Happy Early Voting!

It’s hard to believe we are already in early vote! We hope you’ll join us in making a plan to vote early or on March 19 for the primary election. Be sure to check your ballot for any issues that may be on there! Our friends at Innovation Ohio launched their Ohio Voter Guide this week. Please share this great resource and encourage your friends and network to get out and vote!

Buckeye Justice Forum Speaker Series: What’s Next for Reproductive Rights in Ohio?

LEAD Ohio’s Buckeye Justice Forum is hosting its next update on reproductive rights in Ohio Tuesday, March 5, 12:00 – 1:15 pm via Zoom. This session will:

  • Review the campaign for Issue 1 and provide attendees with a clear picture of how its success has impacted (and will continue to impact) reproductive rights law and access to care in Ohio.
  • Provide a comprehensive overview of the state of legislation in Ohio’s legislature, ongoing litigation in our state courts, and the lived experiences of providers, patients, and abortion access advocates on the ground before, during, and since the passage of Issue 1.
  • Include an open question-and-answer period, during which our audience will be invited to engage in discussion about these issues with our expert speakers.

Join us and hear from the following speakers:


Reserve your seat today!

Candidate Corner- Trainings and Endorsements

Training Opportunities

  • Rust Belt Rising is hosting a spring course, “Run a Strong Campaign in our Region” for Democratic candidates running for office, working on a campaign, or local volunteers.
    You can learn from best practitioners on different elements of campaigns, receive free coaching and resources for effective messaging, and connect with Democratic leaders in the Great Lakes region. You can sign up for their training here.
  • Disability Victory builds the political power of disabled progressives through training, networking, and leadership development. Disability Victory is partnering with the League of Conservation Voters to discuss how to design a policy platform that reflects awareness of your disabled constituents, and some features of a campaign that are inclusive for disabled staff and volunteers. Register for their March 6, 1:00 virtual training here.
  • Progressive Change Campaign Committee is a grassroots organization that focuses on building progressive power at the local, state, and federal level. PCCC is hosting a series of trainings preparing candidates to run for office. View the schedule of trainings and register here.

Stay Connected

At LEAD, we encourage progressives to run for office at all levels and support candidates and staff with training, resources, and a strong progressive network.

We are actively looking for candidates who are interested in running for local or judicial offices that will be on the 2023 ballot, as well as progressives who are interested in managing or working on campaigns. If you know someone who may be interested, have them reach out to us at info@leadohio.org.

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As an Ohio based non-profit, we rely on donations from generous individuals who share our passion for supporting progressive policies and the candidates who can put them in place. We offer all of our educational training programs at no cost to ensure emerging leaders across the state are able to get the skills and support needed to become successful progressive champions in elected office or grassroots advocacy.

Please consider supporting our work by contributing to LEAD Ohio today! Want to learn more? Check out www.leadohio.org.

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