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Central Ohio Young Black Democrats Break Tradition, Endorse Yes We Can Candidate

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Central Ohio Young Black Democrats Break Tradition, Endorse Yes We Can Candidate

Central Ohio Young Black Democrats (COYBD) broke tradition last night, making candidate endorsements of their own for the first time. The move caused a wave in the county and state party, and involved resignations from several COYBD Executive Committee members. It started when the Central Ohio chapter decided to recommend Columbus City Council candidate Jasmine […]

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Opinion: Yes We Can Fosters Neighborhood Unity through House Party Campaign

Jacquelyn Garcia Jacquelyn Garcia Opinion: Yes We Can Fosters Neighborhood Unity through House Party Campaign

For two hours last night, close to 100 Columbus residents had something in common — they took steps toward giving their neighborhood a bigger say in the future of Columbus. Groups of residents in neighborhoods citywide – Clintonville, Easton, Linden, the Hilltop, Old North and the South Side – gathered at their neighbors’ houses as […]

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Local Equality Groups Respond to Trump Ban on Trans People in the Military

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Local Equality Groups Respond to Trump Ban on Trans People in the Military

Local LGBTQ equality groups have responded to President Donald Trump’s Twitter announcement this morning that “the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.” Along with obvious opposition, the tweet was received with confusion as to what would happen to trans individuals currently on […]

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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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