Speaker Jordan?

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We need to fill you in on everything that happened this week, so let’s jump right in.

Weekend of Action

Ohio Democrats and our volunteers across the state have been working hard to get the word out about voting YES on Issue 1 by November 7.

There are 4 days left to register to vote, 5 days until Ohioans start early voting, and 32 days until Election Day. That’s why Ohio Democrats are hosting a Weekend of Action THIS WEEKEND.

We hope you can join us for a shift to get out the word about the upcoming election and make sure everyone has a plan to vote YES on Issue 1 by November 7th. 

You can sign up for a canvassing shift using our canvass calendar below.

Canvass Calendar

We hope you can join us for a shift to get out the word about the upcoming election and make sure everyone has a plan to vote YES on Issue 1 by November 7th. 

You can sign up for a canvassing shift using our canvass calendar below.

Canvass Calendar

Can’t join us on the doors? Sign up to make some calls! Ohio Democrats have pledged to make one million phone calls to voters about the November election. View our phonebank calendar and pick a few times to get on the dialer!

Phonebank Calendar

Finally, if you can’t join us on the doors or the phones, consider chipping in what you can in our effort to show out-of-touch republicans – WE WON’T GO BACK.

Protect Abortion Rights

THANK YOU for joining us in the fight!

Bombshell Report

A Columbus Dispatch article this week shone a light on high turnover and low morale quaking the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. Former employees say that the source of these problems is management that is laser-focused on electing LaRose as Ohio’s next U.S. Senator rather than doing the job of the Secretary of State’s office.

Several long-term election employees left under the reign of Frank LaRose and were not replaced, leaving more responsibilities for newer employees who lack the institutional knowledge needed for this work. 

Ohioans have already seen the effects of a Secretary of State’s office’s mismanagement when, . ahead of the August 8th primary, LaRose sent out outdated vote-by-mail applications to Ohioans and sent the wrong ballot language to county boards of election.

The news comes after the announcement that LaRose is moving the Secretary of State’s office into the same building as his U.S. Senate campaign, blurring ethical lines and costing Ohioans over $600,000 in taxpayer dollars. 

Did you never hear the phrase “don’t mix work and pleasure,” Frank?

You can read the full article here. We recommend sitting down.

Speaker Jordan???

I’m sorry, I don’t think I read that right. Speaker Jordan? As in speaker of the House Jim Jordan?

After McCarthy was ousted as Speaker, Jim Jordan threw his hat in the ring for a shot at the role. And shortly after Jordan launched his bid, President Trump endorsed him. 

Jordan represents the worst of Ohio Republicans. He’s an election-denier, avid anti-abortion activist, and he’s spending his time in Congress leading an impeachment inquiry into President Biden instead of advocating for Ohioans. Jordan might be the worst thing to come out of Ohio since the gerrymandered, duck shaped district he represents. 

One thing is certain, we cannot allow Jordan to have more power than he already does. Control of the U.S. House will run through Ohio, and we have to protect our frontline Democrats and flip control of the House.

Consider a donation to take down Jim Jordan.

Take Down Jim Jordan

Events Corner

Ohio Democrats have some exciting events coming up. Keep reading below to see if any of them are happening in your area.

Rally with Congresswoman Brown!

Congresswoman Brown will be hosting a Reproductive Freedom Roundtable & Rally followed by a canvass launch on Saturday, October 14th!

RSVP for Rally & Roundtable

Drinks with Dems Columbus – GOTV Edition

Ohio Democrats are BACK with another Drinks with Dems event. This time, we will be in Columbus. Join us for this casual cocktail hour to mingle with local Democrats and get fired up for the November 7th Election. Funds raised at the event will help us turn out Democrats to vote YES on Issue 1.

RSVP for Columbus Drinks w/ Dems

For questions or to RSVP via email, please reach out to Courtney Wilkerson at cwilkerson@ohiodems.org.

Friend of the Party Cocktail Party

The boys from Pod Save America are hitting the road and will be stopping in Cleveland on Sunday, October 29th at 7pm.

Ohio Democrats are so excited to be hosting a Friend of the Party Cocktail Hour immediately before the live show from 4:30-6:30pm. Checkout the ticket levels below:

Champion of the Party | $250
Includes entry to Cocktail Hour, ticket to Pod Save America show at Mimi Ohio Theatre, and Friend of the Party Swag Bag

Friend of the Party | $100
Includes entry to Cocktail Hour and Friend of the Party Swag Bag

Young Dems | $25
Includes entry to Cocktail Hour

RSVP for the Cocktail Hour

For questions, or to RSVP via email, please reach out to Emma Elwood at eelwood@ohiodems.org.


WEWS-TV Cleveland: Even before office move is complete, Ohio Sec. of State LaRose appears to blur ethical lines

Politico: GOP candidate Matt Dolan raises $4M in third quarter Ohio Senate bid

AP: JR Majewski, who quit Ohio GOP primary in May, rejoins race to challenge Democratic Rep. Kaptur

Akron Beacon Journal: Kevin Coughlin enters GOP race for 13th District in Congress against Chris Banweg

Until Next Time

Ohio Democrats are working hard gearing up to vote YES on Issue One in November. Please consider contributing as much as you can to help Ohio Democrats turn out as many of our voters as we can to protect abortion rights in November.

If you’re unsure about how much more you can contribute, simply reply to this email. We’d be happy to help. 

As always, thank you for standing with us. I am immensely grateful for your partnership.


Emily Feltz
Finance Director, Ohio Democrats

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