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We proved in 2020 that we can win if we vote in numbers they can’t dispute. Now more than ever it’s important to register Democrats and get them to the polls. The 2022 midterms are crucial to keeping our democracy. We need to get out the vote. And there are organizations out there that are dedicated to doing just that.
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PROBLEM – Against all odds, we won the White House, House, and Senate – saved America’s life – and bought ourselves two years of oxygen. Yet our democracy hangs by a thread. History says we will lose control of Congress in the midterms. So there’s only one thing to do… Defy history. To do that, we need to save the Senate – save the House – and win down-ballot along the way.
SOLUTION – The solution is as simple as it is powerful: talking to strangers. It’s the proven #1 way to win elections. Did you know that 60% of unregistered voters have never been asked to register? To win in 2022, we register Democrats where they’ll make the most impact – in the most flippable states and districts, where small numbers of Democrats can swing elections up and down the ballot.
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As the gubernatorial race heats up, Republicans are in disarray with Mike DeWine’s popularity dropping by the day, facing attacks both inside and outside of the Republican Party and having to answer for the largest public corruption scandal in state history. It’s hard to keep up with all of the corruption and mess surrounding Mike DeWine and the GOP gubernatorial primary, so here are some stories you may have missed.READ MORE
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS AND BEYOND
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You know, Ulysses S. Grant doesn’t just have the coolest photo out there of any president, but he was the first Ohio-born American president. Clermont County’s favored son, US Grant, was born in Point Pleasant on April 27, 1822, and he would go on to be the 18th president of the United States. In good timing leading up to his bicentennial, Grant has seen something of a revitalization in the last few years, thanks in part to a string of biographies on him, including by renowned historian and biographer, Ron Chernow, with his 2017 book, Grant. READ MORE
There’s a certain “slander” at the heart of dueling bills aimed to limit how teachers talk to students about race, sexuality, history, and politics, according to Timothy Messer-Kruse. If you read the legislation, he said, their language presupposes educators are engaged in practices like indoctrinating, guilt-tripping, and forcing their personal politics onto students. As a grad-student level professor of critical race theory — the target of legislative bans from conservative lawmakers nationwide — in the ethnic studies department at Bowling Green State University, he said in an interview it’s a policy driven on false pretenses. READ MORE
“The timeline of events demonstrates convincingly that the commission — or at least some members of the commission — when faced with one or more plans that closely matched constitutional requirements in the form of Dr. McDonald’s and Dr. Johnson’s plans, reverted to partisan considerations when time was running short, even though the potential for successful completion was high,” the majority justices wrote.
“Particularly problematic,” those justices said, was Huffman’s “last-minute insistence” that the mapmakers consider the addresses of incumbent House and Senate members in their district drawing, which the court said “pulled the rug out from under the independent map drawers.” READ MORE
Instead of finding ways to rebuild a resilient Ohio, Republican members of the redistricting commission and their colleagues in the General Assembly have focused on ways to ensure they will remain employed no matter how much or what it costs you. When it comes to redistricting, it is their hands stealing money out of your purse and wallet. READ MORE
He’s a calculating pol who doesn’t hesitate to run from a fight (on our behalf) if it’s politically expedient for him to do so. DeWine has repeatedly shown his willingness to capitulate on battles in the public interests – from constitutional districts and women’s rights to incorruptible energy legislation – to keep his dream job. Perhaps the most glaring example of his abject surrender to self-preservation was the permitless carry bill DeWine signed into law last month. READ MORE
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said Friday that there were no longer any secondary inspections of trucks crossing into his state from Mexico, announcing the end of a policy that had created multi-mile backlogs and that critics alleged had cost them millions of dollars in losses because key trade routes had ground to a halt. READ MORE
WORD FROM THE CHAIR – RAYMOND LEMBKERegistering new voters is something about which we are all concerned. However, I ran across some interesting facts. According to the U.S. Census, the over-18 population of Clermont County is 162,053. We currently have 143,703 registered voters in the County. In other words, 88.7% of our voting age population is registered to vote. READ MORE
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia launched its long-feared, full-scale offensive to take control of Ukraine’s east, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced Monday.
“Now we can already state that the Russian troops have begun the battle for the Donbas,” he said in a video address. Zelenskyy said a “significant part of the entire Russian army is now concentrated on this offensive.” 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
IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES AND DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES IN THE MAY 3RD PRIMARY
The Ohio primary is Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Be sure to check your registration here. The deadline to register for the May primary was April 4th. You may register online here for the general election in November.
IMPORTANT ELECTION DATES TO REMEMBER
Apr. 30 Deadline to request an absentee ballot
May 2 Absentee Ballots must be Post Marked
May 3 Primary Election Day
May 13 Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than
May 2 and received by boards of elections by this date to be counted.
Statewide Democratic Candidates on the May 3rd Ohio primary ballotPlease be sure to vote every candidate even if they do not have a challenger. Vote numbers matter in the long run.
Tim Ryan, U.S. Senate
Morgan Harper, U.S. Senate
Jennifer Brunner, Chief Justice of Supreme Court
Marilyn Zaya, Justice of Supreme Court
Terri Jamison, Justice of Supreme Court
Nan Whaley, Governor
John Cranley, Governor
Jeffrey Crossman, Attorney General
Chelsea Clark, Secretary of State
Marion Mayor – Scott Schertzer, Treasurer
Grant by Ron Chernow
Ulysses S. Grant’s life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don’t come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency. READ MORE
COVID19 IN OHIO
On April 15, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine shared through a press release that he has COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. He is in quarantine per “CDC COVID protocol,” he said, though he did not indicate a start or anticipated end date for this. READ MORE
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
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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 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
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Clermont County Democratic Party Executive Committee
The Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 6pm via Zoom
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