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Former Governor Strickland to Headline Democratic Debate Viewing Party in November

Walker Evans Walker Evans Former Governor Strickland to Headline Democratic Debate Viewing Party in November

Update: The November 20th Democratic Presidential debate viewing party hosted by Columbus Underground at the Gateway Film Center will kick off with a live podcast interview featuring Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. Join us at 7pm for drinks and discussion with some audience Q&A before the debate begins at 8pm. Columbus Underground is excited to […]

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Ohio Immigrant Community Braces for Mass Roundups Rumored for Next Week

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Immigrant Community Braces for Mass Roundups Rumored for Next Week

Update 3:20PM 6/22/19 — President Trump stated that he will delay the ICE raids. If it comes to fruition, President Donald Trump’s tweet warning of the removal of “millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States” has major implications for the local immigrant community. The announcement, later confirmed by Immigration […]

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If You Have Time to Protest, You Have Time to Vote

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega If You Have Time to Protest, You Have Time to Vote

(Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in September 2017, but has been updated slightly for 2018.) The political landscape is a hostile scene, full of land mines that hide beneath words like “immigration” and “police brutality.” Set that into a context where uncomfortable facts are fake, the press is the opposition party, and propaganda is […]

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Majority-Conservative SCOTUS | Post-Roe Ohio is Dismal but Doable

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Majority-Conservative SCOTUS | Post-Roe Ohio is Dismal but Doable

**Editor’s note: This is the second article in a three-part series analyzing the consequences of a Roe v Wade overturn.The first piece looks at current and future threats to the right to privacy and autonomy. The third addresses the potential criminalization of miscarriage.** Pro-choice activists are in a state of triage. Since their major offensive move […]

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Playbook Elections Ohio

  Playbook Elections Ohio

Join POLITICO Playbook Co-Authors Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman for a special Playbook Elections event in the battleground state of Ohio to discuss the 2018 midterm cycle and issues shaping the races. This event, part of the POLITICO-AARP Deciders series, will feature exclusive interviews with candidates and party leaders to address the issues that matter […]

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As Kavanaugh Awaits Confirmation, Some Fear Future of Abortion Access, Affordable Care Act

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega As Kavanaugh Awaits Confirmation, Some Fear Future of Abortion Access, Affordable Care Act

DC isn’t the only place gathering protesters this Tuesday. As the US Senate was holding the first day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, local activists from a number of organizations gathered outside of Sen. Rob Portman’s office Downtown. They’re calling on Portman, who introduced Kavanaugh at the hearing, and Sen. Sherrod Brown […]

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Photos: Big Gay Dance Party for Mike Pence

Walker Evans Walker Evans Photos: Big Gay Dance Party for Mike Pence

On Friday, June 16th, Vice President Mike Pence stopped by Columbus on a tour to tour President Trump’s tax cut agenda, and was greeted by thousands at the “Big Gay Dance Party” organized outside his event venue. Partygoers took to the street to promote an agenda of peace, love and equality, which doubled as a […]

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