Finally Killing the Gerrymander? How Ohio’s New Redistricting Rules Work

In 2015 and 2018, more than 70% of Ohioans amended Ohio’s Constitution to reform the rules used to create state and Congressional districts. Next year, after the Census, we will finally implement these rules to draw the districts which will be used for the next 10 years! Join UAPA for a presentation on how the new rules will work and what we need to do to ensure that districts are fairly drawn.

Presenters:

Professor Richard Gunther, who was involved in the negotiations that led to the Ohio reforms

Pre-Primary Forums - Meet the Local Candidates

There have been multiple debates between Presidential hopefuls in advance of Ohio's Primary on March 17th, but did you know that there are other more local primaries? Two Democrats are vying to unseat Steve Stivers in Congressional District 15 and five want to face off against Stephanie Kunzie in State Senate District 16. Take the time to meet them and hear what they hope to accomplish. We have two upcoming opportunities:

Post-Holiday Party Invitation

Apply for Vacant UA Positions on the FCDP Executive Committee

Along with a number of at large members, every ward in Franklin County is entitled to a representative on the Executive Committee of the Franklin County Democratic Party (FCDP).

Of the seven wards in Upper Arlington, Wards 4 and 5 will become vacant in 2020. We at UAPA want UA to be fully represented in the councils of the county party, so we encourage YOU to consider running for one of these seats.

Letter to the Editor - Dirty Politics Has No Place in Upper Arlington

During the 2017 City Council election, postcards with gutter level attacks on several candidates were sent to nearly everyone in UA. The funders of the PAC that sent them were unknown until after the election, but the treasurer of record was Angela Lanctot who is currently running for Council. We are publishing the following in the hope that last minute sleazy attacks on candidates will not reappear this year.

Here We Go ... Again!

During the 2016 Presidential Campaign literally hundreds of UA for Hillary and Clinton/Kaine signs were stolen and/or destroyed. UAPA replaced the sign at one home five times.

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.

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