- What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond
- Word From The Chair
- Reading Room
- Attend Your Local Township Trustee Meetings
- Run For Office In 2022
- Organize For Your Local Democratic Party
- COVID19 In Ohio
- Join The Donkey Club
- Clermont County Democratic Club Directory
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS and beyond
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Ending a whirlwind week of testimony before three separate committees, Ohioans pleaded with members of the General Assembly on Friday to consider their wishes in congressional redistricting maps. READ MORE
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This summer, Ohio took a big step backward when it comes to renewable energy. Lawmakers approved Senate Bill 52 which grants county officials the opportunity to intercede in the development of solar or wind projects within their borders. Now a different measure working through the House could represent a small step forward. READ MORE
President Joe Biden signed the more than $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law on Monday, checking off the first piece of his party’s sprawling economic agenda. The package will put $550 billion in new funds into transportation, broadband and utilities. Biden’s signature follows years of failed efforts in Washington to overhaul physical infrastructure, improvements that advocates have said will boost the economy and create jobs. READ MORE
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKE
The official election results will not be certified until Friday, November 19. Usually, that is a bit of a formality. However, there were a number of very close races around the County. The absentee ballots received by the Board of Elections after Election Day that are entitled to be counted and the provisional ballots entitled to be counted could change some outcomes from the unofficial results posted Election Night. It also seems likely that, for the first time since I joined the Board in 2015, there will be some mandatory recounts. In other words, it is too soon to say much that is meaningful about the November election. It is not too soon, however, to thank the Democrats who ran for office this year. They have earned our thanks and respect by stepping up. READ MORE
Whatever happened to the Moral Majority, who headed to Washington in the ’80s to plant the flag of Christian values? Where were the Christian leaders that emerged from that movement and led the charge against Bill Clinton for his deception and unfaithfulness? Was all that a sham? Or have they just lost sight of why they wanted to win in the first place? From the 1980s scandals till today, evangelicals have often been caricatured as a congregation of judgmental and prudish rubes taken in by thundering pastors consumed with greed and lust for power. Did the critics have a point?
In The Immoral Majority, Howe—still a believer and still deeply conservative—analyzes and debunks the intellectual dishonesty and manipulative rhetoric which evangelical leaders use to convince Christians to toe the Republican Party line. He walks us through the history of the Christian Right, as well as the events of the last three decades which led to the current state of the conservative movement at large. MORE INFORMATION
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CALL TO ACTION
ATTEND YOUR LOCAL TOWNSHIP MEETINGS
The 2021 election is over. We had some wins. We had some losses. But regardless of whether your chosen candidates won or lost we must remain vigilant in holding our elected officials accountable. They work for us and we have a right to know if they are working in our best interests. One way of doing this is to attend your local township trustee meetings.
Clermont County has fourteen townships. Each township has three elected trustees. For years the same candidates get elected, and believe it or not there are some Democrats in the mix. Township officials are elected on a nonpartisan ballot in the November general election, in odd-numbered years. The filing fee for candidates is $10.
Every other year, half of the township officials are up for election. For example, in 2021, two township trustees were up for election. In 2023, the remaining township trustee and the fiscal officer will be up for election.
As the saying goes “all politics is local”. Politics is not something other people do and talk about. It is important for all of us to be aware of how local government operates and affects our daily lives. Your township trustees oversee your police and fire departments, zoning and road maintenance. If you want to have a say in these areas then you have to show up and make your voice heard.
Please make a commitment to attend your local township meetings. We think it is important to attend these meetings so that we as an organization can find out what the issues are in Clermont County and how those issues will be addressed. You may be surprised at what you learn. And who knows, you may even consider a run in 2023.
To find out the date and location of your township meetings visit: http://www.cctownship.org/townships.html
The Candidate Academy is a comprehensive, 50 hour training to prepares candidates to run for office. Over the course of 6 weekends the LEADership Academy covers campaign best practices and candidate development, taught by some of Ohio’s most seasoned professionals in respective areas of expertise. MORE INFORMATION
BUILD YOUR ORGANIZATION’S INFRASTRUCTURE
Non-Electoral Organizing for Your Local Democratic Party
virtual live training
Dec 2, 2021
1:00pm – 2:30pm (ET)
If you are working to build your local party’s or organization’s infrastructure, you know that building relationships and connecting with voters happens year-round, not just during a big election year. But that’s sometimes easier said than done, especially depending on your community. We’re here to help! MORE INFORMATION
COVID19 IN OHIO
Clermont County Public Health is holding COVID-19 childhood vaccine clinics at local schools. Each clinic will offer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which is authorized for children five and older. READ MORE
It’s been a little over six months since I got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech, and a phone call from my state health department over the weekend reminded me that I am eligible for a booster. But do I really need to get a third COVID-19 shot? If so, which of the three authorized or approved vaccines available in the United States should I get? To make my decision, I looked at the evidence and talked to some experts. What I found out could be useful to anyone deciding on a booster. READ MORE
VACCINES SAVE LIVES YARD SIGNS AVAILABLE
We all know vaccines save lives. Local attorney Carl Zugelter and about 40 members of the Clermont County Bar Association firmly believe that “Vaccines save lives” too so they collaborated together and had yard signs made with this very important message. There is no charge for the signs. We only ask that you display them in a prominent place for a reasonable period of time. You can request a sign online here. OR you can pick up a sign outside of these two locations: 1285 West Ohio Pike Amelia, Ohio 45102 or 110 Main Street, Milford, Ohio 45150. OR call Carl Zugelter at 513-312-5358 OR you may contact us at email@example.com and we’ll get them to you.
Where to get booster shots in Clermont County https://ccphohio.org/covid-19-vaccine-info/
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
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. Right now a lot of upcoming meetings are cancelled due to the concerns about COVID19. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
The November CCDP Executive meeting is cancelled as it falls on Thanksgiving. The Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 6pm via Zoom
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