CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY URGES REGISTERED VOTERS TO “STAY HOME AND VOTE” IN PRIMARY ELECTION
Deadline to Vote in Ohio’s Primary Election Is April 28
“It’s important for voters to know — polling places will not be open on April 28 or June 2. If voters want to make their voices heard in the primary election, they must request their absentee ballot right away.”
“We’re pleased that Ohio’s primary election was extended, allowing Ohioans to stay home and vote,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “The bill passed by the legislature didn’t have everything we were looking for, but we’re glad to see that each absentee ballot will have postage paid and every board of elections will soon have a secure dropbox outside, where voters can return their absentee ballots at any time of day and without in-person contact.
“We’re urging every Ohio voter that wants to participate in the primary election to submit their absentee ballot application immediately, so they have ample time to receive and return their absentee ballot.”
The Ohio Democratic Party voter protection hotline is 1-833-DEM-VOTE (833-336-8683). More information is available at OhioDems.org/vote.
⇒⇒ All Absentee Ballot applications must be hand delivered or sent by mail.
⇒⇒ In order to download the application you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
⇒⇒ When you download this application, please print it, complete the application, sign it, and return it to:
Clermont County Board of Elections
76 S. Riverside Dr.
Batavia, OH 45103
⇒⇒ Contact the Board of Elections to request an application:
⇒⇒ By phone: 513 732-7275
⇒⇒ By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any qualified elector may vote by absentee ballot.
The office of the Clermont County Board of Elections is open by appointment only.
Primary election absentee ballot applications must be received not later than noon on April 25, 2020.
April 25, 2020 – 12:00 noon – deadline to deliver absentee ballot applications to the Board of Elections
April 27, 2020 – voted ballots must be postmarked by this date
April 28, 2020 – 7:30 pm – deadline to drop off voted ballots to the Board of Elections office
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY 2020 ENDORSEMENTS
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Staying home? Help us call Ohio voters right now
Are you staying at home, helping to flatten the curve — but watching the news and wondering what you can do?
Here’s a quick and easy way to make a difference, all from the comfort and safety of your home!
The Ohio Democratic Party is hosting a virtual phone bank in order to contact Democrats across the state who haven’t cast their ballots yet in Ohio’s primary election — and if you’re at home and have a spare hour or two, this is the perfect task for you.
More than 1.2 million Ohioans have already voted early or requested an absentee ballot. However, there are many more who have voted in recent primary elections, but may need a reminder or assistance with voting by mail.
Here’s your link to sign up: https://www.mobilize.us/ohdems/event/267106
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS
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While federal law lets some creditors garnish the stimulus payment checks that the federal government began sending Americans over the past week, Ohio law offers more protections to keep debt collectors from getting money meant to offset financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic, says Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. READ MORE.
While our first priority is keeping Ohioans healthy and safe, we must also take steps to protect Ohioans’ financial wellbeing. We’ve seen reports indicating that scammers are targeting and taking advantage of Ohioans during this scary and confusing time. These scammers particularly prey on seniors who are at higher risk for complications due to coronavirus and more vulnerable to scams that make false promises about cures or that offer fake testing. READ MORE.
PRO-HOUSEHOLDER SUPER PAC SPENT MORE THAN $1 MILLION ON OHIO GOP PRIMARIES, INCLUDING TWO CLERMONT COUNTY RACES
COLUMBUS – A pro-House Speaker Larry Householder super PAC spent more than $1 million this year to pit Republicans against one another in primary races. The Growth and Opportunity PAC spent more than 40% of that money on advertising in two Republican primaries for the Ohio House of Representatives in Clermont County, according to federal campaign finance forms filed this week.READ MORE.
David Uible, a candidate for Ohio Senate District 14, once again appears to have put himself in the crosshairs of the law. Uible, 59, was charged with one count of falsification, and obstructing official business, both misdemeanors, for allegedly making false statements to a detective with the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office. READ MORE.
Below is a list of Clermont County Democrat related meetings and events that we are aware of that have been cancelled or postponed. Please remember that this is temporary. We can look forward to things getting back to normal. We will get through this!
|CCDP Executive and Central Comm. Mtgs.||April 23, 2020||Cancelled|
|Golden Donkey Dinner||April 25, 2020||Postponed|
|Quint-T Democrat Club Meeting||May 7, 2020||Cancelled|
|West Clermont Democratic Club Meeting||May 11, 2020||Cancelled|
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKE
I hope that all who read this are surviving the Covid-19 pandemic, physically, emotionally, and financially. We are all still under “Stay at Home” orders. Responding, no doubt, to pressure from the White House, Governor DeWine has said that Ohio will start to re-open around May 1, 2020. What that means is yet to be determined.
First an item in the category of “some things never change.” Last week former Clermont County Commissioner and former Clermont County Republican Chair David Uible was arrested yet again. READ MORE.
