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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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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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Columbus Police, City Council Under Fire at Event with Shaun King

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Columbus Police, City Council Under Fire at Event with Shaun King

In the ‘Opportunity City’ of the Midwest, the term “change starts local” has taken on a new meaning. Last Saturday night, an audience of hundreds of Columbus residents gathered to hear speakers address police brutality and learn what everyday residents can do to change the culture of violence that plagues our police force. The event […]

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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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Over 70 Activists, Organizers Rally to Bring New Leadership to City Hall

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Over 70 Activists, Organizers Rally to Bring New Leadership to City Hall

On Earth Day, 10 days before Columbus’ primary election, over 70 grassroots volunteers from across Columbus gathered at Yes We Can Columbus’ new campaign office to meet the organization’s endorsed candidates and participate in a citywide canvass. The activists, many of whom had never volunteered for a political campaign before, engaged in a Yes We […]

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