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Senator Rob Portman (R)
Washington, DC: Phone: 202-224-3353.
Columbus Office: Phone: 614-469-6774
Email: https://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Senator Sherrod Brown (D)
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2315
Columbus Office: (614) 469-2083
Email: https://www.brown.senate.gov/contact/email

Rep. Steve Stivers, (R)
Washington, DC Office: 202-225-2015
Lancaster Office: (740) 654-2654
123 South Broad Street Suite 235 Lancaster, OH 43130
Email: http://stivers.house.gov/contact/



Events

Executive Committee Meeting
Our next meeting of the executive committee of the Fairfield County Democrats is Thursday June 15 at 7PM. Meeting is at Headquarters, 118N. Columbus st. in Lancaster.
Event Details  ·  Jun 15, 2017

Filing Deadline for non-partisan candidates
Nominating petitions of candidates in nonpartisan races must be filed by 4 p.m. (90 days before general election)
Aug 9, 2017

News Articles

Democrats pick up two GOP-held legislative seats, the first flips of the Trump era. There'll be more
On Tuesday night, Democrats flipped not one but two state legislative seats in special elections—and both came in deep red territory. In New Hampshire, Democrat Edie DesMarais defeated Republican Matthew Plache by a 52-48 margin in the state House’s 6th Carroll District, a seat Donald Trump...
News Item  ·  5 DailyKos Headlines  ·  May 24, 2017_  right

Morning Digest: Maine Supreme Court says new instant-runoff voting law violates state constitution
Leading Off ● ME-Ballot: On Tuesday, Maine's state Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a 2016 ballot initiative that switched Maine's elections to instant-runoff voting for state and congressional races violates the state constitution. This ruling was a non-binding advisory opinion, meaning...
News Item  ·  5 DailyKos Headlines  ·  May 24, 2017_  right

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… A Few Words For Our Kossack Buds Graduating This year With the rise of Trump and the American white supremacist/Nazi movement, I thought this segment of Kurt Vonnegut's graduation speech at Fredonia College in New York on May 20, 1978 might resonate today… I...
News Item  ·  5 DailyKos Headlines  ·  May 24, 2017_  right

U.K. Slams U.S. Spies for Leaking Manchester Intel
American intelligence officials repeatedly passed sensitive information to the media that Britain wanted to keep under wraps in one of its most urgent security operations in years.
News Item  ·  Daily Beast  ·  May 24, 2017_  right

Donald and Melania’s World of Hurt
As Melania slaps the president’s hand away, every stop so far in the Middle East and Europe has seen the treatment of women as second-class beings.
News Item  ·  Daily Beast  ·  May 24, 2017_  right

Trump Budget Proposal Would Circumvent Courts to Target Undocumented Immigrants
Included in the White House's budget proposal is language that would allow the administration to circumvent a court order and take away funds from state and local governments that protect undocumented immigrants. The little-noticed provision, tucked into the 1,300-page proposal released Tuesday,...
News Item  ·  Mother Jones Politics  ·  May 23, 2017_  right

The Photo That May Help Unlock the Trump-Russia Scandal
On Monday, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) announced that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has documents indicating that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn appears to have lied in the process of obtaining top-level security clearance to be President Donald Trump's national security...
News Item  ·  Mother Jones Politics  ·  May 23, 2017_  right

Trump’s First Trip: A Sojourn With No Change
High on the list of historic optics for President Trump’s Middle East escape route was the gleeful smile-and-hug embrace by Benjamin Natanyahu, Israel’s prime minister. From all of the evidence Bibi was still in his ecstatic glow over Trump’s victory in November. I mean, a world without...
News Item  ·  Plunderbund  ·  May 24, 2017_  right

“We Only Ask an Even Chance to Live as Other Men Live”
This article is adapted from Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War.
News Item  ·  Slate  ·  May 24, 2017_  right

Bottom of the Class
This article is part of the Big Shortcut, an eight-part series exploring the exponential rise in online learning for high school students who have failed traditional classes. See the whole series here.
News Item  ·  Slate  ·  May 24, 2017_  right

Tricky Dick and the Donald
AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi, File President Nixon tells a White House news conference that he will not allow his legal counsel, John Dean to testify on Capitol Hill in the Watergate investigation and challenged the Senate to test him in the Supreme Court on March 15, 1973.  You...
News Item  ·  The American Prospect  ·  May 24, 2017_  right

Fixing Our Infrastructure? How About Schools?
Last year, amid the heated presidential primaries, national news outlets took a break from the contest to cover a public education issue that rarely gets attention. School teachers in Detroit, barred by state law from going on strike, staged a series of “sick outs” (where so many teachers...
News Item  ·  The American Prospect  ·  May 23, 2017_  right

Report: Girl in Weiner sexting case lied to damage Clinton
The teenage girl who had exchanged sexually explicit text messages with former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) lied about her age and political motivations to harm Democratic presidential nominee ...
News Item  ·  The Hill  ·  May 22, 2017_  right

Priebus, Bannon go back to Washington after visit to Saudi Arabia
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Stephen Bannon went back to Washington after President Trump concluded his visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday."He was planning to come for the first stop...
News Item  ·  The Hill  ·  May 22, 2017_  right

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