- Action Needed
- Overview of the August 2nd Primary
- Meet Your 2022 Democratic Candidates
- Ohio Democratic Party
- What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond
- Word From The Chair
- Join The Donkey Club
- Stand With Ukraine
- Reading Room
- COVID19 In Ohio
- Democratic Club Updates
- Clermont County Democratic Club Directory
- Next Issue Publication Dates
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
Below are three organizations where you can find critical actions to take to get involved.
Go to https://ohiodems.org/2022democraticcandidates/ for a list all the Ohio statewide Democratic candidates and links to their social media platforms. First follow all of these candidates. Then like, comment, share, retweet. Pick a candidate or two and volunteer and/or donate to their campaigns. Learn about the candidates then share with your friends. Encourage them to vote!
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State legislatures drive every issue that impacts your daily life. If we want to move our country past the tyranny of a radical, self-interested minority, the work begins in the states. Everyone has a role to play in securing the future of our country. Whether you start or join a Giving Circle or donate to candidates via Give Smart, The States Project’s programs are designed to convert your interest in doing something into an enduring and effective impact on our democracy. Join us at the foundations of our democracy to elect state lawmakers who will have the governing power to improve millions of lives. LEARN MORE
OVERVIEW OF THE AUGUST 2ND PRIMARY
Be sure to vote in the August 2 primary. We must work to get more Democrats elected at the state level in the Ohio General Assembly. Brian Flick is our Democratic candidate for Ohio General Assembly in District 62 (northern Clermont County). Richard J. Perry is a write-in candidate for Ohio General Assembly in District 63 (southern Clermont County). We especially need voters in District 63 to vote in this primary and write in Richard J. Perry so we have a Democratic choice in this district.
Also on the ballot Aug. 2 will be candidates for the “State Central Committee.” Both the Democratic and Republican parties in Ohio are run by an elected body called the State Central Committee. They are the board of directors for the two parties in Ohio. One man and one woman is elected from each state senate district for the Democratic State Central Committee. On the ballot for the Democratic State Central Committee in the 14th district for the man is Randy E. Basham and Ben Brady. On the ballot for woman is Melissa Cropper.
Early Voting Hours for the August 2nd primary
|July 11 – 15 (Mon – Fri)||8:00 – 5:00pm|
|July 18 – 22 (Mon – Fri)||8:00am – 5:00pm|
|July 25 – 29 (Mon – Fri)||8:00am – 7:00pm|
|July 30 (Saturday) (Mon – Fri)||8:00am – 4:00pm|
|July 31 (Sunday)||1:00pm – 5:00pm|
|August 1 (Monday)||8:00am – 2:00pm|
MEET YOUR 2022 OHIO DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
|CANDIDATE||OFFICE SOUGHT||WEBSITE LINK|
|Tim Ryan||U.S. Senate||timforoh|
|Samantha Meadows||U.S. Congress District 2||samanthameadowsforcongress|
|Nan Whaley||Ohio Governor||nanwhaley|
|Chelsea Clark||Ohio Secretary of State||chelseaforohio|
|Taylor Sappington||Ohio Auditor||sappingtonforohio|
|Jeffrey Crossman||Ohio Attorney General||crossmanforohio|
|Scott Schertzer||Ohio Treasurer||scottschertzerforohio|
|Jennifer Brunner||Chief Justice Ohio Supreme Court||justicebrunner|
|Marilyn Zayas||Assoc. Justice Ohio Supreme Court||judgemarilynzayas|
|Terri Jamison||Assoc. Justice Ohio Supreme Court||votejudgejamison|
Pick a candidate and donate and/or volunteer for their campaign. We need all hands on deck.
TWO IMPORTANT TRIFECTAS IN THE GENERAL ELECTION
The November 8 general election may be the most important election in our lives if we do not want to see our democracy die. Of course we want you to vote D all down the ticket, but we have two super important trifectas we really need to promote.
TRIFECTA ONE: We have three Ohio Supreme Court candidates. Justice Jennifer Brunner is running for Chief Justice and we need to add Marilyn Zayas and Terri Jamison to the Ohio Supreme Court as well. Remember their names and be sure to urge your Democratic friends to vote for them in November.
TRIFECTA TWO: After experiencing the recent redistricting nightmare brought to us by the Republicans on the Ohio Redistricting Committee it is imperative that we replace three key statewide offices with Democrats. These are the positions who will serve on the next Redistricting Committee: elect Nan Whaley as Governor of Ohio, Chelsea Clarke as Secretary of State, and Taylor Sappington as State Auditor.
We urge you to check your voter registration and plan your vote for November 8, 2022. The deadline to register for the November 8th general election is October 11, 2022. You can check your registration here.
