Election Day is 123 days away

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This week I had the privilege of (virtually) welcoming dozens of new organizers to the 2020 Victory: Battleground Ohio team, and they spent the past few days participating in an online training, getting ready to help us turn Ohio blue in 2020.


Even though this campaign has been unlike any other we’ve seen in our lifetimes, we are continuing to ramp up for Election Day — which is now just 123 days away. Many of the events we look forward to in a presidential campaign are changing because of the coronavirus crisis, but the great thing is that we are now able to make them more interactive and inclusive for everyone to participate.

First of all, our State Convention — when we elect the 18 Ohioans who will serve as our Democratic presidential electors — will be happening on Saturday, Aug. 1. We’re still in the planning stages of what will now be a virtual event, but we already have a number of amazing guests set to speak. So save the date now for our State Convention!

Secondly, we are looking forward to a phenomenal Democratic National Convention, when delegates from across the nation and around the globe will nominate Joe Biden to become our next president. The convention will be anchored every night in Milwaukee and will include four nights of programming, starting on Monday, Aug. 17. In addition, there will be virtual events, with opportunities for grassroots activists and volunteers to be a part of the experience.

If you want to be the first to find out about our State Convention and the Democratic National Convention, sign up for updates by texting CONVENTION to 79229.

Text CONVENTION to 79229

The other official business of the Democratic National Convention is crafting our party’s platform. This document defines what we stand for as Democrats and provides a progressive blueprint for the next four years. The Democratic National Convention Committee is inviting voters to share what ideas, values and beliefs they want to see reflected in our party’s platform. Anyone with ideas about the party’s agenda can record, upload and share their story in a brief video message.

To learn more or to get started with your own video, visit stories.demconvention.com.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Fourth of July holiday weekend with your loved ones.

Thanks so much for being a part of this,


David Pepper
Ohio Democratic Party


Ohio Coronavirus Cases Surge

With more than 1,300 new cases reported in Ohio on Thursday, the coronavirus crisis is surging in the Buckeye State and across the country, but Republican leaders in Washington and at the Ohio Statehouse have dismissed science and public health experts and politicized the pandemic response.

The Ohio Democratic Party hosted a virtual roundtable discussion to discuss the recent surge in coronavirus infections in Ohio with state Rep. Allison Russo, a health care policy expert; Dr. Rachael Morocco, a pediatrician running for Ohio House District 67 in Delaware County; Dr. Ean Bett, a family medicine physician and member of the Physicians Action Network; and Dr. Anita Somani, an ob-gyn and past president of the Columbus Medical Association.

Every speaker emphasized the importance of wearing masks in public to prevent further spread — but Donald Trump has politicized the issue, asserting that wearing a mask is a political statement against him.

“As Dr. Fauci warns we could soon see 100,000 new coronavirus cases every single day and the CDC says the coronavirus outbreak is spreading too rapidly in the U.S. to bring it under control, the Trump administration has basically given up on trying to fight the pandemic,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper.


Ohio House Dems Taking a Virtual Tour

Ohio House Democrats are holding a virtual town hall tour this summer to discuss statewide issues like COVID-19, jobs and the economy, racial justice and police reforms.

“This virtual town hall tour may look different, but its importance remains the same. The conversations we have will continue to inform our work to find solutions to the issues that matter most to our communities — from a resurgent pandemic and economic uncertainty to racial justice and a real plan for a safe, accessible election this November,” said Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Sykes. “Democrats are here to listen, and I hope every Ohioan takes the opportunity to join us on this tour. At the end of the day our job as lawmakers is to work for you, and that’s more important now than ever.”

Click here to find out more!


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The people of Ohio deserve a government that supports their hard work and shares their hopes for the future. Our platform represents the Democratic vision for our State, embracing and implementing the dreams of Ohioans. We firmly defend these American beliefs, values, and traditions and are fighting hard every day to elect Democrats who have the experience and ideas to improve our state and who will hold Columbus accountable.

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