- What’s New from Clermont to Columbus
- Word from the Chair – Raymond Lembke
- ODP 2021 Mainstreet Candidate Training
- NDTC Online Training Opportunities
- Reading Room
- COVID19 in Ohio
- Join the Donkey Club
- Clermont County Democratic Club Directory
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS
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BATAVIA, OH — Clermont County residents who have an interest in assisting with the direction of local addiction and mental health services in the county are invited to contact the Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board (CCMHRB) about a volunteer position on its Board of Directors. There are currently five vacancies on CCMHRB’s Board of Directors. READ MORE
Earlier this week, ODP Chair Elizabeth Walters released the following statement ahead of the first meeting of the redistricting commission on Friday: “Every critical issue facing our state comes down to fair districts – from education to the economy to healthcare to voting rights. For too long, Republicans in charge of the process have allowed politicians to choose their voters rather than the other way around. And because of that, our state is more polarized and divided than ever. The best way to serve Ohio voters and to move our state forward on issues important to working families is by creating fair districts that represent the will of the people. And that’s what Ohio Democrats will be working to do.” READ MORE
The Ohio Redistricting Commission had their first meeting Friday without much fanfare, and very little on the agenda, despite a squeezed timeline to get their work done. Gov. Mike DeWine called the commission, which oversees the redrawing of legislative and Congressional voting districts, to order and announced the appointment of members and transferred the rest of the business to the commission’s co-chairs, House Speaker Bob Cupp and state Sen. Vernon Sykes, D-Akron. READ MORE
It’s going to take more than a bribery scandal on a historic scale to get energy money out of Ohio politics. Campaign finance reports, submitted late last week, show the campaign contribution pipeline from the natural gas and utility industries to Ohio lawmakers’ campaign accounts is alive and well. The vast majority went to Republicans, who firmly control the statehouse. READ MORE
As of August 2021, 20 members of Congress—five members of the U.S. Senate and fifteen members of the U.S. House—have announced they will not seek re-election. Ten members, five senators and five representatives, have announced their retirement. All five retiring Senate members are Republicans, and of the retiring House members, three are Democrats and two are Republicans. READ MORE
Word from the Chair of the Clermont County Democratic Party – Raymond Lembke
I had the pleasure of renewing an existing acquaintance and meeting a new friend at New Richmond River Days. Judge Marilyn Zayas and Judge Terri Jamison came to the Cardboard Boat Races. They are starting their campaigns to be elected to the Ohio Supreme Court in 2022. READ MORE
OHIO DEMOCRATIC PARTY MAIN STREET 2021
August 28, 2021
9 AM TO 4 PM via Zoom
Now that the deadline to file petitions for elected offices on the ballot this November has passed, the Main Street Initiative is conducting a fall training on Saturday, August 28 for local candidates. ODP’s goal is to provide the tools necessary so that over the next few months Democrats can run successful campaigns and win! Attendees can register here. We are here to train Democrats running for municipal, school board, judicial, and other offices this year.
Our partners at the LEAD Ohio PAC will co-host this training on Zoom from 9 AM to 4 PM (with plenty of breaks!). The training will focus on how candidates can maximize the final months before Election Day: mastering stump speeches, tips on fundraising for immediate needs, ramping up communications and digital activity, responding to attacks, GOTV and direct voter contact, and other topics. The session is also appropriate for staff and volunteers helping with races this fall.
Please note: this training is not targeted at those just broadly considering running for office or planning to do so in 2022 or another year. We’ll soon announce other programs for those individuals.
If you have questions or need further information please contact John Tannous at firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLINE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
Virtual Live Training
How Your Local Democratic Party Can Prepare for GOTV
Aug 13, 2021
1:00pm – 2:30pm (ET)
Join the National Democratic Training Committee on Friday, August 13, 2021 from 1-2:30 pm ET for a free virtual live training on “How Your Local Democratic Party Can Prepare for GOTV.” Whether you’re running for office, working on a campaign, or building your local party’s or organization’s infrastructure, you need to get out the vote (GOTV)! You’ve worked hard to gather supporters to reach your vote goal, and you need to ensure they go vote. We’re here to help! Our GOTV virtual live trainings are a brand new set of trainings to provide you with new tools and resources to help you win.
You will learn the following in this training:
- Identify how to best support campaigns as a local party
- Establish best practices with organizing precincts and recruiting precinct leaders
- Prepare to turnout base voters during GOTV
Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost
by Michael C. Bender
Beginning with President Trump’s first impeachment and ending with his second, FRANKLY, WE DID WIN THIS ELECTION chronicles the inside-the-room deliberations between Trump and his campaign team as they opened 2020 with a sleek political operation built to harness a surge of momentum from a bullish economy, a unified Republican Party, and a string of domestic and foreign policy successes—only to watch everything unravel when fortunes suddenly turned.
With first-rate sourcing cultivated from five years of covering Trump in the White House and both of his campaigns, Bender brings readers inside the Oval Office, aboard Air Force One, and into the front row of the movement’s signature mega-rallies for the story of an epic election-year convergence of COVID, economic collapse, and civil rights upheaval—and an unorthodox president’s attempt to battle it all.
COVID19 IN OHIO
Amid a COVID-19 surge in Ohio’s most populous county, health officials wanted to once again require the use of face masks indoors to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Unlike July 2020, however, this time they hit a wall. State legislation that took effect earlier this summer forbids health departments from issuing blanket health mandates among people not diagnosed with any disease. READ MORE
As hospitals again fill up with COVID-19 cases, the vaccinated are getting angrier at the unvaccinated. I get the anger. I also get what it feels like to be on the other side. Being an anti-vaxxer is a lot like being an evangelical Christian, and I’ve been both. READ MORE
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
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 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: email@example.com for more information.
Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
Next meeting CANCELLED Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
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