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For history, events, issues specific to Central Ohio, including Columbus, Columbus Suburbs (excluding Upper Arlington) and Franklin and surrounding counties.

Volunteer to Protect the Vote!

Are you interested in making sure all eligible voters can cast their ballot and have it counted?  If so, consider coming on Thursday, September 27th to the Friends Theater (2800 Tremont Rd) from 6:30 - 8:30 pm to find out more.

Picnic Benefitting the ODP 2018 Coordinated Campaign (RSVP)

Join UAPA and the Coalition of Democratic and Progressive Organizations of Central Ohio for a picnic. And a fundraiser. And a candidate meet and greet. And a lot of fun.

With special guest ODP Chairman David Pepper. Bring a friend and join us for an update on ODP's strategy to take back Ohio in 2018 and learn how you can get involved!

Vocal Resistance to perform.

Campaign for Ohio Kickoff on July 8th

Join Organizing 4UA and Sarah Grace Spurgin of the Campaign for Ohio for an organizational meeting in the Friends Theater at the main Upper Arlington Public Library on Tremont Rd. on July 8th.

UAPA's October Month of Action

Have you been looking for some practical actions to take this election season? Have we got some opportunities for you! Volunteer to work with UAPA on some fun ways to support our local Democratic candidates!

 

Voter Registration at Gallery Hop
Sign up to spend a couple of hours registering people to vote. The last day to register is October 11th. After a brief orientation, walk around the Gallery Hop and sign people up. It's easy and fun.

Saturday, October 1
4:00 – 6:00 pm

 

Congratulations Columbus on Winning the Smart City Challenge!

In June, the US. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that Columbus had won the Smart City Challenge. Columbus was one of the seven finalists from an original group of 78 cities. As the winner, Columbus will receive up to $40 million from DOT, an additional $10 million from Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan, Inc.and $90 million in locally generated matching contributions and public money totaling $140 million.

DOT Secretary Foxx commented about Columbus’ proposal:

Vote for UAPA President, John Lytle for Central Committee (UA Ward 6)

Get to Know a Central Committee Candidate
Name: John Lytle
Ward: Upper Arlington 6

John Lytle photoWhat is your background with the Franklin County Democratic Party?

Story Archive - 2016

Events of 2016, including the presidential primaries and election.

Story Archive - 2015

Stories that took place during 2015, including UA Council races (Carolyn Casper won a seat!) and redistricting reform for state legislators (Issue 1 passed) and an abortive attempt to pass marijuana legalization (Issue 3).

Story Archive - 2014

Stories taking place during 2014, including the midterm elections.

We Need YOU to GOTV

The outcome of this election turns on our ability to get people to come out and vote. You can help by canvassing or phone banking. Canvassers will be going to friendly voters to remind them to vote, early if possible.

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