It’s especially important that everyone is counted in the 2020 Census, because this number determines how much funding Ohio will be allocated for various programs, including Medicaid and Medicare, school lunches, education, transportation and infrastructure. Accurately counting children, those experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable communities will ensure they get funding for those programs.
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Trump’s Reckless Trade Policies Hurt the Economy
Donald Trump’s trade war by tweet is hurting our economy. Now Trump’s own chief economist is admitting it.
This isn’t the first time an organization has sounded the alarm about Trump’s reckless trade policies. The Federal Reserve found the president’s trade policies have backfired on manufacturing.
Here in Ohio, Trump’s failed trade policies have harmed manufacturers, farmers, small businesses and consumers. Farm bankruptcies were up 20 percent nationwide in 2019, and in Ohio, we saw the highest number of Chapter 12 filings in a decade.
OHIO DEMS IN THE HEADLINES
Ohio Supreme Court in the Spotlight
In a decision announced last week, Ohio Supreme Court Justices Melody Stewart and Michael P. Donnelly sided with the law and voted to protect a worker from retaliation by her employer.
Unfortunately — in yet another example of how the Republican justices on the Ohio Supreme Court routinely vote to protect powerful special interests over the people — the GOP majority chose to side with the restaurant owner, who fired the employee after she complained he was underreporting her income to the state.
“Christine House was a restaurant server in Medina County who was fired for causing ‘drama,’ according to her former employer,” said Ohio Democratic Party Communications Director Kirstin Alvanitakis. “Well, the ‘drama’ that Ms. House caused was calling out her employer for violating state unemployment compensation law.
“She sued for wrongful termination, and the Republican majority threw out her lawsuit. In their opinion, there was no public policy need served by allowing House to have her day in court. Instead of protecting a worker from retaliation, the GOP justices all sided with her employer, who allegedly attempted to cover up its misdeeds by asking her to lie to the state about the circumstances of her firing and offering her an under-the-table payoff. That’s outrageous. In 2020, we need to elect new justices who will stand up to the powerful special interests that have unduly influenced the Ohio Supreme Court for decades.”
Stewart and Donnelly won election to the court in 2018. Donnelly is heading up a new Ohio Supreme Court task force on wrongful convictions, and Stewart recently was the featured speaker at the Ohio Supreme Court’s Black History Month event.
The Ohio Democratic Party is holding its annual Legacy Dinner on Sunday, March 15, in Columbus. Click here for info on tickets and tables.
- Saturday, Feb. 22 — College Democrats of Ohio Fundraiser in Columbus
- Saturday, Feb. 22 — Franklin County Young Dems Canvass
- Saturday, Feb. 22 — Trumbull County Young Dems Game Night
- Saturday, Feb. 22 — Hardin County Democratic Party Luncheon with Judge Jennifer Brunner and Nick Rubando
- Saturday, Feb. 22 — Athens County Democratic Party Straw Poll Breakfast
- Sunday, Feb. 23 — Joyce Beatty for Congress Canvass in Westerville
- Monday, Feb. 24 — Delaware County Young Dems Organizational Meeting
- Tuesday, Feb. 25 — Franklin County Young Dems Game Night
- Tuesday, Feb. 25 — League of Women Voters EdChoice. Voucher and School Funding Forum
- Thursday, Feb. 27 — Ottawa County Democratic Party Blue Plate Special with Judge Jennifer Brunner and Judge John P. O’Donnell
- Thursday, Feb. 27 — Auglaize County Democratic Party 4th Congressional District Democratic Debate
- Thursday, Feb. 27 — Meet the Candidates Night with The Cincinnati Enquirer
- Tuesday, March 3 — Lorain Democratic Women’s Club Spaghetti Dinner
- Tuesday, March 3 — Stonewall Democrats General Membership Meeting
- Thursday, March 5 — 5th Annual International Women’s Day Summit in Cleveland
- Saturday, March 7 — Marion County Democratic Club’s FDR Breakfast
- Sunday, March 8 — Butler County Democratic Party Gala Dinner
- Sunday, March 8 — Bedford and Watson Hills Democratic Party’s March Madness Fundraiser Featuring Hillary O’Connor Mueri for Congress
- Wednesday, March 11 — Fairfield County Democratic Party Happy Hour Dinner
- Thursday, March 12 — Northwest Ohio Seven-County Democratic Dinner
- Thursday, March 12 — Summit County Democratic Party’s St. Patrick’s Party
- Thursday, March 12 — Wood County Democratic Party Meet and Greet with Judge Jennifer Brunner and Judge John P. O’Donnell
- Saturday, March 14 — Clermont County Democratic Party Pancake Breakfast
- Saturday, March 14 — Franklin County Young Dems at Early Vote Center
- Wednesday, March 18 — Clermont County Young Dems Meeting
- Sunday, April 19 — Warren County Democratic Party Spring Gala with Judge Jennifer Brunner and Judge John P. O’Donnell
Finally, Rich Cordray is discussing his new book, “Watchdog,” at the following upcoming events:
- Wednesday, Feb. 26 — Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati
- Thursday, Feb. 27 — Bexley Public Library
- Thursday, March 12 — Hudson Library and Historical Society
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