Here are some pretty cool things about voting and Democratic candidates in Ohio that you might not be aware of.
1️⃣ Even though we live abroad, we still get a full Ohio ballot and can vote for all Democrats down the ballot!
- We know from previous experience that person-to-person contact is the best way to get voters to request and vote their ballots! August 17th kicks off our next call campaign! Sign up to help us call other Democrats living abroad to make sure they don’t miss their chance to vote this November!
Right now, only a third of our members have requested an absentee ballot. We can really make a big difference back home if we all turn out. 🎉
2️⃣ We have TWO women on the ticket for governor and lieutenant governor, former Dayton Mayor, Nan Whaley and Cuyahoga County Council member Cheryl Stephens!
- Nan Whaley has already stated she will lead the efforts to enshrine abortion rights in the Ohio Constitution if elected.
- Want to meet Nan Whaley and even ask her questions? See our August 21st event below!
3️⃣ THREE women are running for the Ohio Supreme Court!
- Check out the video from our Election Integrity event with all three of them.
4️⃣ Did you know two TEENAGERS are running as Democrats for our state house?!
⭐ Sam Lawrence - Ohio House of Representatives District 47
⭐ Rhyan Goodman - Ohio House of Representatives District 94
5️⃣ Our State Auditor candidate, Taylor Sappington, is a 30-year-old, openly gay man from Appalachia!
* Want to know more about him and what an auditor even does? See our upcoming event on August 16th below!
6️⃣ Majors polls show that Congressman Tim Ryan could win the senate race in Ohio, adding one more seat to our tight majority in the Senate!
- This will be a narrow race that has a huge impact on Ohio’s and our country’s future!
- Please make sure you request your ballot now so you can vote!
Tuesday, August 16th (9 AM EDT Columbus / 3 PM CEST Berlin) RSVP
Come meet the Ohio Democratic candidates for Auditor and Treasure, Taylor Sappington and Scott Schertzer! Find out what the roles of Auditor and Treasurer are even responsible for (we weren’t sure either!) and what they will do once in office. There will be time for your questions as well!
Sunday, August 21st (1 PM EDT Columbus/ 7 PM CET Berlin) RSVP
Come meet the Ohio Democratic candidates for Governor and Attorney General, Nan Whaley and Jeff Crossman. Hear about their vision for the future of Ohio (tackling corruption, women’s reproductive rights, and the environment, just to name a few) and get a chance to ask your questions!
Join us for our weekly meeting (Sundays at 12 PM EDT Columbus / 6 PM CEST Berlin) to learn more about what is happening back in Ohio and to get involved mobilizing Ohio voters abroad to turnout for critical races this fall! Find a complete list of the Ohio Team meetings and events on our Democrats Abroad Ohio page!
🎧 The next call campaign begins August 17th! Need training or a refresher? New callers can find live training here.
💻 Returning callers can find refresher info here.
🖥️ Any caller can also view this training video and then take the quiz and sign up to be a caller at DA.org here.
🔖 The Ohio team has its own webpage now through Democrats Abroad! Feel free to submit news articles, videos, and your Ohio stories for our web page by sending us an email at [email protected]
🇺🇸 The Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) also hosts regular phone bank training. When we’re done calling our members, we will need volunteers to help make calls into Ohio to help get out the vote! Here you can find out the dates/times for the trainings.
🧑🤝🧑 Join our Facebook Group for Ohioans Abroad! It’s a great way to keep up with the latest Ohio news, our events and interact with Ohioans Abroad.
🏘️ Remind your family and friends at home and abroad to register to vote and to request their ballots!
✍️ Please sign the Environment & Climate Crisis Council (ECCC) petition now. Our survival depends on the Biden Administration taking further action. Please share it widely with your American friends, family, and colleagues in and outside the U.S. and on social media. It will be transmitted to the White House and Congress.
💙 Donate early and help Democrats Abroad set up the infrastructure for the general election campaigns ahead.
✔️ Democrats Abroad Ohio Voting Page. Information regarding how to register to vote, request your ballots, and important dates can be found here!
✔️ Fair Districts Ohio resources. Links to redistricting rules, updates, and tools for taking action!
✔️ Not sure who your representatives are or what district you’re in (and why would you, given the heavily gerrymandered and illegal maps being used)? Look them up at https://findmydistrict.ohiosos.gov/
📧 Have other questions or want to get in touch? Email us at [email protected].
😊 Know any Ohioans or people with ties to the Buckeye state? Please share this with them!
Wherever you are in the world, democracy starts at home.
The DA Ohio Team