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Yes We Can Candidates Will Move Forward to the General Election

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Yes We Can Candidates Will Move Forward to the General Election

The two Yes We Can candidates running in the Columbus City Council primary election will be moving forward to the general this November. Although coming in with fewer votes than Democratic incumbents Priscilla Tyson, Shannon Hardin and Mitchell Brown, YWC’s Will Petrik and Jasmine Ayres’ platforms resonated with 17 percent of voters combined. “The voice of Columbus […]

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Over 70 Activists, Organizers Rally to Bring New Leadership to City Hall

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Over 70 Activists, Organizers Rally to Bring New Leadership to City Hall

On Earth Day, 10 days before Columbus’ primary election, over 70 grassroots volunteers from across Columbus gathered at Yes We Can Columbus’ new campaign office to meet the organization’s endorsed candidates and participate in a citywide canvass. The activists, many of whom had never volunteered for a political campaign before, engaged in a Yes We […]

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City Councilmember Liz Brown Named One of Nation’s Top Progressive Leaders

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega City Councilmember Liz Brown Named One of Nation’s Top Progressive Leaders

City Councilmember Elizabeth Brown has been named one of the nation’s top progressive leaders. She and 13 others across the U.S. have been invited into the NewDEAL (Developing Exceptional American Leaders), a group of Democratic local and state leaders interested in progressive reform. “I am excited to be part of NewDEAL’s impressive network of public […]

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East Main Street Business Owners Seek Neighborhood Improvements

Walker Evans Walker Evans East Main Street Business Owners Seek Neighborhood Improvements

There’s a one mile stretch of East Main Street between the cities of Bexley and Whitehall that some know as being a part of the Eastmoor neighborhood, but most people simply confuse it as being a part of one of those two separate municipalities. The City of Columbus could soon be changing that with the […]

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Mayor and City Council President Renew Support for Refugee Settlement in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor and City Council President Renew Support for Refugee Settlement in Columbus

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther joined Columbus City Council President Zach Klein in announcing this afternoon that the City of Columbus would continue forward in its effort to accept refugees and immigrants, defying the executive order issued by President Trump last Friday. “Our immigrant population is part of the fabric of what makes Columbus so vibrant,” stated […]

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Opinion: Progressives Need to Stay Engaged Throughout Trump Administration

Shannon Hardin Shannon Hardin Opinion: Progressives Need to Stay Engaged Throughout Trump Administration

"It would be insincere to say that I’m optimistic about the next four years. I most certainly am not. But nor am I fatalistic."

With only hours until the inauguration, I remain shocked and disoriented by what happened on November 8th. A candidate who broke all the rules of politics — and most of the rules of decency — was elected, attracting more than 46 percent of the national vote. As a Democrat living in a very blue city […]

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Climate Change Activists Rally Against Trump’s Cabinet Picks

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Climate Change Activists Rally Against Trump’s Cabinet Picks

Local climate change activists gathered Downtown today for a quiet rally at Trinity Episcopal Church. The organized effort called on Senator Rob Portman to reject President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments, several of whom could help eliminate environmental protections and unravel the progress that has been made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Trump picked Scott Pruitt, […]

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