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Sherrod Brown Reelection (Senate)

We have a wonderful, fearless, progressive Senator in Sherrod Brown. Despite being attacked by right-wing PACs and other groups with millions in ad-buys, he is still ahead in the polls--and we need to keep him in office.

For more information, vist the Sherrod Brown reelection website.

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Power of Place: Historical Perspective on Ohio as a Political Battleground

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 7 PM – Brief reception to follow

Celeste to Discuss Autism Insurance Bill

The Autism Speaks student chapter at The Ohio State University will host Rep. Ted Celeste and advocate Doug Krinksy for a discussion of a bill to ensure insurance coverage for autism and a review of autism advocacy in Columbus. The meeting will be held Friday, March 6, at 5 p.m. in 167 Campbell Hall, 1787 Neil Ave., on the Columbus campus. HB 8 would require private health insurance companies to cover the screening, diagnosis, testing and treatment of autism. The meeting is open and free to the public. Public parking is available after 4 p.m.

Democratic Women's Caucus March 2

Tuesday March 2
5:30-7 p.m.
The Central Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus Meeting

Location: Ohio Democratic Party, 340 East Fulton St, Columbus, Ohio 43215


General meeting for all Central Ohio democratic women. Meet with women candidates and ODWC Executive Director Erin Upchurch. Plans for the statewide conference will be discussed.

Keena M. Smith,Chair, Central OH Democratic Women's Caucus.........CODWC is on-line @ Facebook

Women's Lobbying Day

Strong Women, Strong Voices: A Women's Lobbying Day

Tuesday, April 12
12:30 p.m. program

(Optional fundraiser 5-7 p.m.)
Renaissance Columbus Hotel, 50 North 3rd Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Ohio Gov. Kasich and GOP legislators have taken off with a full-fledged anti-women agenda – from women’s health to voting rights to public education and other issues important to Ohio's middle class. Make your voice in opposition heard!

Meanwhile, our Democratic women in government have fought for a pro-women and pro-family agenda. Make your voice in support heard!

Hosts: Women of the Ohio House and Senate Democratic Caucuses and the Ohio Democratic Party.

RSVP

ODP Legacy Dinner - Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ohio Democratic Party Legacy Dinner
Honoring Governor Ted Strickland
Saturday, March 19
Columbus Renaissance, 50 N. Third St., Columbus 43215
 
5 p.m. Private reception
6 p.m. General reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner and program
 
$1,000 Individual Sponsor
$500 Host
$75 Dinner Ticket
 
Contact: Melissa Hedden, melissahedden@me.com or 614-481-9455
 

 

Celeste's District Dialogue on Issue 1 April 29, 2010

District Dialogue on Issue 1 (Ohio Third Frontier funding)
April 29, 2010 - 7 pm
Edison Middle School
1240 Oakland Ave. (map)

Join Rep. Ted Celeste and John Griffin from the Ohio Department of Development at this open town hall meeting on the Ohio Third Frontier ballot issue. Ask questions, share your thoughts, and make your voice heard.

Issue 1 is a statewide ballot measure that would authorize renewal and continuation of the highly successful Ohio Third Frontier (OTF) program. OTF is a bipartisan visionary public-private partnership that has created 55,000 permanent jobs since 2002.

Governor Strickland Portrait Unveiling

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The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board and The Ohio Historical Society honor
Ted Strickland
Ohio's 68th Governor
with the official unveiling of the
Strickland Gubernatorial Portrait
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
3 p.m.
Ohio Statehouse Atrium
A reception will follow the program in the Ohio Statehouse Grande Rotunda
Please rsvp to Susie Long at longsusi@gmail.com or 614/404-3043

HERE'S WHAT THE BULLY ON THE BUS IS UP TO

The times, they are a'changin'

Lloyd Benston famously said to Dan Quayle, "Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy." And we say to John Kasich, "Governor, you are no Ted Strickland." In three short months, you have torn apart this proud state -- threatening every group that dares express an opinion that doesn't line up with your agenda.

Here's what the Bully on the Bus is up to:

Making teachers, firefighters, police officers, nurses and other public employees the fall guys. Remember, immediately after the election, he said, “I am waiting for the teachers’ unions to take out full-page ads in all the major newspapers, apologizing for what they had to say about me during this campaign.” (Spingfield News-Sun) (Ironically, many union members voted GOP -- and now regret checking "Kasich" in the voting booth.)

Hiding budget cuts. Claiming to boost K-12 funding when schools actually will see cuts of 6.1 percent in the budget's first year and 4.7 percent in its second year. (Huffington Post)

Cutting programs for the poorest of the poor, vulnerable elderly, the handicapped while crowing about "protecting" the richest of the rich. As Ohio Rep. John Patrick Carney (D-Clintonville) told NBC4 in Columbus,"If they [nursing homes] are laying off 6,000 people, what are we going to do with respect to making sure the quality of care that the individual in those homes are getting?"

Taking away women's rights by banning abortions if there is evidence a fetus has a heartbeat -- which could be as early as 18 days after conception. (ABC News)

Disenfranchising voters. The Ohio Senate is considering a bill passed by the House that makes Ohio's existing requirements more stringent, blocking students, the working poor, the elderly, racial minorities, and people with disabilities -- who are twice as likely not to have the approved forms of ID. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

The list goes on. And remember, Kasich took office in January! What is ahead?

Progressives cannot take this lying down. As Ted Strickland said in a March 19 speech, It's time to fight. now -- and the next two years.

Think it won't hurt you?

Reliable sources tell UAPA that the City Council is already contemplating how to make up the approximately $110,000 less that Kasich's budget proposal will mean for Upper Arlington. Not much? Right? But what about the $2 million to $4 million annually from estate taxes that will be gone if Kasich and his cronies have their way? (Our information was confirmed in the March 27 Dispatch, " 'Hypothetically, if they both go away, what are the ways to restore our revenues?' asked Wade Steen, an Upper Arlington councilman.")

That will definitely mean an increase in INCOME TAX for each of us. What a way to take a responsibility off a priviledged group and load it onto the entire middle class! (Maybe Kasich is protecting the $500,000 in bonuses he got from Lehman Brothers.)

Remember, shortages roll downhill. When the state won't pay, cities, towns, libraries, school districts and public colleges and university students must. (And that means YOU.)

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