Change That Matters

Meeting Information:

The Mercer County Democratic Party meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm in the Mercer County Court House Auditorium.

Celina-ohio-county-courthouse (2)22

Young Democrats:

The Mercer County Young Democrats meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7:30pm in the Richardson-Bretz Building (Behind the Mercer County Library). Please visit our Facebook Group for more info/ up to date info.

 

Officers:

Chairperson – Tom Moiser

Vice Chairperson – Deb Sneddon

Secretary – Mauri Cron

Treasurer – Mike Heitkamp

Party Updates:

 

Resources for Precinct Chairs

Introducing Precinct Chair Academy! You can get digital copies of prepared letters to be sent out to your precinct and more information on helping with creating a better precinct community and grassroots movement. Find it online...

read more

Letter to Editor (2)

The President and the NRA currently are recommending that we take six to eight teachers/coaches and allow them to carry concealed weapons to help prevent further school shootings.  By implementing this policy, we would have around a half a million armed educators (I...

read more

Letter to the Editor

Another day and another mass school shooting tragedy.  It seems like as these events become even more predictable and frequent, the time for action is indeed long past due.  Thoughts and prayers while always welcome and appropriate, have not been enough to stop the...

read more

Upcoming Events:

 

Letter to the Editor

Another day and another mass school shooting tragedy.  It seems like as these events become even more predictable and frequent, the time for action is indeed long past due.  Thoughts and prayers while always welcome and appropriate, have not been enough to stop the senseless shootings from military style weapons from continuing to kill our school children.
Policies beyond prayers must be taken if we as a nation, can ever begin to address the incidence and frequency of not only school shootings but mass shootings across our country.  Generally, everyone supports the second amendment right to own and use weapons.  This right should also carry some responsibilities for us as a nation to develop reasonable gun ownership policies to ensure the safety of our citizens (i.e. the right to life and liberty).  Weapons of war like the military style AR-15 used in the recent Parkland School Florida shooting, simple do not appear to fit in a reasonable and responsible gun ownership policy particularly when equipped with a 30 to 100 round drum of ammunition beyond killing large numbers of people quickly,  Case in point, in the Parkland School shooting, over 150 bullets were fired in six minutes killing 17 students and teachers, and wounding 14 other students. Bans also need to be enacted on bump fire stocks which allow semi-automatic weapons to be converted to fire as if they are fully automatic weapons.   We must also act quickly to address  background checks to determine if a person should even be allowed to purchase a weapon for not only the individual but for everyone’s safety.   The previous ban on permitting mentally ill individuals to purchase guns was lifted by executive order in January 2017.  An order to re-issue this ban should be immediately done  not only for school safety reasons but because it just makes good sense. These are but a few of the questions that need to be addressed by legislators advocating policies which bring even more guns into our classrooms.  What we can’t do is nothing and wait for the next horrific tragedy to occur.
Tom Mosier

Election 2018 Governor Debate

The four men running in the Democratic primary for Ohio governor agreed on plenty of issues but it sure didn’t sound like it in their first debate.

Bill O’Neill called Richard Cordray “Prince Richard,” saying that the Ohio Democratic Party is ready for a coronation.

Joe Schiavoni hammered Dennis Kucinich for repeatedly meeting with Syrian President Bashar al Assad. “There is no excuse for meeting with a guy who is poisoning kids in his country,” he said. (Kucinich defended meeting Assad in pursuit of world peace.)

Read more- https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/election-2018-four-democrats-spar-heated-governor-debate/9vreNf7A3pP6XyyBlnj1rK/

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., Veterans Memorial Civic & Convention Center, 7 Town Square, Lima.

Calling Out for a TEAM of DOERS for Re-districting petitions. This Monday in LIMA, January 15th.
Similar events are happening all-over Ohio!

Help us Collect Signatures for the Petition to END Gerrymandering, Fair Districts Ohio.

We do need to know if you PLAN to Help, and/or if you need a Ride! Let me know here in comments, or email me Kathy@PetsGoneGreen.com Your $10 breakfast will be covered, I must know ahead if you are coming. If you are driving yourself, please plan to meet us inside the Center at7:30 a.m. Of course we have the clipboards & petitions you’ll need to get filled out and signed. They are planning for a large crowd! Would Love to have Your Help!

Location Map and Invite https://goo.gl/27ruuu
Speakers and Celebration https://goo.gl/up8HFC

Annual Fall Dinner

Join the Mercer County Democrats at our Annual Fall Dinner at Coldwater Depot!

Doors open at 6pm with dinner at 6:30pm. Cash bar available.
Keynote speaker: J Micheal Galbraith, Democratic Candidate for US House of Representatives District 5
We will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items for Our Home.
Additional fundraising activities incude a 50/50 raffle and a Silent Auction. Donations for the Auction are accepted the day of the dinner.
Tickets are 25.00 payable at the door.
RSVP to Pat Franzer by phone at 419.942.3680 or via email at franzfam@gmail.com