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Who’s that Candidate? Mitchell Brown, Columbus City Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Who’s that Candidate? Mitchell Brown, 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. Mitchell Brown is a Franklin County Democratic Party-endorsed candidate. With an extensive background in public safety, his priorities align with the Columbus Divisions of Police and […]

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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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Progressive Female Candidates in Columbus Get Boost from Women-Led Media Group

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Progressive Female Candidates in Columbus Get Boost from Women-Led Media Group

After Megan Park, the founder of Putting Women In Their Place, (PWITP) finished watching the results of the 2016 presidential election, she spent several months feeling aimless. “I meditated a lot,” Park said. “I walked my dog. I signed lots of petitions, joined lots of grassroots groups, called my representatives. Important as all of that […]

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While You’re Writing That Protest Sign, Don’t Forget to Vote

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega While You’re Writing That Protest Sign, Don’t Forget to Vote

The political landscape is a hostile scene, full of land mines that hide beneath words like “immigration” and “police brutality.” Set that into a context where uncomfortable facts are fake, the press is the opposition party, and propaganda is news, and you’ve got a situation that seems unapproachable — hopeless. That feeling seemed to surge […]

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Democratic Challengers for Columbus Board of Education: We Stand With Our Teachers

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Democratic Challengers for Columbus Board of Education: We Stand With Our Teachers

After members of the Columbus Education Association unanimously voted no confidence in the current Columbus City School Board members, progressive Democratic challengers for Columbus Board of Education Abby Vaile, Amy Harkins and Erin Upchurch voiced their solidarity with the teachers union. “We stand with our teachers and we support them,” said Vaile, a former union […]

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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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The Initiative That Won’t Die: Wards are Back

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Initiative That Won’t Die: Wards are Back

The fight for district representation on city council is far from over. Represent Columbus, who put the issue on last year’s ballot that would have increased the number of council members and established ward representation, is revived with a new initiative and a new name. Now dubbed Everyday People for Positive Change, the group is […]

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