WCDP Gathers 120 Signatures for Reproductive Freedom Amendment
On Sunday, we were proud to be one of the sites to collect the initial set of signatures for the Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety amendment to go on the ballot in 2023. We collected 120 signatures at our county party headquarters, and today the coalition announced that they’ve gathered the required 1,000 signatures to file the amendment paperwork with the state’s attorney general!
Thank you to everyone who helped out with the event and everyone who signed the petition.
WCDP Women’s Group Raises ~$1,150 for Safe on Main
Last week, the WCDP Women’s Group relaunched with a Valentine’s Day donation to Safe on Main (formerly ARCS).
Due to all the generous and caring WCDP Women’s Group members who supported Safe on Main’s residents and clients, we were able to donate about $1,150 to Safe on Main along with our personalized Valentine’s cards!
Thank you to our “artistic director” Diana Contario, for creating this beautiful basket to deliver our cards, and to everyone who joined us and contributed to make this relaunch a success!
New Quilt Drawing: Tulip Garden
“Tulip Garden” is a queen sized quilt done in spring colors and bordered in coordinating fabrics. The soft pinks yellows and blues bring springtime to mind. The quilters also used some hand dyed pieces for this one.
The quilt will be awarded at the November 2023 (November 15th, 2023) Executive Committee meeting.
Donate $5 for one or $20 for 6 opportunities to make this quilt your own.
100% of the donations generated from the quilt sale support the Warren County Democratic Party, including training and supporting candidates running for office.
Reflections on the 2022 General Election
Now that the dust has (mostly) settled from Tuesday’s midterm elections, we’re taking stock of where we are — our victories and our defeats.
First, the good news: We’re going to have a new Democratic congressman! Greg Landsman defeated Steve Chabot to claim victory.
2022 Gala & Silent Auction – THANK YOU!
What an inspiring afternoon at our Warren County Democratic Party 2022 Gala and Silent Auction! Fantastic speeches from our candidates, great conversations at our tables, some wonderful items to bid on at our silent auction, and over $20,000 raised to help us turn Warren County blue this November!
THANK YOU all of the volunteers, table sponsors, and guests who made this event possible.
And a huge thank you to the following people:Silent Auction Team: Diana Contario and Bethe Goldenfield (Coordinators), Kathlene Applegate, Sharon Campbell, Chris Ohlinger, Carol Sleeth, Melva Soderlund, Caryn Weckstein Volunteer Coordinators: Diana Contario, Bethe Goldenfield, John Marrone Graphic Design: Laura Kujawa Ticket and Campaign Finance: Bethe Goldenfield and Chris Ohlinger The fantastic staff at the Manor House Everyone who volunteered to help set up and clean up, staff the silent auction, check-in, and nametag tables, and do all the other little things that made our Gala & Silent Auction so great.
We’d also like to thank all of the candidates who were able to join us to make the afternoon such a success:Cheryl Stephens, Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor Greg Landsman, Democratic nominee for US House, OH-01 Taylor Sappington, Democratic nominee for state auditor Judge Marilyn Zayas, Democratic candidate for Ohio Supreme Court Joy Bennett, Democratic nominee for Ohio House of Representatives, HD-56 Paul Zorn, Democratic nominee for Ohio House of Representatives, HD-55 Nabila Babar, Democratic candidate for Warren County Commissioner
Here are some pictures from the event:
Congratulations to Joy Bennett, HD-56 Nominee!
We’d like to congratulate our new District 56 nominee Joy Bennett on a hard-won victory in last night’s primary. We’re ready and eager to do what it takes to help you win and start taking back our state house!
We’d also like to thank Sam Cao for running such a positive and energetic campaign.
Fill out our 2022 Volunteer Survey!
At our July meeting, we passed out a survey for party members to fill out, indicating where you would be willing to volunteer with the county party in helping fulfill our 2022 goals.
If you weren’t able to make it to the meeting — or if you just didn’t get around to filling the survey out — you can fill out the survey online.Click here to fill out the survey!
We’re asking that members fill out the survey before 5:00pm Monday, July 25 so that the leadership team can plan out our priorities and where we need to ask specific people for extra help as we head into one of the most important elections of our lifetime this fall.
We’re aiming for as much participation as we can get.
Silent Auction Items Needed
We’re still looking for additional donations to round out and amplify our tremendous silent auction!
Here are some of the items we’re looking for:Restaurant and retail gift certificates Hair salon gift cards and products baskets Personal services gift cards: Manicure, massage, facials, brows, waxing, dental care, etc. Fresh flower arrangements from professional and home florists Travel: Airline tickets, timeshares, vacation rentals, etc. Garden baskets Wine and wine baskets Pet baskets and items Craft beer or brewery items, baskets, and gift cards Liquor and spirits: Individual items or basket ensembles (margarita, bourbon, Scotch, etc.) Coffee or gourmet food baskets Sports tickets: Baseball, football, soccer, tennis, golf, hockey Event tickets: Theatre, music, symphony, dance, etc. Handcrafted art, jewelry, woodworking, or pottery Jewelry and fashion accessories Lessons: Technology, art, sports, voice, cooking, music, etc.
Asking your service providers, retailers, and establishments you frequent often proves successful.
Early Voting is Underway: August 2 Primary
Early and absentee voting are underway for the August 2 primary!
In Warren County, this primary is for state legislative races only… and we’ve got a contested primary in House District 56 between two great Democrats, Joy Bennett and Sam Cao!
Here’s some information you can share about the election with your friends and neighbors:Early Voting in Person: Early voting has started on July 6th for the August 2 primary!