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for her historic win as the first African American woman
elected to a seat on the Ohio Supreme Court.
Congratulations also to her
for gaining a Supreme Court seat as well.
We are excited to see so many of our excellent statewide
incumbents who were re-elected, including
Senator Sherrod Brown and
Congresswomen Marcia Fudge and Marcy Kaptur.
We congratulate some first-time
candidates, and some who ran for a new office:
State Senator-elect Nickie Antonio
and State Representatives-elect Juanita
Phil Robinson, and Casey Weinstein.
And congratulations to first-time elected judges
Michelle J. Sheehan, Emily Hagan, Deborah
M. Turner, Ashley Kilbane, Jennifer L. O'Malley, and William T. McGinty
While we are profoundly disappointed
and frustrated by many of the devastating losses in Ohio, we are very happy about the Democrats gaining control of the U.S.
House of Representatives, helped by the
historic victories of women across the country. A record number of women won, and while Betsy Rader, Susan Moran Palmer, Theresa Gasper, and Janet Garrett were not successful, they were
We are heartened by the tremendous efforts of so many volunteers
who knocked doors, made phone calls, and wrote postcards to help elect Democrats. We are emboldened by the number of first-time
volunteers who were activated by the need for change. We also recognize the record increase in the number of voters who turned
out in Cuyahoga County. We will continue to build on the activism of so many to promote the values we care about so deeply.
We will not stop. It is who we
The Ohio Supreme
Court, Bar Association, League of Women Voters of Ohio, and others have joined together for "Judicial Votes
Count" (JVC) an online website with information on candidates for judge across the state and with educational
information about what judges do and how to evaluate candidates. You can visit online at www.judicialvotescount.org.
of Women Voters online voter's guide, VOTE411.org, is where you can find essential information that includes voter guides, absentee ballot and early
voting information, biographical information about candidates, and both upcoming candidate forums and videos of forums.
UP THE PRESSURE (just because)!
Please continue to make phone
calls, especially to both of Ohio's senators, Sherrod Brown [Washington,
DC, 202-224-2315; Cleveland, 216-522-7272; Columbus, 888-896-OHIO (6446)] and Rob
Portman [Washington, DC, 292-224-3353; Cleveland, 216-522-7095; Columbus, 614-469-7747]. Make sure they know how you feel about the issues that are important to you.
Looking for meetings, marches, rallies, or other action near you
and around Ohio?
ProgressOhio's Progressive Action Calendar
Find it here: https://oh.progressnow.org/okbkup/actioncalendar/
35 E. Gay Street, Ste. 404, Columbus,
Democratic Women's Caucus is a chapter of the Ohio Democratic Women's Caucus, which is an official caucus of the Ohio Democratic Party. We are dedicated to bringing women into the political process
by educating, engaging, and mobilizing women voters to help elect Democrats to office.