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Huron County Board of Elections
Ohio Democratic Party
National Democratic Party
Jun. 27 HCDP Policy Committee
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jul. 13 NO Lunch
No lunch scheduled this month.
Jul. 25 NO Policy Committee Meeting
NO Policy Committee meeting this month.
Aug. 10 HCDP Lunch & Learn
Noon to 1:00 or 1:30 - Location & Topic TBD
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
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."
50 years after the Poor People’s Campaign, poverty persists because of a stingy safety net and a dysfunctional labor market
(Economic Policy Institute, May 24, 2018) On the 50th anniversary of the Poor People’s Campaign, the EPI takes a look at those who fall below the official poverty line. Of the 22.8 million working-age Americans living in poverty, 39% are disabled, in school or retired. Of the rest, 62% are working (45% full time, 17% part time). "Poverty isn't the result of Americans refusing to work -- it is driven by a safety net that is too stingy for those who can't work and by the lack of decent jobs available for those who can."
Meet the 2018 Teacher of the Year Honored by Trump the White House Doesn’t Want You to Hear
(Democracy Now! May 7, 2018) (Interview) "When Mandy Manning received her 2018 Teacher of the Year award at the White House Wednesday, the press was barred from her speech, and President Trump did not mention who she teaches: immigrant and refugee children. ... MANDY MANNING: ... And all of the students who come through my classroom have three things in common: They are just learning English. They have escaped trauma to find new lives in our nation, and they are focused and determined to be productive citizens of our United States. And most importantly, they succeed."