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Today is Election Day!
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Since this is the year of non-partisan races you need to do your homework and research the candidates on your ballot. To start your research download your sample ballot here.
FIND YOUR POLLING LOCATION
If you are voting in person on today then be sure to check your polling location. Polling locations can change from year to year for various different reasons so check your polling location here.
MEET OUR DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
Most offices on the ballot this year will not indicate the candidate’s party. These are supposed to be non-partisan races. Below are three candidates who have stepped forward to proudly run as Democrats. You will not see a D next to their name on the ballot but rest assured they are good Democrats and need your vote!
CHAD QUICK FOR UNION TOWNSHIP TRUSTEE Chad Quick manages the pastoral care department at Bethesda North Hospital and has been a hospice chaplain for more than fifteen years. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran with degrees in both Philosophy and Divinity. He lives in Union Township with his wife of 29 years and enjoys visiting with his grown children. Service is a way of life for Chad and he looks forward to bringing leadership and service to Union Township as a trustee. For more information or to make a donation visit his website here.
JARA BONNER FOR MILFORD SCHOOL BOARD Jara Bonner is in her 23rd year with Cincinnati Public Schools as an administrator in the Human Resources Department. She moved back to Milford/Miami Township in 2017. Since then she has served in various volunteer capacities within the community. She has one adult son and a beagle who she loves very much! In her spare time she enjoys traveling, meeting new people, attending concerts and reading. For more information or to make a donation visit her website here.
EMILY MASON FOR MILFORD SCHOOL BOARD Emily Mason is a working mom, advocate and graphic designer, with two children in Milford Public Schools. She believes that good education is essential for improving communities and that every child has the right to attend quality schools. She is uniquely equipped to be a valuable member of the Milford School Board. She serves on the PTA Board, started and coached a school running program, manages the school’s yearbook, and is a scout leader. She believes that it is important to fight for what’s right, even if it is difficult. She is an advocate for those whose voices are unheard. For more information or to make a donation visit her website here.
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS
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Congressional redistricting is still headed for a missed deadline even as the official commission heard proposed maps from advocates and public citizens Thursday morning. Ohio Redistricting Commission co-chairs House Speaker Bob Cupp and state Sen. Vernon Sykes both said they are committed to hearing from the public and conducting several public hearings beyond the one held Thursday, which appears to be the last the commission will have before the process moves back to the legislature. READ MORE
Major pieces of scandal-tainted legislation remain on the books in Ohio, and House lawmakers indicate they plan to keep it that way. The Ohio House Public Utilities Committee on Wednesday reviewed two pieces of legislation aimed at different remnants of House Bill 6 from 2019. READ MORE
For decades, the primary reason for spreading the myth of widespread voter fraud has been to justify the enactment of voter suppression laws. In state after state, Republicans rely on the fear of election fraud to support new laws that make voting more difficult. These laws, which predictably disproportionately impact minority voters, achieve Republican partisan electoral goals. As one federal court put it, these laws “target African-Americans with almost surgical precision.” READ MORE
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKE
Today is Election Day 2021. I’m assuming most of you have already voted. If you haven’t, get to your polling place and vote! The right wants to undermine public faith in our electoral system. The best way to defeat that effort is to vote. READ MORE FOR CANDIDATE RECOMMENDATIONS
Laboratories of Autocracy: A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines by David Pepper (Yes. THAT David Pepper. Our former Ohio Democratic Party Chair)
“It’s the statehouses, stupid.”
Laboratories of Autocracy shows that far more than the high-profile antics of politicians like Marjorie Taylor Greene or Jim Jordan—and yes, even bigger than Donald Trump’s “Big Lie”—it’s anonymous, often corrupt politicians in statehouses across the country who pose the greatest dangers to American democracy.
Because these statehouses no longer operate as functioning democracies, these unknown politicians have all the incentive to keep doing greater damage, and can not be held accountable however extreme they get. This has driven steep declines in states like Ohio and others across the country. And collectively, it’s placed American democracy in its greatest peril since the dawn of the Jim Crow era. But Pepper doesn’t stop there. He lays out a robust pro-democracy agenda outlining how everyone from elected officials to business leaders to everyday citizens can fight back.
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COVID19 IN OHIO
Regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday granted emergency authorization to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds, a step that means kid-sized doses can begin shipping to health care providers across the country. READ MORE
VACCINES SAVE LIVES YARD SIGNS AVAILABLE
We all know vaccines save lives. Local attorney Carl Zugelter and about 40 members of the Clermont County Bar Association firmly believe that “Vaccines save lives” too so they collaborated together and had yard signs made with this very important message. There is no charge for the signs. We only ask that you display them in a prominent place for a reasonable period of time. You can request a sign online here. OR you can pick up a sign outside of these two locations: 1285 West Ohio Pike Amelia, Ohio 45102 or 110 Main Street, Milford, Ohio 45150. OR call Carl Zugelter at 513-312-5358 OR you may contact us at email@example.com and we’ll get them to you.
Where to get booster shots in Clermont County https://ccphohio.org/covid-19-vaccine-info/
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
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. 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|
Please contact Patty Lawrence, Central Committee Chair at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
The November CCDP Executive meeting is cancelled as it falls on Thanksgiving. The Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 6pm via Zoom
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