UAW Endorses Biden

The United Auto Workers endorsed Joe Biden for re-election today. “Donald Trump is a scab,” UAW President Shawn Fain said. “Donald Trump is a billionaire, and that’s who he represents. … Donald Trump stands against everything we stand for as a union – as a society.” In a remarkable split-screen moment last year, Biden joined […]

Ohio Senate Overrides DeWine’s veto of HB68

To the great disappointment of reasonable Ohioans, the state Senate voted to override Gov. DeWine’s veto of HB68. Barring court action, that means gender-affirming care for minors will be illegal in Ohio, beginning at the end of April.

Jeff Sites withdraws from District 4 House race

Jeff Sites withdrew from the race for the Democratic nomination for US House District 4. He announced on X and Facebook that he has withdrawn for health reasons, and threw his support to Steve Thomas.

DeWine vetoes anti-trans bill

Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed HB 68, a bill that would have banned gender-affirming care for trans youth, and prohibited middle- and high-school trans kids from playing sports with cis-gender kids. It is not known yet whether the legislature will try to override the veto. The photo is from a December 13, 2023 press conference in […]

DCDP Endorses Issue 2

The Delaware County Democratic Party voted Oct. 19 to endorse state Issue 2. The issue, “to commercialize, regulate, legalize and tax the adult use of cannabis,” is on the November ballot. Early voting has begun; Election Day is Nov. 7. Party Chair Peg Watkins said the issue was endorsed by the local party’s executive committee […]

Misleading Ballot Language

No surprise here: the Ohio Ballot Board, chaired by Frank LaRose and dominated by abortion opponents, issued ballot language for the Reproductive Freedom amendment that is calculated to fire up the minority of Ohioans who oppose abortion rights. The ballot language uses the phrase “unborn child” four times. That phrase does not appear in the […]

Issue 1 Goes Down!

You did it! Issue 1 was defeated, by a statewide margin of roughly 56% – 44%, with Delaware County voting No by 58% – 42%. More info here.

Parker Scholarship 2023

2023 Parker Scholarship winners are Parker Parker, left, from Dublin Jerome High School, and Diya Rajan, center, from Olentangy High School,  with David Simmons, chair of the Parker Scholarship committee. Congratulations, Parker and Diya!

Rigged Movie Screening

DCDP hosted a private screening of Rigged: the Voter Suppression Playbook at the Strand Theatre in Delaware on Monday evening, March 20. A crowd of about 60 people watched the film, enjoyed refreshments, and learned about Ohio’s new voting laws, including a photo id requirement that takes effect in April. An estimated 90% of registered […]

Larry Householder Convicted

Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters released the following statement in response to the verdict in the FirstEnergy bribery scandal. “For too long, Republican politicians and their wealthy, well-connected friends have gotten away with screwing over working Ohioans and then making those same working Ohioans foot the bill for GOP misdeeds. Today, Ohioans on the jury […]