022! Happy Blue Year!
- What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond
- Word From The Chair
- Reading Room
- Call To Action
- 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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DUKE ENERGY LAUNCHES MORE ROBUST CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Duke Energy introduced the Share the Light Fund – a new, integrated program designed to provide increased financial assistance for customers struggling to pay their energy bills. READ MORE
BIDEN EXTENDS STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT PAUSE THREE MORE MONTHS
President Joe Biden will continue a pandemic-spurred pause on student loan repayments until May 1, he said Wednesday.
Loan repayments were set to restart Jan. 31, following months of the U.S. Education Department not requiring payments during the pandemic. Biden told the department to extend the moratorium initially placed by President Donald Trump’s administration. It was the third extension Biden has directed. READ MORE
COMMENTARY – SPENDING $2 TRILLION ON CHILD CARE, HEALTH CARE, AND CLIMATE CHANGE WON’T MAKE INFLATION ANY WORSE
One of the main concerns raised by critics of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan is that it will drive up inflation, which is already running at the fastest pace in four decades. READ MORE
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKEAs we enjoy an almost sub-tropical Holiday Season, it is appropriate to step back from immediate concerns and think about the bigger picture. For years, we have debated inside the Party why our fellow Clermont Countians vote so consistently and in such large numbers against their own self-interest. A neighbor recently loaned me two books. Neither book mentions Clermont County but both offer insights into why the majority of voters in our County behave as they do.READ MORE
How To Be A Social Justice Advocate by A. Raheema Mooltrey
Social justice is about uplifting and empowering under-served and marginalized communities impacted by systems of oppression. While believing in equity and fairness is easy, taking action and doing your part requires work. This book is filled with practical, real-world advice that shows you how to serve and support your community through activism. READ MORE
CALL TO ACTION
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 12/29/21 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 email@example.com if you can help circulate petitions.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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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Clermont County Democratic Party
174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103
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