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- Meet Alan Darnowsky – Candidate for OH02
- Ohio Statewide Candidates for May 3rd Primary
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- COVID19 In Ohio
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- Clermont County Democratic Club Directory
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CINCINNATI BENGALS!
The Cincinnati Bengals are going to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1989 after beating the Kansas City Chiefs 34-31 in overtime on January 2nd.
Beating KC Was a Bengals Win for the Ages
There have been plenty of other memorable contests at PBS over the years—most of them losses—but the combination of the game’s importance, excitement, and crazy ending, plus the optimistic sense it provided of a limitless future for Bengals fans, pushed this one right to the top. Given where we were just a few weeks ago, never mind before the season, that’s an amazing development. READ MORE
MEET ALAN DARNOWSKY, DEMOCRAT FOR U.S. CONGRESS IN OHIO’S SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
He will be running against Brad Wenstrup and will need all hands on deck for support.
Darnowsky was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned an undergraduate degree with a BA in Math and Computer Science from Yale University in June 1973. His forty year professional career includes working as vice president at Citibank, owning his own software firm that developed packages for payment and check processing for 17 years, and working as an IT professional for Unisys, Barnett Bank, Intrieve, and other companies. Darnowsky has served as a member of the League of Women Voters and local Democratic clubs
Darnowsky recalls how he went from treating politics as a spectator sport to becoming a candidate. “Until 2016 I treated politics as a spectator sport. That changed with the advent of Trump. I started donating and in 2018 I started volunteering on campaigns including Beto O’Rourke’s Senate and Presidential runs. In late 2019 at the meeting where I filed my paperwork to become precinct captain, the Clermont County chairman asked for volunteers to run for office.
“I thought about it for a few days and decided to run for State Representative in the old 65th HD. I ran as good a campaign as I could with virtually no money and no experience. I lost but I learned a lot. I was going to let younger candidates run this year to gain experience and name recognition. Nobody stepped up. Since Clermont County is the filing county of the Second Congressional District, I figured I was the logical person to run. I am hiring professionals to help me and hope that I can do better in fundraising.”
As Alan gets his campaign set up we will share links for donations and volunteers.
IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES AND DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES IN THE MAY 3RD PRIMARY
The Ohio primary is Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Be sure to check your registration here. The deadline to register for the May primary is April 4th. You may register online here.
IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES TO REMEMBER
Feb. 22 Last day to declare as a write-in candidate for Central Committee
Apr. 4 Deadline Registration Voting
Apr. 5 Absentee Voting Begins and ends May 2
Apr. 30 Deadline to request a ballot
May 2 Absentee Ballots must be Post Marked
May 3 Primary Election Day
May 13 Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than May 2 and received by boards of elections by this date to be counted.
Statewide Democratic Candidates on the May 3rd Ohio primary ballot.
Tim Ryan, U.S. Senate
Morgan Harper, U.S. Senate
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
Be sure you’re registered and VOTE!
Note: It is the policy of the Clermont County Democratic Party to not endorse candidates before the primary. Please do your homework and choose wisely.
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS AND BEYOND
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BIDEN BOOM HITS NEW HEIGHTS, AS PRESS BURIES THE GOOD NEWS
When the Commerce Department on Thursday announced that the economy just grew at the fastest rate in nearly 40 years, posting robust growth numbers not seen since the Reagan era, none of the network newscasts treated the announcement as a big deal. In fact, two of the three newscasts, “ABC World News Tonight” and “CBS Evening News” didn’t even cover the story on Thursday — “NBC Nightly News” gave it one sentence. READ MORE
OHIO SUPREME COURT INVALIDATES LEGISLATIVE MAPS FOR SECOND TIME
The Ohio Supreme Court has sent back the state’s legislative redistricting maps yet again, rebuffing GOP claims that they attempted to bring about a partisan balance.
“The (Ohio Redistricting Commission’s) choice to avoid a more proportional plan for no explicable reason points unavoidably toward an intent to favor the Republican Party,” the majority wrote in a Monday ruling. READ MORE
EDITOR’S NOTE: Here are the GOP members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission. Each name is a link to their contact page. Contact each and everyone of them and insist they follow the Ohio Constitution for district maps. Governor Mike Dewine, Frank Larose, Keith Faber, Bob Cupp, Matt Huffman
BIPARTISAN COALITION DISCUSS ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE 2022 POLITICAL CYCLE, TRACKING ELECTION DENIERS
For the last year, election officials at every level of government nationwide have felt like it’s “Groundhog Day,” with some people still fixated on the 2020 election and bringing it into current political campaigns.
But with the 2022 political cycle underway, a bipartisan coalition of current and former state and local leaders from across the United States think there’s an opportunity to move on from conspiracy theories and baseless voter fraud claims surrounding the 2020 election by combating misinformation and holding election deniers accountable. READ MORE
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKELast Wednesday, February 2, was the deadline to file to get your name on the May 3 primary ballot. The good news is that we had 74 people file to run for our Central Committee in 71 precincts. This is the largest number of people to file for our Central Committee in some years. Since most of those filers are running unopposed, they need to remember to vote for themselves in the May primary. READ MORE
South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation by Imani Perry
We all think we know the South. Even those who have never lived there can rattle off a list of signifiers: the Civil War, Gone with the Wind, the Ku Klux Klan, plantations, football, Jim Crow, slavery. But the idiosyncrasies, dispositions, and habits of the region are stranger and more complex than much of the country tends to acknowledge. In South to America, Imani Perry shows that the meaning of American is inextricably linked with the South, and that our understanding of its history and culture is the key to understanding the nation as a whole. READ MORE
COVID19 IN OHIO
FREE AT-HOME COVID TESTS TO BE HANDED OUT TO MEDICARE BENEFICIARIES THIS SPRING
WASHINGTON — Starting this spring, Medicare beneficiaries will be able to get up to eight over-the-counter COVID-19 tests per month at no cost. READ MORE
You can find where to get vaccines and booster shots in Clermont County here.
Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests here.
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
The Quin-T Democrat Club was scheduled to meet Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 7:00pm via Zoom. Unfortunately there was a power outage in our area and none of the officers had an Internet connection so we had to cancel at the last minute. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Our next meeting will be Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. and we are excited to have David Pepper, former Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party and author, as our guest speaker. He will be discussing his most recent book Laboratories of Autocracy and giving us action items on how we can get involved. Details forthcoming.
To give you a sneak preview here’s Sam Seder interviewing David Pepper on The Majority Report.
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,February 24, 2022 at 6pm via Zoom
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