LEBANON, OHIO, AUGUST 17 – At their meeting on Wednesday night at the Warren County Administration Building, the Executive Committee of the Warren County Democratic Party elected Kelly Sakalas as their new county party chair, as outgoing chair Bethe Goldenfield is retiring after decades of service to the party.
“I’m deeply honored to have been chosen as your new chair,” remarked Sakalas.
WE DID IT!
The votes have been cast and counted, and the NO side has won a decisive victory in Ohio! Issue 1, which would have made it all but impossible for citizens to put an amendment on our state constitution, has been defeated by a margin of 57%-43% statewide.
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When sentencing former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder on Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S.
The Warren County Democratic Party and Butler County Democratic Party announced on Wednesday that they have collected over 10,000 petition signatures to put the Reproductive Rights Amendment on the November ballot, significantly exceeding their counties’ respective goals.
Warren County reported collecting over 6,000 signatures — more than doubling their initial goal of 3,000 — and Butler County reported over 4,000 signatures, exceeding their county’s goals as well.
Ohio’s government shenanigans offer a continuous fountain of news. We’re curating the headlines each day so you can stay informed.Bill banning trans athletes added to bill to limit health care for Ohio LGBTQ youth Ohio House committee passes combined measure
A bill that would prevent trans athletes from participating in Ohio women’s sports was woven into a bill that would limit health care for LGBTQ+ youth, and passed the Ohio House Public Health Policy Committee — all in the same meeting.
House Bill 6, dubbed the “Save Women’s Sports Act”, was added to House Bill 68, also known as the Save Adolescents from Experimentation Act (SAFE Act), through a substitute bill that was accepted during Wednesday’s committee meeting.
Ohio’s government shenanigans offer a continuous fountain of news. We’re curating the headlines each day so you can stay informed.Issue 1
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the Ballot Board must clarify the definition of “electors” in the language for Issue 1, on the ballot in August.
A quick update on our progress gathering signatures for the reproductive freedom amendment: As of yesterday, we’ve officially met our minimum goal of 3,000 signatures! We’ve still got a month or so to go, so we’re going to keep gathering signatures in pursuit of our stretch goal of 6,000 signatures.
A huge thank you to our regional team leads, our data team, our petition circulators, and especially to everyone who has signed so far!
If you haven’t had the chance to sign the petition yet, you can drop in at WCDP HQ (1231 Columbus Ave., Lebanon) on Saturdays 10-4 or Sundays 1-4 to sign.
In case you missed the news yesterday, the Ohio GOP is so desperate to cancel our basic freedoms that they’ve called a special election on August 8 to try to ram through new restrictions on constitutional amendments that would make it all but impossible for We The People to serve as a check on our gerrymandered, far-right state legislature.
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.
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!