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Coalition Submits Petition for Campaign Finance Reform

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Coalition Submits Petition for Campaign Finance Reform

The Columbus Coalition for Responsive Government submitted a petition Tuesday afternoon calling for campaign finance reform in mayoral and city council elections. According to a press release sent out by the Coalition, 16,205 people signed the proposal, which is designed to create fairer and more competitive local elections through the creation of a Fair Campaigns […]

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Columbus Advances to Next Round in DNC 2016 Hosting Consideration

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Advances to Next Round in DNC 2016 Hosting Consideration

Columbus leaders have set their sights on hosting either the Democratic or Republication National Convention in 2016. While the city was knocked out of the running for the RNC in April, word just arrived today that Columbus would be advancing to the next round of consideration for the DNC event. “There are few events that […]

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Columbus Plans to Add Equal Rights Amendment to City Charter

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Plans to Add Equal Rights Amendment to City Charter

The annual Columbus Pride Festival officially kicked off today, and local leaders are taking the opportunity to show support for the advancements of LGBT rights in Columbus. Mayor Michael Coleman and City Council President Andrew Ginther announced their support for an Equal Rights Amendment that would boost non-discriminatory laws and add civil rights protections to […]

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Franklin County Commissioners Support Marriage Equality

Walker Evans Walker Evans Franklin County Commissioners Support Marriage Equality

The Columbus Pride Festival is still a few days away but Franklin County Commissioners are celebrating early this week. The Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution today that supports full inclusive marriage equality rights for all Ohioans. Their support for gay rights is not surprising, as other policies have been put in place over the […]

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Columbus Submits Bid to Host DNC in 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Submits Bid to Host DNC in 2016

After much discussion, Columbus has officially thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. “Hosting a national political convention will command the eyes of the world on Columbus,” said Mayor Michael Coleman. “We’ve done significant work to build a great American city and we are confident in our ability to […]

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Interfaith Activists Campaign for Mental Health Treatment

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Interfaith Activists Campaign for Mental Health Treatment

For 17 years, BREAD, an interfaith organization based in Franklin County has campaigned for social justice causes in the area. This year the group has turned its attention to mental health treatment and accessibility. On May 12, BREAD – which stands for Building Responsibility Equality and Dignity –held its annual Nehemiah Action rally at the […]

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Voters to Decide on Columbus Zoo Levy Next Week

Emma Surber Emma Surber Voters to Decide on Columbus Zoo Levy Next Week

For the first time in recent years the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has received opposition from Franklin County voters regarding Issue 6, the proposed tax levy that is set to appear on the May 6 primary ballot. The current property tax levy costs Franklin County residents, that own homes assessed at $100,000 or more, 41 […]

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