It’s been six years since David Pepper took over as chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, and as he steps down, we wanted to take a look back at some of the highlights of his tenure.
More than 3,000 Americans are dying from COVID-19 every single day.
Hospitals and health care workers are being strained.
Almost 21 million filed for unemployment in the past month.
Republicans are finally willing to pass a desperately needed relief bill because Mitch McConnell is worried about losing the Senate runoff elections in Georgia.
Sen. Rob Portman is pretending that he’s pushed for this legislation now that he’s worried about his own re-election, but he has been taking a wait-and-see approach on coronavirus aid for months.
Ohioans see through his act. They’re calling him out in papers across the state.
On Jan. 20, 2021, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.
However, many Republicans are still humoring Donald Trump — even as he has attempted to overturn the will of the voters and endangered public health and national security by blocking the transition.
Sen. Sherrod Brown told his Senate colleagues, “You don’t have to play along with the tweets and the chaos and the crazy anymore. We need to move on. We need to actually deliver for the people who voted for us and put their faith in us.”
We aren’t waiting…
Jennifer Brunner, a judge on Ohio’s Tenth District Court of Appeals and former Ohio Secretary of State, won her race for the Ohio Supreme Court by a whopping 10 percentage points last week, according to the unofficial tally.
The justice-elect’s win marks our third flipped seat in two years, and takes our court from zero Democrats to three (out of seven seats) in two cycles. It was one of only five statewide pickups in the nation — and the only one in a state where Trump won at the top of the ticket.
The importance of securing the…
As the Buckeye State copes with the loss of more than 5,000 of our fellow Ohioans to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s never been clearer that this crisis is not going to simply “disappear” as Donald Trump once promised. We don’t need Mike Pence holding a pep rally in central Ohio to distract from Trump’s failures — we need a national plan to guide us out of this emergency and a president with the capacity to get it done.
We are living through one of the greatest challenges in our nation’s history, one that has destroyed jobs, devastated communities, and upended…
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Ohio is home to nearly 800,000 veterans. That means about 9 percent of adult Ohioans have served in the military. The veterans and military families community is a major part of Ohio’s population, and they are speaking out.
The Atlantic recently reported on Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France in 2018 — a decision he blamed on the weather:
Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it…
As veterans and as union members, we’ve witnessed the meaning of solidarity up close. We’ve seen the power it has to help us survive through tough times and build toward a better future. That’s why, after we completed our service and found work as airline pilots, we were proud to sign up as members of our union, the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).
In the wake of the September 11th attacks, ALPA proved its mettle. In 2005, our airline entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but our 9,000 pilots voted to contribute 1 percent of our pay to cover health insurance for…
This Labor Day is like none other in recent memory — the parades have gone virtual, and the backyard picnics are for close family and friends only. Ohio workers are celebrating, but things are a bit more somber than in the past.
As Election Day grows closer, Donald Trump is doing everything he can to distract from his failure to contain the coronavirus threat and the economic devastation caused by the crisis. More than 190,000 Americans have died, and millions are out of work, but Trump is spending all weekend on the golf course.
It’s been 85 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law.
85 years of retirement security for workers who have earned it.
And now Donald Trump is trying to dismantle the whole thing in just a few months.
Make no mistake — the executive action that Donald Trump signed last week would immediately cut off funding for Social Security, threatening the solvency of the program’s trust fund.
But that’s just step one. If he’s re-elected, Trump has pledged to permanently eliminate — “terminate,” in his words — the source of funding for Social Security and…
As Pride Month comes to an end, it is important to honor the Black LGBTQ+ leaders who are helping to push our state forward.
Ohio Democrats are proud to cast a spotlight on Toledo Public Schools Board Member Sheena Barnes and Akron Public Schools Board Member Dr. N.J. Akbar.
These leaders are testament to what our party represents and the possibilities of what it may look like in the years to come.
Toledo Public Schools, Board Member