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TODAY IS THE PRIMARY ELECTION – VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
The Ohio primary is TODAY, May 3, 2022. Democrat turnout so far is way below the Republicans. We need to vote in every election in numbers that show our power. We need to show up!
Statewide Democratic Candidates on the May 3rd Ohio primary ballot
Please be sure to vote every candidate even if they do not have a challenger. Vote for ALL Supreme Court candidates. They will have GOP challengers in the general election.
Tim Ryan, U.S. Senate
Morgan Harper, U.S. Senate
Traci TJ Johnson, U.S. Senate
Alan Darnowsky, Representative to Congress 2nd District
Samantha Meadows, Representative to Congress 2nd District
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
Sometimes we get discouraged living in a very red county and forget that our democracy is under attack all across the country. Even all around the world. For that reason there are many Democratic activist groups who are laser focused on swing states, state races and even particular state offices across the country. Below you will find a few samplings. Pick a group and get involved. Democracy is a participatory sport.
Blue Ohio is a joint project between former Ohio Democratic party chair and author of Laboratories of Autocracy, David Pepper and the organization It Starts Today. The objective behind Blue Ohio is to fund every Democrat running for the state legislature. Think of us as crowdfunders – for Ohio’s Democratic nominees for state legislature.
It Starts Today was founded after the 2016 election by Jonathan Zucker, former COO and CEO of ActBlue. Convinced that the power of the Democrats’ grassroots community coupled with small-dollar recurring donations could change fundraising forever, he got to work creating groundbreaking national and state-based programs. Together, we’re going to change Ohio. LEARN MORE
How It Works
- Sign Up – We’ll send you an email with instructions.
- Become an Approved Writer – Write a practice postcard and email us a photo following instructions in the email.
- Approval– Approved -We’ll send you addresses and information on how to obtain additional addresses. Not Approved – You will receive an email detailing why and how to fix it.
- Request Addresses
- Keep up with Current Campaigns
Field Team 6 is a national volunteer army with a simple mission: Register Democrats. Save the world.
STRATEGY – We meet people where they are – via phone, text, postcard, social media, and soon at in-person, Covid-safe voter drives! Armed with Voterizer.org, the only custom-built app just for registering Democrats, we track down every good-hearted eligible voter we can, and get them on the voter rolls where they belong. And sign them up to vote from home!
JOIN! We’ve helped register almost 1.7 million Democratic voters, the vast majority in swing states… and now we need to do it again. Sign up for an event today, and help save the world!
At a recent CCDP meeting the discussion turned to Democrat visibility in Clermont County. One member commented, “We have to go out and meet ’em eyeball to eyeball. Well here’s your opportunity.
RJ Cinema Distillery & Taproom
4450 Eastgate South Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Start: Monday, May 9, 2022 at 4:00 PM
End: Monday, May 9, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Take advantage of an exclusive opportunity to network with Clermont County’s elected and business leaders at the Clermont Chamber’s Inaugural Legislative Reception. This is an ideal opportunity to meet and get to know your elected officials in a casual, social environment and to discuss the important issues facing your business or community group.
Elected Officials and Offices Attending
(list will be updated as officials/offices confirm attendance)
- Senator Terry Johnson, Ohio State Senate
- Representative Jean Schmidt, Ohio House of Representatives
- Representative Adam Bird, Ohio House of Representatives
- Clermont County Board of County Commissioners
- Union Township Board of Trustees
- Office of Senator Rob Portman
- Office of Congressman Brad Wenstrup
- Office of Ohio Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted
- Office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost
- Office of Ohio Auditor of State Keith Faber
Please register by close of business on Friday, May 6th to ensure your spot!
Columbus, OH — In case you missed it, Frank LaRose is so desperate to lose a Senate race in 2024 that he will do anything to remain relevant in the radical Republican Party, while jeopardizing election integrity for all Ohioans. This morning, (Friday, April 29), the Columbus Dispatch is taking LaRose to task, showing his flip flops on everything ranging from Donald Trump to election security, once again proving that LaRose is only looking out for himself. READ MORE
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS AND BEYOND
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The Ohio Redistricting Commission will reconvene next week for the first time since the state supreme court rejected their fourth attempt at legislative maps April 14. In a letter to his fellow ORC co-chair state Sen. Vernon Sykes, House Speaker Bob Cupp said it is “unwise” and “not feasible” for the commission to meet before May 4 because of activities around the May 3 primary. READ MORE
Eight Senate Republicans introduced legislation last Tuesday seeking to zero out Ohio’s income tax by the year 2032. If passed, Ohio would become the 10th state nationally without an income tax, which was first levied in 1972. In fiscal year 2020, personal income taxes were the state’s No. 2 tax revenue source, driving in $8.3 billion, behind only the state sales and use tax ($10.9 billion). Personal income taxes drive about 28% of Ohio’s total collections, according to the state Department of Taxation. READ MORE
When voters go to the polls to choose their state legislative representatives, they’re also indirectly determining state policy on how tax dollars are spent. Lawmakers in Columbus weigh how much of the money collected by the state should go directly to local governments. It’s a system that’s been in place since statewide taxing began with the state sales tax during the Great Depression. It then expanded in the 1970s when the statewide income tax was implemented. READ MORE
McMorrow, a Democratic state senator in Michigan, delivered an epic takedown of a GOP colleague on Tuesday that continues to go viral. It included forceful pushback against Republicans over laws stigmatizing gay and trans children and families, and a searing moral defense of treating them respectfully. READ MORE
Editor’s Note: Turn your sound on and be sure to listen to the video embedded in this article.
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKEAs this is going out, it is Election Day for the first of Ohio’s two 2022 primary elections. A second primary to elect candidates in Clermont County for seats in the Ohio House of Representatives and the state party central committees will occur later in the year, probably early August. By tomorrow, we should know the identities of the parties’ candidates for the major statewide offices and the U.S. Congress. READ MORE
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A top-level U.S. congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the “ferocity” and resolve of Ukrainians face to face with their leader in a weekend visit to Kyiv undertaken in extraordinary secrecy. READ MORE
As the Russian military invasion of Ukraine has unfolded, so too has a full-blown humanitarian crisis. “Heavy weapons fire along the line of contact has already damaged critical water infrastructure and education facilities in recent days,” said UNICEF Executive Director Catherine M. Russell. “Unless the fighting subsides, tens of thousands of families could be displaced, dramatically escalating humanitarian needs.” FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP
American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World but Failed Its People by Jared Yates Sexton
Recent years have brought a reckoning in America. As rampant political corruption, stark inequality, and violent bigotry have come to the fore, many have faced two vital questions: How did we get here? And how do we move forward?
An honest look at the past—and how it’s been covered up—is the only way to find the answers. Americans in power have abused and subjugated others since the nation’s very beginning, and myths of America’s unique goodness have both enabled that injustice and buried the truth for generations. READ MORE
COVID19 IN OHIO
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Apr 29, 2022 (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Health on Thursday reported 8,731 new COVID-19 cases for the past week, an increase of nearly 2,000 over last week, as the state sees its fourth consecutive rise in infections. Ohio averaged about 1,247 new coronavirus cases over the past seven days, the highest rate since Feb. 25 Cases are up 27% over last week, 82% over two weeks ago and 181% over a month ago. READ MORE
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.
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 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
Due to the Memorial Day holiday there will be no May meeting.
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