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Huron County Board of Elections
Ohio Democratic Party
National Democratic Party
Jul. 25 NO Policy Committee Meeting
NO Policy Committee meeting this month.
Jul. 30 Special Executive & Central Committee Meeting
7PM - Norwalk Knights of Columbus, 254 W. Main St.
Aug. 10 HCDP Lunch & Learn
Noon to 1:00 or 1:30 - Location & Topic TBD
Aug. 13 HURON COUNTY FAIR
Aug 13 thru Aug 18 - Huron County Fairgrounds
Register to Vote
By contacting the Huron County Board of Elections, 180 Milan Avenue, Norwalk. Phone 419-668-8238. To check if you are registered, see the My Vote Section above.
In The News
Explanatory and under-reported news on the issues.
Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis
(Associated Press, July 12, 2018) "Ohio's two U.S. senators — Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman — will chair Friday's hearing of the House and Senate Joint Select Committee on Pensions. Brown championed creation of the committee and calls the fifth public meeting in Ohio perhaps its most important to date. ... Brown said that if a solution isn't found, affected retirees will face pension benefit cuts of up to 70 percent... Brown said legislation he has proposed has been vetted by actuarial experts and could work to resolve the looming problem. Dubbed the Butch Lewis Act, it would create a loan program for retirees.
Rhode Island Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change, First State to Do So
(Inside Climate News, July 2, 2018) "The lawsuit ... names 14 oil and gas companies ..., saying they created conditions that constitute a public nuisance under state law and failed to warn the public and regulators of a risk they were well aware of. ... 'As a direct and proximate consequence of Defendants' wrongful conduct described in this Complaint, average sea level will rise substantially along Rhode Island's coast; average temperatures and extreme heat days will increase; flooding, extreme precipitation events, such as tropical storms and hurricanes, and drought will become more frequent and more severe; and the ocean will warm and become more acidic,' the lawsuit states.
DNC Quietly Adopts Ban On Fossil Fuel Company Donations
(HuffPost, June 12, 2018) "The resolution bars the organization from accepting contributions from corporate political action committees tied to the oil, gas and coal industries. ... 'We talk about how climate change is real and climate change is a planetary emergency, what we need to do is stop taking money from the institutions that have created this crisis,' said RL Miller, president of the super PAC Climate Hawks Vote Political Action and a co-author of the resolution."
Taking Migrant Children From Parents Is Illegal, U.N. Tells U.S.
(The New York Times, June 5, 2018) "The Trump administration’s practice of separating children from migrant families entering the United States violates their rights and international law, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday ... "'Children should never be detained for reasons related to their own or their parents’ migration status. Detention is never in the best interests of the child and always constitutes a child rights violation,' [Ravina Shamdasani] said, calling on the authorities to adopt noncustodial alternatives. The A.C.L.U. has filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court ... calling for a halt to the practice and for reunification of families."