Ohio Dems on the Front Lines
It’s National Public Health Week, and we are celebrating health care workers, who are on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. Many of them have been working without necessary equipment and protective gear, but they are continuing to provide vital care and treatment.
State Rep. Beth Liston isn’t only a legislator; she’s also a doctor who has been taking night shifts at her hospital to treat coronavirus patients.
Rachael Morocco is another doctor running for the Ohio Statehouse this year.
National Dems Focus on Ohio’s 10th Congressional District
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced that it is adding Ohio’s 10th Congressional District — currently represented by Rep. Mike Turner — to its “offensive battlefield.”
“Congressman Mike Turner is totally out of touch with his Dayton-based district, which went for Sherrod Brown in 2012 and by an even bigger margin in 2018,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “Turner’s transition to becoming a complete Donald Trump lackey was never more apparent than during the impeachment hearings, when he used his time to berate and cut off Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. This district is ready for new leadership, and Desiree Tims has worked tirelessly to put this district in play.”
The Montgomery County Democratic Party has endorsed Desiree Tims for the Democratic nomination to take on Turner this fall.
The DCCC previously announced it was targeting Ohio’s 1st and 12th Congressional Districts.
Nikki Foster and Kate Schroder are the two Democratic candidates running to take on Congressman Steve Chabot in the 1st Congressional District, and Jenny Bell and Alaina Shearer are running in the Democratic primary to challenge Congressman Troy Balderson in the 12th Congressional District.
Ohio Candidate Stands with Captain Crozier
Hillary O’Connor Mueri, former Naval Flight Officer, combat veteran and candidate for Ohio’s 14th Congressional District, released her first radio ad, “Do The Right Thing.” In the ad, Hillary stands with Captain Brett Crozier who was recently fired for sounding the alarm on a coronavirus outbreak onboard USS Theodore Roosevelt.
Hillary, who was deployed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt for an Iraq combat tour, calls out the Trump Administration’s unfair firing of Captain Crozier. Like Captain Crozier, she learned in the Navy to never leave a shipman behind. Hillary holds that value with her today and will take it with her to Congress, never leaving Ohio families behind.
“…Captain Crozier is a hero – one who was smeared by President Trump for protecting his crew. When I was on the Theodore Roosevelt, I was taught to never leave a shipmate behind. And like Captain Crozier, I still hold that with me today. I stand with all the other men and women on USS Theodore Roosevelt and say thank you, Captain Crozier, for your service….”
Crozier is a hero who put his ship and his crew before his career, and who, in return, was fired and smeared by the Trump administration. Sources have confirmed that acting Navy Secretary Modly told a colleague that Trump wanted Crozier fired. Trump said he supported the decision 100%. Modly has since offered his resignation.
The ad will run on diverse news and community programs and podcasts and — to ensure that this message gets heard across the district — it will also run during Rush Limbaugh’s radio program.
Encourage Your Networks to Stay Home and Vote
If you haven’t voted yet in Ohio’s primary election, you have less than three weeks left to request an absentee ballot and send it back before the deadline. Click here to find out more.
If you’ve already cast your ballot, help spread the word and encourage your friends and family members to “Stay Home and Vote” in Ohio’s primary election.
Campaigning is moving online. Check out these virtual events, and keep an eye out for even more in the coming weeks.
- Thursday, April 9 — Virtual Town Hall with Sen. Nickie Antonio, Mayor Meghan George and Dr. Golembiewski
- Thursday, April 9 — Matriots Conversation with Reem Subei for Ohio Senate
- Friday, April 10 — Virtual Town Hall with Sen. Sandra Williams and Reps. Juanita Brent, Janine Boyd, Stephanie Howse and Terrence Upchurch
- Friday, April 10 — All of Us: Community Conversation with Dontavius L. Jarrells, Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein and Columbus City School Board Member Dr. Tina D. Pierce
- Monday, April 13 — Matriots Conversation with Franklin County Commissioner Marilyn Brown
- Tuesday, April 14 — Matriots Conversation with Charmaine McGuffey for Hamilton County Sheriff
- Wednesday, April 15 — National Partnership for Women and Families Webinar on Black Maternal Health Challenges
- Thursday, April 16 — Matriots Conversation with State Rep. Kristin Boggs
- Friday, April 17 — Matriots Conversation with Montgomery County Commissioners
- Saturday, May 2 — Greene County Voices May Virtual Candidate Support Meeting
- Saturday, May 16 — Ohio Young Democrats Virtual Convention
Kathy DiCristofaro, Chair
Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus
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