CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY ELECTS OFFICERS
The Central Committee of the Clermont County Democratic Party met on May 27, 2020 to elect Party officers and the Party’s managing Executive Committee. To protect everyone’s health and safety, Committee members participated in the meeting individually via computer or telephone.
2020 Clermont County Democratic Party Officers
|Raymond W. Lembke||Party Chairman|
|Elaine Barnett||Vice Chair|
Executive Committee members were elected representing the townships and cities of Clermont County.
The Party’s immediate priority is election of the Democratic slate of candidates in the November, 2020 general election. That slate is:
|Joe Biden||President of the United States|
|Jennifer Brunner||Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court|
|John P. O’Donnell||Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court|
|Ryan Ottney||Ohio State Senate District 14|
|Alan Darnowsky||Ohio State House of Representatives District 65|
|Jeff Richards||Clermont County Commissioner|
|Acacia Uible||Clermont County Clerk of Courts|
URGENT Message from the Clermont County Democratic Party Treasurer
As we all know, it takes money to keep the Clermont County Democratic Party in operation. By this time we should have heavily solicited funds for our 2020 Donkey Club Membership, received a few donations at our St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, held our Annual Golden Donkey Dinner in April (which is our major fundraiser) along with getting ready for our Wine Down Thursday at Harmony Hill in June. Due to Covid-19 these crucial fundraising events had to be canceled or postponed so our funds have been greatly depleted.
We still need to maintain our headquarters on Main Street in Batavia. We have funds to carry us through July. Our basic monthly expenses (rent and utilities) run approximately $630 per month. We will have no money to promote our Candidates or maintain our Headquarters after July. It’s going to require all of us to step forward to make a major commitment to our Party.
You can do this by JOINING OUR DONKEY CLUB. Ask your family and friends to join the Donkey Club! You can donate online through our ActBlue Donkey Club Membership below. All you have to do is “click” on the Donate button to make a donation. If you would prefer to send a check to the Clermont County Democratic Party please make your check out to CCDP and mail to P.O. Box 475, Batavia, Ohio 45103.
If you look at the Primary Election results you will see that we have many new people who have the desire to get involved in the Clermont County Democratic Party, but again, it takes funds for us to move forward. If you can only afford $20 or $50 then you have done your part; if you can donate $100, $250 or $500 or a larger amount that will help us tremendously!
Thank you for making a Commitment Today!
Treasurer Clermont County Democratic Party
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
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS
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HOW TO MAKE THIS MOMENT THE TURNING POINT FOR REAL CHANGE – by Barack Obama
Moreover, it’s important for us to understand which levels of government have the biggest impact on our criminal justice system and police practices. When we think about politics, a lot of us focus only on the presidency and the federal government. And yes, we should be fighting to make sure that we have a president, a Congress, a U.S. Justice Department, and a federal judiciary that actually recognize the ongoing, corrosive role that racism plays in our society and want to do something about it. But the elected officials who matter most in reforming police departments and the criminal justice system work at the state and local level. READ MORE.
HOUSE DEMOCRATS INTRODUCE
THE WORKER PROTECTION ACT
“It’s incumbent upon us as lawmakers to give voice to the concerns of Ohio workers. Democrats stand with workers, because when they are healthy, Ohio is healthy, and that’s true now more than ever in the face of this unprecedented crisis,” said Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron). “Ensuring workers have the options to protect themselves and their families during this time is the right thing to do. We can revive an economy, but we can’t revive people from the dead.” READ MORE.
WITH RACIAL HEALTH DISPARITY, SYKES SAYS ‘ROOT OF THE PROBLEM’ MUST BE ADDRESSED
House Minority Caucus Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) is criticizing the state’s plan to address racial health disparities during the coronavirus pandemic saying the strategy Gov. Mike DeWine is taking is good but not enough, calling it “too little, too late.” READ MORE.
OHIO HOUSE GOP LOOKS AT CHAOTIC, CONFUSING, PRIMARY ELECTION AND PROPOSES DOING IT AGAIN IN NOVEMBER
Ohio’s primary election resulted in “low voter turnout and confusion,” and now Ohio House Republicans are using that — and Wisconsin’s primary, which led to large increases in coronavirus cases — as a blueprint for November and proposing legislation to make it harder to vote by mail and vote in person. READ MORE.
