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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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Life as an Undocumented Immigrant in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Life as an Undocumented Immigrant in Columbus

Right now, there are about 48 undocumented immigrants in sanctuary across the country. Several are in Ohio. One, Edith Espinal, is here in Columbus. Since October 10, 2017 — her deportation date — Espinal has been under virtual house arrest at Columbus Mennonite Church (CMC) in Clintonville. As a place of worship, CMC is considered […]

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Writing the 28th Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

  Writing the 28th Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Together we’re going to win the first Constitutional amendment in the digital age, and there’s no reason why every American can’t be at the table! Come out to this great (and free!) event in Columbus on the evening of April 12th, hosted by American Promise and American Constitution Society, as part of our national tour […]

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Kasich Unveils Six Proposals for Gun Control

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kasich Unveils Six Proposals for Gun Control

Ohio Governor John Kasich announced six policies yesterday that he would like to see enacted to help protect Ohioans from gun violence. The move comes in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, which has motivated Kasich to update his stance on gun control. The six priorities and initiatives are as follows, directly […]

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Thousands Take Part in 2018 Women’s March in Columbus

Katherine Forbes Katherine Forbes Thousands Take Part in 2018 Women’s March in Columbus

On the first anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration, and the first day of the government shutdown, a crowd of an estimated 3,000 Central Ohio residents gathered at the Ohio Convention Center for the Women’s March 2018. Organized by Socialist Alternative and the Women’s March Ohio – Columbus Region, in addition to marching, the sizable crowd […]

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