ODP/LEAD Ohio Campaign Management Bootcamp
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hello Ohio Democrats! The Ohio Democratic Party’s Main Street Initiative is partnering with LEAD Ohio PAC and on a campaign management bootcamp for Democrats across Southwest Ohio. From Dayton to Cincinnati, Oxford to Hillsboro, Batavia to Springfield, all are welcome.

Register here for this in-person training, which will be held on Saturday, April 29 in Warren County from approximately 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Once you are accepted, you will receive the location, full schedule, and other materials. This training is free and lunch is provided.

This training will cover topics like: planning your campaign, crafting your message and narrative as a candidate, fundraising, engaging with the media and getting your message out via various communications channels, direct voter contact and field organizing, and more.

Because each event has a fixed number of spots, priority will go to to candidates, staff, and volunteers who plan to get involved in 2023 campaigns, though we also welcome potential future candidates, party activists and volunteers, and other good Democrats who want to get involved to register as well. We will begin sending out acceptances on a rolling basis on April 14.

Click here to sign up!

ODP Pride Caucus Meeting @ Antiques on High
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join LGBTQ+ leaders from across the state to formally take action to develop the ODP Pride Caucus. All Ohio Democratic activists interested in advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer folks are encouraged to attend. From elected officials, to campaign volunteers to community organizers and, all people in between, all are welcome and encouraged to join us. Our meeting agenda includes business that needs to be officially completed with ODP Chair Liz Walters, networking and chatting on plans for this new caucus. Cash bar will be available.

Please help us spread the word about this event. All are welcome to attend.

RSVP for the meeting here.

Democratic Veterans Caucus of Cincinnati @ Fretboard Brewing Company
Jun 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join the Democratic Veterans Caucus of Cincinnati for an evening of camaraderie and political activism!

Click here for more details or to RSVP.

Ohio Democrats Family Reunion @ Kemba Live!
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Please join us for the Ohio Democratic Party’s Family Reunion! It promises to be a fun afternoon of camaraderie and solidarity to reunite and elect Democrats.

Guests will include Senator Sherrod Brown, US Representatives Joyce Beatty, Shontel Brown, Marcy Kaptur, Greg Landsman, and Emilia Sykes, and ODP Chairwoman Liz Walters.

VIP Reception: 12-2pm
Program: 2-3:30pm
After Party: 3:30-5:30pm

Contact Bethe Goldenfield (chair@warrencountydems.org) if you’re interested in joining Warren County’s contingent.

VIRTUAL LIVE TRAINING: Expert Q&A Messaging Around Reproductive Rights & Abortion
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join the National Democratic Training Committee for this great virtual training event!

With the recent onslaught of state laws across the country targeting abortion and reproductive rights, we must proactively affirm reproductive freedom for everyone. That begins with what we say and how we say it.

Whether you are a candidate, a campaign staffer, or a local leader it is important to understand the current status of access to reproductive healthcare in communities across the country and how attacks on these rights affect those in your community.

This panel will discuss how to discuss and message around reproductive health and abortion with voters by holding values-based conversations and facts. Panelists will discuss how you can combat anti-choice rhetoric and work to preserve access to reproductive rights in your community.

Our panelists include:

Ashley Aylward is a Research Manager at HIT Strategies, where she specializes in policing reform, reproductive justice, and young voters. Alongside her work she is currently progressing towards her Master’s in Data Analytics and Policy with a concentration in political behavior at Johns Hopkins University.

Rachel Sweet is an independent ballot measure consultant based in Kansas City, Missouri. In 2022, Rachel served as the Campaign Manager for two critical abortion rights ballot measure campaigns– Kansans for Constitutional Freedom and Protect Kentucky Access.

And this discussion will be moderated by NDTC’s Allyson Raines. Allyson joined NDTC in 2019 as the Chief Operating Officer. Her passion for equitable access to healthcare led her to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund where she spent 8 years fighting for reproductive health care.

Have accessibility questions? Reply to your registration email to confirm your requirements or request more information.

Click here to register.

ODWC Webinar: We Won’t Go Back
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
ODWC Webinar: We Won't Go Back

The Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus presents We Won’t Go Back: Looking ahead to November and restoring reproductive freedom in Ohio!

Abortion is on the ballot! We collected petition signatures and defeated Issue 1’s power grab on democracy. Now we turn to November and restoring reproductive freedom for all Ohioans.

Join us as we hear from Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights and additional speakers about the road to November!

Speaker: Dr. Lauren Beene, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights and co-leader of Protect Choice Ohio and Ohioans United for Reproductive Freedom

This is a virtual event. Click here to register.

ODP Volunteer Summit
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

After a resounding win on August 8th, we Ohio Democrats have an incredible amount of momentum on our side. Looking forward to the fight to codify reproductive freedom into our constitution and countless critical fights in 2024, we need to continue building off our success and work up even more organizing muscle!

Join us in Columbus on Saturday, September 9th for our inaugural Volunteer Summit. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet fellow activists throughout the state who engage in the same vital electoral work as you do face to face. We’ll also hear from many exciting guest speakers who have been doing great organizing work as Democratic operatives for a long time. And no Ohio Democrat event is complete without an appearance from Senator Sherrod Brown, so he’ll be there too!

This Volunteer Summit is a key opportunity to refocus and emerge with clear direction and unison for the long road ahead in this fight to turn Ohio blue. Should be a grand old time too with a lot of fun to be had!

Details of exact location to follow. We look forward to seeing you soon in Columbus!

Click here to register!

ODP Veterans Caucus – Warren County Muster @ WCDP Headquarters
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join Warren County Area Veterans, Military Family Members, and supporters for an important meeting and discussion about how Ohio’s Military Community can help elect pro-democracy, Democratic candidates for local office in Warren County and around the state in 2023 and 2024.

The Ohio Democratic Party’s Veterans & Military Community Caucus is an official constituency caucus of the Ohio Democratic Party.

Click here to RSVP.

Three Weeks Out: Yes on Issue 1 Campaign Update
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

October 19th marks 19 days out from Election Day. With reproductive freedom at stake in this election, we cordially invite you to hear Chair Liz Walters speak about the Ohio Democratic Party’s successes in the “Vote YES on 1” Campaign thus far. Moreover, we’ll brief you about our GOTV canvassing plans and how you can plug in to ensure that every Democrat in Ohio gets out the “YES” vote. Face to face conversations with voters are how we win, and we truly need all hands on deck to ensure we codify reproductive freedom into the Ohio Constitution on November 7th.

After you sign up, the Zoom link will be emailed to you one hour before start time. We look forward to seeing you on the Zoom on Thursday!

Click here to sign up.

WCDP Veterans Caucus Muster @ Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Warren County area veterans, military family members, and supporters for an important meeting and discussion about how Ohio’s military community can help elect pro-democracy, Democratic candidates for local office in Warren County and around the state in 2023 and 2024.

The Ohio Democratic Party’s Veterans & Military Community Caucus is an official constituency caucus of the Ohio Democratic Party.

Click here for more information or to RSVP.