The presentation is scheduled from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. No food will be served. Harmony Hill Vineyards is a picnic venue and you are welcome to bring your own food to this event. Wine and water will be available for purchase. Hope to see you there! Everyone needs to learn “How Things Work At The Statehouse”
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Word From The Chair of the Clermont County Democratic Party
Election Day is less than four months away. We are seeing a dramatic resurgence of Covid 19 both in Ohio and nationally. This means that the most important election in our lifetimes is also going to be the most difficult election in our lifetimes. How do candidates campaign? How will we vote? Unfortunately, there are no clear answers to these questions right now. There are, however, things we can do. READ MORE
There are now over 400 Biden yards signs, with wickets, at headquarters in Batavia. Although not required, we encourage anyone who wants a sign to make a small donation of $ 3.00. Ray Lembke will bring signs to the Harmony Hill Vineyard event on Thursday, July 16. Please contact Ray at email@example.com if you would like to pick a sign up there. CCDP headquarters is located at 174 E. Main Street, Batavia, OH, 45103. The office will be open Wednesday from 11am to 5pm and Friday from 2pm to 6pm.
WHAT’S NEW FROM CLERMONT TO COLUMBUS
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MASK MANDATE EXTENDED TO 12 OHIO COUNTIES
Masks will be required starting Friday at 6pm in Clermont, Wood, Lorain, Summit, Pickaway and Fairfield Counties. The mask mandate started Wednesday at 6pm in Hamilton, Butler, Montgomery, Franklin, Cuyahoga and Trumbull all appear to be red on the new map. Huron County dropped down to the orange, or level 2, so the mandate falls off as well. READ MORE
LET’S TALK, BETHEL: HARD TALKS ABOUT RACISM IN CLERMONT COUNTY
As the chaos and national attention begins to fade from Bethel, the residents are left assembling the hard conversations about racism, absent shouting and police officers as a barrier. On June 27, residents and others who grew up in or near Clermont County, attended a “unity conversation” at the pavilion in Burke Park for that express purpose. READ MORE
THE 2020 FOILIES AWARDS: RECOGNIZING THE YEAR’S WORST IN GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is an international nonprofit based in San Francisco that fights to uphold civil liberties in the digital age — work that includes filing hundreds of public records requests each year with a variety of government agencies. In collaboration with the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, we also compile “The Foilies,” a list of anti-awards that name-and-shame government officials and corporations that stymie the public’s right to know. Now in its sixth year, The Foilies are part of the annual Sunshine Week festivities, when news and advocacy organizations celebrate and bring attention to state and federal open-records laws that allow us to hold the powerful to account. READ MORE
DEMILITARIZE THE POLICE? TWO OHIO LAWMAKERS HAVE THIS GOAL IN MIND
Among the calls for police reform this year involves the concept of demilitarizing the police. For years, police departments in large cities and small have taken advantage of what is colloquially known as the “1033 Program.” This is a federal program that provides local law enforcement agencies with unused military equipment. READ MORE
DIVIDED PARTY SAPS DEWINE RESPONSE TO SPREADING CORONAVIRUS
DeWine came as close to direct criticism as he has in recent months when asked on Thursday about recent comments by state Rep. Nino Vitale, R-Urbana. In a Tuesday Facebook post, Vitale wrote, “Are you tired of living in a dictatorship yet? This is what happens when people go crazy and get tested. STOP GETTING TESTED!” the Cincinnati Enquirer reported…
Nearly two-dozen Republican state representatives signed a letter to DeWine on June 3 effectively declaring the pandemic over. Legislators argued the governor should revoke all of the state’s health orders.
“Ohio smashed the curve long ago,” the letter stated. “Mission accomplished!”
Signatories included seven legislators from hard-hits counties, including Tom Brinkman, Jr. of Hamilton County; Phil Plummer of Montgomery County; George Lang, Paul Zeltwanger and Candice Keller of Butler County; Dick Stein of Huron County; and John Becker of Clermont County. READ MORE
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Ohio Promise Tour 2020
Ohio Promise is Democrats’ blueprint for the future, a bold agenda to: Restore Ohio’s promise of better jobs, better lives and brighter futures. Keep our promise to working people, Ohio families and the elderly. Work together to deliver results for taxpayers.
As Ohio faces unprecedented challenges, we want to hear from you. That’s why we’re bringing the statehouse to your house! All Virtual Town Halls will be live-streamed on the Ohio House Democrats Facebook page and on individual member pages when possible. Dates will continue to be added over the summer. Click here for tour dates.
PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING THE DONKEY CLUB TODAY
This is the Clermont County Democratic Party’s major fundraising initiative. It costs approximately $10,000 per year to keep our Batavia headquarters operating. Membership in the Donkey Club helps us pay the bills and maintain the Democratic Party in Clermont County. Due to the restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic we have had to cancel several of our major fundraisers so we are heavily dependent on individual donations. Please consider joining the Donkey Club today. Thanks for your support!
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Your membership will help us continue to build the Democratic Party in Clermont County, support our Democratic candidates and fund our outreach to voters. Whether it’s a one-time contribution or a recurring monthly contribution we appreciate your support. You may join online by clicking the Donation button below or by mailing a check made out to CCDP PO Box 475, Batavia, Ohio 45103
Voting on November 3 could literally mean life and death this year. The inept response to the COVID19 pandemic, the ignoring of CDC guidelines, the lack of testing, the lack of masks and just outright denial has caused thousands of unnecessary coronavirus deaths in the United States. We must elect Joe Biden as our next president. And we must elect more Democrats in our local elections.
Below is your voting timeline with links to check your registration and request an absentee ballot. Take action TODAY!
Absentee Ballot Application Although the actual ballot will not be mailed to you until the beginning of October you can still mail in your application now.
Aug. 24 – Write-in candidates must file declarations of intent by 4 p.m. (72 days before general election) R.C. 3513.041 Declaration of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate
*Note* We have Democratic candidates for Clermont County Clerk of Courts, County Commissioner (one slot still open) and Ohio House District 65. We are looking for write-in candidates for County Commissioner (1-3), Ohio House District 66, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas (Probate/Juvenile Division) (requires law degree), Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, County Recorder, County Treasurer, County Engineer, Coroner. Let’s make Clermont County Republicans work for their votes! Please consider running as a write-in candidate.
Oct. 05 – Deadline for voter registration for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election (30 days before general election)
Confirm your voter registration.
Fill out a paper registration form and file it.
Oct. 6 – Requested Absentee Ballots mailed to voters by Board of Elections.
Oct. 31 – Applications for absentee ballots to be mailed for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election must be received by boards of elections by noon (3 days before general election)
Nov. 03 – Absentee ballots, returned in person or via a method other than U.S. Mail, must be received by the boards of elections by close of polls Nov. 13 – Absentee ballots returned by U.S. Mail must be postmarked no later than Nov. 2 and received by boards of elections by this date to be counted (10 days after general election)
CLERMONT COUNTY AT LEVEL THREE – MANDATORY MASK ORDER IMPLEMENTED
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
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||Loveland Action Team (LAT)|
|West Clermont Democrats||Clermont County Young Democrats|
|The Goshen Democratic Club||Drinking Liberally|
The Clermont County Democratic Party was meeting the fourth Thursday of every month at the party headquarters in Batavia. Due to COVID19 we conducted our last meeting virtually through Zoom. We are figuring this out as we go and will keep you posted. For updated information please visit our website at clermontdems.org. The Central Committee has decided on a lighter meeting schedule. For more information contact the Central Committee chair, Patty Lawrence at firstname.lastname@example.org
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174 E. Main Street P.O. Box 475
Batavia, OH, 45103
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