Help us get out the vote (virtually)

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Time is running out for Ohio voters to make their voices heard in our primary election. We need your help to call voters who requested a ballot and remind them to return it as soon as possible.

Whether you have a couple of hours or just a few minutes, any calls you make will help to increase voter turnout and participation in our democracy. Click here to start making calls now.

As we practice social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the Ohio Democratic Party has moved our operations online — and that means Election Night, too! You’re invited to join us for a Virtual Election Night Party on Tuesday night as we watch the results and chat with a few special guests.

Click here to RSVP for our Virtual Election Night Party.

Thank you for all you do and please stay healthy and safe!

David

David Pepper
Chairman
Ohio Democratic Party


TRUMP WATCH

Trump’s Cuts Are Hurting the Great Lakes

Fifty years after Richard Nixon proposed the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in the wake of the Cuyahoga River catching fire, budget cuts by Republican leaders at the federal and state levels are hurting the Great Lakes, according to a new report by the Environmental Law and Policy Center.

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“Since Donald Trump took office, Clean Water Act enforcement has plummeted, and polluters are getting the message that Trump’s EPA won’t hold them accountable,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “The Great Lakes provide one-fifth of the planet’s supply of freshwater, and Lake Erie helps to support more than 100,000 tourism jobs in the eight counties that border the lake. Rob Portman likes to tout all he supposedly does to help Lake Erie, but huge algae blooms that endanger drinking water supplies and hurt tourism continue to happen nearly every year. Portman cares about photo ops and taking credit, but his support for an administration and EPA wreaking havoc on Lake Erie is his real record.”

“Dave Joyce’s claims that he has tried to protect Lake Erie are nothing more than political spin,” said Hillary O’Connor Mueri, Ohio native, Navy combat veteran and Democratic nominee for OH-14. “Trump’s policies are killing Lake Erie, and that equals killing thousands of jobs in Ohio’s 14th Congressional District, while Dave Joyce lets it happen. We need a representative in Washington who will fight for those jobs — not just his own.”


OHIO DEMS IN THE HEADLINES

Ryan Wants Guaranteed Monthly Payments for Americans

As our nation struggles with the health and economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, Congressman Tim Ryan has introduced the Emergency Money for the People Act to provide additional income to most Americans. Ryan’s proposal would supplement the one-time payment of $1,200 included in the CARES Act and guarantee a monthly payment of $2,000 to all Americans over 16 making under $130,000 a year.

“A one-time payment is simply not enough to sustain most Americans for the length of this crisis,” wrote Ryan. “One of the most important things we can do right now is to put cash in the hands of average hard-working Americans. Consumer spending makes up roughly 70 percent of U.S. gross domestic product, so how will our small businesses survive if their customers don’t have money in their pockets? The old strategies have failed us. This is an unprecedented crisis, and it is time for government to respond in an unprecedented way.”


UPCOMING EVENTS

This weekend Team Joe will come together for a Service Outreach Unity Leadership (S.O.U.L.) of the Nation Saturday to thank our communities’ heroes and connect with friends and neighbors.

Here are additional virtual events you can join:


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