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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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Video: Ginther Talks Neighborhoods, Public Safety Heading Into Second Term

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Video: Ginther Talks Neighborhoods, Public Safety Heading Into Second Term

Mayor Andrew Ginther is running to keep his seat as Columbus Mayor, which shouldn’t be too difficult, as he’s running unchallenged. Earlier this week, CU sat down with Ginther to discuss his first term, its successes and challenges, and the plans he has for his second term. We ask Ginther about his approach on neighborhood […]

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Q&A with Columbus City Council’s Newest Member Shayla Favor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Q&A with Columbus City Council’s Newest Member Shayla Favor

Columbus City Council’s newest councilmember, Shayla Favor, is closing in on one month in her new role. Selected by council from a pool of 15 finalists, she’s filled the vacant seat left by Jaiza Page, who in November 2018 won her race for judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. Though Favor’s path […]

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Mayor Ginther is Running for Re-Election

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Mayor Ginther is Running for Re-Election

Mayor Andrew Ginther is running for re-election. On Monday, Feb. 4, Ginther filed over 3,000 petition signatures for re-election as mayor with the Franklin County Board of Elections. The democrat is the first to throw his name in for this year’s race, in which the seat for mayor as well as four City Council seats […]

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