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Columbus Councilmember Mitchell Brown Announces Year End Retirement

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Councilmember Mitchell Brown Announces Year End Retirement

Just one week after Councilmember Priscilla Tyson announced her upcoming departure from Columbus City Council, Mitchell J. Brown followed suit with an announcement of his own today. Brown has served in the position for nearly six years and will not be seeking re-election for a second full term. “It has been an incredible journey,” stated Brown. […]

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LTE: Columbus Has the Opportunity to Lead on Clean Energy

Rob Dorans Rob Dorans LTE: Columbus Has the Opportunity to Lead on Clean Energy

Climate change is real. We have all watched in horror as wildfires this summer that continue to ravage the west coast, exacerbated by extreme temperatures and drought. We have also seen record-breaking hurricanes hit coastal states in recent years. While these weather events may seem distant, Central Ohio is also impacted by the effects of […]

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Civilian Review Board Issue Formally Launches Campaign

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Civilian Review Board Issue Formally Launches Campaign

The campaign to create a Civilian Review Board in the City of Columbus has officially launched. Columbus Issue 2 will establish a Civilian Police Review Board and create an Inspector General for the Columbus Division of Police that will conduct independent investigations into police misconduct. “Issue 2 will hold law enforcement accountable and puts power […]

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Q&A: Morgan Harper on Columbus Stand Up! and Transitioning from Politics to Activism

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Q&A: Morgan Harper on Columbus Stand Up! and Transitioning from Politics to Activism

When Morgan Harper first started her campaign for Ohio’s third congressional district against incumbent Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, she consistently called it a grassroots effort to bring in new leadership that could impact the lives of working people. When that campaign came to an end earlier this year, Columbus was already in the throes of a […]

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Civilian Review Work Group Contemplates Letting Voters Choose Board

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Civilian Review Work Group Contemplates Letting Voters Choose Board

On Thursday, Aug. 20, the city’s Civilian Review Board Work Group met in their second virtual meeting as the group begins to form the city’s civilian police review board. That group’s work has involved looking at similar boards in other cities, including examining their structures, requirements, functions and funding, in order to make recommendations for […]

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New Franklin County Central Committee Members Skeptical of Appointment Process

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman New Franklin County Central Committee Members Skeptical of Appointment Process

Earlier this year, a number of new faces to the Franklin County Democratic Party ran for the county’s Central Committee under the grassroots group RepYourBlock2020, in an effort to see a more fair, transparent and engaged body. Of the over 80 candidates who ran for various wards with the group, 26 were elected during the […]

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Watch Out, ‘Super-Predator’ Rhetoric is Alive and Well

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Watch Out, ‘Super-Predator’ Rhetoric is Alive and Well

The dog-whistle term made most famous by Hillary Clinton in the 1990s, in which the then-first lady gave a speech in support of her husband’s tough-on-crime legislation, simply can’t be shaken. “They are often the kinds of kids that are called ‘super-predators.’ No conscience, no empathy,” said Clinton in 1996, in support of the controversial […]

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