Columbus, OH — In case you missed it, Ohio Democrats expanded a lawsuit against Mike DeWine and his office to strengthen ongoing efforts to gain answers into what DeWine and his cronies knew and when about the largest public corruption scandal in state history. Thursday, Ohio Democratic Party Chairwoman Elizabeth Walters announced a preliminary injunction in the party’s ongoing lawsuit against DeWine to assure key public records are not destroyed and are ultimately shared with Ohio voters. READ MORE
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS AND BEYOND
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, who has repeatedly been criticized as slow to respond to a widely expected U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended the nationwide right to an abortion, signed an executive order Friday that could preserve some access to abortion in states where the procedure remains legal. READ MORE
WASHINGTON — Each new revelation in public testimony before the Jan. 6 committee has been more explosive than the last — from former President Donald Trump’s direct role in organizing “fake electors” to tirades that left ketchup oozing down a White House wall. READ MORE
The ISL theory interprets the word “legislature” in these clauses to mean legislature, and legislature alone. The current understanding is that “legislature” represents the state’s wholistic lawmaking process, including the governor’s veto and state court review. If ISL is validated, state lawmakers would have remarkable power to set federal election rules without oversight from state courts or beholden to their state constitutions. READ MORE
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKE
I am regularly surprised by the number of people who do not know that Ohio is having a second primary election in 2022. This second primary happens on August 2 and early voting has already started. There is very little on the ballot in Clermont County in this second primary, but what is on the ballot is very important. READ MORE
Join The Donkey Club
As a member of the Donkey Club, what can we provide you?
- A Headquarters where you can attend Central and Executive Business Meetings of the party as well as other events (meetings are presently held by Zoom until further notice)
- A Website with a wealth of election information and other pertinent political information and news
- A bi-monthly e-newsletter with the latest local and national news, information about candidates and activist opportunities
- A robust social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- A listing of Democratic Clubs throughout the county where you can meet other like-minded people and find out how to get more involved locally
- You are helping SUPPORT OUR CANDIDATES and supporting our participation in the Clermont County Fair and other Community Events around the county
Suggested donation amounts: $50 Individual, $100 Couple, $200 Family, $250 Congressional, $500 Senate, $1000 Presidential
There are two ways to donate. Simply click the Donate button below and make your donation securely online through ActBlue or mail a check.
Make Checks payable to: Clermont County Democratic Party (CCDP), PO Box 475, Batavia, OH 45103
Thank you for your support! Raymond W. Lembke, Party Chairman Clermont County Democratic Party
What happened last week
July 4: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy confirmed that Russia had taken control of Lysychansk, the last city in the eastern Luhansk region that had been under Ukrainian control. He vowed Ukraine would retake the city. READ MORE
As the Russian military invasion of Ukraine has unfolded, so too has a full-blown humanitarian crisis. “Heavy weapons fire along the line of contact has already damaged critical water infrastructure and education facilities in recent days,” said UNICEF Executive Director Catherine M. Russell. “Unless the fighting subsides, tens of thousands of families could be displaced, dramatically escalating humanitarian needs.” FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP
Former Republican political operative Tim Miller answers the question no one else has fully grappled with: Why did normal people go along with the worst of Trumpism?
As one of the strategists behind the famous 2012 RNC “autopsy,” Miller conducts his own forensic study on the pungent carcass of the party he used to love, cutting into all the hubris, ambition, idiocy, desperation, and self-deception for everyone to see. In a bracingly honest reflection on both his own past work for the Republican Party and the contortions of his former peers in the GOP establishment, Miller draws a straight line between the actions of the 2000s GOP to the Republican political class’s Trumpian takeover, including the horrors of January 6th. LEARN MORE
COVID19 IN OHIO
Sources: State and local health departments About this Data: New cases and deaths are matched to the date they occurred when possible. Otherwise, they are recorded on the date they are reported by health departments. The seven-day average is the mean number of new cases and deaths for the previous seven days.
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
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB DIRECTORY
Below is a listing of Democratic groups in Clermont County. Due to the concerns about COVID19 it is a challenge to schedule in-person meetings. 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 Ben Indino, Central Committee Chair at: email@example.com for more information.
Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
Next Executive Committee meeting will be Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., hybrid meeting with choice of in-person at headquarters or via Zoom, 174 E. Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 and via Zoom. Central Committee members are encouraged to attend.
CLERMONT COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY OFFICERS
Benjamin Indino – Central Committee Chair
Tracy Jo Small – Central Committee Vice Chair
Amanda Fox – Central Committee Secretary
Raymond Lembke – Executive Committee Chair
Elaine Barnett – Executive Committee Vice Chair
Chris Barnett – Treasurer
Bonnie Carlier – Executive Committee Secretary
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Clermont County Democratic Party
174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103
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