What’s Inside:

  • Deadline approaches for Citizens Not Politicians petitions
  • Open house at new headquarters tomorrow night
  • In a nutshell: the role of a Clermont County Commissioner
  • Word from the Chair: New Party Chair Patty Lawrence on why involvement matters
  • Note about contributions
  • Campaigns are picking up speed
  • From Clermont to Columbus and beyond – articles you may want to read
  • Important dates – you don’t want to miss!

Deadline is approaching for Citizens Not Politicians petitions

Thanks to Citizens Not Politicians for this graphic.

Completed petitions are due June 1! We can do this!! To sign, get a petition or get a walking list, reach out:

Loveland – Patty Lawrence

Loveland – Jane Gonzales

Milford – Jocelyn Watson

Union Township – Terry Conway

Click here for a summary and full text of the Citizens Not Politicians Amendment.

In a nutshell: the role of Clermont County Commissioner

Brad Combs and Jen Mazzuckelli, pictured below, are candidates for Clermont County Commissioner. The County Commission sets and oversees the budgets for each county agency, including the Board of Health, Animal Control, the Water District, County Maintenance, and the Sheriff’s Department.  They look at the incoming tax revenue and decide where and how to spend it. That is power!  The political outlook of the Commission is therefore important; for instance, do you add more policemen or more mental health specialists?  Do you expand a road that benefits a few private businesses or repave some roads that benefit entire communities?

The Commission also sets long-term plans for the direction of the county in terms of economic development, which includes issuing tax abatements and setting project labor agreements and language rules for project bidding.  Tax abatements directly impact who ultimately pays for public project like infrastructure upkeep.  Labor agreements and the information required in project bidding impacts things like the contractor workforce, such as minority inclusion, residency requirements, and employee training. According to their official website, the current Commissioners see bringing in new businesses, jobs and revenue as their number one priority.

By Ron Warner, CCDP Precinct Captain, Pierce Township – E

Clermont is changing:
Your involvement amplifies the transformation

Clermont County’s demographics and attitudes are changing. And, while that might not be everywhere in the county, it is happening in enough places that we are now players in statewide and local races. Historically, the GOP has taken the rural areas and the Democrats the cities. Counties like Clermont, Butler, and Warren are the battlegrounds that have tipped the state in the GOP’s favor, but we have the power to change that.

Why it matters:

When we flip enough voters in Clermont, the state changes to blue. That does not mean Clermont needs to obtain 50% of the vote but rather we need to take a bite out of the GOP’s percentage so that we add to the overall vote count in a meaningful way. The GOP considers Clermont to be a “firewall” county.  This year, with your help, we bring on the firehose.

Actions:

Become involved in building our community. Attend a meeting, walk in parades, talk to your neighbors, and comment on and share social media posts. Support CCDP financially so that we have the resources to better reach voters. What we do collectively makes a big impact.

Be part of the change you wish to see.

Patty Lawrence

Chair, Clermont County Democratic Party

We love contributions — here’s how we use them

CCPD relies on contributions to do everything from supporting candidates to keeping the office lights on. Ideally, political parties — even at the county level — can stabilize democracy by organizing politics and facilitating political participation. Please be a part of building our community and reaching voters by contributing today. The best way for people to contribute is digitally, through Act Blue (click the button here) or by mailing a check to CCDP, 5816 Jeb Stuart Drive, Milford, OH 45150, ATTN: Rich Jordan, Treasurer.

Campaigns are picking up speed, many ways to get involved

Want to know more about our candidates? Want to volunteer or host a house party? Click here to find them on social media, and come to our open house on May 15 to meet many of them in person. Your active comments and support of them on social media and websites will help to expand their reach.

From left to right: Brad Combs, Tracey McCullough, Katie Vockell, Elizabeth Jones, Jen Mazzuckelli, and Diane Fischer.

Every month until the general election, Barbara Fillion is hosting Candidate Nights from 6 — 8 on these dates:

  • May 14
  • June 26
  • July 15
  • August 28
  • September 12
  • October 14

Drop in to connect with like-minded people to help candidates with support like postcard writing and button making. Click here to RSVP and for the address.

Important dates 

  • May 14: Candidate Night (click here to RSVP).
  • May 15: Open House at CCDP new headquarters.
  • May 23: CCDP Party meeting at 7:00. Join us as we focus on accomplishing our goals.
  • May 30: Frontier Days Parade in Milford, walkers line up at 5 p.m.
  • June 1: House party in Loveland for Samantha Meadows, 1 — 4 p.m. (click here to RSVP).
  • June 1 & 2: Weekend of Action. Group canvassing event — talk with voters about re-electing Sherrod Brown and electing our local slate. Details to come.
  • June 14: Democracy in Action event with U.S. House Rep. Greg Landsman in Loveland, 5:30 p.m.
  • June 15: Veterans’ Resource Event at Loveland Primary School, 2 — 4 p.m.
  • June 20: Samantha Meadows Wine Party Fundraiser at Harmony Hill Vinyards.
  • June 27: CCDP Party meeting.
  • July 4: New Richmond Parade/Freedom Fest, Loveland’s Parade at 6 p.m.

Your Newsletter

This is your newsletter. We welcome you to submit news items, events, book reviews or anything else you feel is important to advance our Democratic values in Clermont County. If you have feedback about content or format please feel free to voice your opinion. Send your submissions for the next newsletter with “CCDP Newsletter” in the subject line to our newsletter editor Jennifer Ginder.

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