Holiday Party on Sunday
You are cordially invited to join your friends in the Butler County Democratic Party for our annual Holiday Party celebration this Sunday, December 8th from 4-6pm at the UAW Local 674 Hall, 1233 Symmes Road, Fairfield, OH. We’ll be welcoming 2014 State Attorney General Candidate David Pepper and Senator Nina Turner’s Campaign Political Director, Rev. Kyle Earley, at the event. We’ll also have fun and games and crafts for the kids as well as festive beverages and music. Bring a food pantry donation or unwrapped toy to enter. Cake Walk raffle tickets will be available for purchase for $1 each or 6 for $5.
It’s not too late to enter the Chili Cook-Off or contribute a cake, pie or tray of cookies to the Cake Walk. Just email@example.com to let us know if you plan to bring something.
Hope you can join us Sunday!
Last Call for Signatures for Petition for Medicaid Expansion
Have you signed the Petition Yet? We desperately need your signature in the next seven days. The Democratic Party is partnering with the SEIU in a petition effort to place an initiative on the ballot next November to expand permanently Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and we need your help! We need to collect at least 115,000 signatures statewide, and at least 1,827 here in Butler County, by December 15. Please stop by headquarters to sign this important petition today. The office is open Monday through Thursday, 10am - 4pm. Petitions will be available for signing at the holiday party as well.
There’s still time to host a signing event. Pick up a petition at headquarters and give us a day, time and location where you’ll be to collect signatures. It can be your home or a public building. We’ll spread the word and drive signers to your location. Deadline for drive-through sign-ups is Sunday at 6pm. Email me today to let me know if you can help!
You’re Invited: 2013 Ohio Democratic Party Women’s Caucus Luncheon!
Featuring: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2),
State Senator Nina Turner, and State Representative Connie Pillich
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is one of the first female combat veterans to serve in Congress. Gabbard is the recipient of the 2013 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award. Her story is an inspiration, and her dedication to public service showcases the best of our party’s values.
Date: December 15th
Time: 12:00p – 2:30p
Location: The Boat House at Confluence Park, 679 West Spring Street, Columbus, OH
Reception Sponsor Cost: $350.00 12:00-12:30 Coffee and Conversation with Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard,(lunch ticket included)
Luncheon ticket: $35.00 12:30pm - 2:30pm ODWC Luncheon with keynote Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard
Please reserve your seats by calling Elizabeth Walters at (614) 221-6563 x 147 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also RSVP online here:
Holiday Office Hours
Please note that headquarters will be closed from Friday, December 20 through Monday, January 6. The office will reopen on Tuesday, January 7th. I’d like to take a moment to offer my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of the volunteers who staff our headquarters and keep it open four days a week. Without them, our Party would not have a home! Please join me in thanking them, and particularly our Office Manager, David Spurrier. I don’t know what we’d do without Dave!!!
As always, thank you for your continued support!
Chair, Butler County Democratic Party
Calendar of Events:
Sunday, December 8 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm – Butler County Democratic Party Holiday Party, UAW Local 674 Hall, 1233 Symmes Road, Fairfield. Chili Cook-Off, Cake Walk, crafts for kids! Bring a food pantry donation or unwrapped toy for needy family. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to enter an item in the Cake Walk or the Chili Cook-Off.
Monday, December 9, at 6:00 - 9:00pm – Democratic Women of Southwest Ohio Annual Holiday Party; Chesterwood Retirement Village, 8073 Tylersville Road, West Chester. Contact Jean Leeson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to RSVP.
Tuesday, December 10, at 7:00pm – Butler County Progressive PAC Meeting featuring special guests Tom Poetter, Democratic candidate for 8th Congressional District, and Steven Nelson, Miami University Professor and leader in Move to Amend, which seeks to amend the Constitution to address that money is not speech and ensure that corporations are not treated as human beings as in the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Community Room at the LCNB Bank Building, 30 Park Place West, Oxford.
NOTE: There will be NO Regular Party meeting in December.
Wednesday, January 8, at 5:30pm – Butler County Democratic Party Governing Board Meeting at headquarters, 224-226 Park Avenue, Hamilton. All are welcome.
Wednesday, January 8, at 6:30pm – Butler County Democratic Party Communications Committee Meeting at headquarters, 224-226 Park Avenue, Hamilton. Please join the Communications Committee in helping to devise message strategy and research to help all of our Democratic candidates on the ballot in 2014.
Wednesday, January 8, at 6:30pm – Butler County Democratic Party Fundraising Committee Meeting at headquarters, 224-226 Park Avenue, Hamilton. Please join the Fundraising Committee in helping plan events and other activities to raise the money we will need to help elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 2014.
Thursday, January 16, at 7:00pm – Butler County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting at headquarters, 224-226 Park Avenue, Hamilton. All are welcome. Please join us in learning more about our strategy to win in 2014, meet some of our 2014 local Democratic candidates, and get involved. We plan to have dinner at 6pm, but we are in need of volunteers to help provide food. If you can donate a main dish, side dish, or dessert, please contact Kim Cornett today.
Thursday, January 23, from 5:30 – 7:30pm – Fundraiser for John Patrick Carney for Auditor of State, Stained 1054 Bistro, 1054 Central Avenue, Middletown, OH 45044. Gold Sponsor is $1,000; Silver Sponsor is $500, Bronze Sponsor is $250, and Attendee is $50. Checks payable to Carney for Ohio or go to www.votecarney.com. RSVP to Bushra Sheikh at 859-955-0369 or email at email@example.com.
Saturday, January 25, 10am – 2pm – Candidate Training Workshop at Headquarters, 224-226 Park Avenue, Hamilton. All candidates or campaign volunteers – or future candidates welcome. This is the first of two workshops we’ll be offering in 2014 for candidates. The second will be held in the summer. This first workshop will focus on writing a campaign plan, developing a message, and campaign budgets and fundraising. More details will be announced later. If you’d like to attend or volunteer with this event, please contact Bruce Carter today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, January 31, at 5:00pm – House Party Fundraiser for Ed FitzGerald for Governor, home of Kathy and Jim Wyenandt, 5119 Griffis Lake Dr., Liberty Twp., OH 45011. Gold Sponsor is $250; Silver Sponsor is $100, Attendee is $50. Please RSVP today.
Saturday, February 8th, 12:00 – 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. This workshop will be repeated on Saturday, March 8th for those who can’t make the event in February. A second workshop with different topics will be offered in the summer as well.
Saturday, February 15th, 7:00 – 10:00pm – Annual Valentine Dance featuring live music from Outta Here (our own Judge Dan Gattermeyer and Farrell Goodman’s band). The event will be held at Michael J. Colligan Lodge at Veterans Park in Hamilton. Details will be forthcoming.