WHAT’S INSIDE

  • State of Union
  • Important Election dates for May 3rd Primary
  • Ohio Democratic Party
  • What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond
  • Word From The Chair
  • Democracy Is A Participatory Sport- Get Involved
  • Reading Room
  • COVID19 In Ohio
  • Join The Donkey Club
  • Clermont County Democratic Club Updates
  • Clermont County Democratic Club Directory

STATE OF THE UNION: BIDEN VOWS TO HALT RUSSIA, HIT INFLATION

WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing a concerned nation and anxious world, President Joe Biden vowed in his first State of the Union address Tuesday night to check Russian aggression in Ukraine, tame soaring U.S. inflation and deal with the fading but still dangerous coronavirus. READ MORE


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

Apr. 4     Deadline Registration for Voting in May Primary
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!


Ohio Starts to Feel the Consequences of Republicans’ Refusal to Pass Fair Maps

Columbus, OH, March 5, 2022 — Late last night, Frank LaRose announced that the U.S. Department of Defense rejected his waiver to shorten the voting period for Ohio’s servicemembers. LaRose sought the waiver because he and fellow Republicans continue to break the law and pass unconstitutional maps, playing politics with the votes of Ohio military members and making a May 3 primary all but impossible. The voting process for servicemembers is now in limbo as Republicans continue to refuse to follow the law. READ MORE


WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS AND BEYOND

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ULYSSES S. GRANT’S 200TH BIRTHDAY TO BE CELEBRATED WITH YEAR OF EVENTS, PRESIDENTIAL DINNER

Clermont County’s favored son, Ulysses S. Grant is turning 200 soon, believe it or not, and there are plenty of events coming up to celebrate, including a turn-back-the-clock time period presidential dinner. READ MORE

DEWINE REAPPOINTS UTILITY COMMISSIONER WHO DIDN’T DO MUCH TO PROTECT FIRST ENERGY CUSTOMERS

One might think that Gov. Mike Dewine would want to clean house at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. In 2019, his first year as governor, he signed a $1.3 billion utility bailout law that federal prosecutors later said was the product of the biggest political bribery and money-laundering scheme in Ohio history. READ MORE

OHIO ELECTION OFFICIALS: ‘GRAVE CONCERNS’ FOR MAY 3 PRIMARY

AP-Columbus, OH, Feb 28, 2022 – County election officials in Ohio raised serious questions Monday about their ability to carry out a successful primary election on May 3, citing the already tight timeline due to still-unresolved state legislative maps.

Leaders of the Ohio Association of Election Officials strongly urged Republican Senate President Matt Huffman to delay the primary, as a once-per-decade political mapmaking process that was envisioned to be done by fall drags well into 2022. READ MORE

RUNNING OUT THE CLOCK: THE NEW REPUBLICAN GERRYMANDERING TACTIC

Republicans have a few tactics they use to defend illegal maps — from declaring a state’s political geography requires an unfair map to insisting a map is valid because they didn’t use race or partisan data to draw it. But in Georgia and Ohio, Republicans are employing a new procedural strategy — creating delays in the legal process until it’s too late to overturn illegal maps before an election. This strategy of running out the clock has already found success — thanks in part to a helping hand from the U.S. Supreme Court. READ MORE

REPUBLICAN ‘UNFORCED ERRORS’ THREATEN PATH TO SENATE CONTROL

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the prospect of a red wave grows, a series of Republican missteps including recruiting stumbles, weak fundraising and intense infighting is threatening the GOP’s path to the Senate majority. READ MORE

VP HARRIS CALLS FOR VOTING RIGHTS LEGISLATION…ON BLOODY SUNDAY ANNIVERSARY

(CNN)Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday called on Congress to pass federal voting rights legislation before walking across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, to mark the 57th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, a key moment in the civil rights moment. READ MORE

 


WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKE

In 2015 Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved a revised Article XI in the Ohio Constitution that was presented to the voters as a means to prevent gerrymandering of Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate Districts. In 2018, the voters overwhelmingly approved Article XIX of the Ohio Constitution, intended to eliminate gerrymandering of US Congressional districts. READ MORE


DEMOCRACY IS A PARTICIPATORY SPORT: GET INVOLVED

Contribute Content to DemCast

DemCast is a megaphone for grassroots activists and groups intent on regaining control of the national narrative by leveraging the power of our voices and social media networks. This is a tremendously beneficial model for content creators. If you write articles, create videos, develop graphics and/or produce podcasts, we can help you get your message out. LEARN MORE

We have all been horrified by the Russian invasion of the sovereign country of Ukraine two weeks ago. More than 1.7 million people have fled Ukraine because of the Russian invasion, according to the United Nations (UN). Here are ways you can help.

JOSE ANDRES’ WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN

World Central Kitchen is setting up locations at the border crossings for the fleeing Ukrainians. Donate here wck.org

Donate to the Kyiv Independent

The Kyiv Independent, an English-language media outlet, was launched three months ago and was created on the principles of independent journalism and free-press. The goal of their Go Fund Me campaign is to keep the accurate news coming.

INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE

Over 1.7 million refugees have been forced to flee Ukraine. The IRC is on the ground in Poland supporting displaced children and families with vital supplies. DONATE HERE


READING ROOM

There Is Nothing For You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century by Fiona Hill

“This book has a miraculous quality…. As a memoir this is hard to put down; if you are seeking a better American future you should pick it up.”—Timothy Snyder, New York Times best-selling author of On Tyranny

Former Senior Director for Europe and Russia at the United States National Security Council, Fiona Hill, grew up in a world of terminal decay. The last of the local mines had closed, businesses were shuttering, and despair was etched in the faces around her. Her father urged her to get out of their blighted corner of northern England: “There is nothing for you here, pet,” he said. LEARN MORE

COVID19 IN OHIO

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.

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

Quin-T Democrat Club’s next meeting is Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. David Pepper, former Chair of the Ohio Democratic Party and author, will be the guest speaker. He will be discussing his most recent book Laboratories of Autocracy. 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 ClubDemocracy In Action
West Clermont DemocratsClermont County Young Democrats
The Goshen Democratic ClubDrinking Liberally

Clermont County Democratic Party Central Committee

Please contact Patty Lawrence, Central Committee Chair at: p.lawrence@fuse.net for more information.

Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
The Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 6pm via Zoom

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