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Consulting Group Unveils 140 Police Recommendations in Report

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Consulting Group Unveils 140 Police Recommendations in Report

Editor’s note: This article has been corrected to state the recommendations are the work of Matrix Consulting Group, not the Columbus Community Safety Commission. Matrix Consulting Group, the third-party consultant hired by the City of Columbus to review the Columbus Division of Police, has released their study and given 140 recommendations to reform police policies, […]

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Watch the 2020 Presidential Debates on The Big Screen at the Gateway Film Center

Walker Evans Walker Evans Watch the 2020 Presidential Debates on The Big Screen at the Gateway Film Center

Columbus Underground is excited to announce that in partnership with the Gateway Film Center, locals can participate in the political process through the screening of the 2020 Presidential debates. Each free-to-attend event will include not only the screening, but also panel discussions, expert analyses and active conversations. “Bombarded with information in our 24-hour news cycle, […]

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Ohio’s Six Week Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Judge

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio’s Six Week Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Judge

Ohio’s six week abortion ban has been blocked by a federal judge. Planned to go into effect on July 11, the state’s most restrictive abortion measure has now been delayed. Senior US District Judge Michael Barrett issued an injunction on Wednesday, temporarily preventing the ban from becoming law.  “Inasmuch as this Court has determined that […]

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New Leaders Council Offers Connections, Training to Columbus Progressives

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Leaders Council Offers Connections, Training to Columbus Progressives

The New Leaders Council’s (NLC) Columbus chapter, which launched in 2017, is about to start recruiting for its second full institute. A nationwide organization with 50 chapters in red and blue states, NLC connects young progressives with resources and connections that enable them to affect public policy, fundraise for political candidates, or even run for […]

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Photos: Columbus Joins Abortion Ban Protests Nationwide

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Columbus Joins Abortion Ban Protests Nationwide

On May 21, protesters nationwide joined together for the #StopTheBans rally, to stop state abortion bans passing across the country. In Columbus, protesters gathered outside of Gov. Mike DeWine’s office at 77 S. High St., before moving the demonstration to the front steps of the Ohio Statehouse. In April, Gov. DeWine signed Senate Bill 23, […]

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Piper Perabo Talks Feminism, Intersectionality and Local Elections

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Piper Perabo Talks Feminism, Intersectionality and Local Elections

Piper Perabo was always a feminist, she says, but it was only within the last few years that her feminism became active and intersectional.  As a white woman with a suburban childhood, a college education, and a massive platform as an actress (Coyote Ugly, Lost and Delirious, Cheaper by the Dozen), Perabo admits to possessing […]

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Opinion: City Council Coincidence?

River Righter River Righter Opinion: City Council Coincidence?

Like many citizens, I believe I have a valid concern. In my opinion, Columbus City Council has made some disappointing decisions lately that have left me thinking, “why don’t I have a vote on who these people are that are supposed to be representing me?” The appointment process is frustrating for active citizens alike, especially […]

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