WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS
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COUNTY NAMES NEW BOARD OF ELECTIONS DIRECTOR
BATAVIA, OH — Claire Corcoran, President of the Board of County Commissioners, today announced the selection of Stephanie Hemmer-Haight by the Clermont County Board of Elections as their new director effective today. She will replace Director Julia Carney, who has accepted a position as Assistant Clermont County Prosecutor. READ MORE
Editors Note: For clarification, the County Commissioners have no role in selecting the Director or Deputy Director of the BOE. By Ohio statute, the authority to do that rests with the Board of Elections itself.
MILFORD DEBATES PARK LEVY ISSUE, CITY TAKES NEXT STEP ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA
The City of Milford Council met on June 15 to take the next steps on a proposed park levy, as well as rescinding ordinances prohibiting a medical marijuana dispensary in the city. READ MORE
WEALTHY STATE LAWMAKERS TO GAIN FROM INCOME TAX CUTS IN BUDGET
Some of the wealthiest state lawmakers stand to save thousands of dollars annually on their taxes thanks to changes they enacted in the state budget. Lawmakers lowered tax rates for all income earners and raised the minimum threshold at which Ohioans pay taxes on their income. READ MORE
NOT EVEN $10 BILLION FROM BIG TECH CAN SAVE J. D. VANCE FROM HIMSELF
Columbus, OH — It’s been another rough week for the GOP Senate field, including its newest member J.D. Vance. While J.D. has gotten used to the lifestyle of the rich and the famous, in which his Big Tech cronies hang on his every word, suddenly he finds himself in a world where his hypocrisy and phoniness is under scrutiny as the rest of the country discovers what Ohio has known for so long — J.D. has always only ever been in it for himself. READ MORE
LEADER SAYS SCHOOL FUNDING WAS ‘TIPPING POINT’ FOR MANY DEMOCRATS WITH BUDGET
The new two-year state budget includes a 3% income tax cut, a new school funding plan and hundreds of millions of dollars for broadband, foster care, foodbanks and grants for businesses hurt by the pandemic. While the Republican-backed budget also included things that Democrats didn’t like, many of them voted for it. READ MORE
WORD FROM THE CHAIR OF THE CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY – RAYMOND LEMBKE
During a recent gathering of one of our clubs, the question came up whether the club should participate this year in a particular summer festival. The club had participated in the festival for the last several years. They decided not to participate this year. Multiple members expressed the perception that people in the community where the festival is held are becoming more aggressively hostile to Democrats, progressives, and anyone else who does not worship at the altar of trump. I think it is fair to say that an element of fear played major role in the decision. READ MORE
ONLINE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
virtual live training
GOTV Infrastructure Month
What is Get Out the Vote (GOTV)?
Jul 14, 2021
1:00pm – 2:00pm (ET)
Join the National Democratic Training Committee on Wednesday July 14th from 1pm-2pm ET for a free virtual live training on “What is Get Out the Vote (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.
What You Will be Learning in this Training:
- Define GOTV and terminology and our end goal
- Discuss some uncertainties regarding COVID-19 and GOTV
- Understand GOTV phases
Calling all Clermont County Democrats! It’s that time of year again for the Clermont County Fair. The Clermont County Democratic Party is calling for volunteers to set up, staff the fair booth (actually an air-conditioned brick building) and clean up. You can find more details and sign up here.
The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth
In 2016 Russian trolls and bots nearly drowned the truth in a flood of fake news and conspiracy theories, and Donald Trump and his troll armies continued to do the same. Social media companies struggled to keep up with a flood of falsehoods, and too often didn’t even seem to try. Experts and some public officials began wondering if society was losing its grip on truth itself. Meanwhile, another new phenomenon appeared: “cancel culture.” At the push of a button, those armed with a cellphone could gang up by the thousands on anyone who ran afoul of their sanctimony.
In this pathbreaking book, Jonathan Rauch reaches back to the parallel eighteenth-century developments of liberal democracy and science to explain what he calls the “Constitution of Knowledge”—our social system for turning disagreement into truth. READ MORE
COVID19 IN OHIO
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics AT THE LIBRARY
The Clermont County Library is working with the Clermont County Public Health Department to provide COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics.
Union Township Branch – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 14
Felicity Branch – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 21
New Richmond Branch – 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 21
No appointments are necessary, but individuals can use the ArmorVax app to schedule one. The clinics are open to everyone age 12 and up. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This clinic is good for first or second Pfizer vaccinations. A limited amount of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available. Call the Clermont County Public Health Department at 513-732-7499 if you have questions.
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 NEWS
ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY CLEAN UP – The Quin-T Democrat Club is resuming their community volunteer program to clean up the one mile stretch of US52 west of New Richmond. Volunteers will meet at the New Richmond IGA parking lot at 9:30 am on Sunday, July 18 2021. Safety vests and grabber tools will be provided. It is recommended that volunteers wear long pants and work gloves. Please contact Donna Hermann at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
COUNTY FAIR – Quin-T traditionally volunteers to staff the Clermont County Democratic Party’s booth at the Clermont County Fair on Tuesday of fair week which is July 27 this year. Fair week is July 25 through July 31. CCDP is looking for volunteers to set up on July 24 and clean up August 1, as well as daily two hours shifts from noon to 8pm throughout the week. Volunteers will receive a one day free admission for each day they volunteer. Whether you’re a member of Quin-T or just want to have some fun representing the Clermont County Democratic Party please consider signing up here.
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
Wednesday, July 14⋅7:00 – 9:00pm via Zoom
Please contact Patty Lawrence, Central Committee Chair at: email@example.com for more information.
Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
Next meeting is Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
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