Our lives have been turned upside down. We are doing our best to “stay at home” and be safe. Some are homeschooling. Some are working from home. Some have lost their jobs. Some are bravely putting their lives on the line to care for victims of this insidious virus. Some are bravely stocking the grocery shelves and delivering food. Where ever you are in this crisis remember there is help. Below are some helpful resources to guide you through.
As the saying goes: “Necessity is the mother of invention” We have to be creative and innovative and resilient. We will get through this.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that Americans wear cloth face coverings (masks) in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This recommendation is being made based on studies that show a significant proportion of people with COVID-19 lack symptoms and can transmit the virus to others in close proximity, through speaking, coughing, sneezing or other means.
Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, strongly recommends that Ohioans take the following actions:
- Use coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and public parks.
- Maintain 6-feet social distancing whenever possible, even if you are wearing a face covering. READ MORE
Kay Newby, our most dedicated Democrat warrior, has been sewing face masks to wear in public during the pandemic. She has generously offered to make masks for those who need them. If you need a mask you may text her at 513-908-2649 (be sure to identify yourself in your text) or email her at email@example.com
If you have the materials and sewing machine there are lots of patterns out there you can use to make your own masks. Here’s a link to mask pattern with instructions: https://www.unitypoint.org/filesimages/COVID-19/UnityPointHealth-OlsonMask-Instructions.pdf
Even though all of Ohio’s public libraries have been closed because of the coronavirus crisis, libraries around the state are stepping up to help their patrons in a number of ways.According to a new Ohio Library Council survey of Ohio’s 251 public library systems, 99 percent have boosted their Wi-Fi connection so people can access it from the parking lot, as touted earlier this month by Lt. Gov. Jon Husted. (Some libraries, though, turn their wireless Internet off between midnight and 6 a.m. for security reasons). Nearly all libraries have also suspended due dates for books previously checked out and/or extended their online renewal policies. READ MORE.
Jaime M. Castle | Opinion contributor -It’s OK to feel mad. It’s OK to feel sad. It’s OK to feel nervous, anxious, scared, numb, and all the other feelings in between. It’s OK to laugh too, and it’s OK to cry. Everything that you are feeling right now is the correct response to have, and it is OK to feel it all.
Do feel it all. Process it. It’s OK.
We average folks did not see this crisis coming, and it built up very quickly. This started far away and remote from us physically and mentally, and now it feels like we are in a strange pause. There is not a single life that has not been changed because of this, and we are all still processing it. READ MORE.
Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, strongly offers these recommendations for coping with anxiety related to the COVID-19 outbreak: Remember that distress, anxiety, fear, and strong emotions are normal in times of distress or crisis. Remind yourself and others that these feelings will fade. Read more.
In the event of an infectious disease outbreak, local officials may require the public to take measures to limit and control the spread of the disease. This tip sheet provides information about social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. The government has the right to enforce federal and state laws related to public health if people within the country get sick with highly contagious diseases that have the potential to develop into outbreaks or pandemics. Read more.
OHIO CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION
Get the latest information on COVID-19 in Ohio at coronavirus.ohio.gov. If you have any questions, please call the Ohio Department of Health hotline between 9:00 am – 8:00 pm at 1-833-427-5634.
If you are out of work because of the coronavirus, please visit http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm for information on how to access unemployment insurance benefits.
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Your membership will help us continue to build the Democratic Party in Clermont County, support our Democratic candidates and fund our outreach to voters. Whether it’s a one-time contribution or a recurring monthly contribution we appreciate your support. #VoteBlueYou may join by mailing a check made out to CCDP PO Box 475, Batavia, Ohio 45103
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Below is a listing of our Democratic groups in Clermont County and their meeting dates. Right now a lot of upcoming meetings are cancelled due to the Ohio Stay At Home Order. The cancellations we are aware of are listed at the top of this newsletter. Remember this is temporary. We will get through this! We will keep you posted as events evolve.
|Quin-T Democrat Club|
First Thursday of every month, 7:30 PM
Green Kayak Grille and Pub
200 Front Street
New Richmond, Ohio 45157
|Loveland Action Team (LAT)|
First Wednesday of every month, 6:30 PM
Loveland Historical Society Museum
201 Riverside Avenue
Loveland, Ohio 45140
|West Clermont Democrats|
Second Monday of every month, 7:00 PM
714 Lila Ave
Milford, OH 45150
|Clermont County Young Democrats|
Third Wednesday of every month, 7:00 PM
Eastgate Jungle Jim’s bar area
4450 Eastgate S Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45245
|The Goshen Democratic Club|
Third Thursday every other month, 6:00 PM
A Music Cafe
1513 Ohio 28
Loveland, Ohio 45140
Third Monday of every month, 6:30 PM
El Rancho Grande Eastgate
4476 Glen Este Withamsville Rd.
Cincinnati OH 45245
ATTEND CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEETINGS
Meetings are open to the public.
Everyone is welcome.
6 PM, Fourth Thursday of every month at CCDP Headquarters
174 E Main Street
Batavia, OH 45103
7 PM, Immediately following the Executive Committee meeting.
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174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103