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Election 2012

 

The FCDP Needs Your Help!

The Franklin County Democratic Party is in need of volunteers to help us answer the phones at Party headquarters.  We're getting a large number of phone calls from voters seeking information.  We don't want to miss these important phone calls at this time of the year.  If we can't help voters we may not get their vote.
 
We're also getting phone calls for voters who may need transportation to the polls.  We have a long list of drivers who are more than willing to make sure every person has a chance to cast their ballot, but we need help matching voters to drivers.
 
If you can help even for a couple hours per day, we'd really appreciate it.  We especially need people on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  This would only be until after the election.
 
If you can help the Democrats in Franklin County, please call 614-229-5286 or e-mail us at franklincountydemocraticparty@gmail.com.
 
We're located at 545 E. Town Street.  There is free parking available in the teamster’s parking lot on Walnut Street behind our headquarters.  Please help us to educate and keep our voters!

 

Should Ohio voters approve State Issue 2?

Yes: Plan would help make drawing of legislative districts more fair

By  Jack D’Aurora

Columbus Dispatch, October 15, 2012

Issue 2 is taking a lot of heat. It calls for replacing the apportionment board — the governor, state auditor, secretary of state and two members of the legislature — with a nonpartisan commission to draw state legislative and congressional districts. Is Issue 2 as bad as the critics say?

The commission would consist of 12 members and be re-established after each federal 10-year census. Anyone who, within 10 years of applying to be a member, served as a federal or state official, or was an employee of the Ohio legislature or U.S. Congress, or was a state agency director or paid lobbyist, is ineligible. The same goes for anyone who, within five years of applying, was a political candidate, campaign consultant, political party employee or made more than $5,000 in political contributions in a two year period.

Read more at the Columbus Dispatch.

 

Let's Turn UA Blue with Obama Signs!

Guaranteed to annoy your Republican neighbors and friends, our signature "Another UA Citizen for Obama" yard signs are distinctive and eye-catching. Show your support for our President and plant one -- or two -- in your yard today!

For only $5, stake out your piece of political discourse with our handsome Another UA Citizen for Obama yard signs from Upper Arlington Progressive Action! You can order safely and securely via PayPal or credit card on our website. Please note that sign deliveries are limited to the following zip codes: 43212, 43220 and 43221.

Our wonderful “Sign People” may face challenges but they never give up. Sticky fingered political operatives of the conservative right may try to stop our public display of affection but we always prevail in supporting our President! If your sign is stolen or destroyed, we'll be happy to replace for FREE.  What a deal!  Be sure to order your sign today!

 

 

 

 

2012 Franklin County Democratic Voter Guide

As you fill out your "vote early" ballot or head to early in-person voting on Morse Road, be sure to download and print out our handy voter guide. It lists all the FCDP endorsed candidates and issues, and lists the two Upper Arlington-specific measures we'll be voting on! Now you can be sure to vote for the candidates whose values and goals most closely match yours!  And be sure to vote Brown all the way down!

Download your voter guide here: 2012 Franklin County Sample Democratic Ballot.pdf

 

"Nuns on the Bus" This Thursday and Friday in Columbus!

Join the Catholic Sisters in calling on our leaders to protect people who are struggling and calling on all Ohioans to vote our values. Sisters from across Ohio are traveling thousands of miles to lift up people who would be harmed by immoral budget cuts, and to remind our leadership of the need for a faithful budget that affirms the life of all God's children.

The Most Effective Election Tool: Sample Ballots

We Need Your Help to Distribute the Democratic Sample Ballot During the Five Weeks of Early Voting Starting October 2. 

In 2008, over 55,000 Franklin County residents voted early and in person.  We can make a measurable difference for Sherrod Brown, Maureen Reedy , Issue 2, and many more candidates and issues we care about, if we can hand a Democratic Sample Ballot to voters before they step in front of the voting booth.  With a sample ballot, they'll know who the endorsed candidates and issues are.  Please consider volunteering for one or more, three hour shifts during the Early Vote period.  Read on to find out more. E-mail jodyscarbrough@gmail.com with the days and times you are available. 
 
Download a sample ballot today! 2012 Franklin County Sample Democratic Ballot.pdf

 

 

In-Precinct Poll Observers Are Needed

With the 2012 General Election less than 60 days away, your help is needed now more than ever. Across the state we have seen Republicans using every voter suppression tactic they can muster -- firing two Montgomery County Board of Elections members who stood up for weekend early voting, challenging hundreds of voters' registrations,  and worst of all, standing with Secretary of State Husted to limit in-person early voting.

Issue 2

Steps to fairer districts:

1. Get enough petition signatures to place an issue on the November 6, 2012 ballot. DONE!

2. Learn more by reading our FAQ on redistricting and gerrymandering and visiting Voters First Ohio.

3. Educate voters about ISSUE 2 and encourage them to vote YES. Hint: We need money and bodies to spread the word! See the ad!

4. VOTE YES on ISSUE 2!

Sadly, this issue failed on November 6th. We are now stuck with badly gerrymandered districts until the next Census. Or until we can convince our fellow Ohioans to embrace progressive ideas.

Coming Soon to a Lawn Near You!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are you going to do about it?!?

Get out your hammers and stake out your piece of political discourse with our signature UA for Obama yard signs from Upper Arlington Progressive Action!

Our wonderful “Sign People” may face challenges but they never give up. Sticky fingered political operatives of the conservative right may try to stop our public display of affection but we always prevail in supporting our President!

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