• Podcast Parlor
  • Vote Yes On Issue One In November
  • Join The Fight To Pass Issue One
  • Is Your Ohio General Assembly Working For You?
  • What’s New From Clermont to Columbus and Beyond
  • Word From The Chair – Raymond Lembke
  • Election 2023
  • Election 2024
  • Join The Donkey Club Today
  • Clermont County Democratic Club Meetings
  • Clermont County Democratic Party Committee Meetings
  • Next Issue Publication Dates

Podcast Parlor

Don’ t have time to read? Then tune in to a podcast you can listen to while working on your computer. To get you started here’s the link to Red, Wine & Blue’s Suburban Women Problem Podcast Women Don’t Have Time For Extremism with Emilia Sykes

Join The Fight To Pass The Reproductive Freedom Amendment On November 7th

  • Ohio Dems November 2023 Canvass Captain Zoom Training – Time – Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30pm EDT, virtual event, join from anywhere. To codify reproductive freedom into our state constitution this November, we need to knock 400,000 doors. Want to take on the most consequential volunteer role imaginable in this fight for repro? Join us for one of these training session to learn how to be a Canvass Captain! LEARN MORE
  • Ohio Dems November Election Virtual Phonebank and Training – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30pm EDT, virtual event, join from anywhere. Join other callers for these dialer phonebanks run by the Ohio Democratic Party as we put in the hard work to ensure that the Reproductive Freedom Constitutional Amendment passes this November! LEARN MORE
  • Phone Bank – Register Dems in OH! Hosted by Field Team 6. Tuesdays 4 – 6pm EDT, virtual event, join from anywhere. Join Field Team 6 in making phone calls to unregistered likely Democrats… and turning them into registered Ohio Democrats! After the DECISIVE victory in the August Special Election, we need to register more new Dems in order to guarantee abortion rights in November 2023. And beyond that, re-electing Sen. Sherrod Brown (D) in 2024 is crucial to holding our Senate majority! LEARN MORE
  • Sign up now to get the most up to date information from Red Wine and Blue – Ohio on the Reproductive Freedom Amendment, including volunteer opportunities, information about yard signs, and plans to help get out the vote this fall. SIGN UP HERE

Is Your Ohio General Assembly Working For You?

Over the last decade the Ohio General Assembly, also known as the State Legislature, has been illegally gerrymandered into a Republican Super Majority. But that does not render Ohio Democrats helpless. We are hearing from the Democrats serving in the Ohio House that Republicans in the Ohio House are not hearing from opponents to their policies. So the Republicans tell their colleagues no one is against them.

So here’s the deal, all reps are required to log every phone call and email from constituents. We need ALL good Democrats to call or email their state reps and senators every day or every week. Whether your issue is gun safety, reproductive rights, corruption in our government, voter suppression or public education, CALL YOUR REPS! Below is the contact information for Clermont County reps and senator.

Adam Bird State Rep Ohio District 63 (southern Clermont County)
Email: https://ohiohouse.gov/members/adam-c-bird/contact
(614) 644-6034
Twitter @AdamCBird

Jeanne Schmidt State Rep Ohio District 62 (northern Clermont County)
Email: https://www.ohiohouse.gov/members/jean-schmidt/contact
(614) 466-8134

Terry Johnson State Senator Ohio District 14 (all of Clermont County)
Email: https://ohiosenate.gov/members/terry-johnson/contact
(614) 466-8082

Looking for an issue to call about? Read the article below. Republicans in Columbus are stalling the new Redistricting Commission so we are forced to vote on their heavily gerrymandered maps. Ohio Statehouse redistricting stalls as commission can’t come up with co-chairs

What’s New From Clermont To Columbus And Beyond

Click on the headline to access the full article

Analysis: Ohio’s GOP is about to pull another fast one on redistricting

Once again, the best advertisement for taking Ohio’s redistricting process out of the hands of elected officials is the Republican majority on the Ohio Redistricting Commission. CONTINUE READING

Dark money group running attack ads in Ohio against Sherrod Brown with almost no public disclosures

About a week ago, an ad began airing that criticizes U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, over U.S. immigration policy. The ad itself is about what you’d expect. The narrator crams as many policy failure claims as possible into 30 seconds over stock footage of tent cities and migrant caravans. Although the ad places blame on the senator, it’s careful not to say anything about how voters should cast their ballots. CONTINUE READING

Frank LaRose’s U.S. Senate campaign gets backing from Illinois billionaire who funded push to make it harder to change constitution

