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Gerrymandered Map T-Shirts Available!

When you are trying to explain just how crazy Ohio's gerrymandered Congressional districts are, make it easy by pointing to this full-color t-shirt. Show the "snake on the lake" or how OH15 sends out a tendril downtown and then curls through Hillard all the way down to Athens. Wear it to circulate petitions and later, during election season.

Action Item - Distribute Sample Ballots During Early Vote (October 12 to November 7)

Are you still looking for something to do when you aren’t canvassing or phonebanking for Democratic candidates?  UAPA needs you to help pass out sample ballots at the Early Vote Center, 1700 Morse Road.  For the past several elections, Jody Scarbrough and Carole Depaola have coordinated a program to pass out cards listing candidates endorsed by the Franklin County Democratic Party.  Volunteers are needed to ask people on their way in to vote if they would like a Democratic sample ballot.  That is all!  However, this program requires many volunteers.

July Meeting - Redistricting Reform: Here We Go Again. What's different? What's the same? And why should I care?

Catherine Turcer, Common Cause
Friends Auditorium, UA Public Library

2800 Tremont

Most Recent Voting Hours

Now that the Supreme Court has decided to limit much of Ohio's early voting opportunities it is increasingly important to turn out everyone we can. The following are the current hours:

Tuesday, Oct. 7 through Friday, Oct. 10 - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Updated Early Voting Hours, Jon Husted

The Courts have ordered the restoration of the evening and weekend hours eliminated by our legislature, including the "golden week" when you can both register and vote at the same time. Take advantage of these additional hours lest we lose them again.

Great News! Early Voting Rights Protected!

COLUMBUS—Today the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled in favor of the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party’s motion for summary judgment to permanently maintain the final three days of early voting leading up to Election Day.  In response, Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern released the following statement: 

Stop Voter Suppression! With Nina Turner April 15

Letter to the Editor - Many Don't Get Misinformation

Story Archive - 2011

2011 events and elections, including the petition drives against SB 5 (worker's rights), HB 194 (voter suppression laws) and issues surrounding redistricting (HB 319).

Story Archive - 2012

Stories related to the 2012 Election and other 2012 issues.

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