Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Kasich’s Comments on Sexual Assault Prevention

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Communications Director Kirstin Alvanitakis in response to Gov. John Kasich’s comment that women on campus can prevent sexual assault by avoiding “parties where there’s a lot of alcohol.” To woman wondering how John Kasich would keep her safe from sexual violence on campus: “Don’t

Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Portman’s Meeting with Garland and Continued Supreme Court Obstruction

COLUMBUS — In response to Sen. Rob Portman’s meeting about nothing with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland today, Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Daniel van Hoogstraten issued the following statement.  The Youngstown Vindicator Editorial Board wrote that Portman’s meeting amounts to “political window dressing,” and Portman himself previously stated “confirming judges is a ‘solemn responsibility’ of

DeWine Suggests LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Violates Free Speech And Freedom of Association

“Not Recommended” Candidate for Ohio Supreme Court Touts Extremist Position In Cincy RTL Questionnaire COLUMBUS — As North Carolina endures nationwide criticism and economic consequences for a new law that prevents local governments from passing non-discrimination ordinances, Judge Pat DeWine has indicated he would likely strike down laws protecting LGBTQ Ohioans because he claims they

One Day Until Portman’s Meeting About Nothing With Garland: ODP Releases “Agenda” For The Meeting

COLUMBUS — Today, one day before Sen. Rob Portman’s meeting about nothing with Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland, the Ohio Democratic Party is releasing the “agenda” for the Portman-Garland meeting. Each day this week leading up to Portman’s meeting about nothing with Garland tomorrow, the ODP has been highlighting a different reason why Portman’s

The Portman Anti-Senior Agenda: Dismantle Retirement Security

COLUMBUS — As Ted Strickland announces his plan to strengthen retirement security today at the Alliance for Retired Americans convention in Columbus, here’s a reminder of Sen. Rob Portman’s record of prioritizing the Washington power brokers and wealthy special interests he serves at the expense of Ohio’s seniors. From supporting an increase in the retirement

FLASHBACK: Portman Refused to Take Action Against Unfair Chinese Steel Pipe Imports After Intense Chinese Lobbying

COLUMBUS — With Sen. Rob Portman set to testify today before the International Trade Commission about the global steel industry, here’s a flashback to Portman’s real record of failing to stand up to unfair Chinese steel imports. From Daniel van Hoogstraten, Ohio Democratic Party spokesman: “Rob Portman is the best Senator China’s ever had, and