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Public invited for town hall with Representative Jim Jordan

Members of the public are invited to attend a town hall meeting featuring U.S. Congressional Representative Jim Jordan. The event will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on April 24 in the South Hall of the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in Lima. The town hall is sponsored by Allen and Hardin for Election Action and Democracy (AHEAD), in partnership with other groups in Representative Jordan’s district.

Jim Jordan (R-Urbana) has represented Ohio’s Fourth Congressional District in the US House of Representatives since 2007 and is a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus.

This event is a rare opportunity for members of the general public to ask questions of Congressman Jordan and raise concerns. The town hall will feature pre-selected questions from the community followed by a Q&A with the audience. AHEAD is accepting questions for the first portion by email (ahead.oh@gmail.com).

All people committed to respectful dialogue are welcome. Organizers ask that people not bring signs that might block other participants from seeing the stage. Attendees will receive “Agree/Disagree” signs which they can use to show their opinion of statements.

AHEAD is a citizen advocacy group composed of Allen and Hardin County residents committed to nonviolent action for democracy. For more about AHEAD and the event, see https://www.facebook.com/aheadoh/.

Contacts:
Beth Sutton-Ramspeck
bsuttonr@woh.rr.com

Emily Fisher
emily.fisher5515@gmail.com

Local Government · Take Action

Become a Precinct Captain

Hey Allen County folks! Everyone in the media has been saying it’s more important than ever to run for office, but we all know it’s hard, and there’s a chance you’ll lose. So what’s the solution? Run UNOPPOSED for the position of Central Committee member of the Allen County Democratic Party!

Also known as Precinct Captains, these elected officials essentially perform a few basic get out the vote (GOTV) duties throughout their four-year term. These include registering voters, canvassing for Democratic candidates, recommending poll workers, phonebanking, and attending occasional meetings of the Allen County Democratic Party. (If you are unable to do some of these things, you’re allowed to find someone to fill in.) For a full list of duties, contact us, and we’ll forward you the document Jim Bode sent AHEAD.

Here is a(n incomplete) list of the precincts that currently DO have captains:

AMERICAN B
AMERICAN C
AMERICAN K
BATH A
BLUFFTON B
JACKSON B
LIMA 1B
LIMA 1C
LIMA 2B
LIMA 2C
LIMA 3B
LIMA 4D
LIMA 6A
PERRY A
PERRY B
PERRY C
RICHLAND B
SHAWNEE A
SHAWNEE B
SHAWNEE C
SHAWNEE H
SHAWNEE L
SPENCER A
SUGAR CREEK

If you live in one of the precincts NOT listed here, congratulations! You’re now running for office.

Kidding. But seriously, you all should do it. You don’t even have to run a campaign – Kerry Bush’s dad has been the Bluffton B Precinct Captain for years and she didn’t even know he was on the ballot until she went to vote for the first time!

Don’t know your precinct? Look it up here.

Contact AHEAD, Jim Bode (bodejrb@gmail.com) or Ida Kay Keller (idakayk@earthlink.net) with any questions! Mike Hubbell (hubbelljm@embarqmail.com) has the list of openings in Hardin County.