An Illinois billionaire who largely funded the failed proposal to make it harder to change the Ohio constitution earlier this year now is helping one of the measure’s most vocal backers in his bid to get elected to the U.S. Senate. CONTINUE READING


Yes, our Republican-dominated General Assembly is disgusting, but what can we do? There is an answer to that question. The answer is to run for the General Assembly. All 99 seats in the Ohio House of Representatives will be up for election next year, including the two seats from Clermont County. Also, the seat for the 14th Ohio Senate district, which includes Clermont County, is up for election in 2024. All three seats are currently held by right wing Republicans. CONTINUE READING

Election 2023

Democrats on the ballot November 7, 2023

Myra Powers is running for the Milford School Board on the 2023 November ballot this year. Go to Myra Powers for Milford to learn more about Myra and donate to her campaign.

Emily Chesnut is running for reelection to the Milford School Board on the 2023 November ballot this year. To find out more about Emily and how you can support her campaign go to Chesnut for Milford. Check out her Facebook page at Emily Chesnut for School Board.

Deidre Hazelbaker is running for Loveland City Council on the 2023 November ballot. Go to Vote for Hazelbaker to learn more about Deidre and donate to her campaign. Check out her Facebook page at Vote for Hazelbaker.

Alice Rolfes is running for Monroe Township Trustee on the 2023 November ballot. You can donate to her campaign here.

Editors note: The most effective way to support a candidate is to donate to their campaign. No amount is too small. Since this is a non-partisan election year, meaning candidates political affiliation does not appear on the ballot, please let us know of any other Democratic candidates who may want recognition in this newsletter.

Issues on the ballot November 7, 2023

The Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety, if passed, would amend Article I of the Ohio Constitution. Go to Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom to download the the three page PDF that contains the language of the amendment and find out how you can help support the amendment.

An Act to Control and Regulate Adult Use Cannabis is an initiated statute proposal sponsored by The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA). To download the language of the initiative and learn how you can support the effort go to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.

Important Dates

October 10 Deadline for voter registration for Nov. 7, 2023 general election. To check your voter registration or to register online go here.
October 11 Early in-person voting begins for 2023 general election.

Election 2024

Democrats on the ballot November 5, 2024 – This is the big one!

Joseph Robinette Biden is running for a second term as POTUS in 2024. You know him. Vote for him! To support his campaign go to Joe Biden for President

Sherrod Brown is running for reelection for Ohio senator in 2024. You know him. Vote for him! To support his campaign go to Sherrod Brown for Senate.

(Possible) Issue on the ballot November 5, 2024

Citizen-led Statewide Redistricting Commission – Groups are starting to collect signatures to get a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 2024 ballot that would scrap Ohio’s current system for drawing legislative and congressional district maps and create a new one. Learn more.

Important Date

December 20, 2023 – Deadline to file declaration of candidacy for 2024 election by 4 p.m. at the Clermont County Board of Elections.

Join The Donkey Club Today

We need your support. The Clermont County Democratic Party relies solely on donations from our friends to operate. Our Donkey Club is our major source of funding and we hope you will become a member today. Member benefits below.

  • A headquarters located centrally in the county in Batavia
  • A bi-monthly e-newsletter
  • A robust Internet presence on our Website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Support for our Democratic candidates

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

Democratic Club Meetings


The next Quin-T Democrat Club meeting will be a social gathering at CCDP Headquarters in Batavia on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 6:30pm. More details forthcoming.


Below is a listing of Democratic groups in Clermont County. Click on the name of each club and it will take you to their website or Facebook page with updated information about meetings.

Quin-T Democrat ClubDemocracy In Action
West Clermont DemocratsClermont County Young Democrats
The Goshen Democratic ClubDrinking Liberally

Clermont County Democratic Party Central Committee

Please contact Patty Lawrence at p.lawrence@fuse.net for information on the next Central Committee meeting.

Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee

Next Executive Committee meeting will be Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 7:00 pm

This will be a hybrid meeting with choice of in-person at headquarters, 174 E. Main Street, Batavia, Ohio 45103 and via Zoom. Central Committee members are encouraged to attend.


CCDP has four active committees. Each committee needs volunteers. Please consider getting involved. The strength of our party is our volunteers. You may contact the respective Chairs of each committee below by clicking on their name if you are interested in volunteering.

Finance Committee– Chair – Ben Brady

Events Committee – Chair – Katherine Lent

Communications Committee – Chair – Michelle DeTemple
The Communications Committee meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm via Zoom.


Patty Lawrence – Central Committee Chair
Benjamin Indino – Central Committee Vice 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
Katherine Lent – Executive Committee Secretary



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