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Gallery: People’s State of the City Rally Asks ‘Where is Mayor Ginther?’

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Gallery: People’s State of the City Rally Asks ‘Where is Mayor Ginther?’

Tuesday evening saw the gathering of local activist organizations outside the Bluestone on East Broad Street, where Mayor Andrew Ginther, members of Columbus City Council, and the Columbus Partnership were having their donor dinner. PJP member Amber Evans, who led the rally, described the Columbus Partnership as “a string of corporations, of businesses, of health […]

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Yes We Can Candidates Will Move Forward to the General Election

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Yes We Can Candidates Will Move Forward to the General Election

The two Yes We Can candidates running in the Columbus City Council primary election will be moving forward to the general this November. Although coming in with fewer votes than Democratic incumbents Priscilla Tyson, Shannon Hardin and Mitchell Brown, YWC’s Will Petrik and Jasmine Ayres’ platforms resonated with 17 percent of voters combined. “The voice of Columbus […]

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Voter Guide for the 2017 Columbus Primary Election

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Voter Guide for the 2017 Columbus Primary Election

Columbus City Councilmembers Priscilla Tyson, Shannon Hardin and Mitchell Brown are up for re-election this year. Officially endorsed by the Franklin County Democratic Party, they’re going against six other candidates, four Republicans and two Democrats, in the primary election taking place on Tuesday, May 2. From the Franklin County Republican Party are Kieran Cartharn, Josh […]

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Over 70 Activists, Organizers Rally to Bring New Leadership to City Hall

Madeline Stocker Madeline Stocker Over 70 Activists, Organizers Rally to Bring New Leadership to City Hall

On Earth Day, 10 days before Columbus’ primary election, over 70 grassroots volunteers from across Columbus gathered at Yes We Can Columbus’ new campaign office to meet the organization’s endorsed candidates and participate in a citywide canvass. The activists, many of whom had never volunteered for a political campaign before, engaged in a Yes We […]

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Grassroots: Ohio Revolution Leads Statewide Resistance

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Ohio Revolution Leads Statewide Resistance

Liberals have been busy for the last 10 days. Since Donald Trump’s rise to presidency, he’s signed 18 Executive Orders. His signature has halted the US Refugee Admissions Program and banned immigrants from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. It’s advanced on the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines and stripped federal funding […]

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Grassroots: Yes We Can Wants Political Involvement to Become Mainstream

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Grassroots: Yes We Can Wants Political Involvement to Become Mainstream

Note: In this new profile series, CU will take a look at the goals and functions of Columbus’ grassroots organizations to spur community awareness and involvement in them. This is the first installment, so stay tuned for future profiles. For the concerned Columbusite, knowing how to get involved in neighborhood issues can be a task […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION