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National Program Centralizing Women’s Issues to Visit Columbus, Provide Training

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega National Program Centralizing Women’s Issues to Visit Columbus, Provide Training

In the last year alone, a constant push has established itself to diversify voices and participation in politics and leadership. The emergence of organizations training women to run for office, like She Should Run, Emerge, Ready to Run, and Vote, Run, Lead, proves that. Galvanize, a program launched by national organization United State of Women […]

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Charter Review Committee Recommends Nine-Member District-At-Large Council

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Charter Review Committee Recommends Nine-Member District-At-Large Council

The Charter Review Committee, charged last September with the task of assessing and developing a recommendation for the composition and operations of Columbus City Council, released its recommended legislation this week. If approved, a “District-At-Large” form of council would be implemented, vacancy appointments would see a longer, more public process, and every resident would have […]

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National Progressive Training Organization Launches Local Chapter Tonight

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega National Progressive Training Organization Launches Local Chapter Tonight

A national organization will establish a local presence this evening. The New Leaders Council (NLC), a nonprofit focused on bringing fresh names and faces into progressive politics and other leadership positions, launches its Columbus chapter tonight during a happy hour at Strongwater in Franklinton. “We want people who don’t look like or do the kinds […]

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15 Arrested During Sit-In at Sen. Portman’s Office

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker 15 Arrested During Sit-In at Sen. Portman’s Office

After a morning of peaceful sit-ins on the first floor of Sen. Rob Portman’s office building, Columbus police officers began forcibly removing disabled activists from their wheelchairs with sudden levels of force and aggression. Officers policing Portman’s 37 W. Broad St. office resorted to force 3 p.m. Friday, minutes after claiming the activists were blocking […]

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Bernie Sanders to Visit Columbus for Rally Against Senate Healthcare Bill

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Bernie Sanders to Visit Columbus for Rally Against Senate Healthcare Bill

Opponents to the Senate healthcare bill will hold a rally on Sunday, June 25 at Express Live. Organizers MoveOn.org and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 1199 partnered with former presidential candidate and current Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who will speak at the event. The Senate released its divisive bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act of […]

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Activists Petition for Ballot Initiative to End Gerrymandering

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Activists Petition for Ballot Initiative to End Gerrymandering

A statewide coalition of more than 30 activist groups is leading the charge against gerrymandering, the practice of manipulating district lines so as to favor one party over another. Fair Districts = Fair Elections is collecting signatures for their petition to create a ballot initiative addressing unfair congressional redistricting in Ohio. The effort follows a […]

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Constituents Demand Transparency Around Republican ACA Replacement

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Constituents Demand Transparency Around Republican ACA Replacement

No one’s heard much of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) since it passed the House in May, and it’s not an accident. Unpopular from the moment it was introduced, the Senate bill has been surrounded by an intentional secrecy, and local activists have taken notice. If enacted, the AHCA would cut Medicaid (affecting 700,000 […]

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