Vaughn, a 67-year-old Democrat, will run against the three-term Republican in the November 2018 general election.
On Monday, we celebrate the life of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., his legacy, and the movement he helped lead. In just three months, on April 4th, will mark the 50th Anniversary of the tragedy of his assassination. As such, we are at a point now in our country's history where a growing majority of Americans simply were not alive during Dr. King's life and feel only a connection to him through black and white photos, history lessons, and grainy film footage of his "I Have a Dream" speech on the March on Washington in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
There is no doubt that Dr. King's voice thundered across this nation, and in moral indignation, torn apart the foundations of an amoral political system which systematically excuded and discriminated against African-Americans. He bent the arc of a moral universal closer to justice. But where does Dr. King, his philosophy, and his legacy connect to the issues of America today in the Age of Trump?
HAMILTON -- The Butler County Democratic Party is meeting on Thursday, December 21, 2017, in the auditorium at D. Russell Lee Campus of Butler Tech, 3603 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011.
She said she’s running because “ethics” has been the “first and foremost” issue people want to see improved.
“Things I’ve seen happening worldwide have motivated me to want to do something, to bring us back to more values-based decision-making,” said Vaughn, Miami University’s director of the Office of Ethics and Student Conflict Resolution. “I think it impacts young people, and I think it has tremendous impact when we make decisions that are values-based.”
HAMILTON -- The Butler County Democratic Party is meeting on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 in the auditorium at D. Russell Lee Campus of Butler Tech, 3603 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011.
Among the items on the agenda, the party will have a discussion concerning:
HAMILTON -- The Butler County Democratic Party is meeting on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 in the auditorium at D. Russell Lee Campus of Butler Tech, 3603 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011.
Among the items on the agenda, the party will:
WEST CHESTER TWP.
-- Those who want to see West Chester Twp. Trustee Mark Welch lose in November have launched an opposition website while the candidate’s landing page is still “under construction.”
Butler County Democrats launched MarkWelchForTrustee.orgon Tuesday, the day before early voting was set to start in Ohio. The landing page of Welch’s campaign site — MarkWelchForTrustee.com — indicated as of Thursday morning the site is not ready, but an Internet search found live links to the site’s pages.
The opposition website consists primarily of news stories and court filings over the past four years, but Welch said the claims “are shallow” and involve “extenuating circumstances.”
Butler County Democratic Party Executive Chairwoman Jocelyn Bucaro said “it’s time for a change” from the conservative township trustee’s leadership.
“Welch has served his own interests while also allowing the fiscal officer to launch unrepentant public campaigns of sexism and hatred against West Chester residents,” she said. “The township is being run by special interests at the expense of West Chester families. It’s time to clean up West Chester government and start fresh with new leadership.”
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Back in the spring, the Butler Democratic Party joined the Butler County Republican Party in calling for State Representative Wes Retherford to resign in the wake of his drunk driving arrest. At the time, Butler County GOP Chair Todd Hall remarked saying Retherford “has proven himself unreliable and unfit to serve the fine people of his district. His actions and behavior are unacceptable,” Hall said. “Now, he has been charged with a felony. His constituents deserve better, and our party deserves better. [Source: Journal News (03/15/17), “Butler County GOP asks Wes Retherford to resign.”]
“George Lang’s role in the Dynus ‘pay to play’ federal corruption scandal and apparent willingness to participate in kickback schemes long demonstrated that he is unfit to serve in the Ohio House of Representatives. Just as the Butler County GOP publicly and forcefully said that Wes Retherford’s troubles from a likely drinking problem was a disqualifier that mandated his ‘immediate resignation,’ Lang’s involvement in Dynus requires both parties to again present an united and public voice and declare George Lang is unfit to serve in the Ohio House of Representatives. His role in one of the biggest political corruption scandals in recent memory should be an automatic disqualifier,” said Jocelyn Bucaro, Butler County Democratic Party Executive Committee Chair. “I trust our friends on the other side of the aisle will speak out against Lang’s fitness to serve just as they did with Retherford. To do otherwise would be inexcusably hypocritical.”