Call the legislators in the Ohio House and tell them you want to vote by mail.
Call House Speaker Larry Householder (614) 466-2500
Call the bill sponsor: Rep Cindy Abrams (614) 466-9091
Call the State and Local Government Committee Leadership
Scott Wiggam (R ) Chair
Jason Stephens (R) Vice Chair
Brigid Kelly (D) (Ranking member)
IPM FOOD PANTRY AND NATIONAL GUARD DISTRIBUTE FOOD AT CROSSROADS CHURCH
Hart said they targeted school districts in food deserts located in Clermont County.
“In spite of today’s cold and rainy weather, 1,000 forty-pound boxes of food was distributed to over 3,900 individuals. Partnering with the FSFB, National Guard, Crossroads East Side Church and Jungle Jim’s, IPM was able to expand its reach within the community,” she said. “This is such a challenging time for so many families, we want our neighbors to know we are here to lend a helping hand.” READ MORE.
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR 2020 CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY ENDORSED CANDIDATES
|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|
How to Build Your Email Fundraising List
virtual live training
Jun 3, 2020
8:00pm – 9:00pm (ET)
Join the National Democratic Training Committee on Wednesday June 3rd from 8-9pm EST for a free virtual live training on “How to Build Your Email Fundraising List”. 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 donors. We’re here to help! How can you do this when you can’t meet in person?During this fundraising session, our trainer will train on how to master the calls to action when building your email fundraising list. An email with directions and login information will be sent out by prior to the virtual live training.
The recommended (but not required) courses for this training are Digital Campaigning: Email 101 and Understanding Email Strategy.
What to Expect
We will be using Zoom for this webinar, and please test out using Zoom prior to this meeting. We encourage downloading the app version (instead of viewing directly in your web browser) so that you can fully participate in any breakout groups.
NDTC Free Candidate Training Courses
Free, in-depth training for Democrats who want to run, work or volunteer on campaigns. Check out the catalogue of free courses here.
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKE
As is required by law, the Clermont County Democratic Party conducted the party reorganization by electing a new Executive Committee and new Executive and Central Committee officers on Wednesday, May 27. Due to the pandemic, we were unable to meet in person to reorganize as we have done every two years in the past. Instead, the meeting was conducting online through Zoom, hosted by the Ohio Democratic Party, and livestreamed on our Facebook page. I want to thank all our Central Committee members for participating and for your patience and decency as we all dealt with a new way of meeting. READ MORE.
THE CENSUS BUREAU IS LOOKING FOR HELP
Based on continuing assessments, guidance from federal, state and local health authorities, the U.S. Census Bureau is planning to reactivate 2020 Census field operations, pending statutory relief from Congress, after June 1. The Census Bureau is taking this step to help protect the health and safety of the American public, Census Bureau employees, and everyone who will go through the hiring process for temporary census taker positions. READ MORE
If you have not yet filled out the 2020 Census you may do so online here.
Where can you get tested for COVID-19? New map shows Ohio testing sites
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.
Rite Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/services/covid-19-testing
General Contact Information COVID-19 Help in Ohio
Get the latest information on COVID-19 in Ohio at coronavirus.ohio.gov. If you have any questions, please call the Ohio Department of Health hotline between 9:00 am – 8:00 pm at 1-833-427-5634.
OhioMeansJobs – Clermont County and UC Clermont College will host a free virtual webinar for displaced Ohio workers at 3 p.m. June 4. The webinar is geared toward the recently unemployed, those looking for a new career and the unemployed.
Learn how the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) can help pay for training and education at UC Clermont if you have been laid off, furloughed, or are experiencing financial difficulties.
Register for the Zoom meeting by clicking here.
Find the list of WIOA-approved courses at UC Clermont by clicking here.
If you are out of work because of the coronavirus, please visit http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm for information on how to access unemployment insurance benefits.
Mental Health Information
If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available. Call the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 (1-800-846-8517 TTY); connect with a trained counselor through the Ohio Crisis Text Line by texting the keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741; or call the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services help line at 1-877-275-6364 to find resources in your community.
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 Ohio Stay At Home Order. Remember this is temporary. We will get through this! We will keep you posted as events evolve.
|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