Ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to the Buckeye State this week, the Ohio Democratic Party held a virtual roundtable with Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, Cleveland City Councilman Blaine Griffin and United Steelworkers Local 979 President Dan Boone to highlight the president’s failed policies and broken promises to working Ohioans.
“He’s coming for the press to cover him for a photo op … he’s going to deal with his wealthy friends that he rewarded so highly in the tax bill that has harmed the middle class in our country,” said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. “Now, here’s a few things that he’s not doing. He’s not putting America first, and he’s certainly not helping Ohio…. This is a serious time for Ohio. I support Joe Biden so strongly because he has the experience and the good measure to help lead our country forward domestically and internationally.”
“The president promised to do this big infrastructure package,” said United Steelworkers Local 979 President Dan Boone. “It would revitalize the steel industry, and we’re gonna make it in America, and we’re still waiting for that to happen.”
OHIO DEMS IN THE HEADLINES
Ohio Dems Fighting to Make Voting Safer and Easier
Last week, the Ohio Democratic Party filed a lawsuit to allow Ohio voters to request an absentee ballot electronically, and now the party is encouraging Secretary of State Frank LaRose to allow additional secure dropboxes to be placed across the state. Currently there is only one dropbox per county.
Both of these actions would make voting by mail drastically easier — which is of the utmost importance during a pandemic. Requesting an absentee ballot online would stop voters from having to mail in an application, wait for a ballot to be returned and then mail in their ballot. Dropboxes would also reduce this waiting period allowing folks to simply drop off their ballot.
LaRose is opposing the lawsuit to allow applications to be completed online, and he’s wasting time by asking Attorney General Dave Yost for an unnecessary legal opinion.
You can always find events near you at Mobilize.us/OHDems.
- Saturday, Aug. 8 — Meet Your Organizer in Tuscarawas & Columbiana Counties
- Saturday, Aug. 8 — Socially Distant Postcard Party for Crystal Lett for Ohio Senate
- Saturday, Aug. 8 — Yard Sign Assembly Party with Kathy Wyenandt for Ohio Senate
- Saturday, Aug. 8 — Lit Drop for Clark County Candidates
- Saturday, Aug. 8 — Lit Drop with Leronda Jackson for Ohio House
- Sunday, Aug. 9 — Rural Ohio Leadership Training
- Sunday, Aug. 9 — Think Fink for Portage County Recorder Cookie Fundraiser
- Monday, Aug. 10 — Phone a Friend for Besty Rader for Ohio Senate with Mobilize the Vote
- Tuesday, Aug. 11 — Mahoning/Trumbull County Democratic Women’s Caucus Trivia Night with Judge Jennifer Brunner
- Tuesday, Aug. 11 — Nurses for Biden Virtual Meeting
- Wednesday, Aug. 12 — Virtual Happy Hour for Crystal Lett for Ohio Senate with Councilwoman Liz Brown
- Thursday, Aug. 13 — Wood County Democratic Party Virtual Fundraiser for Joel O’Dorisio for Ohio Senate with Leader Kenny Yuko
- Thursday, Aug. 13 — Women’s Democratic Caucus of Rural Northwest Ohio Virtual Town Hall with Judge Jennifer Brunner
- Thursday, Aug. 13 — Matriots Discussion on Districting & Gerrymandering
- Thursday, Aug. 13 — Virtual Phone Bank for Tom Jackson for Ohio Senate
- Friday, Aug. 14 — Lucas County Democrats Annual Democratic Golf Outing
- Sunday, Aug. 16 — Learn Voting Rights and Tribute to Congressman John Lewis Event
- Monday, Aug. 17 — Joint Fundraiser with Crystal Lett for Ohio Senate and Dr. Rachael Morocco for Ohio House
- Tuesday, Aug. 18 — Phone Bank with Congressman Tim Ryan, Commissioner Kathleen Clyde and John Kennedy
- Saturday, Aug. 22 — Ohio Young Dems Weekend of Action: Virtual Absentee Ballot Requests
- Saturday, Aug. 22 — Kick It up with Kathy Wyenandt for Ohio Senate
- Tuesday, Aug. 25 — Ohio Women’s Rally with Crystal Lett, Besty Rader, Kathy Wyenandt and Christian Johnson for Ohio Senate
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