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The Vinton County Democratic Party

Count down to - November 2020

"We the People..."


Mrs Strickland visits Vinton County

The primary election is being held Tuesday May 8, 2018. The Democratic Candidates running in the Ohio Primary are:

Vinton County Local Candidates

For County Commissioner - Full Term Commencing 1-1-2019

     Nick Rupert

For County Commissioner - Unexpired term ending 1-2-2021

     Mark Anthony Walker

For Ohio Governor/ Lt. Governor

     Richard Cordray/Betty Sutton

     Larry Ealy/Jeffrey Lynn

     Dennis Kucinich/Tara Samples

     Bill O'Neill/Chantelle Lewis

     Paul Ray/Jerry Schroeder

     Joe Schiavoni/Stephanie Dodd.

For Ohio Attorney General

     Steve Dettelbach

For Ohio Auditor

     Zack Space

Ohio Secretary

     Kathleen Clyde

For Ohio Treasurer

     Rob Richardson

US Senator

     Sherrod Brown

For Representative to Congress (15th District)

     Rick Neal

     Rob Jarvis

Ohio Justice of Supreme Court full term commencing 1-1-2019
     Michael Donnelly

Ohio Justice of Supreme Court full term commencing 1-2-2019
     Melody Stewart

Judge of the Court of Appeals (4th District) Full Term Commencing 2-9-2019
     Marie Hoover

Judge of the Court of Appeals (4th District) Full Term Commencing 2-10-2019
     Valarie Gerlach

Member of State Central Committee, Woman (17th District)
     Stacy Brooks

State Senator (17th District)
     Scott Dailey

State Representative (93rd District)
     Jim Rumley

Why should, and why are Americans settling for second best? Donald Trump only received 24% of the votes. Fifty percent of people who where eligible to vote in this presidential election did not. The electoral vote only takes place at the Presidential level and no where else in our republic, and as a matter of fact no where else in the world. Donald Trump only represents 24% of those who were eligible to vote this election which, we suppose, makes him the Minority President. What can we do? The Electoral Vote needs to be eliminated and we can do this. Be sure to read more about what WE CAN Do by clicking on this link: Remove the Electoral College

GOOD NEWS! A Bill is being introduced to Eliminate the Electoral College. Click here to find out more: Remove the Electoral College

Our tasks for 2017 and beyond? As the First Lady Michelle Obama so eloquently stated, "When they go low, we will go High." What can we do in 2017 that will make the world a better place? As blogger Lorraine Devon Wilke has stated in her blog post "Our Task in 2017: Be better Americans than our incoming President." To find out more on how NOT to be like Donald Trump Click Here.

We cannot remain passive while a GREAT travesty happens to our GREAT country. We must remain persistent and continuously inform our Representative and Senator that they work for us and that they represent us! But we must continuously inform them of our positions on the issues.

The Ohio Representative for Vinton County is Steve Stivers (unfortunately a Republican). Call Mr. Stivers at 202-224-3121 or try 202-225-2015. These numbers are for his DC Office. Couldn't find an e-mail address for Stivers. Guess he really doesn't want to hear from his Employer/Boss (us in other words). But hey, all the more reason to contact him right! Tell him he needs to make his e-mail address public! To go to Steve Stivers web site Click Here

The Senator representing Vinton County is Senator Sherrod Brown. Call Mr. Brown at 202-224-2315. This is the number for the DC office. Mr. Browns e-mail address is Senator_Brown@brown.senate.gov. To go to Sherrod Browns web site Click Here )

Call these numbers EVERY DAY! Call them after you've had your morning coffee. Call them on your lunch hour. Call them when you are bored and want to spice things up. Call them when there is an advertisement during your favorite show. Call them every single day and let your voice be heard!

Here is a laundry list to get the conversation started:

1. Insist that they not confirm or support Trump appointees. To send an e-mail to Congress to reject Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary Click Here.

2. Insist that they support measures to protect against the effects of global warming. According to the World Health Organization "Between 2030 - 2050, climate change is projected to cause about 250,000 deaths per year from heat stress, malnutrition, and the spread of infectious diseases like malaria." To find out more Click Here.Climate denial is immoral and un-American. Politicians who don't acknowledge or value science and expertise risk making decisions not based on facts or reality and will cause long term harm to our environment and to future generations not only in the U.S. but around the world. These deniers must be held accountable.

3. Remind them that Science is real, facts are facts, and we don't legislate law based upon some ones PERCEPTION of reality or ALTERNATIVE FACTS.

4. Insist that they support Women's Rights, Women's Health, Human Rights and Civil Rights.

5. All religions are equal and there should not be any legislation that discriminates against ANY religion or faith.

6.) STOP THE WAR ON WOMEN! Insist that they support equal pay for women and that woman have fundamental rights under the constitution. It is NOT OK for anyone to assault a women.

7.) Insist that they oppose legislation which removes, changes, or decreases benefits from the Affordable Care Act, Social Security, and Medicare.

This is a list to get you started. NEED MORE INSPIRATION? From the Huffington Post - Do These 10 Things and Trump will be Toast Click on this link


Some local Vinton County residents participated in the Women's March that was held around the world to protest the election of President Trump, his surrogates, and his agenda. Millions participated world wide. These supporters participated in the march that was held in Chillicothe on January 21.

Vinton County Womens March

Vinton County Womens March

Vinton County Womens March

If you want to make a difference then please join us! We meet on the 4th Monday of every month. Our meeting location is the McArthur Community Building, 31935 State Route 93, McArthur, Ohio. Join us! We look forward to your contribution!

Please be sure to check back with us often as we update our site with upcoming events, news and items of interest.

We want to thank everyone for their hard work, commitment and contributions. You are the Difference!  We are small - but we are mighty!

For more information about these upcoming events please contact Nick or Dinah Rupert - 740-590-3630, Leetha Toops - 740-418-8447, or Barb Deal at 740-596-4681.

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If you want to make a difference then please join us! We meet on the 4th Monday of every month. Our meeting location is the McArthur Community Building, 31935 State Route 93, McArthur, Ohio. Join us! We look forward to your contribution. We look forward to seeing you!

Latest News

"The King of Whoppers/Alternative Facts - Donald Trump"

Lest we or Trump forget - this link to NBC News identifies Trumps rapidly changing policy positions - talk about being a reed in the wind...

Unfortunately, we are not all equal in America - From Plunderbund -the Double Standards of American Politics - what do I tell my daughter?

The Huffington Posts - Kasich Says Humans Cause Climate Change - Then Proposes More Ways to Cause Climate Change

Plunderbund - Kasich's Sub Par Job Growth Extends to 38 Straight Months

From Huffington Post - Noam Chomsky Says GOP is a Danger to Human Survival

Daily Kos -The Most Important Article You'll read today about the Democratic Party

Today.com - Ohio is not a Happy state - five of the bottom 10 communities in the index were located in Ohio, which ranked 46th in the Gallup- Healthways Index of Well Being - Thanks Gov. Kasich (sarcasm)

Plunderbund - More Ohioans Hungry than 4 years ago!

ASU- Kasich and Jobs Ohio receive an "F" Ohio ranks 37th in Job Creation

Think Progress - Women in America are NOT Equal

Huffington Post - Ten Years Too Late

WLWT-How does Kasich save money? The Gender pay gap under Kasich

Huff Post - The Hypocrisy of the GOP

Huff Post -Debunking the Top 10 Most Egregious Republican Lies

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Vinton County Polling Locations

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Ohio Democratic Party

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