- CCDP Conducts Biennial Re-organization
- Meet Your 2022 Democratic Candidates
- Ohio Democratic Party
- What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond
- Word From The Chair
- Join The Donkey Club
- Stand With Ukraine
- Reading Room
- COVID19 In Ohio
- Democratic Club Updates
- Clermont County Democratic Club Directory
- Next Issue Publication Dates
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONDUCTS BIENNIAL RE-ORGANIZATION
The Clermont County Democratic Party held it’s biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at noon via Zoom. Ohio Democratic Party Secretary Bill DeMora presided. Congratulations to the new duly elected leadership.
Benjamin Indino – Central Committee Chair
Tracy Jo Small – Central Committee Vice Chair
Amanda Fox – Central Committee Secretary
Raymond Lembke – Executive Committee Chair
Elaine Barnett – Executive Committee Vice Chair
Chris Barnett – Treasurer
Bonnie Carlier – Executive Committee Secretary
MEET YOUR 2022 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
For the next several months we will be highlighting our Ohio Democratic candidates. Please consider volunteering for their campaigns and making a donation. We need all hands on deck and no donation is too small!
We urge you to check your voter registration and plan your vote for November 8, 2022. The deadline to register for the November 8th general election is October 11, 2022. You can check your registration here.
MEET NAN WHALEY, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR OHIO GOVERNOR
Nan grew up in a small town in Indiana. She learned the values of hard work, strength, and resilience from her dad, a union autoworker who lost his job but never lost his dignity, and her mom, who went to work at the laundromat behind their house to help make ends meet.
Back then, Ohio was where people went for opportunity, so she attended the University of Dayton, becoming the first person in her family to graduate from college. She met her husband, Sam, and fell in love with her adopted hometown, eventually running for City Commission and mayor. Read More
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Ohio Democratic Party Statement on DeWine Signing Dangerous Bill that Puts Ohio Students, Law Enforcement at Risk
For Immediate Release:
Monday, June 13, 2022 Columbus, OH — Today, the Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement after Mike DeWine once again caved to the gun lobby and extremists in the legislature and signed dangerous legislation that would create more armed teachers in the classroom. The bill was opposed by Ohio teachers and law enforcement officers, but DeWine has received more gun lobby money than any other in-state politician, so of course, he signed it into law anyway. DeWine’s signature of this bill is just the latest way he’s broken his promise to “do something” following the mass shooting in Dayton in 2019. READ MORE
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS AND BEYOND
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EXPLAINER: A LOOK AT FAR-RIGHT EXTREMISTS IN JAN. 6 RIOT
The first public hearing of the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack put a spotlight on two far-right extremist groups whose members are accused of plotting for weeks to stop the peaceful transfer of power. Top leaders and members of the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers have been charged with seditious conspiracy in what authorities have described as an organized effort to subvert the election results and keep former President Donald Trump in office. READ MORE
NEW REVELATIONS AND 3 OTHER TAKEAWAYS FROM THE FIRST JAN. 6 COMMITTEE HEARING
It wasn’t clear what the country could expect from the Jan. 6 select committee’s beginning presentation of its findings, but the prime-time, opening hearing Thursday night had lots of new information, and it was presented in a calm and cogent way. The committee transported the audience back to Jan. 6 with behind-the-scenes and up-close video of what happened that day. READ MORE
CAMPAIGN WATCHDOGS SUE VANCE CAMPAIGN, SUPER PAC ALLEGED COVERT WEBSITE SCHEME
The Campaign Legal Center and End Citizens United are suing J.D. Vance’s campaign committee and the super PAC Protecting Ohio Values for alleged illegal in-kind contributions during this year’s U.S. Senate primary election. The lawsuit, filed earlier this week, was first reported by The Daily Beast. It points to a covert website, uncovered by Politico last month, where the super PAC posted numerous campaign research, polling and strategy documents. READ MORE
ADVOCATES, SURVIVORS APPLAUD ‘NEW BEGINNING’ WITH SENATE’S GUN DEAL — BUT WANT MORE
Gun safety advocates and organizations on Sunday quickly applauded the anti-gun violence framework announced by a bipartisan group of senators — but some called for further action.
