For Immediate Release Letter of Opinion
SHADES OF GRAY
I support the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Freedom of Speech is an essential component to any Democracy. I am saddened, however by the rhetoric during this campaign cycle.
It is absolutely ethical for a candidate to define the differences in their beliefs from those of their opponent. What we have seen in this election cycle are “shades of gray”. The ethical challenges faced by candidates, political consultants, and other political actors in the campaign cycle.
Legislative Affairs: Will Handrich, Maj. USAF (Ret)
2018 Tax Reform and What it Means to You
No matter how you feel about the recent tax reform the president signed into law in late 2017, it probably will have an impact on both your paycheck and your 2018 annual tax return and beyond. Let’s cut through all the political noise and see what the tax bill might mean to you.
Rob Richardson has long been an active leader in his community while safeguarding citizens' money and investments.
In 2008, Rob was asked by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland to serve on the Board of Trustees at the University of Cincinnati, his alma mater. A former engineering and law student, Rob had made a mark at the university when he founded the first collegiate chapter of the NAACP in Southwest Ohio.
Melinda has been a waitress, a line cook, a chef, a retail clerk, a manager, a massage therapist, and a teacher. Currently, Melinda and her husband, Tim, operate their small, family web services business. Melinda is a mom, a homemaker, a school volunteer, a community organizer and, now, a candidate for the Ohio State Senate.
Steve Dettelbach has spent his career working to make our families safer and to hold the powerful accountable. A husband, father, and native Clevelander, Steve is running for Attorney General to put his experience as a career prosecutor to work for the people of Ohio.
Ken Harbaugh has spent a lifetime in service to his country. He grew up in a military family, the son and grandson of Air Force combat pilots. When it was his turn, Ken joined the Navy, and led reconnaissance missions in the Middle East and off of North Korea. Like his father and grandfather before him, Ken learned that duty and honor are not just words. They are promises.
Kathleen Clyde grew up in Garrettsville, OH, a small town full of hard working people. That is where she learned just how special it is to grow up in this country where everyone has the right to vote and everyone has the opportunity to have their voice heard.
Since then Kathleen has been a dedicated defender for and protecting voters and voting rights. She wants to take her life’s work to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office to secure and modernize Ohio elections so every Ohioan’s vote counts.
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Every four years, the Democratic Party puts together our party platform, the ideas and beliefs that govern our party as a whole.
What follows is our 2018 platform — our most progressive platform in our party’s history and a declaration of how we plan to move America forward. Democrats believe that cooperation is better than conflict, unity is better than division, empowerment is better than resentment, and bridges are better than walls.
It’s a simple but powerful idea: We are stronger together.
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