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Given that the entire site is about activism in the broadest sense, this term should be used to index training in activism, history of activism and related topics.

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!

Housing Needed for Campaign Staff/Volunteers

2012 Campaign staff are pouring into Columbus and they need housing!  Some will be here for a weekend, some for a week, some for several weeks, and some until the election!  They will be working with the Obama campaign, the Sherrod Brown campaign, and ODP. There are also interns who need housing, as well as international and out-of-state volunteers. This is a great way to help the campaign without ever leaving your home or writing a check. It's a very rewarding experience and really is a lifesaver for those you take in!

Join UAPA as We Celebrate July 4th and Watch UA's Parade!

Waving American FlagUAPA got its start in 2004 as UA for Kerry, and it was at the Upper Arlington parade that year when the majority of the good citizens of our fair city learned of our existence -- some happily, some not. Come park your folding chair on the lawn where it all started at the home of John and Jane Hastie, located on the corner of Brandon Road and Northwest Boulevard.

Time is Running Out! We Need Your Signature by July 1!

Imagine 10 more years of rigged Republican districts that virtually guarantees Republican one-party rule in Ohio for the next decade. Let that sink in.

That's what the currently redrawn district map virtually guarantees --- one-party Republican rule in Ohio through 2020. It's as simple as this:  unless this redistricting petition gets enough signatures to get on the November ballot, Ohio Republicans will have the upper hand at the state and federal levels. The only recourse to challenge their misguided legislation will be an endless 10 more years of petitions, ballot issues and fund raising for long-shot Democratic candidates.

If you signed a petition last fall, you have not signed this current petition and we need your signature! Click 'Read More' to see where you can sign the petition:

Take Action to support Sherrod Brown and our Health!

Take Action! Urge Senator Sherrod Brown to stand strong and vote against the Tea Party's TRAIN act, which would undermine the Environmentat Protection Agency's ability to curb air pollution and protect Ohoians' health.

Senator Brown is under attack from powerful corporate interests and the Tea Party who are urging him to support the TRAIN Act.  

Call Senator Brown's office NOW and urge him to stand strong and VOTE AGAINST THE TRAIN ACT!

DON'T DELAY - THE VOTE IS MONDAY!

Reform Redistricting - Sign the Petition!

The background: Nonpartisan, good government organizations in Ohio have proposed a constitutional amendment that would reform Ohio’s redistricting process. With enough support this issue can be on this November’s ballot, so that Ohio’s voters can decide.

Redistricting FAQ

FAQ: What You Need to Know About the 2012 Ohio Congressional Redistricting Movement

Ohio’s Congressional and state legislative districts were redrawn last year.

Action Item: UAPA Redistricting Petition Drive

Voters FIRST, Not Politcians in Ohio outlineVoters First Ohio, has organized a campaign to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot this November to enable citizens, not politicians, to draw election districts.

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