clermont county democratic party statement on Racism
The last few weeks have, again, brought the problems of racism and violence to the forefront in America. The unjustified killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer is simply one of the most recent in a long history of incidents in which police improperly used deadly force against black Americans.
The killing of George Floyd justifiably sparked protests around the country and around the world. While there has been some criminal behavior in connection with some protests, there have been numerous instances of grossly excessive use of force and tear gas against peaceful protesters. Protests in support of Black Lives Matter have also been met with private citizens who falsely believe they have a right to intimidate and assault people expressing views with which they disagree. No one who engages in such conduct can legitimately claim to be a patriot. The Clermont County Democratic Party applauds those who have peacefully protested against racism and violence in Bethel, in Milford, and throughout Southwestern Ohio.
The Clermont County Democratic Party recognizes that racism is an ongoing and deeply ingrained problem in our nation, our state, and our county. We also recognize that some persons of note in our nation seek to divide Americans against each other for their personal benefit and, as a result, we are more divided today than at any time in the last 50 years. The Clermont County Democratic Party therefore re-commits itself to the following principles:
1. Racism in any form is intolerable.
2. Violence must be eradicated from our society, whether it be violence against someone because of their race, gender, sexual orientation, or political views; violence for personal gain; or random violence.
3. All Americans have a right to protest and express their views on public issues peacefully without fear of hostile action from the government or private citizens.
4. Law enforcement has a necessary role in our society, not as warriors but to serve and protect all members of our society.
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS
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Motorcycle gangs, back the blue organizations, and Second Amendment advocates tried disrupting a Black Lives Matter protest in Bethel on Sunday, according to Village of Bethel Administrator Travis Dotson. READ MORE
It looks like Ohio Health Director Amy Acton had had enough. She resigned abruptly last week, after gaining well-deserved plaudits for guiding Ohio through the early stages of a once-in-a-lifetime public health emergency. She earned our trust and no doubt saved many lives. Trumpists in the Ohio House and elsewhere beat her up for it. READ MORE
In the battle against COVID-19, public health workers spread across states, cities and small towns make up an invisible army on the front lines. But that army is under assault when it’s needed most. READ MORE.
As the Ohio General Assembly considers how the November General Election will be conducted, Ohio voters are clear: They want many options to cast their votes and they want them made easy as possible. READ MORE
PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING THE DONKEY CLUB TODAY
This is the Clermont County Democratic Party’s major fundraising initiative. It costs approximately $10,000 per year to keep our Batavia headquarters operating. Membership in the Donkey Club helps us pay the bills and maintain the Democratic Party in Clermont County. Due to the restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic we have had to cancel several of our major fundraisers so we are heavily dependent on individual donations. Please consider joining the Donkey Club today. Thanks for your support!
Dime A Day: $36.50
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. You may join online by clicking the Donation button below or by mailing a check made out to CCDP PO Box 475, Batavia, Ohio 45103
OUR 2020 CANDIDATES NEED YOUR SUPPORT !
There are many ways to support our local candidates. Click on the icons below their names and donate, volunteer, visit their website; like, share and comment on their Facebook pages; like, retweet and comment on their Twitter feeds; visit their Instagram page and like and comment on their posts. The more you engage their social media accounts the more exposure they will get on those platforms. Thank you for your support!
|JAIME CASTLE FOR OHIO DISTRICT 2||ALAN DARNOWSKY FOR STATE REP DISTRICT 65|
|JEFF RICHARDS FOR CLERMONT COUNTY COMMISSIONER||ACACIA UIBLE FOR CLERMONT COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS|
Meet the Candidate Night Hosted by Acacia Uible for Clerk of Courts
This event is a GO. Social distancing measures will be in place and be as flexible as possible. Meet the Candidate Night – Summer Fundraiser for Acacia Uible for Clerk of Courts. Snacks and wine will be available for purchase from Harmony Hill.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
5:30 PM – 8 PM
Harmony Hill Vineyards
2534 Swings Corner Point Isabel Rd
Bethel, Ohio 45106
Quin-T Democrat Club
Sunday, June 28, 2020
It’s time again for Quin-T Democrat Club to do an Adopt-A-Highway! Calling volunteers. All are welcome to join Quin-T on Sunday, June 28th in New Richmond to clean up our adopted mile on US52.
Whether you love New Richmond, are a dedicated environmentalist or just hate garbage please come help us clean up the highway. We will meet at 10:00 AM on Sunday, June 28th in the IGA parking lot then shuttle to the clean up location.
The only requirements are:
Signing a Release Form (contact Donna Hermann)
Watching the Safety Video which can be found on YouTube athttps://youtu.be/qwTaEDNNFLA
Wearing sensible clothes(a hat, gloves and long pants)
We provide safety vests and will have grabbers for those who may need them. We will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Hope you can join us! It’s fun, as well as performing a wonderful Civic Duty. We will be taking pictures and posting them on our website and social media.
How to Build and Engage Your Volunteer Community Online
Virtual Live Training
Jun 17, 2020
8:00pm – 9:00pm (ET)
Join the National Democratic Training Committee on Wednesday June 17th from 8-9pm EST for a free virtual live training on “How Build and Engage Your Volunteer Community Online”. Whether you’re running for office, working on a campaign, or building your local party’s or organization’s infrastructure, you need to connect with your volunteers. We’re here to help! How can you do this when you can’t meet in person?
During this digital session, our trainer will train on how to make call into a zoom link, helping volunteers goal track, and facilitating debrief sessions and sharing best practices virtually to build community. An email with directions and login information will be sent out by prior to the virtual live training.
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKE
We have seen protests over the last few weeks, both locally and nationally, of a scope and magnitude not seen for years. There is, without question, much to protest.
We have seen police officers killing our fellow citizens apparently for no reason other than the color of their skin. The murder of a black man jogging near Brunswick, Georgia a few months ago and Dylan Roof’s murder of nine people in a church in Charleston, South Carolina a few years ago remind us that violence against black people simply because they are black is not exclusively committed by those who wear badges. READ MORE
If you want to to stay safe during the pandemic it is strongly suggested that you wear a mask whenever you’re out in public. The Ohio Democratic Party has a merchandise store and is now offering a variety of masks that display your Ohio pride.
The outer layer is made from a super soft poly/cotton jersey that is fused to a 100% polyester non-woven liner which results in a snug but comfortable fitting mask. Your purchase is a donation to Ohio Democratic Party. Union Printed and Made-In-USA. There are a wide variety of styles and price. You may make your purchase here.
ECONOMIC RESOURCES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES
Ohioans are facing new financial challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and state agencies have a number of programs and policies in place to help them weather the storm. Here, individuals and families will find links to local, state, and federal resources and information on unemployment assistance, health insurance relief, school meals, and more.READ MORE
Testing and Community Health Centers
This map indicates testing sites throughout Ohio. The map is a combination of private companies offering testing and Community Health Centers. For details about each locations’ testing practices, to get a test referral or schedule an appointment, please go to the appropriate retailers’ website (listed below) or visit www.ohiochc.org/page/findchc for more information about Community Health Centers. Kroger also will be offering testing in various locations around the state. For a list of the most up-to-date Kroger testing centers, visit krogerhealth.com/covidtesting.
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 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|
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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Clermont County Democratic Party
174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103
Paid for by the Clermont County Democratic Party, Judith Miller, Treasurer