We Can't Wait
The GOP has no shame. Their continued assault on voting rights, worker rights, and women's rights while pursuing policies that benefit the few at the expense of the many is evidence of their brazeness. The evidence is everywhere in Ohio. Just look at the lackluster economy and weak job growth. Ohio has had the worst job growth in the country for the past three months, and we rank 46th in the nation in job growth. Our unemployment now ranks higher than the national average. Kasich's Ohio Miracle is not playing out as advertised. But even in the past few weeks, we've seen renewed evidence of the GOP's lack of shame:
With that track record, we cannot afford another four years under John Kasich, Jon Husted, and Republican control of state government.
But here's the thing... We can't wait until September to begin talking with voters about the Republican record, or asking them to support our local candidates as well as our fantastic slate of statewide candidates. If we are going to be able to stand up to the flood of special interest money that Kasich and his cronies will have access to, we need to unite now and organize at the grassroots today. To do that, we need your help.
We need your help to talk to voters, knocking on doors or making phone calls, and introducing them to our slate of candidates. We have a real chance to win the governorship and other statewide offices; and we have a chance to win a victory here in Butler County. But we can only do it with your help. Please sign up today.
Then mark your calendar for our 2014 Victory Campaign Kick Off on Sunday, March 30. We'll be organizing door knocks (weather permitting) and phone calls to recruit potential volunteers, identify supporters and undecided voters and introduce our local candidates.
Organizing Training Saturday
If you are interested in getting involved and learning more about our Victory Plan, please plan to attend our 90-minute activist and Central Committee Member Workshop on Saturday. This training will be from Noon to 1:30 at party headquarters, 224-226 Park Avenue, Hamilton. If you came to the session in February, this is a repeat so no need to come again. If you missed that one, now's your chance. Please RSVP
to let us know if you can make it.
Looking for House Party Hosts in March
The first step in building a strong campaign for victory in November is volunteer recruitment. To accomplish that, we need your help. Can you host some friends, neighbors and fellow Democrats in your home in March to join in a discussion about what's at stake, meet a local candidate, and learn how to get involved in our campaign? It’s simple. Just pick a day in March, invite some friends and neighbors and we’ll help you invite other Democrats in your area. Host a meeting in your home or at a local restaurant or other venue. We’ll come with local candidates to talk about our campaign strategy to win this November. If you can help host an event, please let me know.
Ohio Democratic Party Legacy Dinner on March 15
The Butler County Democratic Party has a table at the Ohio Democratic Party Legacy Dinner, and we invite you to sponsor a seat and attend. There are still a few seats left. This year's event will feature Senator Sherrod Brown and the 2014 Democratic Statewide Ticket, with nearly all of our statewide candidates speaking. You don't want to miss this fun event. It's on March 15th at 6pm at the Columbus Athenaeum. Seats are $100. Please let me know today if you'd like to attend.
Chair, Butler County Democratic Party
Calendar of Events:
Key upcoming Dates and Events:
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at 5:30pm – Governing Board meets at headquarters. All are welcome.
Saturday, March 8, 2014, from Noon – 1:30pm -Central/Executive Committee Member Workshop at Headquarters, 224-226 Park Avenue, Hamilton. All party members and activists are welcome. We’ll be training on organizing, hosting a House Party, and other great ideas to kick off the 2014 Election Year. Please RSVP if you can attend.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at 6:30pm - Fundraising Committeemeets at headquarters, 224-226 Park Avenue, Hamilton, OH. All are welcome.
Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 6:00pm – Ohio Democratic Party Legacy Dinner with Senator Sherrod Brown and our next Governor Ed FitzGerald. Columbus Athenaeum, 32 North 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43215. The Party will have a table at this event, which will help off-set our annual assessment to the State Party. Seats are $100. Please contact me to reserve a seat today. Don’t miss this event!
Monday, March 17, 2014, at 7:00pm - Democratic Women of SW Ohio meets at St. Ann's Episcopal Church, 6461 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, OH. Social at 6:30; meeting at 7:00.
Thursday, March 20, at 7:00pm - Butler County Democratic Party Executive Committee meets at headquarters, 224-226 Park Avenue. Come learn more about our 2014 Victory Plan and how you can get involved. We are looking for dinner sponsors to provide dinner before the meeting at 6:00pm. Please contact Kim Cornett if you can help.
Friday, March 21, 2014, at 6:30pm – Movie Night at headquarters, 224-226 Park Avenue. We’ll be showing a double feature of The Butler and We’re the Millers. The cost is just $5 and includes popcorn. Bring your own beverages. Don’t miss this fun event to help raise money for the Party.
Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 1:00pm - 2014 Victory Campaign Kickoff. Mark your calendar and sign up today to join us as we launch our Victory Campaign with door knocks and phone calls to introduce voters to our local candidates, help ensure Tom Poetter wins the Democratic Primary for the 8th Congressional District, and identify prospective volunteers, supporters and undecided voters in our key races.