It takes all of us
“This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.”—Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States
Freedom means everyone
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”—Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid revolutionary
Independence day for all
“We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others.”—Will Rogers, Native American actor and writer
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SCHOOLS CAN’T ARM TEACHERS WITHOUT PROPER TRAINING
School districts do not have the discretion to authorize the arming of teachers, according to a Wednesday ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court. The state’s highest court came out with the decision on Wednesday, going against legislative efforts and pro-gun lobbying groups who believed local control should be a part of firearms policies in Ohio schools. READ MORE
OHIO BILL WOULD REQUIRE ABSENTEE VOTERS TO MAIL IN BALLOTS EARLIER, RESTRICT SOME EARLY VOTING TIMES
Activists from the Urban League and Cincinnati NAACP bused themselves to Columbus on Thursday to oppose House Bill 294, which would place new time limits on early voting in person and via mail. READ MORE
HE’S JUST NOT THAT INTO THEM
Columbus, OH — Over the weekend, failed Florida blogger Donald Trump held a rally in Wellington that Ohio GOP Senate candidates pulled out all the stops for, trying to secure the support of the only voter they seem to care about. From renting out airplanes to hosting all-day cookouts, the Republican candidates were stepping all over themselves to prove that they were the ones worthy of his affections. But unfortunately for all of these GOP candidates, he’s just not that into them. READ MORE
HISTORY CORNER: U.S. GRANT: A FOODIE?
Ulysses S. Grant was many things. He was a native-born Clermonter, a general of the first order, the 18th president of the United States, a civil rights activist and an accomplished author. But, he was certainly not a gourmand. READ MORE
WORD FROM THE CHAIR OF THE CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY – RAYMOND LEMBKE
This piece is being published just before the July 4 holiday. I hope you all have a great holiday weekend. I hope you find time during the parades, fireworks, and cookouts to think for a moment or two on the significance of the holiday and how the issues confronting this land almost 250 years ago still exist today. READ MORE
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Our Trainer Talks panels give you the opportunity to tap into the minds of three NDTC’s expert trainers in one session. They’ll share their insight, on-the-ground experiences, and answer your questions.
- How to set realistic fundraising goals
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- When to adapt your campaign fundraising plan
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Our mission at All On The Line is to end gerrymandering. We believe fair redistricting is essential to making our democracy more responsive to the people. And as President Obama said: “At its core, the fight for fair maps is a fight for voting rights.”
We know you can’t fix one without the other — we must take action to end gerrymandering and stop voter suppression. That’s why we’re leading a nationwide grassroots effort to get Congress to pass the For the People Act. Send your senators a message and tell them that we must adopt bold and comprehensive democracy reforms if we want to see change and strengthen our democracy.
Use our online tool to send a quick message directly to your senators. It even helps to tailor the language based on whether your senators support the bill, need some convincing, or don’t support these popular reforms.
The All On The Line team doesn’t just want people to believe their vote matters, we want to ensure that it really does. Thank you for being a part of this grassroots movement to help protect the vote — and ensure the maps are fair.
Barnstorming Ohio by David Giffels The question of America’s identity has rarely been more urgent than now, and no American place has ever been more reflective of that identity than Ohio. David Giffels, a lifelong resident of the “bellwether” state, has spent a quarter century writing and thinking about what it means to live in what he calls “an all-American buffet, an uncannily complete everyplace.” With Cleveland as the end of the North, Cincinnati as the beginning of the South, Youngstown as the end of the East, and Hicksville (yes, Hicksville) as the beginning of the Midwest, Ohio offers important insight into the state of the nation.
COVID19 IN OHIO
COMMISSIONERS END STATE OF EMERGENCY
BATAVIA, OH – The Board of County Commissioners today voted to end a State of Emergency that had been declared on March 18, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The action was taken in concert with State of Ohio, which ended its State of Emergency on June 18. READ MORE
COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinics
The State of Ohio is sponsoring a series of regional and mobile mass vaccination clinics across the state to ensure all Ohioans have access to COVID-19 vaccine as it is more widely available.
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
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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 NEWS
The West Clermont Democrat Club is meeting Monday, July 12, 2021 from 7:00pm to 8:00 pm at Day Heights Fireman’s Memorial Building. You’re welcome to bring snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. All are welcome.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
Next meeting is Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
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174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103
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