The agreement, if passed into law, includes provisions that would increase investments in mental health services and fund school safety resources as well as expand the federal background check system. It would also incentivize creating “red flag” laws to prevent people who are a danger to themselves or others from having firearms. READ MORE
AFL-CIO ELECTS LIZ SHULER NEW LEADER, FIRST WOMAN TO HOLD POSITION
The AFL-CIO elected Liz Shuler as its president, making her the first woman to hold the labor organization’s top spot. Ms. Shuler acknowledged that the group of 57 unions and 12.5 million members has a lot of work to reinvigorate the national labor movement. “This is more than a comeback story,” Ms. Shuler said in a statement. “This is a new story, yet to be told.” READ MORE
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKE
Every even numbered year, the Clermont County Democratic Party elects a new Central Committee during the Democratic primary election. Following that election, the Party is required by law to reorganize its leadership. We did so on Saturday, June 4, 2022, in a Zoom meeting. Ohio Democratic Party Secretary Bill DeMora presided. READ MORE
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- A Headquarters where you can attend Central and Executive Business Meetings of the party as well as other events (meetings are presently held by Zoom until further notice)
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- A bi-monthly e-newsletter with the latest local and national news, information about candidates and activist opportunities
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Thank you for your support! Raymond W. Lembke, Party Chairman Clermont County Democratic Party
THE BATTLE OF DONBAS COULD PROVE DECISIVE IN UKRAINE WAR
Day after day, Russia is pounding the Donbas region of Ukraine with relentless artillery and air raids, making slow but steady progress to seize the industrial heartland of its neighbor. With the conflict now in its fourth month, it’s a high-stakes campaign that could dictate the course of the entire war. READ MORE
HOW TO HELP PEOPLE IN UKRAINE RIGHT NOW
As the Russian military invasion of Ukraine has unfolded, so too has a full-blown humanitarian crisis. “Heavy weapons fire along the line of contact has already damaged critical water infrastructure and education facilities in recent days,” said UNICEF Executive Director Catherine M. Russell. “Unless the fighting subsides, tens of thousands of families could be displaced, dramatically escalating humanitarian needs.” FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP
Seeing Gender by Iris Gottlieb
Gender is an intensely personal, yet universal, facet of humanity. In this vibrant book, queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb visually explores gender in all of its complexities, answering questions and providing guidance while also mining history and pop culture for the stories and people who have shaped the conversation on gender.
Informed by Gottlieb’s personal experiences, this deeply researched and brilliantly rendered book demystifies this fluid topic at a critical time. For LGBTQIA+ people, Seeing Gender offers a space for self-exploration, giving comfort, advice, and reassurance in the sometimes confusing process of navigating one’s identity. For allies, this book is an essential tool for understanding and thoughtfully participating in this necessary cultural conversation. Whatever one’s position, Seeing Gender is a must-read people who are passionate about changing the way we see and talk about gender and sexuality in the twenty-first century. READ MORE
COVID19 IN OHIO
OHIO CHANGES COURSE ON COVID-19 CASES
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The Ohio Department of Health on Thursday reported 18,247 new COVID-19 cases for the past week, putting the virus back on the rise in the state. Ohio’s COVID-19 cases showed signs of slowing last week as it marked little more than 17,000 new cases, and ended an eight-week streak of consistent rises in new cases. The week prior had the state report 19,546 cases. Over the past seven days, the state averaged about 2,607 new coronavirus cases, the highest rate since Feb. 22. This week begins a new trend where cases are going back up, showing a 4% increase with 717 more than last week. READ MORE
TRACKING CORONAVIRUS IN OHIO
Sources: State and local health departments About this Data: New cases and deaths are matched to the date they occurred when possible. Otherwise, they are recorded on the date they are reported by health departments. The seven-day average is the mean number of new cases and deaths for the previous seven days.
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.
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
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB UPDATES
DIA is hosting their Annual Summer Solstices Soiree on June 17 at 6:00 PM. at Miami Riverview Park, 587 Branch Hill Loveland Rd., Loveland,OH 45140. Come enjoy the magic that happens when we are together. It is so nice to meet one another and for many of us, this will be the first time without masks. Bring your family as there is a playground next to the pavilion. Speakers will be congressional candidates, Greg Landsman and Samantha Meadows. We will also have a few members running for Ohio House seats as well. The picnic is free and potluck, so please bring a dish to share and BYOB. DIA will provide water, paper plates, utensils and charcoal. They will also have Pride Flags available.
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Clermont County Democratic Headquarters
174 E. Main Street
Batavia, Ohio 45103
Come meet your fellow Democrats in Clermont County. The Quin-T Democrat Club will be meeting again at the CCDP headquarters in Batavia. We will have an half hour social time between 6:30pm and 7:00pm. Feel free to bring something to eat and drink. Grammas Pizza is right next door to headquarter. At 7:00pm there will be a formal meeting with a short agenda. The remaining time will be used for an open forum. Information about the upcoming August 2 primary and candidates running in the mid-term election on November 8, 2022 will also be provided.
WEST CLERMONT DEMOCRATS UPDATED MEETING LOCATION
The West Clermont Democrats will meet at the Day Heights Fireman’s Memorial Building, 1313 OH-131, Day Heights, OH 45150 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm for the next three months. The next meeting will be held on Monday, July 11, 2022. Come meet your fellow Democrats in Clermont County and get updated on news from the Ohio Statehouse. There will also be information on opportunities to support Democratic candidates.
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 Ben Indino, Central Committee Chair at: email@example.com for more information.
Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
Next Executive Committee meeting will be Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in-person at headquarters, 174 E. Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 and via Zoom. Central Committee members are encouraged to attend.
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174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
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