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Who’s that Candidate? Will Petrik, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Will Petrik, Columbus City Council

With less than 30 days left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Will Petrik is a Yes We Can-endorsed Democratic candidate. As a community organizer, Petrik has rallied behind a variety of issues affecting Columbus residents. Should he […]

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Who’s that Candidate? Shannon Hardin, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Shannon Hardin, Columbus City Council

With less than 70 days left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Shannon Hardin is an incumbent endorsed by the Franklin County Democratic Party. As a current member of Columbus City Council, Hardin has prioritized improving the quality […]

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Who’s that Candidate? Jasmine Ayres, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Jasmine Ayres, Columbus City Council

With less than 70 days left before election day on November 7, CU is taking a better look at the candidates vying for a spot on Columbus City Council. Jasmine Ayres is a Yes We Can-endorsed candidate. With fellow YWC member Will Petrik, she aims to add a populist voice to council, prioritizing equitable economic […]

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The Gubernatorial Lineup: 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats Join the Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Gubernatorial Lineup: 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats Join the Race

The race for Ohio governor is on, and each party has four candidates to choose from for election in 2018. For convenience, CU has listed each candidate, along with their work experience, key policies, and personal input. Democrats Connie Pillich, Montgomery, 56 Served as an Ohio House representative from 2009 to 2014, representing the 28th […]

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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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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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Grassroots: The Socialist Alternative Fights for the Working Class in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: The Socialist Alternative Fights for the Working Class in Columbus

If there’s mobilization behind a progressive policy, more than likely the Socialist Alternative is involved. The international organization, originating in the UK in the 50s and landing stateside in 1984, established its Columbus chapter in 2013. “We’re not a single issue organization,” said Kyle Landis, local activist and member of the Socialist Alternative. “Anywhere people […]

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