Does Three Always Equal Three? - Voting Strategically

As you know, there are five candidates running for three positions on the Upper Arlington City Council.

The ballot says to vote for no more than three. However, you are not required to vote for three. In fact, if you feel strongly about one or two of the candidates, it will increase their chances of being elected if you vote only for them. A vote for your third choice, a candidate you may be only lukewarm about, counts just as much as your vote for your first choice.

The same holds true for the UA School Board where four candidates are running for three positions.

Letter to the Editor - Impeachment necessary to stop Trump’s damage

Regarding impeachment, President Andrew Johnson served out Abraham Lincoln’s term and was known to be a racist and involved in some of the worst aspects of Reconstruction attempts. According to “The Impeachers” by Brenda Wineapple, Johnson barely escaped impeachment conviction by narrow voting.

October Book Club - Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back From the Brink

Special treat for the October Book Club. Nita Sweeny will join us to discuss her book, Depression Hates a Moving Target: How Running With My Dog Brought Me Back From the Brink on Wednesday October 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM at 2000 Malvern Rd.

November(ish) Book Club - People, Power and Profits by Joseph E. Stiglitz

cover of People, Power, Profits by Joseph StiglitzThe November book will be People, Power, and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent by Joseph E. Stiglitz. Because the last Wednesday in November is the day before Thanksgiving, the meeting has been moved to Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm at 2000 Malvern Rd.

Postcard Party for Voter Re-registration

Hand writing postcardsRemind recently moved Democrats to register to vote at their new address with a friendly postcard. We are meeting at the Lane Road Branch of the UA Public Library (1945 Lane Rd., basement meeting room) on August 29, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

August Book Club - White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

Meet August 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm for a discussion of White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. The Praters will host at their home, 2000 Malvern Rd. Beverages will be available. Bring snacks if you wish.

Handouts from "Beyond the Recycling Bin" - May 28th

We had a bunch of excellent handouts and displays at our May 28th "Beyond the Recycling Bin" program.These will help you find additional ways to reduce your waste and ultimately your carbon footprint. We also have a link to Upper Arlington's brand new food waste composting pilot program.

Handouts

 

July Book Club - The Impeachers by Brenda Wineapple

The Impeachers book coverThe book for July will be The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation by Brenda Wineapple. Meet on Wednesday, July 31st at 7:00 PM at 2000 Malvern Rd for discussion and beverages. Bring a snack to share if you like.

15th Anniversary Blue Brunch, September 8, 2019

Invitation to 2019 Blue BrunchIn the fall of 2010, UAPA held its first annual Blue Brunch.  It was a progressive dinner hosted by three UAPA members. Now, we hope to have a celebratory Blue Brunch for our 15th Anniversary!

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